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Fundraising Underway for 2019 West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

January 20, 2019

WEST ORNAGE, NJ — A kickoff fundraiser for the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Thursday at the Oak Barrel Pub to signal the start of the parade season leading up to West Orange’s 68th annual event on Sunday, March 10 on Main Street.

Many people from West Orange and surrounding communities gathered in close quarters on Thursday to enjoy light fare and a ...

West Orange Residents to be Honored During MLK Day Celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free program with the theme “A Love For Service” will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while also recognizing outstanding West Orange residents on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in West Orange at Liberty Middle School.

Michellene Davis, Esq., the executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer for RWJBarnabas, ...

Bederson LLP Lends Hand to Raise Awareness and Support for Eva’s Village

PATERSON, NJ — Representatives from Bederson LLP New Jersey Certified Public Accountants are supporting the mission of Eva's Village, a Paterson-based nonprofit that helps thousands of men, women and children each year by addressing basic needs of food and shelter as well as complex issues around addiction, mental illness and chronic homelessness.

Eva’s Village ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

Free ESL Program Open to All Levels of English Language Learners

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Any community members looking for a non-threatening but informative environment in which to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to participate in the West Essex YMCA’s expanding English as a Second Language (ESL) class, offered twice a week for free at the Livingston facility.

Led by Livingston High School (LHS) senior Rohat Chari and other volunteers ...

New Jersey Devils Deliver Toys to Young Saint Barnabas Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team.

As RWJBarnabas Health is the official health care provider for the New Jersey Devils, current players, team alumni and the NJ ...

Watch: West Orange Hispanic Foundation Donates Hundreds of Toys to Kids in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 300 kids went home with new toys this weekend thanks to the West Orange Hispanic Foundation’s (WOHF) annual toy donation event held on Saturday at the West Orange Elk’s Lodge.

In addition to donating at least one toy to each child, the WOHF also provide food and entertainment for guests of all ages during the event, which was ...

Parade of Honors Recognizes Achievements of West Orange Schools and Community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the second annual “Parade of Honors” held on Monday at West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) ended the year by recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding students and faculty members as well as members of the community at large.

The event, which was established in 2017 by outgoing WOBOE President Ron ...

West Orange High School Students Make Toys for Mayor's Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Machine Woodworking class donated several hand-made toys to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Toy Drive on Dec. 13 for young children in town to enjoy.

"This was our third annual toy drive," said Max Grossman, whose students range in age from sophomore to senior. "The students designed and hand-made the toys themselves. They ...

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