WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WOAHO celebrates MLK Jr. Day with residents of Canterbury Village

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service to all mankind and exemplifying genuine brotherhood to “all God’s children” was not left unnoticed by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  In celebration of King’s birthday, WOAHO members spent their time volunteering with residents at the Canterbury Village assisted living residence. Many of […]

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School rallied to collect supplies for a meaningful service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and successfully packaged 288 “kindness kits” that were donated to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. “In preparation for the event, students learned about Dr. King through videos, books, conversations and more,” guidance […]

MMS students honor King’s life and legacy

MMS students honor King’s life and legacy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 800 Maplewood Middle School students and staff held the school’s 20th annual MLK Silent Peace March in remembrance of the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Students walked in silence through Maplewood Village and ended the walk with a rendition of “We Shall Overcome,” led by the MMS concert choir, […]

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — District fifth graders had the opportunity to hear from civil rights pioneer Lynda Blackmon Lowery at a Jan. 16 assembly at South Orange Middle School. This was part of the district’s “One Book One Grade” program, under which every fifth grader in the school district read Lowery’s book “Turning 15 on […]

West Orange residents join hundreds in Day of Service

West Orange residents join hundreds in Day of Service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents, Jimmie Howard, left, and  James Howard, participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with more than 200 other volunteers to pack meals for homeless individuals in Newark, visit an assisted living facility in West Orange, renovate and furnish rooms for residents in the Newark YMCA, […]

County exec outlines plans for new EC office building

County exec outlines plans for new EC office building

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. was joined by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday, Jan. 22, as he outlined plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot office building at the Essex County Hall of Records Complex in Newark. In addition, DiVincenzo proposed to name the “Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building.” […]

Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

Town honors community leaders who embody MLK legacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Jan. 20 honored four town residents at West Orange High School and featured performers from WOHS and the Fountain Baptist Church in Summit. Maurice Stinnett, the vice president of diversity and inclusion for BSE Global, delivered the keynote address. Councilwoman Cindy […]

SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOCO honors beloved community members for MLK Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization held its 50th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 12 at South Orange Middle School. Beloved Community Awards were presented to Adunni Slackman Anderson of South Orange and former Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca. Photos Courtesy of Nancy Gagnier

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