Black Maria returns to WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sponsored by the West Orange Film Society, the Black Maria Film Festival returns to the AMC Dine-In Theatre, Essex Green 9, in honor of Thomas Edison’s birthday, on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at The films will be presented in-person […]

Glenmont named a ‘must-see building’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last month, USA Today published a list compiled by the magazine and American Institute of Architects of New Jersey’s 25 must-see buildings. Thomas Alva Edison’s West Orange estate, Glenmont, made the cut and was included on this distinguished list. “It is fitting that America’s greatest inventor of mass-produced technology should reside […]

Liter of Light returns to WO at end of national tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students became engineers Monday, Dec. 11, when they gathered to build circuits with Liter of Light, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring affordable and sustainable solar light to people without access to electricity. A crowd of students, teachers and town officials came together to make the […]

Muckers Ball brings the Edison factory to life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2017 Muckers Ball was a huge success on Saturday, Oct. 14, helping to raise funds to conserve Thomas Edison’s electric charging station in the Glenmont Garage. The event, which featured live music and food donated by local eateries, celebrating Edison’s spirit of invention as well as the hard work of […]

Family fun at Thomas Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be joining national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with a fee-free day on Saturday, Sept. 30. All activities are free and reservations are not required. The laboratory complex at 211 Main St. in West Orange will be open with […]

Get electrified by the fourth annual Muckers Ball

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Friends of Edison will host its fourth annual Muckers Ball, to raise funds for the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the 211 Main St. The Muckers’ Ball provides an enjoyable evening to celebrate the Muckers who worked with […]

‘The Origins of Sound Recording’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Park Service recently released an online exhibit and videos that share the latest historical research into the beginnings of recorded sound technology. The web presentation, titled “The Origins of Sound Recording,” is available at Recent research calls attention to the work of mid-1800s French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

Display sheds light on West Orange’s history while drawing people into the Main Street corridor

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to City Workshop Men’s Supply Company will find something unique on display. There, among the racks of clothing, stands a large antique wooden beam with several replicas of historic lightbulbs attached to it. One could categorize the piece as an example of steampunk design, but it is by no means […]