West Orange schools create 1,000 cards for troops

West Orange schools create 1,000 cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and community members across West Orange took a few moments to create beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards for active-duty servicepersons deployed or stationed away during the holiday season around the world, resulting in nearly 1,000 reminders of love and support. In addition to the cards from West Orange, neighboring towns […]

WOHS senior Elijah Millington accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

WOHS senior Elijah Millington accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Elijah Millington has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for the 2020-2021 school year. “I am very excited to be attending the Naval Academy,” Millington said. “To not only have the ability to participate in the engineering major of my choice but […]

Saluting the Essex Troop

Saluting the Essex Troop

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new historical marker in front of the armory on Pleasant Valley Way honors the home of the 102nd Cavalry of the Essex Troop. Members posed as the unveiling took place in a brief ceremony on Nov. 16. The Essex Troop dates to 1890 and the armory in West Orange has […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Friday, Nov. 1, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran who represents the 11th District, joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. During the ceremony, the county executive posthumously presented an Essex County Community Star Award […]

Collecting supplies for our troops

Collecting supplies for our troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community is being asked to donate items to be sent to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who will be stationed away from home during the holiday season. A collection box will be available through Nov. 30 in the Municipal Clerk’s Office in Room 101 at Town Hall, 66 Main […]

Committee for servicepersons donates photo album to Durand-Hedden

Committee for servicepersons donates photo album to Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Committee for Servicemen and Servicewomen has donated a long-forgotten photo album of World War II servicemen and women to the Durand-Hedden House for its archives and public viewing. The album contains the photographs of 147 servicepersons — 139 men and eight women. It was assembled by the then-Maplewood Committee for […]

Marine Corps opportunities for students, educators

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Marine Corps Recruiting Station New Jersey presents the annual Marine Corps Scholarship and Naval Academy Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr.’s office, 60 Nelson Place, 14th floor, Newark.  Also, the Marine Corps Educator Workshop will run from March 31 to […]

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