Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

Citizen action at its finest in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From left, Roz Moskowitz Bielski, Ipek Kaynar Rohloff, Lori Stewart Kapferer and Jerry Eben enjoy a light moment while discussing implementation strategies for the recently awarded NJ Prevention Network Grant as a result of their March 2016 ‘Get Active’ grant application. Grant coordinator Jenna Giaquinto congratulated this citizen group collaboration and […]

EO school walkout planned to illustrate problems faced

EO school walkout planned to illustrate problems faced

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Students at STEM Academy School protested Friday, May 20, after receiving news the East Orange Board of Education had decided to transfer their principal to another school in the district. And on Monday, May 23, the STEM students joined members of the East Orange Education Association teachers union at a protest […]

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

NEWARK, NJ — When minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam came to Newark on Monday, May 23, to speak at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Springfield Avenue, Rasheed Williams made sure to be in the audience. A resident of Irvington and a practicing Muslim, Williams is also a grassroots organizer representing the former Team […]

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

School district renames Pleasantdale as Kelly Elementary School, mayor honors astronaut twins

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s internationally famous astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly returned to their hometown May 19 for Kelly Family Day, an out-of-this-world recognition of their NASA accomplishments that included the renaming of Pleasantdale Elementary School in their honor. Hundreds of students and teachers joined residents, government officials and Kelly relatives in counting […]

West Orange Relay raises close to $40,000 in one night

West Orange Relay raises close to $40,000 in one night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange hosted its 12th successful Relay for Life at West Orange High School, from May 20 to May 21, with more than 300 people intermittently walking around a track all night in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and provide some insight into the physical discomfort cancer […]

Chamber recognizes those who contribute to township

Chamber recognizes those who contribute to township

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Regal Bank was honored as the Business of the Year at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner at the Crestmont Country Club on May 18. Capping off an evening of delicious food, excellent networking and heartfelt tributes to the various award recipients, Tina Parsons, the bank’s branch manager, […]