West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

West Orange shows Irish pride at parade

  WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated its 65th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade March 13 in downtown West Orange. Maureen O’Hara served as grand marshal and the deputy grand marshal positions were filled by Brian Aker, John Kevin McElroy, Michael Patrick Keigher and Tim Sexton. Photos by Steve Ellmore

WO to see improvements soon thanks to CDBG

WO to see improvements soon thanks to CDBG

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has received a total of $440,000 from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development that provides monies to projects benefiting low- and moderate-income populations. That total […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

CDBG grants to improve quality of life in two towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange, Maplewood and a local nonprofit organization have received a total of $297,753 from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development that provides monies to […]

18 candidates file for upcoming Orange election

  ORANGE, NJ — Monday, March 7, was the filing deadline for candidates running for mayor and three open at-large seats on the Orange City Council in the May 10 nonpartisan municipal election, and several nominating petitions were turned in at the City Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. According to Joyce Lanier, the city clerk, […]

MS awareness in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township Councilman Jerry Guarino, whose sister has multiple sclerosis, presents Arnold Levy of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a proclamation for MS Awareness Week, which runs March 7 through 13, at the March 8 council meeting.

On fire in the kitchen

On fire in the kitchen

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood fire departments took part in ‘Cooked and Uncorked,’ a food and wine festival in Edison on Feb. 29, in support of the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association and the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas. The evening ‘put fire to good use’ with a […]

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

West Orange gets ready to support ACS, host Relay for Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society event at which people raise money and awareness for cancer treatment by walking around a track all night, officially launched in West Orange with a kick-off ceremony at the Codey Arena on Feb. 25, roughly two months before the actual fundraiser takes place. […]

West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]

Marley makes good

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias, 11, is presented with a commendation at the Feb. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting for her #1000BlackGirlBooks project, created to collect and distribute books that represent young black females as main literary characters. Marley is pictured above with her parents, council President Victor Cirilo […]