Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 12 schools competed in the Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s fundraising competition in the lead-up to the STOP for Nikhil 5K in September, and the winner was crowned at Gregory Elementary School’s PTA meeting on Nov. 13. With $3,680 raised for the NBF, Gregory families and staff won a $2,000 grant […]

11 Essex County students selected to participate in debutante leadership program

11 Essex County students selected to participate in debutante leadership program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — “Preparing the Next Global Servant Leader” is this year’s theme for the Essex County Chapter of the Links’ 2019 Debutante Leadership Program and 14th biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion. Twenty girls were selected from seven New Jersey counties — 11 from Essex County — to participate in the prestigious program.  […]

West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

WOHS Drama Club show charmed audiences

WOHS Drama Club show charmed audiences

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Drama Club members had a challenging task ahead of them as they premiered their fall production of “William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost Play (Abridged).” They had to put together a Shakespearean based-play based on his classic works, integrate the characters, and play multiple male and female roles.  Performances […]

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of School Scott Cascone sent the following information regarding emergency closings and delayed openings to the school district community on Nov. 6: In the case of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions or other issues that could cause a delayed opening, early dismissal or school closing, there are multiple […]

WOHS students create art promoting a drug-free America

WOHS students create art promoting a drug-free America

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School commemorated Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23 31, joining a national campaign that began in 1985, when drug traffickers murdered federal agent Enrique Camarena. The campaign was designed to create awareness about alcohol, tobacco and drug problems facing every community across the United States. West Orange High […]

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange football came back from two back-to-back losses to take the win over Bloomfield, 39-0, at the annual “Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness” game held Oct. 25 in Suriano Stadium.  A halftime ceremony recognized Kelly Elementary School Principal Joanne Pollara as a breast cancer survivor and Bloomfield Athletic Director […]

West Orange brothers fight for their lives following car accident

West Orange brothers fight for their lives following car accident

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community is currently working to support the local Verducci family, whose two sons, Michael and Lawrence, both students at West Orange High School, were in a serious car accident on Oct. 27 in Franklin Borough. On Oct. 31, the Verducci brothers’ cousin, Sherrie Stulec, started a GoFundMe page […]

Marching Mountaineers capture NJSMA Northern NJ Regional Championship

Marching Mountaineers capture NJSMA Northern NJ Regional Championship

VERONA, NJ — The Marching Mountaineers capped off another stellar season by capturing the North Jersey School Music Association Northern NJ Regional Championship at Verona High School on Oct. 26. The band’s performance of “Which Witch” garnered a score of 95.00, one of the highest end-of-season scores in West Orange High School history. In addition […]

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