For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — History was made on June 1 at West Orange High School when the LGBTQ pride flag was proudly flown for the first time. School counselor Jaclyn Headlam and Officer Karen Mango of the West Orange Police Department helped to organize the event, while Maj. Joseph Marchesini and cadets from the AFJROTC […]

West Orange police support National Gun Violence Awareness Day

West Orange police support National Gun Violence Awareness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Sgt. Brad Squires stands with Officers Bret Wagner, Herbert Granados and Frank Romayo in front of West Orange Town Hall in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The nationwide campaign ran from June 3 through 5 with hundreds of scheduled events in cities around the country. It […]

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

West Orange High School hosts ‘Move the Spectrum’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and staff enjoyed an exciting array of activities designed to engage their senses at the “Move the Spectrum” event in Suriano Stadium on May 13. “West Orange High School physical education teacher Chuck Mound decided to create the event after WOHS students were unable to attend […]

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its 56th annual Valor Awards presentation at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, on May 10. Since 1966, the organization has provided assistance to dependents of Essex County police officers and firefighters, and New Jersey state troopers, who have lost their lives in the line […]

West Orange creates street mural to slow down traffic

West Orange creates street mural to slow down traffic

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, April 30, the Traffic Safety Youth Advisory Board from West Orange High School, members of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, WOHS urban arts and AP arts students, West Orange Township Council members, West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board members, “Art Alchemist” Elijah Minton and hundreds of West Orange residents of […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish pride and heritage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 69th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch on Sunday, March 13, along Main Street. Despite the snowstorm from the day before, marchers enjoyed a clear, sunny day. Leading this year’s parade were Mellen Dangler as grand marshal, and John A. DeMars Jr., Patrick F. […]

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