Incoming freshman families ‘Transition to WOHS’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshman and their families had the opportunity to meet with district supervisors, learn about freshman curriculum and course choices, and ask questions of guidance department personnel at the “Transition to West Orange High School” event on Jan. 9. The evening was a new approach to the “Curriculum Night” previously offered […]

West Orange alumnus stars in George St. Playhouse production

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2012 graduate Joe Piserchio is currently starring in the George St. Playhouse production of “Austin the Unstoppable,” an original musical written by Barry Wyner with music by Daniel Israel. The show, featuring four characters including Piserchio, focuses on addressing healthy eating and is currently on […]

WO athletes take gold at Elks Hoop Shoot competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Elks Lodge 1590 held its annual Elks Hoop Shoot basketball free throw contest at West Orange High School on Dec. 3. In the 10 and 11 age group, Gabriel Strassman took first place, Matthew Salmeron took second and Nesim Roy took third. One week later, on Dec. 10, at […]

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

Christmas comes to West Orange early for Holiday Open House

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Thanksgiving rolls into the rearview mirror and the weather grows crisp and cold, West Orange will ring in the Christmas season with a full day of festivities during its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, presented by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. The full-day wintertime event will begin with […]

School district collects food for needy families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed to needy families. The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers — in an initiative spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy — box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 278 on June 20

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 278 on June 20

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School graduates 278 eighth-grade students on June 20 at West Orange High School amid much pomp, circumstance and definitely some parents’ tears. RMS Principal Lionel Hush filled the auditorium with laughter as he recounted the past two years for family and friends, who nodded in agreement. “I can imagine […]

Holocaust survivor Fran Malkin shares story with RMS students

Holocaust survivor Fran Malkin shares story with RMS students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students were mesmerized by the gripping story of Holocaust survivor Feyge “Fran” Malkin on May 15. Malkin, now 79, is a longtime West Orange resident. Her cousin, Judy Maltz, a filmmaker who worked on “No. 4 Street of Our Lady,” a documentary of the family’s ordeal during the […]