Community activist sworn in as president of West Orange Rotary Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident and community activist Cynthia Hadley-Bailey was sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of West Orange for the 2018-2019 year on June 30 at Mayfair Farms. She is the 91st president of the West Orange chapter and the sixth woman president. Hadley-Bailey has long been involved in grassroots community […]

Rotary gives 17 WO seniors scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 15, one week after the West Orange Rotary Club gave away more than $18,000 to local community organizations, its members gathered for a luncheon reception at Mayfair Farms to award $18,500 in scholarships to 17 college-bound students from West Orange High School and Seton Hall Prep. According to Scholarship […]

SHP presents diplomas to 233 graduates

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 3, at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Auditorium in South Orange, Seton Hall Preparatory School conducted the school’s 158th commencement exercises, presenting diplomas to 233 graduates. SHP President Msgr. Michael E. Kelly and Headmaster Msgr. Robert E. Harahan presented the school’s most cherished award, the Archbishop Thomas A. Boland […]

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, at 1 SOPAC Way, will host its annual Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition, featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists, from May 17 through Aug. 17. This year’s exhibition, opening with a special reception on Thursday, […]

SHP cuts the ribbon on new JV baseball field

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, May 5, Seton Hall Prep honored two stalwart supporters of the school with a pair of dedications at the Kelly Athletic Complex on Prospect Avenue. That morning, G. Kelly Martin ’77 cut the ribbon on the Junior Varsity Baseball Field as President Msgr. Michael E. Kelly dedicated the field […]

Local athletes honored by UNICO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO National held its 44th annual Sports Awards Breakfast in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Feb. 25, honoring athletes from WOHS, Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and the West Orange Police Athletic League football team and cheerleaders, who were undefeated […]

WOHS sees PD presence upped after Fla. massacre

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As news broke of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were murdered and more than a dozen more injured Wednesday, Feb. 14, parents and guardians across the country once again were left feeling scared for their own children’s safety. West Orange was no exception. As such, West Orange […]

Teens sound off on issues of race, free spech on panel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Human Relations Commission, Public Library Teen Advisory Group and the high school Unity Club came together at Town Hall on Oct. 25 for a panel discussing race, diversity and responsibility. The panel featured 11 high school students from WOHS, Seton Hall Prep and the Pingry School discussing social issues, […]