Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

Local donation demonstrates community commitment and caring

Local donation demonstrates community commitment and caring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange first responders and town public schools were the recipients of assorted personal protective equipment and school supplies thanks to a donation by Staples of West Orange. West Orange officials gathered in the Prospect Avenue store on Dec. 4 to accept the large donation of needed supplies.  Store manager Naji […]

West Orange salutes its veterans

West Orange salutes its veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s annual Veterans Day ceremony couldn’t take place as usual this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so it was livestreamed on Facebook on Nov. 11. Hosted as usual by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joe Brennan, the ceremony was still held outside the West Orange Police Department’s headquarters. […]

Girl Scouts learn about democracy from mayor

Girl Scouts learn about democracy from mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi explains the function of municipal government to Girl Scout Troop No. 20745 from St. Cloud Elementary School on the patio at Rock Spring Golf Club. Troop leader Melissa Butler brought nine girls on Nov. 13 to engage in a discussion with the mayor as they work toward achieving […]

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

Nearly 2K pieces of WO mail found behind dumpster

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mail that was addressed to be delivered to residents in West Orange was found in and behind dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Oct. 7. A mail carrier from Kearney, Nicholas Beauchene, was arrested and charged with one count of delay, secretion or detention […]

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

IRVINGTON, NJ — Upholding the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation have made a point of giving recognition to their black communities. Drawing out a host of dignitaries — including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey and state Sen. Ronald Rice — Irvington Mayor Tony […]

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new historical marker honoring Anthony Thompson was unveiled Sept. 27 at Tory Corner in downtown West Orange. Thompson was the last surviving enslaved person in Essex County. He lived in West Orange across from this location as a freeman from 1833 until his death in 1884. From left are Superintendent […]

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