WOHS Air Force JROTC celebrates cadet milestones

WOHS Air Force JROTC celebrates cadet milestones

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close.   Mountaineer Squadron’s Major Joseph Marchesini announced that several senior cadets will be entering military academies and programs: Elijah Millington will be attending the Naval Academy. Jonathan Roberson will […]

Notify Nutley of your or your family’s active-duty military service

Notify Nutley of your or your family’s active-duty military service

NUTLEY, NJ — Since 2009, a banner has been on display outside Nutley Town Hall honoring Nutley’s active-duty military residents. The banner is updated twice a year, for Memorial Day and Veterans Day, to reflect any changes in rank and/or status for those members listed, as well as to add names of any newly enlisted […]

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Jonathan Roberson has committed to West Point Military Academy Preparatory School. Cadets committing to the prep school spend one year honing their academic and athletic skills and then enter the military academy. “Before I could remember, the military has been a big influence in my life,” […]

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 […]

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