Senior picnic returns to West Orange pool

Senior picnic returns to West Orange pool

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior picnic returned to the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Friday, Sept. 10. Summer fun was on full display as sunny blue skies welcomed the seniors back to the annual event that was canceled last year due to COVID.  Friendly smiles and good cheer ruled the day as members […]

Twelve WOHS students receive 2021 Groves Memorial Scholarships

Twelve WOHS students receive 2021 Groves Memorial Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a continuation of a seven-year tradition, the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship has once again been awarded to seniors at West Orange High School. This year, 12 seniors benefited from the scholarship, which the Shauger family founded with the West Orange Scholarship Fund in 2014.  The 2021 Groves Memorial Scholarship recipients […]

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

​ WEST ORANGE, NJ — A ceremonial sendoff was held for 90 cadets of the 2021 West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy at Liberty Middle School on July 2. Proud parents and family members filled the gym in support during the hour-long ceremony. Town officials were also on hand to congratulate the cadets.  The free […]

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township boasts a storied history, dating back to the Revolutionary War and before. Downtown West Orange, located along the Main Street corridor from Eagle Rock Avenue to St. Marks and looping along Valley Road, is dotted with unique stores and shops with which perhaps newer residents are not familiar. […]

West Orange PD takes innovative approach to LGBTQI concerns

West Orange PD takes innovative approach to LGBTQI concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Over the past few years, the West Orange Police Department has made a concerted effort to improve its relationship with members of the LGBTQI community and how the department responds and serves them, according to a June 15 press release.  “We were fully aware that a lack of trust and understanding […]

West Orange PD officers visit baby they helped deliver in driveway

West Orange PD officers visit baby they helped deliver in driveway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Officers Michael McClellan and Andrew Scioscia pose with proud parents Jordana and Lyle Silverman, holding baby Camila. The happy reunion took place June 10 in the quiet residential neighborhood driveway where Camila was born on May 20. McClellan and Scioscia were first on the scene at 4 a.m. […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ crackdown encourages drivers, passengers to wear seat belts

TRENTON, NJ — As New Jersey begins to reopen ahead of the busy summer travel season, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the upcoming launch of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at promoting safe travels on New Jersey roadways. Starting Monday, May 24, and running through […]

West Orange police arrest man for jumping on squad car

West Orange police arrest man for jumping on squad car

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 11, West Orange police received numerous calls of an apparently intoxicated male jumping on top of a parked and unoccupied WOPD patrol car, according to a statement from the department.  “Although this unpredictable situation could have become a dangerous encounter, we are proud of our officers’ professional responses. The […]

Team effort rescues kitten from West Orange tree

Team effort rescues kitten from West Orange tree

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 11, the Eagle Rock Veterinary Hospital team worked with personnel from the West Orange police and fire departments to rescue a kitten from a tree on Eagle Rock Avenue. The hospital’s newest associate, Dr. Brett Lynn, was able to catch the kitten in a towel as it launched from […]

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