‘Objet Trouve’ exhibit to open at West Orange Arts Center

‘Objet Trouve’ exhibit to open at West Orange Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents “Objet Trouve: An Exhibit of Found Objects,” curated by WOAC Vice Chairperson Carol Black-Lemon. The virtual exhibit will debut Jan. 9 on the West Orange Arts Council website at www.woarts.org and will be open for in-person timed-entry visits at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 […]

Mountain Top League releases 2021 sports roadmap

Mountain Top League releases 2021 sports roadmap

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mountain Top League is an all-volunteer organization that has served the children of West Orange since it was founded in 1959. It remains the largest youth organization in West Orange providing recreational and travel programs for children of all levels in baseball, basketball, softball, hockey and soccer under the Mountain […]

West Orange High School senior writes book on Gen Z

West Orange High School senior writes book on Gen Z

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Riya Goel’s quarantine has been pretty busy. She wrote a book. The West Orange High School senior was bored at home while adjusting to the COVID-19 lockdown and social-distancing guidelines that moved her school day from a classroom to Zoom and canceled her club meetings and sports practices. Then she discovered […]

WOAHO ‘adopts’ Canterbury Village and supports its residents

WOAHO ‘adopts’ Canterbury Village and supports its residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization “adopted” Canterbury Village Assisted Living a few years ago to help make the residents a little more active with art projects. In November, WOAHO art coordinator Linda Robinson crocheted 20 lap blankets for Canterbury residents and also provided a treat of delicious colorful cookies. With […]

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, Dec. 26. Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette, medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran, […]

West Orange TC bids farewell to Krakoviak, Guarino

West Orange TC bids farewell to Krakoviak, Guarino

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council’s last meeting of the year saw council members and the public say goodbye to two longtime councilmen. Joe Krakoviak has served on the council since 2010, starting when he finished Robert Parisi’s unexpired term when Parisi became mayor; Jerry Guarino has served since 2012. Krakoviak opted […]

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

House adopts measure to mitigate Rahway River flooding

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Efforts to abate flooding from the East Branch of the Rahway River are back on, following a Dec. 8 vote from Congress that approved funding for a renewal of the Rahway River flood abatement study. The bill, S1811, also called the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020,” contains provisions for several […]

Nikhil Badlani Foundation awards $2,000 grant to West Orange High School

Nikhil Badlani Foundation awards $2,000 grant to West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation awarded West Orange High School with a $2,000 grant on Dec. 15 in recognition of the school’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. Each year West Orange High School helps to raise funds for the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, whose focus on traffic safety has helped to […]

Liberty Middle School science teacher recognized by National Hockey League

Liberty Middle School science teacher recognized by National Hockey League

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School science teacher Maria David was named “Future Goals Teacher of the Month” in November by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association. The recognition was given by “Future Goals,” an interactive STEM program sponsored by the NHL and NHLPA that provides gameplay and real-world […]