St. Mark’s repair proceeds, faces monetary constraints

Work proceeds slowly to restore historic St. Mark’s Church

St. Mark’s repair proceeds, faces monetary constraints

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The restoration of the historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is progressing slowly but surely in the wake of the New Year’s Day fire that left the 188-year-old local icon severely damaged. Minister Sergio Artiles Jr. of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church, the congregation that occupied the building up until the […]

Book sale at the WOPL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the West Orange Public Library will hold a fall book sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, collector-level event, according to Friends. A great selection of thousands of books […]

WO baseball team honored for excellence, sportsmanship

WO baseball team honored for excellence, sportsmanship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Athletic League 12U Travel Baseball Team received a commendation at the Sept. 6 Township Council meeting. Some of the team’s myriad accomplishments include winning the New Providence 12-year division in summer 2016; being the runner-up in the Montville league in spring 2016; playing a doubleheader against Verona […]

Appellate court upholds decision that sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment is allowed to hold a public job

NEWARK, NJ — Last week an appellate court upheld a 2014 decision not to strip a sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment of his ability to hold a public job. The ruling supports Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez’s decision that allows John Warnock — who was found guilty of harassing a woman outside a West Orange […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]

Write on Sports celebrates 11 years

NEWARK, NJ — Write on Sports, a West Orange-based organization, will host its 11th anniversary gala on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club, 1085 Raymond Boulevard in Newark. The event will also celebrate the accomplishments of Write on Sports’ students and honor the 2016 Literacy Champions Lindsay […]

Second Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser to be held in October

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Oct. 12, The Shauger Group, West Orange PBA Local 25, West Orange Firefighters Association FMBA Local 28, West Orange SOA Local 228 and West Orange Scholarship Fund will host the second Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser. The event will raise funds for the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, which was […]

Newark police arrest teen fleeing from car stolen out of West Orange

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, Newark police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard; the vehicle had been reported stolen out of West Orange. With the assistance of NPD1, Newark’s public safety helicopter, officers on the ground located the […]