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 […]

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will be receiving $3.5 million in state aid, Board of Education member Sandra Mordecai announced at the BOE meeting on July 16. The funding comes after years of advocating for increased state aid and for implementation of the School Funding Reform Act, a 2008 law that […]

West Orange mathematics teacher dies at 53

West Orange mathematics teacher dies at 53

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School and Redwood Elementary School, died suddenly on July 22. She was 53 years old. Di Giovanna spent 15 years teaching in West Orange schools and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching excellence. She served […]

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

West Orange School District is looking to build new athletic bubble after the old one collapsed

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to rebuild and expand the athletic bubble at West Orange High School after a snowstorm caused it to collapse, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and the West Orange Board of Education announced at the July 16 BOE meeting. The bubble is a covering that allows the fields […]

Township locks in for 5-year garbage-collection contract

Township locks in for 5-year garbage-collection contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved a resolution awarding the township’s refuse and recycling contract to Suburban Disposal for a five-year period at its July 17 meeting, at the cost of $2,867,554 per year. The resolution passed 3-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. Council President Susan McCartney recused herself […]

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang, age 7, passed away on July 21 after a valiant battle with childhood cancer. Henry is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School; his father Henry, an instructional aide in the West Orange School District; 5-year-old brother Derrick; […]

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 […]

BOE votes to join Fair Funding Action Committee

BOE votes to join Fair Funding Action Committee

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Education voted unanimously at its June 18 meeting on a resolution to join the Fair Funding Action Committee, a school-funding activist organization, in an effort to bring more funding to the students of West Orange. Joining the committee will allow the West Orange School District to connect with […]