Students to lead ‘Rally at the Rez’

Students to lead ‘Rally at the Rez’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A student-led rally to Save South Mountain Reservation will be held in front of the Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, on Sunday, March 1, at noon. Organizers are demanding that Essex County stop construction of a planned amphitheater in the reservation, construction of which would detract 1.5 […]

SHP’s annual Buzz-Off supports cancer research

SHP’s annual Buzz-Off supports cancer research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At a Feb. 19 lunchtime gathering in Bayley Seton Auditorium at Seton Hall Prep, dozens of students and several teachers offered up their locks to the shears of a dozen guest barbers to raise money for cancer research. Spurred on by Service Learning Director Vinnie McMahon, the eighth annual Buzz-Off, in […]

WO man medals at Special Olympics

WO man medals at Special Olympics

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eleven years after he learned how to ski, Jordan Cohn took home two medals in the sport at the Special Olympics Winter Games at Mountain Creek ski resort. The 21-year-old West Orange native, who was classified as being on the autism spectrum when he was 3 years old, started training for […]

BHM art exhibit shows range and beauty

BHM art exhibit shows range and beauty

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Black History Month is being celebrated at the West Orange Public Library with an art exhibit of installations, quilts and collages, on display until Feb. 29. Curated by Mansa Mussa, the show is called “Fertile Soil: Ancestors and Icons” and also features Mussa’s own work. “You have people who have inspired […]

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange, has been charged with second- and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a Feb. 21 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and West Orange Police Department. Members […]

Mt. Pleasant ‘Souper Bowl’ scores touchdown for food pantry

Mt. Pleasant ‘Souper Bowl’ scores touchdown for food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School had more than football on their minds as they scored their own touchdown with their annual “Souper Bowl.” Several boxes of soups were collected by students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Guidance counselor Lisa Struncis and basic skills teacher Jennifer Barta encouraged students to contribute […]

Chabad rebbetzin commissions a Torah in her father’s memory

Chabad rebbetzin commissions a Torah in her father’s memory

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-six years ago, Reb Eliyahu Green died at age 46 after a yearlong illness, leaving behind a widow and 13 children. Now, his ninth child, Altie Kasowitz, who serves as co-director of Chabad of West Orange with her husband, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, is commissioning a Torah in memory of her father. […]

NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Saily Avelenda, executive director of the grassroots organization NJ 11th for Change, is taking on a new role: executive director of the NJ Democratic State Committee. She is replacing Kevin Olasanoye in that position. Under Avelenda’s leadership, NJ 11th for Change grew to more than 8,000 members. During the 2018 election, […]

Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

Walking the Academy Awards red carpet at DOI

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel held its own pre-Oscars party Sunday, Feb. 9, for the home’s residents. One of the highlights was an Oscars trivia contest. Pictured is one of the contest winners, Dr. Morton Farber.

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