Current, prospective members invited to WOCC meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce invites current and prospective WOCC members to attend the first member meeting of 2017 on Thursday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. The event is free, though RSVP is required at “In addition to a […]

JCC Association outraged by new wave of bomb threats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new rash of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools today follow the dozens of threats that have been called into various Jewish-affiliated facilities, including the West Orange JCC on Jan. 31. “Anti-Semitism of this nature should not and must not be allowed to endure in our […]

Rumors of West Orange methadone clinic are unfounded

Medical center looks to expand in new WO home

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Contrary to rumors, Zufall Health will not open a methadone clinic when it eventually moves to a larger location in West Orange. Zufall President and CEO Eva Turbiner told the West Orange Chronicle that the nonprofit medical and dental care provider — which treats all people regardless of their ability to […]

Quilting black history at township library

Don’t miss the WOPL’s ode to black culture and history

Quilting black history at township library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library — in conjunction with the township’s African Heritage Organization, Arts Council, Human Relations Commission and Downtown Alliance — will celebrate Black History Month with “A Day of Events” on Feb. 26, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. The program will feature a performance from Maati drummers and […]

Bergen Dems fire back, saying Hoatson lacks ‘any evidence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A New Jersey Superior Court justice denied a West Orange gubernatorial candidate’s request for a temporary restraining order against the results of the Bergen County Democratic Committee’s Jan. 26 convention during a Feb. 15 hearing. Judge Menelaos Toskos ruled that Robert Hoatson would not be immediately harmed by not restraining the […]

Rec to honor Franco, Stanziale, Della Pia and Cacciacarne on March 4

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Rec Achievement Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at the Katz Community Center in Degnan Park. The event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to community recreational and sports programs. This year’s honorees are Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angela Della Pia and Mark […]

JCCs respond to new wave of bomb threats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this week, 11 Jewish community centers received phoned-in bomb threats on Feb. 20. This comes in the aftermath of three waves of bomb threats in January, resulting in, through this most recent wave, 69 incidents at 54 JCCs in 27 states and one Canadian province in total. The West Orange […]

Sea Turtle Recovery Center opens at TBZ

Sea Turtle Recovery Center opens at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Prudential Sea Turtle Recovery Center at Turtle Back Zoo officially opened Friday, Feb. 10. Essex County partnered with nonprofit Sea Turtle Recovery to operate the facility, which will nurse cold-stunned or injured turtles back to health so they can be released back into the ocean. Looking at sea turtles in […]

WOHS cheerleaders place third and seventh nationally

WOHS cheerleaders place third and seventh nationally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders returned from a whirlwind weekend in Orlando, Fla., competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 10 and 11. As a result of their performances at the competition, they are third-place bronze medalists in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Game Day and seventh […]

SOMA welcomes refugee family

SOMA welcomes refugee family

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last fall, three synagogues in South Orange — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, Beth El Congregation and Congregation Oheb Shalom — set out to help resettle at least one refugee family and give them a new start in South Orange-Maplewood. The first family, refugees from the devastation in Syria, arrived in mid-January. Two […]

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