Alper selected as president of BOE

Merklinger and Trigg-Scales sworn in to their first terms on Board of Ed.

Alper selected as president of BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]

WOSD special ed. to see more changes

Special services director updates BOE on changes being implemented, proposed following audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

Holiday season kicks off in West Orange

Holiday season kicks off in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The holiday season in West Orange kicked off Friday, Nov. 30, and continued throughout the weekend with the help of the township, school district and community members. Toys were donated for Mayor Robert Parisi’s annual toy drive, and will be wrapped and delivered to needy families, thanks to the Mayor’s Sunshine […]

De Mendez gives details on storm response

De Mendez gives details on storm response

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]

Results are in! Merklinger, Trigg-Scales win BOE seats

How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?

Results are in! Merklinger, Trigg-Scales win BOE seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close Board of […]

Mt. Pleasant Ave. in front of Liberty to be school zone

Mt. Pleasant Ave. in front of Liberty to be school zone

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council unanimously passed a resolution on Nov. 13 to support the New Jersey State Department of Transportation designating State Highway 10, aka Mt. Pleasant Avenue, as a school zone between the Livingston township line and where it intersects with Kelly Drive and Merklin Avenue, changing the speed limit from […]

Santa to visit West Orange schools

Santa to visit West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Every year, Santa Claus tours the various neighborhoods of West Orange just after Thanksgiving to “ring in the season.” This year’s event will be Sunday, Nov. 25. In past years the tour wound its way through various neighborhoods in town, but this year’s Santa Tour has scheduled stops at each of […]

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