County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WOHF celebrates inaugural year of helping WO’s Hispanic population

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation celebrated its first anniversary with a party at Elks Lodge No. 1590 on July 30. The event gathered members of the township’s growing Hispanic population for an evening of food and musical performances by several acclaimed Latin artists. It all culminated with the honoring of nine […]

Fighting hunger in our community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Elks Lodge 1154 present Rent Party with a $2,000 check to fight hunger in the community. From left are Chris Dickson, Dave Wagner, Karen Rutberg, Bill Ehlers, Mike Leonard and Bob Donnelly. Photo Courtesy of Ron Housley

WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WWII vets honored with quilts as thank you for service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Domenick Tutalo and Anthony Piccoline were just 18 years old when they enlisted in the U.S. military during World War II. Neither knew at the time that they would soon participate in two of the most significant battles in history — Tutalo at Iwo Jima and Piccoline at Normandy. And after […]