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Boys Basketball: West Orange Falls to Verona and Newark Central

February 25, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Joey Zecchino scored 11 points to lead Verona boys basketball to a 48-36 win over West Orange at Verona on Wednesday. The Mountaineers fell again to Newark Central, 70-61, on Friday.

The Hillbillies took charge from the start, outscoring West Orange 16-5 in the first quarter. West Orange fought back holding Verona to only four points in the second period to end the ...

West Orange High School to Present Spring Musical "The Little Mermaid"

WEST ORANGE, NJ - This year's West Orange High School Spring musical is the family-friendly musical "The Little Mermaid." Performances begin March 23 and continue through March 26.

The 1989 Disney blockbuster was loosely based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Anderson. This tale tells the story of Ariel, a young mermaid princess who is unhappy with her life at ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce to Host First 2017 Member Meeting Thursday 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) invites current and prospective WOCC Members to attend the first Member Meeting of 2017 on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library.

The event is free to attend, but RSVP required. Click HERE www.westorangechamber.com/events/details/member-meeting-93 to register.

Brittany Chiles, Executive Director of the ...

Golda Och Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daniel Cohen and Kim Robins, seniors at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, have been named National Merit Finalists. Less than 1 percent of seniors (approximately 15,000) in the U.S. are named finalists.

The National Merit Scholarship Organization selects finalists based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores from October 2015 as ...

Man Jumps from Moving NJ Transit Bus on Main Street in West Orange

February 22, 2017

 

 

e Township of West Orange confirmed that the pedestrian in question was not a pedestrian, but a man who jumped from the NJ Transit bus while it was still moving. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A passenger on an NJ Transit bus in the area of 80 Main Street in West Orange jumped from the moving vehicle on Wednesday morning, according to the Township of West ...

Nearly 30 Summonses Issued During Pedestrian Safety Detail in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While conducting a two-hour Pedestrian Safety Detail in front of the Edison Museum on Main Street in West Orange on Thursday, the West Orange Police Department reported that 29 summonses were issued for Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Almost half of the violators were township residents, according to police.

“We would like to remind all ...

Golda Och Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

February 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daniel Cohen and Kim Robins, seniors at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, have been named National Merit Finalists. Less than 1 percent of seniors (approximately 15,000) in the U.S. are named finalists.

The National Merit Scholarship Organization selects finalists based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores from October 2015 as ...

West Orange Board of Education Approves Special Education Audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the West Orange Public Schools District is generally well-known for its excellent special education program, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) authorized a special education audit to review how it can be even stronger during its meeting on Monday.

The audit will be conducted over a 22-day period by EIRC (Educational Information and Resource ...

Superintendent Explains West Orange High School's 85-Percent Graduation Rate 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With only an 85-percent graduation rate this past year, West Orange High School fell well short of its goal of having a 95-percent graduation rate, according to Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky, who addressed this challenge head-on at the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting Monday.  

Rutzky said that West Orange is penalized for having an 18-21 ...

Boys Basketball: West Orange Falls to Verona and Newark Central

February 25, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Joey Zecchino scored 11 points to lead Verona boys basketball to a 48-36 win over West Orange at Verona on Wednesday. The Mountaineers fell again to Newark Central, 70-61, on Friday.

The Hillbillies took charge from the start, outscoring West Orange 16-5 in the first quarter. West Orange fought back holding Verona to only four points in the second period to end the ...

Wrestling: West Orange High School to Host Region 3 Tournament Beginning Wednesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Teams participating in the preliminary round of Region 3 tournament at West Orange High School on Wednesday include West Orange, Livingston, Caldwell, Nutley, Bloomfield, Chatham, Columbia, Delbarton, East Side (Paterson), Hanover Park, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, Randolph, Verona.

The following is a list of West Orange wrestlers who advanced to this round ...

West Orange Girls Basketball Captain Jewel Burnett Named to NJSIAA All-Star Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Senior and co-captain of the record-breaking West Orange High School (WOHS) girls basketball team Jewel Burnett was recently named to the NJSIAA All-Star Team and will play in the all-star game on March 19 at Rider University in Lawrenceville.

Burnett will represent WOHS as the first player from West Orange girls basketball to be invited to the all-star ...

Township of West Orange Receives $440,000 from County for Government-Sponsored Projects

February 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange was among 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 non-profit community organizations that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this week. The total amount presented to West Orange was $440,000.

According to Essex County ...

Mayor Recognizes Outstanding Community Members at Annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange kicked off 2017 by celebrating the many accomplishments of 2016 during the 43rd Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC).

Held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, the annual breakfast invites local dignitaries, members of the business community and members of the public to ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce to Host First 2017 Member Meeting Thursday 

February 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) invites current and prospective WOCC Members to attend the first Member Meeting of 2017 on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library.

The event is free to attend, but RSVP required. Click HERE www.westorangechamber.com/events/details/member-meeting-93 to register.

