West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz and his family to the front lawn of West Orange Town Hall for the town’s 18th annual Hanukkah menorah lighting on Nov. 29. The rabbi sang prayers in Hebrew before the mayor joined him and others in dancing the hora, a traditional Jewish circular […]

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian flag raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month.  Mayor Robert D. Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella both spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian pride that […]

West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi greeted students as they arrived for school during National Walk to School Day on Oct. 6. The event was celebrated locally at Kelly Elementary School and recognizes the benefits of biking and walking to school while raising awareness for street safety.  During the event, groups of walkers, referred […]

Surgery center cuts ribbon on new location in West Orange

Surgery center cuts ribbon on new location in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Parisi was on hand to help Dr. Kaixuan Liu cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Advanced Spine & Outpatient Surgery Center on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange on Sept. 24. The practice originally came to another West Orange location from Union in 2010 before moving to […]

History made at West Orange flag-raising event

History made at West Orange flag-raising event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 1 as all the flags of Latin American countries were marched in one by one and placed on a special podium, creating a colorful display. In addition to speeches in Spanish and English, traditional Argentine dances were performed for […]

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A serenity bench honoring the memory of Zach Massader was dedicated in a brief ceremony at the senior courtyard of West Orange High School on Sept. 24. Massader was a former student who committed suicide in 2018. The effort was spearheaded by Councilwoman Tammy Williams working closely with Abdel and Lauren […]

STOP for Nikhil exceeds $50,000 fundraising goal

STOP for Nikhil exceeds $50,000 fundraising goal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thirteen-year-old Ronan Carter finished first overall and the Nikhil Badlani Foundation surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal as the 11th annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run returned to Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School in person on Sept. 19 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to go virtual last year. The […]

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