At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and parents in West Orange expressed concern regarding allegedly racist incidents in the district at several recent Board of Education meetings, after a West Orange High School American history teacher reportedly taught a lesson on how the invention of the cotton gin entrenched slavery in the country by increasing the […]

Twenty Essex County artists featured in upcoming exhibition at NJ State Museum

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Museum will present the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual show “Reemergence” from June 25 through April 30. New Jersey is home to a diverse and robust artistic community; the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlights the work of visual artists and craftspeople from around the state.  This year’s […]

Bank celebrates rebranding at two West Orange branches

Bank celebrates rebranding at two West Orange branches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ascendia Bank, formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, celebrated its new name and refreshed identity with a rebranding celebration on Saturday, May 14, at its four branches, located at 175 Rock Road in Glen Rock, 250 Lincoln Ave. in Hawthorne, 474 Prospect Ave. in West Orange and 83 Northfield Ave. in West […]

Four public servants sworn in as West Orange police officers

Four public servants sworn in as West Orange police officers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congratulations to four new West Orange police officers who were officially sworn in by Mayor Robert D. Parisi during the conference agenda at the West Orange Township Council meeting on June 14. Pictured before the brief ceremony are, from left, Officer Corey Gray, Officer Michael Giovine, Chief James Abbott, Parisi, Officer […]

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

MILLBURN, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest held its annual gala, “An Evening of Laughter,” on Wednesday, June 1, outdoors at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Millburn. This year, JFS honored the legacy of Maxine Myers and renamed its volunteer department the Maxine Myers JFS Volunteer Services Department in her memory. Myers was a cherished […]

West Orange Street Fair draws thousands downtown

West Orange Street Fair draws thousands downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The popular West Orange Street Fair made its successful return on June 4, after a two-year suspension due to COVID. One of the biggest events of the year in West Orange, the 2022 street fair attracted thousands of visitors, who enjoyed local crafters, food from local vendors, street performers, a classic […]

‘JuneTee’ event in West Orange to celebrate black leaders in Essex County

‘JuneTee’ event in West Orange to celebrate black leaders in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, June 17, Space 2 Create founder Talia Young and Councilwoman Tammy Williams will host “JuneTee,” a Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the annual holiday memorializing the liberation of enslaved people in the United States. The inaugural Juneteenth all-day event will take place at Rock Spring Golf Club, 90 Rock Spring […]

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on June 2, recognizing students for academic successes, athletic achievements, community service and more, and distributing scholarships totaling nearly $400,000. The West Orange Scholarship Fund, overseeing several community scholarships, distributed a record $140,900 to 142 students. Formed in 1923, the fund […]