Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

COVID-19 survivor credits West Orange firefighters for saving his life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Bill Squires was transported to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston by the West Orange Fire Department on March 26, 2020, with a high fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Squires required hospitalization and ultimately spent 32 days on a ventilator, followed by subsequent rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for […]

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry distributed 400 turkeys and bags with other food items ahead of Thanksgiving with the help of the West Orange community and volunteers.  In addition to every individual turkey, food item and monetary donation that made this all happen, United Presbyterian Church assisted with food bag […]

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]

Kessler community learns about wheelchair-accessible vehicles

Kessler community learns about wheelchair-accessible vehicles

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Every year, more than 17,000 individuals experience a spinal cord trauma and thousands more suffer a debilitating illness that results in reduced mobility. For these individuals, a wheelchair-accessible vehicle provides them a better life and an opportunity for freedom to go to work, school or just a trip to the park. […]

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

Chabad dinner highlights the amazing effects of kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 people attended Chabad of West Orange’s annual dinner on June 13 to honor Rachelle and Richard Press, Lina and Felix Kanchik, and Regina and Ruslan Dimarsky. The theme of the dinner was “6.13, Do A Mitzvah!” In the Bible, God gives 613 commandments, or mitzvot, to the Jewish […]

SHU professors with Kessler consult on major motion picture

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University professor Lauren Snowdon and adjunct faculty member Maggie McNiece, both of whom also work at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, were presented with the opportunity to work on “The Upside,” a major motion picture, after giving a tour of Kessler to the movie’s producers and actor Bryan Cranston. […]

Kessler to host art exhibit on ‘Unmasking Brain Injury’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation will host an opening reception for a new art exhibit titled “Unmasking Brain Injury” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s gallery, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. The public is invited to attend. The exhibit features masks created by […]

WOHS seniors named Board of Education student liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Aarushi Bhatnagar and Sessina Dani have been named as the first-ever student liaisons to the West Orange Board of Education. The two will attend board meetings, provide input, and present student reports to the board and public. Bhatnagar is an active member of the West Orange […]