Kelly Elementary unveils mural made with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation

Kelly Elementary unveils mural made with the Nikhil Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation unveiled another piece of traffic safety–related art on June 22, this time in the front hallway of Kelly Elementary School. To make the collage that illustrates various traffic safety issues, Kelly art teacher Nicole Siebert worked with students to draw and decorate the mural after the NBF’s […]

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on June 2, recognizing students for academic successes, athletic achievements, community service and more, and distributing scholarships totaling nearly $400,000. The West Orange Scholarship Fund, overseeing several community scholarships, distributed a record $140,900 to 142 students. Formed in 1923, the fund […]

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

West Orange HS senior to receive prestigious scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Austin Cowley has been named a recipient of the GE–Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute scholarship. According to the foundation’s website, “The GE–Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th president by rewarding college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity […]

West Orange creates street mural to slow down traffic

West Orange creates street mural to slow down traffic

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, April 30, the Traffic Safety Youth Advisory Board from West Orange High School, members of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, WOHS urban arts and AP arts students, West Orange Township Council members, West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board members, “Art Alchemist” Elijah Minton and hundreds of West Orange residents of […]

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

Essex County announces partnerships with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on Thursday, April 7, that Essex County is participating in 10 partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, New Jersey Children’s Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, Arthritis […]

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

By Cynthia Cumming WEST ORANGE, NJ — As environmental issues continue to grow in importance nationally and around the world, the township of West Orange has expanded its efforts to effect improvements and research sustainable approaches to climate and energy concerns. The West Orange Environmental Commission has been an important part of the process, hosting […]

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 […]

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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