WOSD to move ahead with hybrid learning

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District began Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Jan. 19, welcoming back all staff members to the school buildings, along with cohorts of special-needs students. In a letter to district stakeholders on Jan. 13, Superintendent Scott Cascone said the “soft opening” is an important step in […]

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, West Orange teachers and administrators, and even the West Orange High School JAFROTC helped to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of local children during a toy giveaway at Washington Elementary School on Dec. 12. The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, under the leadership of Rodolfo […]

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

County clerk certifies November 2020 election results

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The results are in! Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin has certified the November 2020 election results, in which 351,931 ballots were cast countywide. According to the clerk’s office, 58.06 percent of registered voters in Essex County voted, a big boost from last year’s general election, when only 91,105 ballots were cast, […]

WOBOE postpones reopening of school buildings

WOBOE postpones reopening of school buildings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone announced that the district would delay the implementation of its hybrid learning plan, pushing back the reopening of the school buildings indefinitely, in a letter to the community on Nov. 5. Originally scheduled to open the buildings on Nov. 9, Cascone cited the ongoing […]

WO School District considering reopening

WO School District considering reopening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a letter sent to West Orange School District students, staff and parents on Monday, Nov. 2, Superintendent Scott Cascone said he is reconsidering the reopening of district school buildings for hybrid learning, as was originally planned, on Monday, Nov. 9. He cited the increasing number of COVID-19 cases West Orange […]

Alper and Huerta go head-to-head in BOE election

Alper and Huerta go head-to-head in BOE election

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With a large portion of tax dollars going to the school district each year, who sits on the West Orange Board of Education is important. This year there are two candidates running for one open seat on the BOE: incumbent Ken Alper and challenger Melinda Huerta. Running for his second term […]

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