HRC town hall attracts large crowd

Residents, township officials discuss ‘sanctuary,’ racial diversity, police statistics and more

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi told those gathered for the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Feb. 22 “We All Belong” town hall meeting that it would be unnecessary to declare the township a sanctuary city because undocumented immigrants in the township currently do not risk being singled out by local law enforcement. Though […]

WOHS, WOAC partner for art exhibit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Council’s latest show features rising stars from the talented young arts community. The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 23, with an opening reception on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. […]

WOHS wind ensemble performs before national festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble will be featuring in the “Indianapolis Send-Off Concert” on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Come out to support the wind ensemble before they head to the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. Admission is free! […]

Badlanis, WOSF join together in fundraising challenge

Badlanis, WOSF join together in fundraising challenge

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation and the West Orange Scholarship Fund have partnered to present a scholarship fundraising challenge to benefit the West Orange High School Class of 2017, of which Nikhil would have been a member had he not been killed by a distracted driver in 2011. As always, the Nikhil […]

Rec to honor Franco, Stanziale, Della Pia and Cacciacarne on March 4

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Rec Achievement Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at the Katz Community Center in Degnan Park. The event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to community recreational and sports programs. This year’s honorees are Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angela Della Pia and Mark […]

WOHS cheerleaders place third and seventh nationally

WOHS cheerleaders place third and seventh nationally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders returned from a whirlwind weekend in Orlando, Fla., competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 10 and 11. As a result of their performances at the competition, they are third-place bronze medalists in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Game Day and seventh […]

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

Mayor gives updates on transportation, redevelopment in annual address; honors community members

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the township will be getting a sixth jitney route this year in his State of the Township Address during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Feb. 8. Parisi revealed that West Orange will add a service line covering […]

Mayor recognizes high school students at Chamber event

Mayor recognizes high school students at Chamber event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi took the time to recognize outstanding West Orange High School seniors at the annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Breakfast, held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Feb. 8. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, Assistant Superintendent Eveny De Mendez, Board of Education President Sandra Mordecai, Board Vice-president Irv Schwarzbaum, […]

Fourth annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars raises $2,500

Fourth annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars raises $2,500

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fourth annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars event, held at Eagle Rock Lanes on Feb. 4, raised $2,500 for the West Orange High School Principal’s Scholarship Fund, administered through the West Orange Scholarship Fund. More than 100 members of the school and local community turned out to enjoy a fun evening […]

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