Town historian donates WWI book to museum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township historian Joseph Fagan recently donated a German Army WWI regimental history book to Jonathan Casey, director of archives at the National World War I Museum and Edward Jones Research Center in Kansas City, Mo. The book was published in 1920 in Stuttgart, Germany, following the war and came to West […]

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

West Orange native remembered for saving the Pinelands, instituting income tax, being honest

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at the age of 93. The Democrat was a two-term governor of New Jersey, from 1974 to 1982. While in office, Byrne enacted the state’s first income tax, legalized casino gambling and led to the development of the Meadowlands […]

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

Community gathers downtown to celebrate Christmas season, welcome Santa Claus to town

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

Christmas comes to West Orange early for Holiday Open House

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Thanksgiving rolls into the rearview mirror and the weather grows crisp and cold, West Orange will ring in the Christmas season with a full day of festivities during its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, presented by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. The full-day wintertime event will begin with […]

West Orange celebrates its connection to Gen. McClellan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently installed its latest historical marker, commemorating the life of Civil War Gen. George B. McClellan, who lived in West Orange from 1863 to his death at this location on Oct. 29, 1885. The marker is located on Prospect Avenue at the entrance to the Kelly Athletic Complex. This […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

Open house brings holiday cheer downtown

Township comes together to ring in Christmas season with tree lighting, trolley tours, Santa Claus

Open house brings holiday cheer downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Christmas again came early in West Orange with the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s annual Holiday Open House and the recreation department’s tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 3. Numerous residents visited the downtown area throughout the day for the Open House, which this year featured pictures with Santa Claus in various locations, a […]

West Orange holiday open house

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will hold its annual holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Washington School, 289 Main St. in West Orange, and all through the downtown. Free family fun with entertainment by Vienna Music School will be at Washington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be […]

Old Timer’s Day at Colgate Park in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 40th annual Old Timer’s Day will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon at Colgate Park, at Franklin Avenue and Cherry Street. The schedule is as follows: batting practice at noon; greetings and introduction at 1 p.m.; the presentation of awards at 1:15 p.m.; an exhibition baseball game at 2 […]