WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WOHS sophomore gathers community for Aug. 15 flag raising to celebrate Indian independence

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 […]

Play softball with the WO community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission, with the support of the West Orange Recreation Department, is hosting a community softball game on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at Degnan Field in West Orange. This is a communitywide invitational event, so sign up for a team or as an individual player […]

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

Reps recognized for ‘Safe Stop NJ’ efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives from the West Orange High School, West Orange Human Relations Commission and West Orange Police Department are recognized Feb. 14 at the school for the work they have done to bring the “Safe Stop NJ” program to West Orange. The program focuses on education and training to ensure that all […]

The Marley Hometown Experience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the Marley Hometown Experience on Thursday Feb. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Place in West Orange. This event will not only celebrate Marley, but also feature a question-and-answer session and a book signing for her first […]

WO community honors King, emulators

Township recognizes those who lead by example in activism, police force, bringing about change

WO community honors King, emulators

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission hosted West Orange residents at The Life Christian Church on Monday, Jan. 15, to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration recognized police officers and community members who have forged the path that King started, and five residents were also honored with […]

Teens sound off on issues of race, free spech on panel

Students offer opinions on BLM vs. white supremacy

Teens sound off on issues of race, free spech on panel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Human Relations Commission, Public Library Teen Advisory Group and the high school Unity Club came together at Town Hall on Oct. 25 for a panel discussing race, diversity and responsibility. The panel featured 11 high school students from WOHS, Seton Hall Prep and the Pingry School discussing social issues, […]

Teen Talks – Can we talk about it?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission, along with the West Orange Public Library and West Orange High School Unity Club, will host “Teen Talks” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 66 Main St. This panel and discussion will cover issues surrounding diversity, race, rights, privacy […]

Put women back into history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Celebrate Women’s History Month by putting women back into history on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. The West Orange Human Relations Commission will celebrate women by screening and discussing a short film about Fannie Lou Hamer, who fearlessly fought for life and the right to vote in the Jim Crow […]

After one year, Friends touts achievements, outlines goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One year after holding its first organizational meeting, the Friends of the Library are embarking on a 2017 action plan intended to continue the group’s mission of raising money and support for the West Orange Public Library while also establishing the library as a cultural hub for the township. A major […]