West Orange HS grads receive Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational Scholarships

West Orange HS grads receive Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Collegebound students Jenny Alfaro and Alex Aromin-Gabbay gasped with surprise as they stood on the track at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School and received scholarship checks from the inaugural Joe Suriano Memorial Invitational. The Aug. 23 presentation realized track legend Bruce Berry’s vision to honor Joe Suriano, his former […]

SEC recently announced all-conference teams for track and field

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Super Essex Conference recently named students to all-conference teams in track and field. Girls track and field – American Division: Columbia High School – First team: Sabrina McCrear for intermediate hurdles. Second team: Kamali Hoff for the high hurdles. Irvington High School – Second team: Raphae Guthrie for the shot […]

Men of Essex give virtual awards to county’s best athlete scholars

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Men of Essex Inc. selected Irvington High School football phenom Mikai Gbayor as recipient of the 63rd annual Essex Award. Gbayor was a standout linebacker for Irvington High School and was named a 2020 All-American candidate by Sports Illustrated. He was named to the USA Today All–New Jersey first team. […]

West Orange HS track and field is off and running

West Orange HS track and field is off and running

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School track and field team is making its mark right out of the gate as its spring season begins and a semblance of normalcy returns to the sport. On April 28, the team hosted Millburn for its first meet in more than a year.  “Both the girls […]

WOHS honors beloved coach during season opener

WOHS honors beloved coach during season opener

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 2, prior to the start of West Orange High School football’s season opener, beloved track coach Joe Suriano was honored and his family recognized by Athletic Director Ron Bligh, WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, Superintendent Scott Cascone, and board members Ken Alper, Terry Triggs-Scales and Cheryl Merklinger. Suriano died in […]

Beloved West Orange track coach and educator dies from COVID

Beloved West Orange track coach and educator dies from COVID

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Legendary track coach and beloved West Orange High School English teacher Joseph Suriano, 73, died April 10 due to complications from COVID-19.  Married to his wife, Marlene (Melillo) Suriano, for 50 years, Suriano leaves behind daughters, Stephanie Suriano and Nicole Postiglione, with husband Joseph Postiglione Jr.; and granddaughters, Avery and Dylan. […]

WOCC celebrates town and its people

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. […]

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