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

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

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

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

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

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, […]