Our Lady of the Lake Recognized for Achieving Second Consecutive Blue Ribbon of Achievement Award

November 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE/VERONA, NJ – Our Lady of the Lake School Principal, Benjamin Ronquillo led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award win.  Mayor Kevin Ryan of Verona issued a Certificate of Achievement to Our Lady of the Lake and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi acknowledged the school with a Mayoral Proclamation.  Also ...

9 Families from Orange and East Orange Successfully Completed the Fall Cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved family bonding.  The program is offered by FAMILYConnections at safe, convenient ...

Three Orange Schools Among 55 Programs Throughout N.J. Awarded for Promoting Safe and Healthy Lifestyles

ORANGE, NJ - On Thurs., Oct., 19th, schools and municipalities throughout New Jersey received awards from EZ Ride in recognition of its participation in the Safe Routes to School program designed to encourage healthy and safe lifestyles among school-aged children and their families.

Programs that included:

·         Identifying priorities and ...

Orange Interim Superintendent Takes ‘Homework’ to New Level in his Parent Academy Initiative

ORANGE, NJ - In a move heralded by some as a “positive step in the right direction”, interim Orange Township School Superintendent Ronald C.Lee recently announced an initiative he calls, the ‘Parent Academy’. This initiative is created to encourage and provide parents and guardians of Orange school age students a pathway for proactive involvement.

In keeping with the ...

Save The Date: The East Orange Hall Of Fame Inaugural Gala, November 25, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Proud citizens have decided to recognize the unique achievements of 35 outstanding East Orange citizens through the creation of the East Orange Hall of Fame.

Recognizing these great people in such a distinguished and visible way brings this honor directly to our community and schools, and reinforces the message to our children that they can and should strive for ...

Students Calling for Removal of Food Science Professor Behind Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Student activists are pushing for the suspension of a professor ​who has allegedly posted dozens of ​outrageously ​anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook profile.

The petition, started by Rutgers first-year-student Miriam Waghalter, asks that the university take “swift action” against Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, ...

Law Enforcement Against Drugs Intensifies Drug Prevention Efforts in East Orange to Help Address Onset of Drug Use

EAST ORANGE, N.J. - L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs), the only  law enforcement- focused organization offering K-12 proven effective evidence-based Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) curricula – and the leading drug prevention program taught in the New Jersey school system – intensified its drug prevention efforts and trained over 80 new instructors in September.

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