West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education’s semiannual Parade of Honors was held on June 6, recognizing faculty, staff and students for service and accomplishments that have underscored the goals and vision of the school district. Interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen greeted award recipients, their family members and community members. […]

Marley Dias named to Time magazine’s list of ‘25 Most Influential Teens of 2018’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School freshman and international activist Marley Dias has been named to Time magazine’s list of “Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018.” At age 13, Dias is the youngest teen named to the list. She was recognized for her 2015 #1000BlackGirlBooks initiative that provides books featuring black female […]

WOHS students meet Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four West Orange High School students had the experience of a lifetime in September when they met Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at Hearst Tower, headquarters of “O,” the Oprah Magazine. Obama was to appear on a special taping of SuperSoul Conversation with Winfrey when editor-at-large Gayle King suggested the addition […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 282 eighth-graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In his inimitable style, Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush brought laughter and tears as he welcomed families to the early evening graduation of 282 eighth-grade students on June 19. As the curtains opened to present the students onstage, applause broke out. Graduating student and author/activist Marley Dias led the crowd […]

The Marley Hometown Experience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the Marley Hometown Experience on Thursday Feb. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Place in West Orange. This event will not only celebrate Marley, but also feature a question-and-answer session and a book signing for her first […]

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

Township residents honor King’s legacy, respected community members at annual HRC event

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most important work one can do in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is to teach today’s children about tolerance for all people, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial told a gathering of residents during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s MLK Day Celebration at The Life Christian […]