Brittany Chiles, Executive Director of the ...

West Orange Rite Aid Celebrates Grand Reopening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, members of the West Orange Township Council and members of the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) helped the staff and managers at the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 262 Main Street commemorate its grand reopening with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Thursday.

Megan Brill, executive director of the DWOA, which hosted the ...

Mayor Recognizes Outstanding Community Members at Annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange kicked off 2017 by celebrating the many accomplishments of 2016 during the 43rd Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC).

Held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, the annual breakfast invites local dignitaries, members of the business community and members of the public to ...

West Orange High School to Present Spring Musical "The Little Mermaid"

February 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - This year's West Orange High School Spring musical is the family-friendly musical "The Little Mermaid." Performances begin March 23 and continue through March 26.

The 1989 Disney blockbuster was loosely based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Anderson. This tale tells the story of Ariel, a young mermaid princess who is unhappy with her life at ...

West Orange High School Cheerleaders Place Third and Seventh Nationally in NHSCC Competition

ORLANDO, FL - The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders returned from a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) as Third Place Bronze medalists in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Game Day and Seventh Place in the Medium Varsity Non-Tumble Division.  

According to head coach Olivia Del Spina, the team outscored 23 other teams ...

Academic and Artistic Success Stories Featured at West Orange Board of Education Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students who are considered to be succeeding brilliantly in academic, artistic and musical pursuits at both Mount Pleasant Elementary School and St. Cloud Elementary School as well as West Orange High School (WOHS) made special presentation to the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and those in attendance at its meeting on Monday.

Students from ...

Residents and Officials Discuss Diversity and Implicit Bias Issues at West Orange Human Relations Commission Meeting  

February 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange resident Roger Apollon, Jr. told the large crowd and officials at the West Orange Human Relations Commission Town Hall meeting on Wednesday how fortunate he feels to be living in a community that has done everything possible to make his transgender son, Jax, feel welcome.

Apollon said that Jax, who was born Amelia, has been accepted at West Orange High ...

Affordable Housing Issues Dominate West Orange Township Council Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Affordable housing issues, particularly as they affect the West Essex Highlands, dominated the agenda of Monday’s West Orange Township Council meeting.

Shirley Bishop, the council’s adviser on the Fair Share Housing Center’s legal actions to create more affordable housing units in West Orange, presented an in-depth analysis of the township’s ...

Township of West Orange Receives $440,000 from County for Government-Sponsored Projects

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange was among 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 non-profit community organizations that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this week. The total amount presented to West Orange was $440,000.

According to Essex County ...

Man Jumps from Moving NJ Transit Bus on Main Street in West Orange

February 22, 2017

 

 

e Township of West Orange confirmed that the pedestrian in question was not a pedestrian, but a man who jumped from the NJ Transit bus while it was still moving. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A passenger on an NJ Transit bus in the area of 80 Main Street in West Orange jumped from the moving vehicle on Wednesday morning, according to the Township of West ...

Affordable Housing Issues Dominate West Orange Township Council Meeting

February 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Affordable housing issues, particularly as they affect the West Essex Highlands, dominated the agenda of Monday’s West Orange Township Council meeting.

Shirley Bishop, the council’s adviser on the Fair Share Housing Center’s legal actions to create more affordable housing units in West Orange, presented an in-depth analysis of the township’s ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Two Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

February 6, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of an upcoming Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be able to ask questions and ...

Morris Museum Brings "Tree Tales" to Hazel Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Third-grade students at Hazel Elementary School received a visit in January from Dawn Esposito of the Morris Museum, who brought a curated collection of tree leaves and branches as part of the museum's "Tree Tales" visiting outreach program.

Students were able to explore the collection and learn about the lifecycle of trees, animals that depend on trees, ...

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Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

February 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — A public hearing recently held in Caldwell was the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the Borough of Caldwell and Lt. Michael Geary, in which Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci testified that Lt. Geary was insubordinate to a direct order related to an incident that occurred in August.

Lt. Geary, who previously filed a ...

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Sun, February 26, 1:00 PM

FLYWHEEL, Millburn

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Sun, February 26, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

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Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

February 15, 2017

To the Editor:

There has been much discussion recently about representatives in our government who pretend to represent their constituents, but who have been corrupted by special interest groups or blind self-interest. Unfortunately, in the 11th District, we have one such politician who, by his actions, is a significant part of the problem that we have in the federal government.

Orange/West Orange UNICO to Host 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast

February 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National will be hosting its 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School (WOHS).

The event, which typically attracts more than 300 people, honors the “unsung heroes” from West Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange ...

A Heartbreak Kid

It hurts.

 

She was sobbing pretty hard when she said it, so it came out more as a halting stutter.  It hu . . . hu . . . hu . . . rts. 

 

My arms were wrapped around her and her head was buried in my shoulder as she cried.  She was just a little girl the last time I comforted her like this.  Now she is a young woman.  

 

With a broken ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...