Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

West Orange native remembered for saving the Pinelands, instituting income tax, being honest

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at the age of 93. The Democrat was a two-term governor of New Jersey, from 1974 to 1982. While in office, Byrne enacted the state’s first income tax, legalized casino gambling and led to the development of the Meadowlands […]

Fifth annual ‘Bowling for Scholarship Dollars’ set for Feb. 3

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fifth annual “Bowling for Scholarship Dollars” will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Eagle Rock Bowling Lanes, 424 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The popular event raises funds for West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore’s scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors each […]

Poetry Out Loud finals to be held at WOHS on Jan. 10

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The spoken word will be highlighted at the 12th annual Poetry Out Loud finals on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The Poetry Out Loud website describes the vision of the competition as “a contest that encourages the nation’s […]

West Orange alumnus stars in George St. Playhouse production

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2012 graduate Joe Piserchio is currently starring in the George St. Playhouse production of “Austin the Unstoppable,” an original musical written by Barry Wyner with music by Daniel Israel. The show, featuring four characters including Piserchio, focuses on addressing healthy eating and is currently on […]

WOHS to require SAT prep class

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a plan to make an SAT prep class mandatory for all West Orange High School students at its Dec. 18 meeting. The class will be equivalent to 68 hours of SAT prep work and will replace the SAT Bootcamp program currently offered at WOHS. […]

Liter of Light returns to WO at end of national tour

Liter of Light returns to WO at end of national tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students became engineers Monday, Dec. 11, when they gathered to build circuits with Liter of Light, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring affordable and sustainable solar light to people without access to electricity. A crowd of students, teachers and town officials came together to make the […]

West Orange High School pep rally launches winter sports season

West Orange High School pep rally launches winter sports season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The winter sports season at West Orange High School officially kicked off Dec. 14 with a rowdy pep rally featuring the WOHS cheerleaders, bowling, swimming, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, ice hockey and wrestling teams. The boys’ and girls’ step teams also made special appearances. Teams performed skits or dance routines that […]

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

Community gathers downtown to celebrate Christmas season, welcome Santa Claus to town

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

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