With scams on the rise, know the signs and stay secure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Scams are a common way for criminals to steal money from innocent victims by using scare tactics and fake stories in a variety of different ways — phone calls, emails and even just dropping notes in mailboxes. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there were 1.2 million reports of fraud in […]

PAL raises $8,000 at 23rd golf fundraiser

Community steps up to support youth sports league, patrons enjoy day of golf, auction, meals

PAL raises $8,000 at 23rd golf fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Athletic League held its 23rd annual golf outing fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 28, with 80 people spending the afternoon on the sunny golf course, followed by dinner at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. The money raised will support West Orange PAL’s youth baseball, football and […]

Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District’s pre-school program will open its doors to young children and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 6, when the new school year begins at a new location: The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue. Moving from Kelly and Redwood elementary schools, 70 pre-school students will now be attending […]

WO community gathers for candlelit vigil

West Orange mourns violence and racism in Charlottesville, commits to work together for change

WO community gathers for candlelit vigil

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 80 West Orange residents marched down Main Street and held a candlelit vigil on Thursday, Aug. 17, to show their support for the victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va., as well as to stand up against the white supremacist rallies and terror attacks at the University of Virginia that occurred […]

27-year resident becomes new WO municipal judge

27-year resident becomes new WO municipal judge

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi appointed a new West Orange municipal judge at the Aug. 15 Township Council meeting: Dawn Donohue. Donohue comes to West Orange from her position as the Union Township municipal prosecutor, where she had been since 2009. Prior to working in Union, Donohue was a criminal defense attorney for […]

CHS marching band rises ‘From the Ashes’ in new routine

Marching band learns new routine, becomes unified team

CHS marching band rises ‘From the Ashes’ in new routine

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Columbia High School Marching Band launched its 2017 season on Aug. 21, opening a weeklong band camp on the school’s campus to learn a new halftime show and teach the band’s newcomers how to march. The sounds of woodwind and percussion instruments rang through the hallways on the […]