WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s oldest surviving World War II veteran, Pete Longo, turned 100 years old on Nov. 2. A birthday party marking the occasion was recently celebrated with family and friends at the Bella Italia Restaurant in Orange. Longo grew up in Orange before the war, moved to West Orange in 1955 […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daniel Collins, of Orange, sat in a quiet moment of reflection before a flag-retirement ceremony held at West Orange fire headquarters on Valley Road on June 14. The flag that had been draped over the casket of his father Winfred Collins, a Korean War veteran was publicly displayed for the final […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — A year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced West Orange’s annual Veterans Day ceremony to go virtual, residents and former military members once again gathered on Main Street to observe the day on Nov. 11. Town historian Joseph Fagan said at the ceremony that the event is almost as old as the […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Fire Department Chief Anthony Vecchio welcomed the community to West Orange Fire Headquarters on Flag Day, June 14. The annual ceremony, canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned with the traditional reverence befitting the American flag. Glennon/Sayers VFW Post No. 376 Commander Kim Ameli spoke about the […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — In its first public event in 15 months, West Orange Township and the West Orange High School’s Junior Air Force ROTC honored the 156 residents who died while serving in our armed forces, and recognized future heroes during the annual Memorial Day ceremony. Township officials, members of the West Orange Police […]
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 […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall on May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The most decorated town in the state, West Orange played host to current military personnel and veterans, as well as West Orange High School’s […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department and VFW Post 376 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. Unserviceable flags will be retired with respect and dignity. The event will be held at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road in West Orange.