Senior picnic returns to West Orange pool

Senior picnic returns to West Orange pool

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior picnic returned to the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Friday, Sept. 10. Summer fun was on full display as sunny blue skies welcomed the seniors back to the annual event that was canceled last year due to COVID.  Friendly smiles and good cheer ruled the day as members […]

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

West Orange Fire Dept. holds promotion ceremony

West Orange Fire Dept. holds promotion ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio hosted a brief promotion ceremony at West Orange Fire Headquarters on July 8. Family and friends were on hand as Fire Capt. William Kelly and Deputy Fire Chief William McGee were elevated to their new ranks. West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi swore in both men […]

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

​ WEST ORANGE, NJ — A ceremonial sendoff was held for 90 cadets of the 2021 West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy at Liberty Middle School on July 2. Proud parents and family members filled the gym in support during the hour-long ceremony. Town officials were also on hand to congratulate the cadets.  The free […]

Couple from Cranford and West Orange set a date

Couple from Cranford and West Orange set a date

WEST ORANGE / CRANFORD, NJ — Leonard and Barbara Niro, of Cranford, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexa Morgan Niro, to Sean Edward Hector, son of Edward and Betty Hector, of West Orange. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Georgian Court University and is employed by the Franklin Township Board of […]

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township boasts a storied history, dating back to the Revolutionary War and before. Downtown West Orange, located along the Main Street corridor from Eagle Rock Avenue to St. Marks and looping along Valley Road, is dotted with unique stores and shops with which perhaps newer residents are not familiar. […]

West Orange holds solemn ceremony honoring Old Glory

West Orange holds solemn ceremony honoring Old Glory

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 […]

Team effort rescues kitten from West Orange tree

Team effort rescues kitten from West Orange tree

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On May 11, the Eagle Rock Veterinary Hospital team worked with personnel from the West Orange police and fire departments to rescue a kitten from a tree on Eagle Rock Avenue. The hospital’s newest associate, Dr. Brett Lynn, was able to catch the kitten in a towel as it launched from […]

West Orange first responders win 2020 Valor Awards

West Orange first responders win 2020 Valor Awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County presented its 2020 Valor Awards at West Orange Fire Headquarters on April 22. The awards were originally scheduled to be presented at the annual Valor Awards luncheon last year, but the luncheon was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Members of the West Orange Fire and […]

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

Six area fire departments train members on Officer 1 course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The fire departments of Belleville, Bloomfield, East Orange, Nutley, Orange and West Orange are currently enrolled in the 40-hour Officer 1 course at Bloomfield High School; 100 firefighters are taking part in the training, which runs from Feb. 22 to March 19. The course is being taught by instructors from the […]

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