West Orange celebrates its connection to Gen. McClellan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently installed its latest historical marker, commemorating the life of Civil War Gen. George B. McClellan, who lived in West Orange from 1863 to his death at this location on Oct. 29, 1885. The marker is located on Prospect Avenue at the entrance to the Kelly Athletic Complex. This […]

Get electrified by the fourth annual Muckers Ball

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Friends of Edison will host its fourth annual Muckers Ball, to raise funds for the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the 211 Main St. The Muckers’ Ball provides an enjoyable evening to celebrate the Muckers who worked with […]

800 come together to ‘STOP for Nikhil’

Nikhil Badlani Foundation raises $45,000 at event, unites community against careless driving

800 come together to ‘STOP for Nikhil’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds gathered to kick off the “STOP for Nikhil” on the track at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 17. The 5K run and 3K walk was organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation for the seventh year in honor of Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student […]

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sodexo, the food service provider for the West Orange School District, answered a call for help from the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and provided several cases of food to be distributed to its members. Board of Education member Laura Lab saw a post on social media started by residents and […]

Outreaching into closets and cupboards

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Outreach Committee at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood gathered a truckload of gently used children’s clothing and household goods earlier this month to help stock the thrift store at Holy Trinity Church in West Orange. Available for sale, the donations help provide essential services for neighbors of Holy […]

Shredding Day in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will hold a Shredding Day on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Shred general items, financial documents, receipts and expenditures. This service is free for all township residents, though ID is required. There is a four-box […]

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

By Jenny Goldberg / Staff Writer ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage they wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the […]

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland golf outing supports special needs in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual William “Lefty” Boland Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, at Essex County Country Club in West Orange. The day begins with a barbecue lunch on the patio; at the conclusion of the tournament the venue shifts to nearby Libretti’s Restaurant for a cocktail hour, dinner and […]

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