‘Transition to High School’ meeting informs, supports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshman and their parents received critical information and support from Director of Student Personnel Services and School Counseling Cheryl Butler and guidance counselors Margaret Fahey and Olivia del Spina at the Jan. 8 “Transition to High School” presentation. “I cannot stress enough how important signing up for Naviance is,” Butler […]

Celebrating MLK’s legacy, those who emulate him

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Join the township of West Orange and the West Orange Human Relations Commission for a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This free community program will be Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. The celebration’s theme […]

WO will host public kickoff meeting for Master Plan reexamination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board is undertaking a reexamination of the township’s 2010 Master Plan update. Residents and other interested members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the Master Plan reexamination on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 […]

Liberty Middle School holds simulated climate summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the international Conference of Parties Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland, from Dec. 3 through 14, students at Liberty Middle School held a simulated summit of their own on Dec. 17. The summit, which grew out of the Paris Climate Agreement, is organized by the United Nations. The results of this […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

Mt. Pleasant Ave. in front of Liberty to be school zone

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council unanimously passed a resolution on Nov. 13 to support the New Jersey State Department of Transportation designating State Highway 10, aka Mt. Pleasant Avenue, as a school zone between the Livingston township line and where it intersects with Kelly Drive and Merklin Avenue, changing the speed limit from […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Olivia VanLedtje, age 11, has visited more than 30 schools, spoken to more than 25,000 people and traveled to 19 states to share her message of hope and love under her brand “The Liv Bits,” along with her mom, Cynthia Merrill, a literacy consultant. The dynamic duo are halfway through a […]

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