Artist advises Redwood students to ‘follow your passion’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A noted artist urged Redwood Elementary School students to find their passion and share it with the world during a Feb. 4 visit for Black History Month. Leroy Campbell, who has become known for his silhouette paintings, told the young students gathered in the library media center that everyone has a passion, […]

All heart at Green Hill

Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill staff and elders participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5, to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Health professionals Maria Socorro Bumanglag and Coretta Brown-Desrivieres presented a discussion on education and lifestyle changes to protect your heart. Heart healthy trail mix […]

Parisi: Edison Village project begins 2016

Despite delays, West Orange mayor is confident construction on Edison Village will start this year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that Edison Village redeveloper DGP Urban Renewal LLC is about ready to close on the $70 million construction loan it had been seeking to fund phase 1 of the project in his State of the Township Address at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the […]

Thomas Edison NHP features in new partnership between Google and NPS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a partnership between the National Park Service and Google, Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be featured in the Google Cultural Institute, a digital platform that makes hundreds of historically and culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online. The Google Cultural Institute uses technologies similar […]

Local youth celebrate the Year of the Monkey at WOPL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Chinese Club celebrated the Chinese New Year with a children’s party at the West Orange Public Library on Feb. 6, joining the hundreds of millions of people around the world in recognizing the new year. Club members rang in the Year of the Monkey two days before […]

With 90 years under his belt, WO man looks to future

Photo Courtesy of Karen Carnevale WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident James Damgen was honored at the Feb. 9 Township Council meeting to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday on Feb. 22. Damgen was joined by his family, front row, from left, Courtney Carnevale, Jamie Carnevale, Sarah Damgen, the man himself and Karen Carnevale, and […]

Mardi Gras at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Everyone enjoyed a day of New Orleans celebrations at Green Hill in West Orange on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9. Elders sang along and danced to NOLA music played by David Rimelis on banjo and fiddle. Cocktails and Cajun inspired tasty treats were served and elders dazzled in colorful Mardi Gras beads. Dinner […]

Police & Clergy Alliance Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Police & Clergy Alliance Meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the West Orange High School Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave. in West Orange. For additional information, call 973-325-4038 or send an email to [email protected]

Film touting Arab American feats premieres at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Philip Kayal and Abe Kasbo had no filmmaking experience prior to producing their first documentary. What they did know was that Arab-Americans are not the evil terrorists that national media often makes them out to be. They knew, though most Americans did not, that Arab immigrants and their descendants […]

District teachers take to the stage in yearly faculty concert

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District’s arts department will once again put its talent on display for a good cause during the 15th annual Music Faculty Scholarship Concert at the Liberty Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Approximately 20 district music educators will perform selections from a variety of genres ranging from […]