West Orange Top Stories

May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Thespian Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 27, virtually recognizing graduating seniors and welcoming a new board and new members into the growing group. Despite the pandemic, theatre students at the high school collected ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to allow in-person graduation ceremonies after July 6 with social-distancing requirements in place, West Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. J. Scott Cascone acknowledged the challenges that would accompany such an event and addressed the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year's West Orange High School Music Department Ceremony, which recognizes graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at the high school, was recently streamed live as the department announced the students who earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic. The Alzheimer’s Association recently released ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the annual art exhibition featuring Advanced Placement (AP) art seniors from West Orange High School was canceled this spring, the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) made sure that the students received their well-deserved accolades through a virtual art show. “I walk ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since being forced to close facilities for in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year, West Orange Public Schools has placed even more emphasis on its food services and has partnered with the Holy Trinity Food Pantry to expand its offerings for students who ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cheryl Butler, Director of Student Personnel Services at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) as a 2020 High School Scholarship Nominee. Butler received the recognition following nomination by WOHS senior ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Advanced Placement (AP) students at West Orange High School (WOHS) were recently honored at the 18th annual Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony, which was broadcast locally on TV 36/45. The ceremony, which can be viewed in its entirety below, highlighted the academic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although overall crime continues to trend downward during the pandemic, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) released a statement on Wednesday to alert residents that auto burglaries continue to plaque the community. According to the WOPD, the vast majority of vehicles ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite-testing sites throughout the county, including a mobile testing site that will be opened at Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena (560 Northfield Avenue) West Orange with 250 appointments available ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Sixty-five West Orange High School (WOHS) students have received the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Seal of Biliteracy, with several receiving trilingual and quadrilingual proficiency.  According to the website, the Seal of Biliteracy award is granted by a school, ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect a previous error stating that Gov. Codey is a West Orange resident. Although he has previously lived in West Orange, the former governor currently resides in Roseland.  CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell's Dave’s Delicious Deli, known locally for its ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among a series of mandated policies approved on first reading during last week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) was the new “Management of Life Threatening Allergies in Schools” policy, which coincided with Allergy Awareness Week from May 10 to 16. West Orange Schools ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Reflecting on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Township of West Orange, Mayor Robert Parisi recently updated the public on the local statistics as they relate to senior living facilities, township employees and more. On what the mayor termed "a good day" on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2015 alumna Esther Davila has been busily at work during the global health crisis, providing COVID-19 information and ensuring the rights of immigrants over the last several weeks. Davila graduated in 2019 with honors from Boston ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After having a successful first year at the helm of the West Orange Farmers Market, coordinators Stacey and Rob Reese explained during this week’s West Orange Township Council meeting that although the market will still be physically located at 80 Main Street, sales will be ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The total of COVID-19 cases in the Township of West Orange increased by five on Friday, according to county and local data, bringing the total of "current active" cases in West Orange to 681.  Although the total intake of West Orange cases reached 1,167 on Friday, Mayor Robert ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The total of COVID-19 cases in the Township of West Orange increased by 10 on Thursday, according to county and local data. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, there are now 714 current active cases of the coronavirus in West Orange, noting that deaths are considered “active ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member at Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently provided much-needed insight on the government sending stimulus checks to deceased individuals. In the segment, entitled “Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Being ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School fourth grader Sophia Ventura has been named a finalist in the 2019-2020 Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Folder Contest. Sophia was one of 32 finalists selected from a field of more than 3,600 entries from 140 schools statewide. The Partnership for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The newest show by the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) features rising stars of the township's arts community.   The West Orange High School Virtual Exhibit at WOArts.org, part of a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, includes the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The average homeowner in West Orange will see a tax increase of approximately $276.36 annually (or $23.03 monthly) according to the 2020-2021 school budget adopted unanimously during this week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) The final budget (totaling $171,399,914) ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior Darlene Folas has been awarded the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations along with a select group of students from across the country. Folas was recognized for her volunteer activities to advance racial equity and understanding in her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School (WOHS) Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close, as the Mountaineer Squadron recently received the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award and several senior cadets will be entering military ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Didi Mesfin and Brett Zeligson have received recognition as the school's top scholar-athletes for 2020 by the Essex County Athletic Directors Association (ECADA), and Natalie Nevins has been named a New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement that public schools would remain closed through the remainder of the academic year, the staff of Hazel Elementary School in West Orange reached out to its students to spread the love at a special community parade in recognition of Teacher ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ ‚ The West Orange High School baseball team was one day away from its first pre-season scrimmage in March when classes were halted. That team will never take the field this spring now that the NJSIAA has canceled the spring sports season in conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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