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 […]

Freeholders honor the life and legacy of Chris Morgan Jr.

Freeholders honor the life and legacy of Chris Morgan Jr.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During a special presentation held at Livingston Town Hall on July 25, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the life and legacy of West Orange’s Christopher Morgan Jr. Morgan made national news when he was killed June 6 in an accident that occurred during a training exercise at the United […]

West Point is all in the family for West Orange brothers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Colin Morgan has received his certificate of appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and will begin his journey as part of the Class of 2023 on July 1. Morgan will represent one of 60 New Jersey seniors offered admissions to the prestigious […]

WOHS sophomore receives AFROTC scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School sophomore and second-year AFJROTC Cadet Capt. Antoine Chapman has received the prestigious AFJROTC Chief of Staff Flight Academy Private Pilot Scholarship. The scholarship is only offered to 150 cadets worldwide each year. “This means that this summer he will attend one of 11 participating universities for eight […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

Terrorism expert to direct new Buccino Leadership Institute

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University has appointed retired Lt. Col. Bryan C. Price, a nationally recognized expert of leadership development and terrorism, to serve as founding executive director of the university’s new Buccino Leadership Institute, a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership program. Price’s career is steeped in more than 20 years of distinguished leadership […]

State honors area veterans for their service

EAST ORANGE, NJ — State veterans affairs officials recently recognized 10 area veterans for their service during a ceremony at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, based in East Orange, which provides job-training programs and services for people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Joseph Bucco, the state supervisor of Veterans Services in the state Department […]

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