STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

Community supports Nikhil Badlani Foundation, traffic safety, community music program at run

STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, for the eighth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk put on by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011, when […]

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

Town unites to gather trash and build pride in W. Orange

Residents band together to ‘Keep West Orange Clean’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On National Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, West Orange residents and officials came together to eliminate litter in the community. The national initiative, now in its second year, aims to gather people around the country and encourage them to create a clean environment. The event is led by the nonprofit […]

West Orange students head back to school

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]

West Orange High School orientation a success

West Orange High School orientation a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshmen from the West Orange High School Class of 2022 recently wrapped up a two-day orientation program, and by all accounts it was a great success. “Over 420 students attended the two-day program focused on readying our incoming ninth-graders and upperclassmen transfers for successful careers at WOHS,” teacher Stephan Zichella […]

West Orange High School marching band to debut new routine Sept. 14

West Orange High School marching band to debut new routine Sept. 14

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season’s new routine, “Into a New World,” and the program is expected to debut at the Friday, Sept. 14, home game against Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m. According to Band Director […]

West Orange HS teams to begin their seasons

West Orange HS teams to begin their seasons

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School fall varsity teams will begin their seasons. The football team will host Montclair on Friday, August 31, at 7 p.m. in the season opener. The boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis and cross country seasons begin Sept. 6. Here are the schedules: Football August 30, Montclair, […]

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WOHS sophomore gathers community for Aug. 15 flag raising to celebrate Indian independence

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the front steps of Town Hall to celebrate Indian Independence Day, raising India’s flag in a ceremony organized by 14–year-old Riya Goel on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event brought members of West Orange’s Indian community together, something Goel said she hadn’t often seen. “I didn’t think the Indian […]

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9 through 27 at West Orange High School, was considered a success by instructors, students and parents alike. “I was beyond pleased with Engineering Explorations,” parent Tracey Palmer said. “STEM concepts were presented and applied in a practical yet captivating manner such that […]

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness awarded $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships to students in grades five through 12, as well as to college students, in a ceremony held at West Orange Township Hall on July 26. CORESWCC founder Maritza Brown welcomed students and parents along with member Nicole […]