West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore was honored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund for “20-plus years of extraordinary public service to the students of West Orange and our community” in a touching ceremony held at The Rock on June 9. Moore was surrounded by his family, including wife Sarahi […]

Celebrity authors and national meteorologist visit Washington Elementary School

Celebrity authors and national meteorologist visit Washington Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chelsea Clinton, Kevin Hart, Dr. Ben Carson, author Andrea Beaty, and Fox meteorologist John Marshall have all paid visits to Washington Elementary School in West Orange during the school year, either virtually or in person. Washington reading specialist Wendi Giuliano said, “We have been very fortunate with author mentors this year! […]

202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township boasts a storied history, dating back to the Revolutionary War and before. Downtown West Orange, located along the Main Street corridor from Eagle Rock Avenue to St. Marks and looping along Valley Road, is dotted with unique stores and shops with which perhaps newer residents are not familiar. […]

Keeping West Orange green by planting new trees

Keeping West Orange green by planting new trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, West Orange students joined Councilman Bill Rutherford in handing out 700 trees. The tree recovery event, which took place at Washington and Gregory elementary schools, was organized by Our Green West Orange to replace the trees lost during Superstorm Sandy.

Three JFS volunteers honored with Governor’s Jefferson Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Three volunteers at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ — Kathryn Maloney, Bob Gebroe and Bruce Tenzer — have been selected as honorees for the 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards. The 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held virtually on Feb. […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following on the heels of Kelly Elementary School, Liberty Middle School and West Orange Township, Redwood and Washington elementary schools have received gold and bronze recognition, respectively, from the Safe Routes to School program. The recognition is given in partnership with transportation management agency EZ Ride and in cooperation with West […]

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