West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

Donate toys to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund is holding a toy drive through Friday, Dec. 13. Residents are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys, which will be delivered to West Orange families in need during the holiday season. Toys are accepted for children up to age 10. Donations can be made from 8:30 […]

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and Liberty Middle School Principal Robert Klemt were all on hand for a fun afternoon of community engagement as they attended the annual senior citizens Halloween party on Oct. 25 in the Katz Center at Degnan Park. The event was run by Department […]

WOPD officers promoted in Oct. 18 ceremony

WOPD officers promoted in Oct. 18 ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange police officers were promoted in an Oct. 18 ceremony at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Each officer was sworn in by Mayor Robert Parisi, with a member of their family holding the Bible. Rich McDonald was promoted to captain, Tito John was promoted to lieutenant and Rory Kearns was […]

Celebrating Italian heritage in West Orange

Celebrating Italian heritage in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Italian flag-raising ceremony took place on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 10. This event celebrating Italian heritage was sponsored by the Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO. Mayor Robert Parisi addressed the crowd and said that these ceremonies serve as a reminder of the importance that all […]

Policemen promoted within the WOPD

Policemen promoted within the WOPD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange policemen were promoted at an official ceremony on Oct. 8 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Michael Keighter was promoted from captain to deputy chief, John Connolly was promoted from lieutenant to captain, and Jeffrey Krimmel was promoted from officer to sergeant. They were all sworn in by Mayor […]

Parisi is featured guest on ‘The Giblin Report’

Parisi is featured guest on ‘The Giblin Report’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi was a recent guest on the cable TV show “The Giblin Report.” This half-hour program is hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, who represents the 34th District. The show was taped Oct. 11 in studios of the School of Communication and Media on the Montclair State University […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]

WO residents STOP for Nikhil

Annual STOP for Nikhil raises road safety awareness

WO residents STOP for Nikhil

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds gathered once again at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sept. 15 for the ninth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011 when […]