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 […]

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, 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

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 […]