Community mourns death of beloved teacher

Community mourns death of beloved teacher

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is mourning the loss of Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa, who died March 9 from injuries she sustained after being struck by a car Feb. 26 on Pleasant Valley Way while on her way to a board of education meeting. Both a teacher and […]

Funeral arrangements for Patricia Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa, who was struck by a car while crossing Pleasant Valley Way on Feb. 26 on her way to a Board of Education meeting, died March 9. A funeral Mass for Villarosa, 64, nee Cerreto, of West Orange, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on […]

WO Eagle Scout candidate renews fence at OLL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Be prepared” is the motto of every Boy Scout and the principle of Eagle Scout candidate Liam Cunningham. Cunningham, a member of the West Orange High School Class of 2017 and West Orange’s Boy Scout Troop 6, is currently finishing a fence-renewal project at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West […]

WO’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 66th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Sunday, March 12, with the step-off at 12:15 p.m. from Town Hall at the corner of Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Main Street will be closed to traffic at approximately 11 a.m. to allow for shuttle buses to transport […]

Old Timer’s Day at Colgate Park in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 40th annual Old Timer’s Day will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon at Colgate Park, at Franklin Avenue and Cherry Street. The schedule is as follows: batting practice at noon; greetings and introduction at 1 p.m.; the presentation of awards at 1:15 p.m.; an exhibition baseball game at 2 […]

Former West Orange Mayor Sam Spina dead at 86 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Samuel A. Spina, former five-term mayor of West Orange and former president of the N.J. Conference of Mayors, died Feb. 10 at age 86. The longest-serving West Orange mayor, he held the top township position from 1978 to 1998. Born in Orange, Spina was a lifelong resident of West Orange. He graduated […]