Time-traveling twins from Newark get their start in WO

Time-traveling twins from Newark get their start in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa and Beni Ventura are time traveling through other dimensions to save the history and culture of Puerto Rico, and they’re only 12 years old. The twins from Newark are fictional characters created by Dania Ramos, a Bloomfield resident and writer, director and producer. She, along with producer, sound designer and […]

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

WOPD reps give aid in Puerto Rico

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two West Orange police officers recently spent two weeks in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as part of “Operation NJ Pride,” according to a recent press release from the township. Police Officer Jeffrey James and Detective Sebastian de Leon were among 50 law enforcement personnel from state and local agencies who traveled to […]

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Truly embracing the idea that laughter is the best medicine, a local woman is hosting the “Laugh for a Cause” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Inkosi’s Cafe on Irvington Avenue in South Orange, with proceeds benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and […]

Daughters assists town in aiding Puerto Rico

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daughters of Israel teamed up with the West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and the West Orange Fire Department to assist Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Daughters of Israel is running a drive throughout the month of October, in which staff members are contributing baby food, diapers, laundry detergent, clothing and […]

Maplewood police collect items for Puerto Rico

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood Police Union PBA 44/44a — including, from left, Det. Carlos Baez, Sgt. Christopher Black and Patrol Officer Mathew Jones — have been collecting non-perishable foods, clothes, water, baby food, diapers, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits and more to donate to the Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Dropoffs […]