Downtown West Orange welcomes the easing of indoor mask restrictions

Downtown West Orange welcomes the easing of indoor mask restrictions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Downtown West Orange business owners are excited once again to welcome visitors to their businesses without indoor mask and social-distancing restrictions, according to a recent press release New Jersey has eased its indoor mask and social-distancing restrictions. While most businesses may decide on their own in-store mask rules, they will no […]

With cooperative weather, Fagan holds downtown walking tour

With cooperative weather, Fagan holds downtown walking tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange historian Joseph Fagan led a downtown walking tour on May 15, highlighting local history for those in attendance, including state Sen. Richard Codey. Codey joined the tour for the talking stop across from historic St. Mark’s Church and he smiled as Fagan explained impromptu that Codey is one of […]

West Orange welcomes new medical practice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilwomen Michelle Casalino and Tammy Williams look on as Mayor Robert Parisi prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon welcoming TruAlly Medical and Dr. Christine Persaud to downtown West Orange. Persaud is board certified in sports, family and obesity medicine and looks forward to serving the local community where she […]

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new historical marker honoring Anthony Thompson was unveiled Sept. 27 at Tory Corner in downtown West Orange. Thompson was the last surviving enslaved person in Essex County. He lived in West Orange across from this location as a freeman from 1833 until his death in 1884. From left are Superintendent […]

Hometown veterans now on display in downtown West Orange

Hometown veterans now on display in downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance launched the Hometown Hero program this past February but experienced delays due to the worldwide pandemic. The first group of 26 banners was finally installed on July 29. The Hometown Heroes program is intended to honor hometown veterans and the banners with pictures are submitted and […]

Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Rotary’s “Taste of the World,” held at Mayfair Farms on Feb. 24, raised more than $25,000 for scholarships and will benefit local and international organizations and charities. Administrators, board members, faculty and staff from the West Orange School District, local dignitaries and elected officials, and members of […]

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., West Orange Public Library will host a lecture about Thomas Edison, who invented — among many other items — Christmas lights in the 1880s. Lecturer Mike Brick will go into detail about how Christmas lights came into being and about the first-ever Christmas lights, […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]