Book club looks back on a lot of titles over 10 years of reading

Book club looks back on a lot of titles over 10 years of reading

By Susan FitzGibbon There’s “An Invisible Thread” that holds “My Brilliant Friend(s)” together in our West Orange book group. “One Summer (in) America,” quite a few years ago but not as long ago as 1927 nor even “1984”, we “(The) Forgot(ten) our Garden(s)” and joined together as a club to be “The Interesting(s)” “(The) Group” […]

Temple draws attention to hostages with super-sized milk carton

Temple draws attention to hostages with super-sized milk carton

More than 300 people recently gathered on the front lawn of the B’nai Shalom temple on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange for the unveiling of a nine-foot tall, 300 pound milk carton with images of hostages. The milk carton with pictures of hostages held by Hamas mimics the advertisements of missing children that were […]

WO Chamber of Commerce hands out annual awards

WO Chamber of Commerce hands out annual awards

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently held their Annual Awards Dinner honoring a local educator, firefighter, police officer and business. “A year of challenges, growth, remarkable progress,” said Board Member Adam Wolf, who hosted the event. “Let us remember their achievements are what is possible.” Tez Roro, president of the West Orange Chamber, thanked […]

West Orange High School Hosts 2024 ‘Move the Spectrum’

West Orange High School Hosts 2024 ‘Move the Spectrum’

Young people with disabilities and special needs enjoyed a fun-filled, high-energy morning of activities at West Orange High School at the annual “Move the Spectrum” event. There were cross curriculum activities in sports, art, music, entertainment, games, a DJ, glitter tattoos, and special guests. Activities were planned by coordinator Ryan Patscher. Markus Fonvil assisted in […]

Love+Unity Week Poetry/Short Essay contest winning entries

Love+Unity Week Poetry/Short Essay contest winning entries

Love+Unity Week is underway in West Orange. The week-long event includes masterclasses, workshops, and presentations that have been curated to promote diversity, inclusion, love and unity in the community through the arts, according to organizer Carl Brister. A Poetry/Short Essay Showcase was held to support the message of Love+Unity. Students from grades 6-12 submitted essays […]

Ladies Gaelic Football league will be playing out of West Orange

Ladies Gaelic Football league will be playing out of West Orange

WEST ORANGE — A Ladies Gaelic Football league has been formed with its home base in West Orange. The Essex Shillelaghs Gaelic Athletic Association has announced the formation of the league, following the launch of its Youth Gaelic Football League this past year, along with nationwide enthusiasm for women’s athletics. Gaelic football, a sport deeply […]

A walk to end Alzheimer’s held at South Mountain Reservation

A walk to end Alzheimer’s held at South Mountain Reservation

Alzheimer’s New Jersey held a walk on Sunday, May 5, at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange.  Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, spoke to participants, and Alex Lee, a news reporter for WPIX-TV, emceed the event. Marissa Tufaro, from Morris Plains, sang the national anthem. Jay Alford, an Orange native and […]

Delegates from China visit town hall

Delegates from China visit town hall

Twenty-five delegates from China recently visited West Orange as part of a cross country tour to promote good will and enhance the relationship between the Chinese and the American people. West Orange Public Relations Commissioner Josie Velez arranged the visit with the American African Asian Chamber of Commerce of Flushing N.Y. Michael Leung, president of […]

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