SHP Fathers Club bestows its most cherished award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Hall Prep Fathers Club honored West Orange resident Tony Esposito with the organization’s most cherished award, the Thomas A. Reynolds ’48 Award on Nov. 1. Bestowed at the annual Family Communion Breakfast in the name of the late Tom Reynolds, the first multi-term president of the club in the […]

West Orange says ‘thank you’ to all U.S. veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange calls itself “the most decorated community in New Jersey” for being the home to 360 recipients of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s highest award for military service. Although this is an unofficial distinction, no one can deny that the township takes pride in its veterans. For proof […]

Schools welcome town to special needs meet-and-greet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council sponsored a standing-room-only meet-and-greet at Liberty Middle School on Oct. 19 to introduce themselves and provide information about the special education program in the West Orange School District. WOSEPAC Chairperson Tanya Atterberry explained the purpose of the council as “an organization of parents […]

WOHS varsity cheerleaders will head to Nationals competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders were named Northeast Regional Champions in the Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Northeast Regional Competition on Nov. 14, held at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. This is the second year the team has competed at the regionals, and its […]

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 […]

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