West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

West Orange teen earns Eagle Scout rank for environmental center project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., right, welcomed Eagle Scout Sebastian Gabriel Ordonez, left, of West Orange, to the Essex County Environmental Center/Garibaldi Hall in Roseland and commended him for successfully completing his Eagle Scout project. Ordonez is a member of Boys Scout Troop 2, based in West Orange. He […]

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

Furlong collects more than 100 suitcases for children in foster care

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Matthew Furlong, a Boy Scout in Bloomfield’s Troop 22 who is working on his Eagle Scout project, has collected more than 100 suitcases for children in the foster care system to carry their belongings in. The idea was inspired by Furlong’s visits to courthouses as a child, when his mother, […]

Boy Scout adds seating area at animal control facility in West Orange

Boy Scout adds seating area at animal control facility in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange, with assistance from Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva, also […]

Elks show their pride and area teenager feeds the hungry

Elks show their pride and area teenager feeds the hungry

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood officials gathered at the South Orange Elks Lodge on June 19 as the Elks raised the Pride flag. Additionally, Chris Dickson of Rent Party introduced Jared Jones, a member of the Columbia High School Class of 2021, who built a Little Food Pantry alongside the Rent Party […]

Eagle Scout project beautifies grounds at West Orange Public Library

Eagle Scout project beautifies grounds at West Orange Public Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Library patrons will now have a new place to sit and enjoy seasonal colors. The West Orange Public Library was the recipient of newly constructed benches in front of the main entrance on Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The Eagle Scout project undertaken by Vin Cilli, of West Orange, yielded two identical wooden […]

Troop 2’s Segal achieves Eagle Scout status

Troop 2’s Segal achieves Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Truman Zachary Segal, of West Orange, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. He joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald Ford, astronaut Neil Armstrong, movie director Steven Spielberg and Supreme Court […]

Jones earns Eagle Scout rank through project at Tuscan

Jones earns Eagle Scout rank through project at Tuscan

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dylan M. Jones, a recent graduate of Columbia High School and a member of South Orange-Maplewood Boy Scout Troop 60, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The badge, together with a certificate and commemorative neckerchief, were presented by Troop Scoutmaster Jeff Bryant and Troop Committee Chairman Jeffrey H. Goldsmith at an […]

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