WO Knights take top spot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Knights are the new Essex County Travel League champions. From left are West Orange’s Jhensen Touze, assistant coach Chris Codey, Stephen Niamke, Alex Massung, Jermaine James, Darius Phillips, Anthony Pasquale, Marley Stewart, Augustine Okpe, David Thorpe, Koran Swinney and head coach Richard Codey. The team ended its season at […]

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

Politicians recall Fabiano, his legacy and his passion

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council dedicated part of its Dec. 6 meeting to honoring Michael Fabiano, the former West Orange Democratic Party chairman and deputy mayor who died July 11, at the age of 74. The council was joined by Mayor Robert Parisi; state Assemblyman John McKeon; state Senator Richard Codey; […]

Codey introduces bill to ban coupons for prescription drugs when lower-cost alternatives exist

TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Richard Codey recently introduced legislation to ban the use of manufacturer coupons and other discount offers for certain prescription drugs when a lower-cost alternative, such as generic versions of the drug, exists. The bill would address a practice often used by manufacturers to drive consumers to their products with a […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Very few people can truly say that they love what they do for a living. Even those with multimillion-dollar salaries complain about the long hours and other aggravations. But Marie DeMaio is a different story. The Washington Elementary School principal is in her milestone 55th year as an educator and has […]

Elks Lodge 135 hosts picnic fundraiser to send children with special needs to summer camp

Elks Lodge 135 hosts picnic fundraiser to send children with special needs to summer camp

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Elks Lodge 135 members hosted their annual picnic fundraiser at the lodge‘s headquarters on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 17. “Our main mission is on behalf of children with challenges, and veterans,” Susan Reinhardt, who serves as the chairperson for Children With Challenges at Elks Lodge 135, said Sept. 17. […]

Codey bill to strengthen substance abuse prevention efforts in schools is signed into law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey that aims to ensure that substance abuse instruction in public schools incorporates the most current, evidence-based standards and practices was signed into law Sept. 6, according to a release from Codey’s office. “Our schools are responsible for teaching our children about drugs, their negative effects […]

State Senate approves two bills to bolster the battle against substance abuse

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Senator Richard J. Codey that aims to ensure that substance abuse instruction in public schools incorporates the most current, evidence-based standards and practices received final legislative approval in the Senate in June. “Schools across the state are responsible for teaching our children about drugs, their negative effects […]

West Orange Relay raises close to $40,000 in one night

West Orange Relay raises close to $40,000 in one night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange hosted its 12th successful Relay for Life at West Orange High School, from May 20 to May 21, with more than 300 people intermittently walking around a track all night in order to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and provide some insight into the physical discomfort cancer […]