Reaffirming love at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Josiah and Loise Nganga, both staff members at Daughters of Israel, reaffirmed their wedding vows at the facility on June 24, celebrating 14 years together. Rabbi Zvi Karpel, chaplain at Daughters, officiated at the elaborate and festive ceremony, which also included a champagne fountain serving punch, delectable hors d’oeuvres and a […]

Residents report seeing black bear in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, July 4, at approximately 6:30 p.m., residents reported seeing a black bear cub on Skyline Drive in the rear of one of the homes. As of yesterday evening, N.J. fish and game had been notified and residents were keeping an eye on the situation. Though not seen, the mother […]

WO Chamber of Commerce to hold networking event at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will host a summer networking event on Wednesday, July 13, at Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. To attend the event, RSVP online at www.westorangechamber.com. Admission to the event is charged, though chamber members will receive a discount.

DWOA hosts fun summer to introduce you to the downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance has a slew of activities planned for this summer, with each program featuring a new section of downtown West Orange every Thursday. Each Thursday event will be free, fun and family-friendly. Check the DWOA website for an updated schedule of events. Scheduled for Thursdays during the […]

Cliffs residents provide supplies to needy children in Ethiopia

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Cliffs at Eagle Rock, an assisted living facility in West Orange, have been raising funds to provide supplies such as coloring books, crayons, pencils, pens, notebooks, flip flop sandals, lollipops, sharpeners and erasers, to an orphanage and school in Ethiopia. Residents at the Cliffs took on a goal of raising […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents and family members filled the auditorium at West Orange High School on June 20 as their eighth-grade Liberty students bade farewell to middle school and looked forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives. Following the processional, Principal Robert Klemt welcomed families and congratulated students on their accomplishments over […]

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted a total of $12,500 to 17 nonprofit organizations benefiting West Orange and New Jersey at its annual Community Service Awards luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 24. All 17 organizations were deemed worthy by the Rotary’s awards committee after submitting letters describing their causes […]

Demanding common-sense gun safety measures

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Members of NCJW/Essex met up with members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to visit the Morristown office of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen to discuss the need for common-sense gun safety measures. From left are NCJW/Essex members Sandra Bayer of Livingston, Phoebe Pollinger of Montclair, Paula Green of South Orange, […]

Orange/West Orange UNICO presents scholarships, awards

Orange/West Orange UNICO presents scholarships, awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter held its Scholarship and Awards Dinner on June 15 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. One UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced and five local area high school students were awarded individual local memorial scholarships. Two Italian language scholarships were also given to high school students. Henry […]