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Brookdale West Orange Resident Celebrates 104th Birthday

September 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beulah Fluker, the newest resident of the Brookdale assisted living facility in West Orange, celebrated her 104th birthday in a special celebration at her new home last week.

West Orange Police Chief James Abbott kicked off the party with a confetti blaster, and Fluker was surrounded by family and friends as she blew out the candles on her birthday cake. Among ...

Help Raise Traffic Safety Awareness at West Orange STOP for Nikhil Run/Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s eighth annual USATF-certified STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk is fast approaching. The event, to be held on Sunday at West Orange High School, promotes traffic safety awareness while remembering those who have died or have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.

The event, which was established in 2011 to honor the ...

Join a Walk to Help Raise Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s

SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively.

“Every step forward strengthens the Alzheimer’s Association vision of a world ...

Saint Barnabas Patient in Need of Living Kidney Donor

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor.

Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little Falls. He has three grandchildren that he would like to ...

West Orange Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about ...

West Orange Rotary Club to Mark 90th Anniversary with Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Rotary Club of West Orange are celebrating the club’s 90th anniversary with a fundraiser to raise awareness of the eradication of polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Mayfair Farms, featuring keynote speaker Barry Rassin, ...

Why New Jersey Walks for A World Without Alzheimer’s

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ones—more than 2,300 lost last year alone—from Alzheimer’s ...

West Essex Y Invites Public to Participate in Expanding ESL Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Under the new leadership of Livingston High School senior Rohat Chari, the free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA, led by volunteer instructors and open to anyone looking to learn English in a casual, personalized environment, continues to expand.

After reading about the program last year, Chari decided to become involved because he was ...

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Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk To Benefit Victims of Child Abuse

September 11, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their fifth annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo complex in West Orange.

The USATF-Certified 5K begins at 9 a.m., with medals ...