West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood students

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood elementary schools on Aug. 21. Held at Redwood, Principal Tim Beaumont, acting Assistant Principal Kimya Jackson and Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara were on hand to greet families and help the Rotarians. Students were able to select […]

Two flag raisings in one week celebrate WO diversity

Township celebrates Dominican Republic and Indian cultures at two flag raisings

Two flag raisings in one week celebrate WO diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last week saw two foreign flags raised on the steps of the West Orange Town Hall to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s Restoration Day on Aug. 16; on Aug. 13, before the Township Council meeting; and on Aug. 15 for India’s Independence Day. At each event, residents waved the flags of the […]

Super Bowl champion hosts Clara Maass golf tournament

Super Bowl champion hosts Clara Maass golf tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former New York Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl, a current NFL analyst, served as host of the fifth annual Clara Maass Medical Center Golf Invitational on Monday, Aug. 12, at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange. The event raised $300,000 to support patient services at RWJBarnabas Health’s Clara […]

Local fundraiser to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Local fundraiser to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m. Dozens […]

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

WO Council passes MOU with Ring

TC votes 4-1 for police to have access to doorbell footage shared on Ring app

WO Council passes MOU with Ring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 13, the West Orange Township Council approved a resolution allowing the Police Department to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ring, a doorbell surveillance system owned by Amazon. The MOU allows the WOPD to access the Neighbors app, where citizens who own a Ring system can voluntarily share […]

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance recently received a transformation grant from the Main Street New Jersey program, according to an Aug. 20 press release from the township. The DWOA will receive $20,250 of nearly $350,000 being distributed in MSNJ grants to only 17 downtown district organizations in the state. The grant […]

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library and Turtle Back Zoo will present “Animal Habitats” on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Learn about animals from all different habitats around the globe and how they survive. You might even get to meet one or two! Space […]

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