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 […]

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 […]

Quilting black history at township library

Don’t miss the WOPL’s ode to black culture and history

Quilting black history at township library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library — in conjunction with the township’s African Heritage Organization, Arts Council, Human Relations Commission and Downtown Alliance — will celebrate Black History Month with “A Day of Events” on Feb. 26, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. The program will feature a performance from Maati drummers and […]

Town Council whittles down number of HRC members

Town Council whittles down number of HRC members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading during its Feb. 7 meeting that reduces the West Orange Human Relations Commission from a maximum 23 commissioners to a maximum 13 commissioners. According to the ordinance, the mayor will appoint three commissioners while each council member […]

HRC to host Town Hall Meeting on race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission presents a Town Hall Meeting at 66 Main St. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This event will discuss diversity, tolerance and implicit bias with township officials, noted politicians and the community. Seating is limited.

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

Township residents honor King’s legacy, respected community members at annual HRC event

West Orange unites to remember Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most important work one can do in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is to teach today’s children about tolerance for all people, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial told a gathering of residents during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s MLK Day Celebration at The Life Christian […]

West Orange to celebrate Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will present a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Spirit Awards ceremony on Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. at the Life Christian Church, 747 Northfield Ave. This event will celebrate King’s legacy, as well as the legacy being created by deserving West Orange […]

Tammy Williams named West Orange HRC chairwoman

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi has appointed Tammy Williams as chairwoman of the West Orange Human Relations Commission. The new chairwoman is charged with leading the commission in its efforts to develop and implement programs and initiatives that encourage a positive and constructive dialog within the township about diversity and diversity-related issues; encourages […]