West Orange to remove Columbus monument

West Orange to remove Columbus monument

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the Black Lives Matter protests that have broken out across the country over the last several weeks, many statues depicting Confederate leaders have either been defaced and destroyed or removed by the cities they’re in, with […]

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange–West Orange Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 46th annual Sports Award Breakfast to honor the high school athletes who are unsung heroes from local schools in Orange and West Orange. Students honored are from West Orange High School, Orange High School, Golda Och Academy and Seton Hall Preparatory […]

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Lions Club, West Orange Rotary Club and Orange/West Orange UNICO hosted their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 27, bringing residents together at Mayfair Farms to celebrate the holiday and hear guest speaker Barbara Warter. Mayor Robert Parisi also spoke at the event. […]

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

Essex County Freeholders celebrate Italian Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Italian Heritage Month celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage and culture of the Italian-American community. Freeholder President Brendan Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, recognizing the vast diversity that exists in Essex […]

Celebrating Italian heritage in West Orange

Celebrating Italian heritage in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Italian flag-raising ceremony took place on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 10. This event celebrating Italian heritage was sponsored by the Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO. Mayor Robert Parisi addressed the crowd and said that these ceremonies serve as a reminder of the importance that all […]

Thanksgiving Luncheon focuses on comfort, aid, kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Rotary Club, Lions Club and Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO hosted their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on Nov. 21, inviting the founder and president of HEART 9/11, Bill Keegan, to be the guest speaker. Residents listened to Keegan discuss his nonprofit […]

WO Chamber to hold annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend the annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. “You don’t want to miss the only event of the year that brings together the four […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors at Senior Awards Night on June 7. The evening began with a welcome from West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic excellence and community service. A series of military […]

Local athletes honored by UNICO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO National held its 44th annual Sports Awards Breakfast in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Feb. 25, honoring athletes from WOHS, Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and the West Orange Police Athletic League football team and cheerleaders, who were undefeated […]

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