West Orange singer to help teach master class in NYC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jeff Alani Stanfill doesn’t spend much time on Twitter, but when he does, the West Orange resident and New York City vocal coach follows people he admires. That’s how he met David Phelps, a world-renowned vocalist who has won Grammy and Dove awards, and began a friendship and teacher-student relationship that […]

CHSSF works to keep sending SOMA students to college

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund hosted its fifth annual cocktail reception for 120 guests at the Maplewood Club on Sept. 9 to raise money for the scholarships that will be distributed next May. The nonprofit awards need-based scholarships to graduates of Columbia High School to help fund their post-secondary education. In […]

Sixth jitney route serving more of town launches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange jitney launched a sixth line that started service Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will provide commuters with rides to and from the Brick Church and Orange train stations. The new line covers the Redwood, Pleasantdale and Lourdes neighborhoods on weekdays and makes stops on Pleasant Valley Way at Hooper […]

Unity Rally draws crowd on Labor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange human relations commissioners took advantage of a sunny Labor Day morning when they and about 60 West Orange residents gathered on Main Street at the steps of Town Hall for the Unity Rally. Organized by Mike Taylor and Simone Shenassa, the event featured speakers from various local religious groups […]

Help West Orange break the silence on ovarian cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents and supporters from towns in the surrounding area will come together Sunday, Sept. 24, for the 27th annual Mayor’s 5K Run to Break the Silence. The charity walking and running event, which is run by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and supports the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The […]