West Orange fire truck gets a tow from strongman

West Orange fire truck gets a tow from strongman

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange fire truck got a tow on Saturday, Oct. 9, after stopping just a few hundred feet from Fire Headquarters on Valley Road — not because it broke down, but because strongman Lee Richards offered to pull and push the 70,000-pound ladder truck as part the West Orange Fire […]

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 […]

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