WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Education discussed making the start time of the school day at West Orange High School later at its Feb. 11 meeting, after student representatives to the board presented research in support of the change. The district has discussed the topic in past years and will now consider giving […]
Parisi touts 2018 successes, looks ahead to 2019 in State of Town Address
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast Feb. 6, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Town Address. The Employee of the Year Award was presented to Michael and Giuseppe Elifani, and the Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Rich and Linda Rizzolo. […]
BOE hears recommendations to lower carbon dioxide levels in schools
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation about the carbon dioxide levels in the district’s schools at its Jan. 28 meeting, when a consultant updated board members and the public about the air quality at West Orange High School. The rest of the schools were also tested, and it […]
Merklinger and Trigg-Scales sworn in to their first terms on Board of Ed.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]
Special services director updates BOE on changes being implemented, proposed following audit
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]
How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?
WEST ORANGE, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close Board of […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary School students and staff gathered on the front lawn of the school on Nov. 4 to dedicate a tree, bench and mural in honor of Henry Chang Jr., a student at the school who died in July after battling cancer. The Japanese maple tree is marked by a […]