WOSF announces Doc Congilose Challenge Grant

WOSF announces Doc Congilose Challenge Grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund and former athletes on the West Orange High School baseball team who played for coach Phil “Doc” Congilose have issued a challenge grant to honor the memory of the beloved coach and educator. Vin Nigara and Jim Quinn will match dollar-for-dollar — up to $5,000 — […]

Mountaineer Master Chef Competition coming to WOHS

Mountaineer Master Chef Competition coming to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Tarnoff cafeteria will once again be the setting for the popular “Master Chef Competition” on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fundraiser for the Principal’s Scholarship Fund will feature teams of community members, local elected officials, Sodexo chefs and West Orange High School culinary […]

WOCC celebrates town and its people

Parisi touts 2018 successes, looks ahead to 2019 in State of Town Address

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. […]

WOHS celebrates Black History Month

Dias highlights contributions of black inventors at dinner

WOHS celebrates Black History Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Janice Johnson Dias kicked off Black History Month at West Orange High School as the guest speaker at the WOHS Student Council’s annual Black History Month Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 1, talking about the importance of students learning about black history in school. Ticket funds from the dinner are funneled into […]

Annual Black History Scholarship Dinner to be held at WOHS

Annual Black History Scholarship Dinner to be held at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Student Council at West Orange High School invites the community to attend the annual Black History Scholarship Dinner in the Tarnoff Cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. Janice Johnson-Dias, founder of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the popular event. In addition […]

Fried honored for dedication to WO’s students

Fried honored for dedication to WO’s students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi honors Alice Fried with a proclamation at the Sept. 25 Township Council meeting, recognizing Fried for 50 years of service as a trustee of the West Orange Scholarship Fund. Fried was also presented with a lifetime achievement award from the committee.

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When Donald and Lisa Shauger founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Scholarship Fund in 2014, they dreamed it would both make a difference in the lives of West Orange youth and continue to honor the memory of their friend, former West Orange Police Officer Timothy Groves. Four […]

West Orange science teacher Susan Zaccaro dead at 54

West Orange science teacher Susan Zaccaro dead at 54

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beloved Liberty Middle School science teacher Susan Zaccaro, 54, died June 30 following an illness. Zaccaro was born in Edison and lived in Nutley. She taught science at Edison Middle School from 1990 through 2005 and moved to Liberty Middle School when it opened its doors in 2005, teaching until the […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors at Senior Awards Night on June 7. The evening began with a welcome from West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic excellence and community service. A series of military […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

Annual Community Service Awards given to 22 organizations that work to help those in need

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

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