West Orange celebrates legacy, message of Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The West Orange Human Relations Commission celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Jan. 18. More than 130 attendees heard keynote speaker Larry Hamm, topmost, give a passionate address on ‘Developing Leaders In the 21st Century.’ Second from top, Citrus, a West Orange High School jazz band, performs. Second from bottom, front row, from left, is Mayor Robert Parisi; and West Orange MLK certificate winners Deputy Chief Matthew Feula, George H. McMurray, Eduardo Pena and Althia Tweiten; and MLK Subcommittee Chairwoman Patrecia West. Back row, from left, are HRC commissioners Reji George, Cynthia Green, Youssef Wadih, Abdur Yasin, Akil Khalfani, Tim Carter, Alexandra DeRonde, Asmeret Ghebremicael, Dagmar Hobson and HRC acting Chairwoman Jane Gaertner. And bottom, congratulating Tweiten on her certificate is Khalfani.