Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Jan. 20 honored four town residents at West Orange High School and featured performers from WOHS and the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit. Maurice Stinnett, the vice president of diversity and inclusion for BSE Global, delivered the keynote address. Councilwoman Cindy […]

TC and BOE pass resolutions supporting DACA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution that supports the reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act at its Jan. 23 meeting, in response to the federal Department of Homeland Security’s repeal of the program. DACA protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as minors from […]

WO community honors King, emulators

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission hosted West Orange residents at The Life Christian Church on Monday, Jan. 15, to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration recognized police officers and community members who have forged the path that King started, and five residents were also honored with […]

Meet the WOBOE candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet West Orange Board of Education candidates Ken Alper and Chris Diaz on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Valley Arts, 400 S. Jefferson St. in Orange. The event will be moderated by Cindy Matute Brown. The forum is sponsored by West Orange Cares About Schools, the West Orange African […]

TC passes municipal ID ordinance 4-1 on first reading

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed an amended version of the Township Identification Card Program ordinance on first reading at its Sept. 19; the previous version of the ordinance had been voted down unanimously at the Sept. 5 meeting due to desired changes and a legal issue — specifically, the ordinance […]

WO community gathers for candlelit vigil

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 80 West Orange residents marched down Main Street and held a candlelit vigil on Thursday, Aug. 17, to show their support for the victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va., as well as to stand up against the white supremacist rallies and terror attacks at the University of Virginia that occurred […]

Essex Rising continues efforts to meet with Frelinghuysen

Essex Rising continues efforts to meet with Frelinghuysen

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several members of the left-leaning political action group Essex Rising held a silent protest outside Liberty Middle School during U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s March 6 visit, calling on the Republican, who represents the state’s 11th District to hold an in-person town hall meeting with his constituents. West Orange partly falls into […]