Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

Residents show pride in their Jamaican heritage, culture

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A crowd of people dressed in green, black and gold gathered in front of West Orange Town Hall on Aug. 7 to celebrate the 56th Jamaican Independence Day with a flag-raising ceremony. The event began with the Jamaican National Pledge and featured addresses from Mayor Robert Parisi, leaders of local Jamaican […]

Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

Burstein, McGhee plan to expand project to other issues

Maplewoodians unite artists to protest family separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A haunting painting of President Donald Trump, with bright orange skin and disheveled blond hair, devouring a small child’s body brought two Maplewood residents together to launch a new website Saturday, June 23. The artwork, featuring the words “where are the children” in response to the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance policy, sparked […]

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

At South Orange’s first naturalization ceremony, Americans representing 18 nations earn certificates

Village celebrates 25 new U.S. citizens

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-five new U.S. citizens earned their naturalization certificates at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on June 27 at the first naturalization ceremony in village history. They were cheered on by friends, family and village officials who proudly waved their American flags as the candidates — representing 18 native countries — […]

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]