West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

West Orange, SOMA and Orange communities unite to find a kidney for longtime resident

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood, Orange and West Orange residents are rallying around Anthony Brooks and his family in an effort to find him a kidney donor. Brooks lost one of his kidneys to cancer in 2017, and now the disease has spread to his remaining kidney. Now looking for a living kidney […]

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 6 with a visit from Liza Wiemer, author of “The Assignment,” which is based on a true story.  Wiemer’s website describes the book: “Senior Year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students […]

Schoen excited to lead West Orange schools as interim superintendent

Schoen excited to lead West Orange schools as interim superintendent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The departure of former Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone brought an interim leader to the West Orange School District; C. Lauren Schoen assumed the position on March 16. A 33-year education veteran who previously served as superintendent in three other school districts and as interim superintendent in one other, Schoen spent […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 69th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch on Sunday, March 13, along Main Street. Despite the snowstorm from the day before, marchers enjoyed a clear, sunny day. Leading this year’s parade were Mellen Dangler as grand marshal, and John A. DeMars Jr., Patrick F. […]

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

By Cynthia Cumming WEST ORANGE, NJ — As environmental issues continue to grow in importance nationally and around the world, the township of West Orange has expanded its efforts to effect improvements and research sustainable approaches to climate and energy concerns. The West Orange Environmental Commission has been an important part of the process, hosting […]