‘Faith & Prevention’ for holistic care in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Interfaith Steering Committee co-chairmen Pastor Misael Guzman and Deacon Frank Ingalls invite everyone to “Faith & Prevention: Impacting our Future Health” on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Life Christian Church, 747 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. This […]

Sixth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K fundraiser raises $52,000

Community pledges to end distracted driving for Nikhil

Sixth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K fundraiser raises $52,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/Walk raised more than $52,000 and attracted more than 800 people for its sixth year at West Orange High School on Sept. 18. That money will go toward funding the programs of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, a West Orange nonprofit organization that has promoted safe driving […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

Tammy Williams named West Orange HRC chairwoman

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi has appointed Tammy Williams as chairwoman of the West Orange Human Relations Commission. The new chairwoman is charged with leading the commission in its efforts to develop and implement programs and initiatives that encourage a positive and constructive dialog within the township about diversity and diversity-related issues; encourages […]

West Orange pre-game football ceremony honors veteran, athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident, Vietnam veteran and community activist Al Hughes was recognized in a pre-game ceremony along with West Orange High School Hall of Fame athletes on Sept. 9 in Suriano Stadium. Board of Education President Laura Lab, Vice President Mark Robertson, and board members Sandra Mordecai and Ron Charles were […]

American Conference on Diversity to host networking reception

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The American Conference on Diversity will host the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. During this year’s annual fundraiser, the American Conference on Diversity will present the Commercial Real Estate Industry Humanitarian Award […]

Lowell Place incident not random act

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange police say an incident Thursday night, Sept. 22, that left a township man with minor injuries was not a random act, according to a Sept. 23 press release from the township. Police received reports of shots fired in the area of Lowell Place on Sept. 22 just after 10 […]

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

GOA opens arms to LGBTQ community, full acceptance

GOA institutes all-gender bathrooms at its campuses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy in West Orange is practicing “chesed,” or loving kindness, through its conscious endeavor to include everyone in the Jewish community, last week designating all-gender restrooms at its Eric F. Ross Upper School Campus and Wilf Lower School Campus. The move was taken to cultivate a welcoming environment for […]

Three teenagers face charges in fake drug deal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An 18-year-old Fanwood woman and two West Orange teenagers face charges after the woman allegedly told police the pair brandished a handgun during a fake marijuana deal, according to a Sept. 22 release from West Orange Township. Madison McBride, 18, of Shady Lane, Fanwood, is charged with loitering to obtain a […]