Women who make a difference to be recognized in memory of Sister Rose Thering

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Writer activist Devorah Halberstam will share her poignant story of the terrorist attack that took her 16-year-old son, Ari, at the 23rd annual Evening of Roses fundraiser at Seton Hall University on Sunday, May 1. Her life’s transformation, motivated by the memory of her son, led her to support victims the […]

Individuals honored in WO for spreading diversity education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The spotlight turned in a different direction as the American Conference on Diversity highlighted the work of five community activists, who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that the underrepresented will always have a voice, at the 68th annual Statewide Humanitarian Awards at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange on April […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

Food drive to benefit local pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second St. Cloud Cares Neighborhood Food Drive will be Saturday, April 23. All collected items will be delivered to the West Orange Food Pantry, housed at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, which regularly experiences precipitous drops in stock during the summer months. Orange fliers have been distributed to St. Cloud neighborhood […]

Town eschews lowest-bidding grant writer for better fit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a one-year contract with a grant-writing firm at its April 5 meeting despite the fact that the company in question was not actually the lowest bidder to respond to the township’s Request For Proposal. The council voted 3-1-1 in favor of awarding Millennium Strategies LLC […]

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to ‘Race for the Cure’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Breast cancer is not usually considered a cause for celebration, but for the hundreds of survivors expected at the 2016 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, presented by ShopRite and Xfinity, it’s a much anticipated day to celebrate. Nearly 3,000 people are expected to be at the Essex […]

Draft scandal rocks Mountain Top League

Basketball coaches accuse trustee, Clippers coach of stacking championship-winning team

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several coaches involved in the Mountain Top League’s middle school boys basketball program are coming out against the way two players who had missed the draft were placed on a team, accusing one basketball trustee in particular of creating a “stacked” team that eventually won the championship. The trustee in question […]

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Library employees and supporters took to the streets in objection to the Township Council’s decision not to provide additional funding for the library in this year’s municipal budget, holding an “informational picket” outside Town Hall during the council’s April 5 meeting. Led by staff representative Rene Garzon of […]

WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]