Concert in memory of Nikhil Badlani wows audience

Concert in memory of Nikhil Badlani wows audience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation held its fifth annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil inside the Liberty Middle School Auditorium on June 13. Dozens of music students taking lessons through the foundation’s Music for Nikhil program showed off what they have learned with an eclectic range of songs. From Nikhil’s younger […]

Former WOPD officer heads to the UK on Fulbright

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jim Drylie, a retired West Orange police officer, has been selected for a prestigious scholarship award, the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright, and he will be in the United Kingdom for the fall of 2016 studying the use of deadly force involving police in the United Kingdom. Drylie retired from the West Orange Police […]

WO plans to expand jitney service to cover more of town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange intends to expand its commuter jitney service to cover the Redwood and Pleasantdale sections of town in early 2017, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. Parisi said the township is committed to adding a sixth route that incorporates Pleasant Valley Way and Eagle Rock Avenue so that the surrounding areas […]

Interactive tour to immerse visitors into daily hardships in other countries

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship that releases children from poverty globally, will be bringing its tour, “The Compassion Experience,” to the West Orange area June 24 through 27. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to […]

West Orange Arts Council presents Sizzling Summer Art Sampler

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Curious about painting? Or photography? Or knitting and crocheting? Or creating visual art journal pages? Inquisitive artists-to-be will be able to dabble in these art genres with the help of some gifted instructors on Saturday, June 18, when the West Orange Arts Council will hold its annual Sizzling Summer Art Sampler. […]

78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A brief sun shower did nothing to dampen the spirits of the estimated 800 people attending the Gregory School PTA’s Strawberry Festival on the afternoon of June 11. Children enjoyed a bounce house, inflatable slide and obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, sand art and games. Also on hand were the […]

Conservancy unveils new outdoor sculptures

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, June 14, Essex County and the South Mountain Conservancy unveiled new outdoor sculptures in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Inaugurated in 2012, the Wildflower Sculpture Park is a collaborative initiative by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the South […]

West Orange to hold solidarity vigil for Orlando

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission invites everyone to join in a special vigil Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gathering will take place at the Clipper Picnic Pavilion, near paddleboating, South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange, in solidarity and to remember the lives lost in the […]

TSTI celebrates two female presidents

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Annette Littman of West Orange and Sue Wishnow of Short Hills ­were recently honored for their leadership and vision within the community by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel at the synagogue’s spring celebration. Littman was TSTI’s second female president and is a lifelong board member who continues to share her wisdom and guiding […]