Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Work began this October to create a small “pocket park” at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Main Street. The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO supported this community and park initiative with a grant to the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP, which will manage the project. Scalora Landscape Services of South […]

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

County honors two exceptional Italian-Americans

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Essex County Italian-American Heritage Month observance was held Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of the Essex County Hall of Records. Decorated in the festive Italian colors of red, white and green, the lobby was a standing-room-only backdrop for the cultural festivities. During the cultural event, Essex County Executive Joseph […]

Book sale at West Orange Library a big success

Book sale at West Orange Library a big success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The highly anticipated first major book sale for the Friends of the West Orange Public Library proved to be a big success Oct. 1 and 2, netting approximately $4,000 and clearing the library’s crowded basement of roughly 4,000 books. Friends Vice President Marge Mingin, who managed the sale, told the West […]

Golda Och Academy bids bon voyage to security team member on ‘tikkun olam’ mission

Golda Och Academy bids bon voyage to security team member on ‘tikkun olam’ mission

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Sept. 23, Golda Och Academy Lower School students and faculty bid bon voyage to Michael Mault, a member of the school’s security team, who is embarking on a 44-day transatlantic voyage to raise funds for glioblastoma, an illness that took the lives of his mother, brother and dear friend, […]

West Orange township helps to ‘bag hunger’ at local ShopRite

West Orange township helps to ‘bag hunger’ at local ShopRite

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange township employees showed up in force with Mayor Robert Parisi on Sept. 21 at the Essex Green ShopRite to raise awareness of hunger and hunger insecurity in Essex County. In addition to Parisi, the contingent included business administrator Jack Sayers, police Chief James Abbott, fire Chief Pete Smeraldo, township […]

Breaking the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

West Orange raises $100K for National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, sees large turnout for annual 5K

Breaking the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer marked its 10th year of partnering with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by raising more than $100,000 for the cause Sept. 25. A total of 835 people participated in what is actually the 26th annual event, some just for the […]