Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

Kelly Elementary School holds Walk to School Day

Kelly Elementary School holds Walk to School Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After a two-year postponement due to the pandemic, Kelly Elementary School students, parents and teachers again participated in National Walk to School Day on Oct. 13. This marks the seventh year that the school has promoted the event to encourage healthy exercise and bring attention to the need for safe streets.  […]

West Orange 5K to raise awareness about suicide prevention raises $15K

West Orange 5K to raise awareness about suicide prevention raises $15K

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 2, runners and walkers participated in the third Run for WOSAC 5K Race/Walk for suicide prevention and awareness. The 5K run is hosted by the West Orange STOP Suicide Advocacy Coalition at Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange.  This year’s event awarded winning runners in various age […]

‘Coffee With a Cop’ event in West Orange forges connections

‘Coffee With a Cop’ event in West Orange forges connections

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Community Services Unit of the West Orange Police Department sponsored “Coffee with a Cop” at the Dunkin’ on Northfield Avenue on Oct. 6. This event gives police officers the opportunity to engage with the public to listen to and discuss concerns. Officers also handed out brochures about various police department […]

West Orange TC candidates discuss redevelopment at debate

West Orange TC candidates discuss redevelopment at debate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The four candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Township Council debated in a question-and-answer session on Sept. 28. Hosted at United Presbyterian Church, the debate was organized by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, United Asian Voices of West Orange and the West Orange Hispanic Foundation, […]

Homicide in West Orange, another man injured

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced Sept. 28 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, along with the Crime Scene Investigations Bureau, is investigating the fatal shooting of Corington Valentin, 21, of Newark. On Sept. 27 at 3:23 […]

Senior picnic delights West Orange residents

Senior picnic delights West Orange residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Picnic was held at the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Sept. 8. DJ Jeff Dunston provided the music and members of the West Orange police and fire departments were on hand to bring hot dogs and hamburgers to residents at their tables. The event had been postponed from […]

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly 1,300 staff members from the West Orange School District gathered together for a first-of-its-kind “Infinite Possibilities” celebration on Sept. 1 to provide an uplifting start to the school year. The award-winning Marching Mountaineers made an appearance to perform “We Are the Champions” and members of the boys step team danced […]

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