Edison Middle School Staff Recognized for Role in Removing Focus School Status

September 20, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In the early summer, Edison Middle School received the news that it now meets all the eligibility requirements to exit “Focus School” status. At its meeting on Monday, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) recognized the Edison staff members that played a major role in the school’s turn-around over the past five years.

According to the New Jersey ...

Street Signs Honoring Fallen West Orange Officers Unveiled

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Street signs in honor of two fallen West Orange police officers were unveiled in August at intersections within the township, including Mount Pleasant and Brennan Drive, Northfield Avenue and Brennan Drive and Mount Pleasant and Laird Drive.

These intersections now feature signs with the names Edward J. Brennan and Daniel B. Laird, the only two police ...

West Essex YMCA's "Welcome Week" Begins Friday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Beginning Friday, the West Essex YMCA will begin celebrating “Welcome Week” as part of a nationwide event in which many Y’s across the country have opted to participate.

From now until Sept. 24, the West Essex Y will open its doors to the community to participate in many free special events.

On the morning of Sept. 15, events will begin with a ...

Shillelagh Club Makes Final Push for Summer Food Drive to Benefit Holy Trinity West Orange Food Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ– The Shillelagh Club Summer Food Drive is undertaking its final push to collect donations to benefit the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. The food drive will run until Sept. 17.

Donations can be left at designated collection boxes, or at The Shillelagh Club which is located at 648 Prospect Ave, West Orange. 

“Our current food drive kicked off in ...

Saint Barnabas Celebrates Grand Opening of Cooperman Family Pavilion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local dignitaries, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) staff and benefactors of the new Cooperman Family Pavilion—a five-story, 241,000-square-foot SBMC facility that is expected to change the healthcare landscape in New Jersey when it officially opens on Sept. 18—were invited to a celebratory ribbon cutting on site on Thursday evening.

The grand ...

Montclair State Students Volunteer at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Twenty students from Montclair State University participated in a “day of service” on Saturday at the West Essex YMCA, where they spent the afternoon building a new fence for the Y and also painting an older one.

According to Cheryl Francione, associate executive director at the Y, the students worked extremely well together despite the fact that many of ...

West Orange Open Space Commission Chair Recognized for Creation of “The Rock”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After being nominated for leading the West Orange community’s design and plan development for an open space known as “The Rock,” a six-acre parcel at 577 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Joe McCartney, chair of the West Orange Open Space Commission (WOOSC), recently received the Open Space Award from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC).

According to ...

“Unity in Our Community” Rally More than 150 in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – More than 150 people skipped the beach on Labor Day morning to attend a “Unity in Our Community” rally at West Orange Town Hall.

A broad cross section of the religious community and concerned residents participated in the rally, which focused on a message of hope and unity in response to the tragic and hate-filled events that took place at Charlottesville ...

West Orange Community Encouraged to "Brave the Shave" for Childhood Cancer Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s belief that it takes a community to cure childhood cancer, the Shillelagh Club of West Orange will play host to one of the volunteer-driven charity’s signature head-shaving events on Sept. 16 beginning at 3 p.m.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation expects dozens of men, women and children to ...

2017 West Orange High School Alumnus Receives Prestigious Boy Scout Scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Recent West Orange High School (WOHS) alumnus and Eagle Scout Peyton Smith is heading to Syracuse University with the prestigious Kiefer Scholarship recently awarded to him by the Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Region.

"The Northeast Region Boy Scouts of America is the recipient of income from a memorial trust formed by the estate of Ida Kiefer,” said John ...

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