Lighting up teal to support those with MBC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 13, the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange joined the #LightUpMBC campaign, illuminating the building in green, teal and pink, to support National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The illumination was initiated by West Orange resident Deborah Feinberg, who serves as a #LightUpMBC ambassador. Feinberg’s niece, Tami Bowling […]

West Orange man to be named to high school hall of fame

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Robert M. Hoatson, a 35-year resident of West Orange, will be inducted into the Essex Catholic High School Hall of Fame on Nov. 20. From 1966 to 1970, Hoatson was a student at Essex Catholic High School in Newark, an Archdiocese of Newark high school operated by the Irish Christian Brothers. […]

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As issues regarding systemic racism continue to figure prominently across the nation, the West Orange School District has been working diligently to change the landscape through education, research and inclusivity. In 2019, the district began laying the foundation to form the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee. Chaired by the district assistant […]

NJAW completes required lead and copper sampling

NJAW completes required lead and copper sampling

CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water announced Oct. 16 that it has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2020 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations. The company tested 13 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe drinking-water […]

Big day for West Orange High School sports

Big day for West Orange High School sports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School sports had a big day Oct. 14 at home as boys soccer, girls soccer and girls tennis all took wins over their opponents. The West Orange Girls Soccer team defeated Newark Academy 1-0 in second overtime with a goal by Kennedy Morgan and an assist by Gianna […]

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mail that was addressed to be delivered to residents in West Orange was found in and behind dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Oct. 7. A mail carrier from Kearney, Nicholas Beauchene, was arrested and charged with one count of delay, secretion or detention […]

TC, police unions enter agreement for contract

TC, police unions enter agreement for contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a memorandum of agreement with West Orange PBA Local 25 and the West Orange Superior Officers Association at its Oct. 6 meeting, giving the police department a contract after three years of negotiations between the unions and the town. The resolution passed with a vote […]

Celebrating Sukkot at Daughters of Israel

Celebrating Sukkot at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel residents enjoyed an action-packed Sukkot holiday, with lunch in the sukkah catered by Rye Deli; a live concert with Liav Merlin of Livingston; and a pre-holiday guitar sing-along with spiritual care director Etan Hindin and Rabbi Richard Kirsch. Residents also received a set of the arba minim, or […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

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