Thespian Society welcomes new members

Thespian Society welcomes new members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students were inducted into the Thespian Society on May 13 amid the cheers and applause of their peers. “One thing you always need to remember is that you are not alone,” drama adviser and teacher Wendy Mapes told seniors, adding, “a part of you will always live […]

SOPAC holds Texas Hold ’em Tournament, Casino Night

SOPAC holds Texas Hold ’em Tournament, Casino Night

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center kicked off its spring fundraising with a Texas Hold ’em Tournament and Casino Night on Wednesday, May 8, at the Crestmont Country Club in West Orange. The evening of poker and casino games was a financial success, netting more than $71,000 for the nonprofit. Proceeds […]

Mother’s Day in style at DOI

Mother’s Day in style at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chamber players from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performed in a special celebration at Daughters of Israel on Mother’s Day. The performance was followed by a Viennese dessert table. Pictured are, from left, Daughters of Israel Director of Development Susan Solomon; NJSO Chamber oboist Robert Ingliss and bassoonist Mark Timmerman; and […]

South Ward councilwoman not forgotten as her legacy lives on

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones is gone but not forgotten. Jones died unexpectedly Thursday, March 21. Former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod was appointed to fill Jones’ vacant seat on the Municipal Council on Monday, April 22, and her brother, Omar Bilal Beasley, of the Friends of Irvington Park and […]

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

Seniors and students work together to nurture plants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, West Orange held its second session of the 2019 Senior Gardening Program. Seniors were assisted by West Orange High School students, who prepared beds by mixing mulch and compost, then spreading it onto the beds; the students worked under the guidance of teacher Mallory DeMarco. Photos Courtesy […]

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to Maplewood Police Sgt. James DeFazio and Officer Robert Smith, second and third from right, respectively, for their heroic and successful effort to rescue an adult blind male and an unconscious elderly female from a residential fire. On hand […]

WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 7 that 36 New Jersey municipalities were selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. West Orange received a $10,000 to support its Pollinator […]

WOPD reminds drivers to ‘Click It or Ticket’ as it crack down

WOPD reminds drivers to ‘Click It or Ticket’ as it crack down

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Law enforcement officers from the West Orange Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 20 and running through June 2, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization […]

Tribute to Nikhil will be June 12

Tribute to Nikhil will be June 12

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will hold its annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:45 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The celebration will feature performances by the students and instructors from the Music For Nikhil program. Doors open at 6:30 […]

NJ banks join the Safe Banking for Seniors campaign

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey banks are partnering with senior-focused community groups throughout the state to educate older Americans on how to bank more securely. As part of this campaign, bankers are sharing information on how to choose the right financial caregiver, detect financial abuse and avoid scams targeting older adults. Established by the American […]

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