West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

Township and school district staff members go above and beyond

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Residents thank veterans for their service

Servicemen and women honored in West Orange ceremony

Residents thank veterans for their service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony outside Town Hall on Nov. 11, honoring township residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces. On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard came together […]

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will celebrate the life of student Henry Chang, who died in July following a long battle with cancer. A special event has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the school, located at 9 Manger Road, in conjunction with West […]

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ in NJ schools

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Columbia High School in Maplewood and Technology […]

‘Greasers’ and ‘Socs’ play out 50-year feud on WOHS stage

Classic novel comes to life on WOHS stage this weekend

‘Greasers’ and ‘Socs’ play out 50-year feud on WOHS stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifty-one years after the book hit shelves and 35 years after moviegoers headed to cinemas to see “The Outsiders,” West Orange High School thespians will take the stage to present the theater version of the classic teenage tale set in the 1960s. Set in Tulsa, Okla., in 1965, the story is […]

WOHS art students carve out a spot in ‘Gardens Aglow’ event

WOHS art students carve out a spot in ‘Gardens Aglow’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School art students were busy creating elaborate, carved pumpkins for the “Gardens Aglow” event to be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair. Art students from high schools across Essex County are donating their artwork […]