MTL spring sports season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mountain Top League is offering several youth sports options for the spring 2016 season: Girls’ softball, the only softball program in West Orange, is for girls in pre-K through sixth-grade, register by March 15; Soccer, the largest youth sports program in town, has two programs, an in-house recreation league and 3v3 […]

West Orange coming together for Team Jimmy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jimmy Tiernan, a senior at West Orange High School, has recently been diagnosed with leukemia, and his friends are rallying to help him and his family with upcoming treatments. A Go Fund Me page has been set up by his friend Paige Cooper where donations can be made: In addition, […]

Junior League brings community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Community groups are joining forces — for a fourth year — in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering […]

Frelinghuysen tours St. Mark’s Church

U.S. representative pledges his support — though not financial — to the historic church's restoration

Frelinghuysen tours St. Mark’s Church

WEST ORANGE, NJ — U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen toured the remains of the fire-damaged St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and discussed avenues to pursue in restoring the structure with church representatives and township officials during a visit to West Orange on Feb. 17. Frelinghuysen represents Congressional District 11, which includes parts of West Orange, in the […]

Gregory School celebrates Black History Month with inspirational assembly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gregory School students and staff joined together in the gymnasium Feb. 11 for a Black History Month assembly featuring students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Kindergarten classes opened the assembly with a memorized reading of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, bringing applause […]

West Orange High School hosts visiting Chinese exchange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six exchange students from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School in China were formally welcomed to West Orange High School on Feb. 11 for a one-week visit accompanied by their teacher and chaperone, Liang Chen. In 2010, the Asia Society and Hanban, the Central Chinese Education Committee, selected the Chinese program of […]

Fine dining at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Daughters of Israel Fine Dining program on the Healthcare Foundation of NJ Special Care Unit at Barnhard Pavilion took place Feb. 2. The event featured waiters clad in formal attire serving up gourmet fare that included chicken florentine and roasted prime rib. Above, Daughters of Israel resident Bobbie Frank, left, […]