Rachel Coalition luncheon draws large crowd

Rachel Coalition luncheon draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rachel Coalition Women to Women Luncheon took place April 17 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. Melissa Dohme Hill, a survivor of a brutal attack who is now a domestic violence advocate and speaker, served as the events keynote speaker. More than 150 people came out to hear […]

WOSD named a ‘Best Community in the Nation for Music Education’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of […]

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several senior citizens expressed concern at the April 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, after seeing the results from the Montclair State University senior survey at the March 27 meeting. The survey, paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and […]

Spring Fling fun at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill held a Spring Fling to welcome the season with musical vocalist Kris Phipany. Strawberries, cookies and lemonade were enjoyed with family and friends. Photos Courtesy of Amy Simon

Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh to hold 50th dinner dance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Division of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is planning its 50th annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 5, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, with dinner and dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. This year’s honorees are […]

WOPD to hold special needs symposium

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department will hold a special needs symposium on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The WOPD recently implemented Take Me Home, a registration and tracking program that helps law enforcement locate seniors, special-needs children and […]

WO Chamber announces 2018 awards dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its most prestigious event of the year, the annual awards dinner, on Wednesday, May 9, at Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will honor outstanding community servants and business leaders. This year’s […]

WO may see taxes increase by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its April 10 meeting, proposing a total budget of $83,209,749 for the year. Nearly 64 percent of the operating budget will come from property taxes; the town will collect $52,982,824.98 in taxes — a nearly 2-percent increase, according to business […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in various locations in the Essex County Park System. Each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be […]

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