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 […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

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