Mother and child found dead with gunshot wounds in WO apartment

Mother and child found dead with gunshot wounds in WO apartment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Law enforcement is investigating two deaths that occurred in West Orange on May 31. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced June 2 that the West Orange Police Department and the prosecutor’s Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatalities. Sushmita Bardhan, 36, and her 6-year-old daughter were […]

Kelly student named finalist in Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ folder contest

Kelly student named finalist in Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ folder contest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School fourth-grade student Sofia Ventura has been named a finalist in the 2019–2020 Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey folder contest. Ventura was one of 28 finalists selected from a field of more than 3,600 entries from 140 schools statewide. The fourth-grade folder theme is “Fun Things to Do Instead […]

Mt. Pleasant, Kelly students hear first-hand account of civil rights movement

Mt. Pleasant, Kelly students hear first-hand account of civil rights movement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students at Mt. Pleasant and Kelly elementary schools heard the experiences of Anthony Lyons, a long-time West Orange resident who experienced the civil rights movement first-hand in the 1960s. Lyons’ Feb. 18 visit to Mt. Pleasant capped off an educational day for the students, who first visited the MAYO Performing […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staff recognitions highlighted the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting, held in the West Orange High Auditorium. Family, friends and co-workers attended the meeting to celebrate their accomplishments. Recognitions included: The New Jersey Department of Education 2019 Exemplary Educator Award went to Mike Bridge, eighth-grade English teacher at Liberty Middle School; […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

West Orange Township, school district receive Safe Streets to School recognition

West Orange Township, school district receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township and the West Orange School District received Safe Routes to School recognition at the EZRide Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Clark. “Congratulations to West Orange Township, the West Orange Board of Education and our Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board,” West Orange resident and PSAB member Lori Kapferer said. Kapferer […]

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of School Scott Cascone sent the following information regarding emergency closings and delayed openings to the school district community on Nov. 6: In the case of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions or other issues that could cause a delayed opening, early dismissal or school closing, there are multiple […]

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange football came back from two back-to-back losses to take the win over Bloomfield, 39-0, at the annual “Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness” game held Oct. 25 in Suriano Stadium.  A halftime ceremony recognized Kelly Elementary School Principal Joanne Pollara as a breast cancer survivor and Bloomfield Athletic Director […]

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