Learn about Edison during World War I

Learn about Edison during World War I

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township historian Joseph Fagan will present “Thomas Edison During World War I” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Everyone is invited to this free event.  This event is part of the “One Book, One Town – West […]

Two historical markers installed at Eagle Rock Reservation

Two historical markers installed at Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two new colorful historical markers were installed inside the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Oct. 8. The markers were placed side by side along the road near the entrance. They highlight the days of the long-gone Eagle Rock resort and the Eagle Rock Hill Climb, an auto race whose […]

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barbara Smith Rickel Ochs, left, and Mary Jo Connolly attend the Aug. 29 historical marker dedication for the former West Orange Police Station. The historical marker was placed by the Downtown West Orange Alliance in front Main Street Liquors at 56 Main St. to mark the West Orange Police Department’s former […]

Parade marshals don their sashes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration officially kicked off at Mayfair Farms on Feb. 17 with the investiture ceremony for the grand marshal and three deputy grand marshals, introducing them to the community and adding them to the ranks of those who have led the parade before them since […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall on May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The most decorated town in the state, West Orange played host to current military personnel and veterans, as well as West Orange High School’s […]

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