WOHS, vet recognize each other for devotion to nation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When the West Orange High School Jr. Air Force ROTC held its Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 4 at Conforti Circle to recognize members of the military for their service, the students were presented with a special recognition, as well. Capt. Robert Murphy of the 1-150th Aviator Helicopter Battalion, who recently […]

Tweens, keep yourselves fit this year in the JCC’s gym

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Creating opportunities for younger community members to become and stay active is the main goal of the new Kids Fitness Program being offered by JCC MetroWest that specifically focuses on the needs of children ages 10 through 13. This new health and wellness initiative targeting “tweens” includes a new fitness center with […]

The mustaches are back!

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most wonderful time of the year may be just around the corner, but West Orange is currently in the middle of the hairiest. That is because the township is once again participating in Movember, an international charity movement held each November during which men are encouraged to grow mustaches in order […]

West Orange’s energy aggregation program suspended

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In 2013, the township of West Orange adopted an ordinance to create the West Orange Community Energy Aggregation program, which is designed to save residents money on their electricity bills. Shortly thereafter, the WOCEA program conducted its first competitive bid and successfully awarded a power supply contract to ConEdison Solutions for […]

Residents complain of stench from recycling center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resident living across the street from the West Orange Recycling Center said she is fed up with what she described as a horrible odor emanating from the site in recent weeks, and she has taken action in an attempt to stop it. Leigh-Ann Zaolino filed two complaints with the Essex Regional […]

Ethiopian church finds permanent home

Church opens its doors on Dean Street in West Orange to much fanfare from community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Amanuel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church welcomed the West Orange community to its new building at 15 Dean St. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9. Mayor Robert Parisi, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., much of the West Orange Township Council, and numerous township officials and members of the West Orange Chamber of […]

WCGR luncheon features women and gratitude, spirituality

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the monthly luncheon and program at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 3, featured the theme of the role of women in forming spirituality and a sense of gratitude, beginning in the newly settled America of 1621. About 40 attended the event. The presentation, […]

Former IPD officer inducted into NJ Boxing Hall of Fame

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Officer Valentin Contreras will be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the 46th annual Dinner and Induction Ceremonies at 7 p.m. at the Venetian restaurant in Garfield. According to the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Contreras will be immortalized in the […]

GRHS Marching Band excels at competitions

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRHS marching band placed at back-to-back events, the first at the US Bands State Championships at Union High School on Oct. 31. Glen Ridge faced off against 11 other marching bands in the Group IIA category. Its performance of Buddy Rich’s “West Side Story” garnered a score of 90.025 to […]

Veterans Day breakfast honors troops, near and far

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee held its annual Veterans Day pancake breakfast at the Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge No. 21 this past Sunday, Nov. 8. The committee, which is responsible for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observations in the township, has been hosting the breakfast for more than 25 years. A concern of […]