History made at West Orange flag-raising event

History made at West Orange flag-raising event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 1 as all the flags of Latin American countries were marched in one by one and placed on a special podium, creating a colorful display. In addition to speeches in Spanish and English, traditional Argentine dances were performed for […]

King’s resounding legacy in WO

HRC honors community members who emulate King and his teachings

King’s resounding legacy in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Liberty Middle School Auditorium was filled with West Orange residents celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, as the Human Relations Commission awarded the Honoring our Community Award to former Councilman Victor Cirilo and the Love of Service Award to L’Mani Viney, Erica Oliver, Willa Edgerton-Chisler and Royce […]

Get your immigration questions answered

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Immigration lawyers Lloyd and Jennifer Bennett will answer questions about immigration status, ICE enforcement priorities, rights and more on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. This event, held by the West Orange Hispanic Foundation, will be at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 315 Main St. in West Orange.

‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will sponsor ‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’ to celebrate the ethnic, racial, social and religious diversity of West Orange and the country through music, dance, testimonials and food on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road in […]

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the front steps of Town Hall to celebrate Indian Independence Day, raising India’s flag in a ceremony organized by 14–year-old Riya Goel on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event brought members of West Orange’s Indian community together, something Goel said she hadn’t often seen. “I didn’t think the Indian […]

WOHF to learn more about ‘Take Me Home’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation will have a presentation on “Take Me Home” on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at 315 Main St. in West Orange. “Take Me Home” is a registration and monitoring program recently launched by the West Orange Police Department to help locate residents at risk of […]

Flag raising celebrates town’s diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities continued with the raising of all 21 flags from Spanish-speaking countries in front of Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 25, followed by flamenco music from Grammy Award-winner Hernan Romero’s group. Residents gathered on Main Street to cheer on the countries they represented as the flags […]

‘¡Bienvenidos a las Artes!’ opens

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “¡Bienvenidos a las Artes!” opened to great fanfare, kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month. The arts exhibit honors the artistic and community contributions of Hispanic and Latino individuals within the community. The exhibit is a joint effort from the West Orange Arts Council, the West Orange Hispanic Foundation and the West Orange […]

Flag raising for Hispanic Heritage Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time in the history of West Orange, the flags of all the Hispanic countries will be raised in front of Town Hall in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The flag raising will be Monday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at 66 Main St. in West Orange. The West […]