Suicide Advocacy Coalition created in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the West Orange Township Council meeting on May 29, Human Relations Commission Chairwoman Tammy Williams presented the West Orange Suicide Advocacy Coalition, a newly created awareness group that aims to discuss mental health and prevent suicide in the community. The coalition’s goal is to increase awareness about suicide, increase access […]

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 […]

Celebrating MLK’s legacy, those who emulate him

Celebrating MLK’s legacy, those who emulate him

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Join the township of West Orange and the West Orange Human Relations Commission for a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This free community program will be Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. The celebration’s theme […]

Nominate a neighbor to be honored by WO on MLK Day

Nominate a neighbor to be honored by WO on MLK Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony on Monday, Jan. 21, at which time it will honor a local man or woman who embodies the same qualities and ideals as King. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebrates the life and legacy […]

Township, school district unite to fight bullying

Township, school district unite to fight bullying

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission is partnering with West Orange School District to sponsor an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October. Bullying is generally defined as “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods […]

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 […]

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