Township of West Orange Receives $440,000 from County for Government-Sponsored Projects

February 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange was among 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 non-profit community organizations that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this week. The total amount presented to West Orange was $440,000.

According to Essex County ...

Mayor Recognizes Outstanding Community Members at Annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange kicked off 2017 by celebrating the many accomplishments of 2016 during the 43rd Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC).

Held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, the annual breakfast invites local dignitaries, members of the business community and members of the public to ...

West Orange Historic Preservation Commission and Township Council Pay Tribute to Gerald Gurland

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council paid tribute to the late Gerald Gurland, a renowned architect and long-time chair of the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission (WOHPC), at a council meeting on Tuesday.

Current WOHPC chairman Brian Feeney said Gurland cared deeply about the Township of West Orange and that the WOHPC will miss him.

“Gerald always ...

West Orange High School Principal's Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Rolls a Strike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eagle Rock Lanes hosted the annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars fundraiser on Saturday led by West Orange High School (WOHS) principal Hayden Moore. 

Moore could be seen throughout the event greeting guests and thanking them for their support as they came through the doors.

“We have at least 23 lanes and a line to the door,” said Moore.

West Essex YMCA Aims to Raise $160,000 for Families and Individuals in Need

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has set a goal to raise more than $1 million over six weeks to support families and individuals in need at its six branches. More than 250 guests attended the "Get on Board" Annual Support Campaign kickoff was held in January at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

The Metro YMCA, which is committed to ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 5 Percent of US Nonprofits by Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth-consecutive year, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating on Wednesday in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive ...

West Orange Police Chief James Abbott and Lt. Rich McDonald Honored by ADAPT

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) recently honored West Orange Police Chief James Abbott and Lt. Rich McDonald at its annual dinner at Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove.

ADAPT, managed by FAMILYConnections is a community coalition with more than 90 members dedicated to reducing under-age drinking and drug use and abuse ...

Regal Bank to Host Soup-er Bowl Friday Food Drive for CHOW

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Help Regal Bank with its food drive to help end hunger by attending the bank’s Soup-er Bowl Friday on Feb. 3, when the bank will “Stuff the Bus” for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).

Over the past few weeks, Regal Bank locations in Livingston, Roseland, Florham Park, Millburn, West Orange, Summit, Somerset, Springfield and ...

Golda Och Academy Seniors Donate Hair for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In just a few weeks, Golda Och Academy’s senior class will depart for its three-month trip to Israel or start a formal internship program.

Before the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) club’s seniors and founding members hand over the reign to the next set of leaders, the group has organized one last fundraiser. In the two years that the club has been ...

Relay for Life Kickoff Party Unites Members for a Fulfilling Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange division of the worldwide cancer fundraiser Relay for Life hosted its Kickoff Party at Codey Arena on Thursday. Although no formal relays took place at the arena that night, the event provided team members and team captains with a boost of energy for the upcoming fundraiser.

The 2017 Relay for Life of West Orange will take place on May 19 at 6 p.m.

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Orange/West Orange UNICO to Host 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast

February 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National will be hosting its 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School (WOHS).

The event, which typically attracts more than 300 people, honors the “unsung heroes” from West Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange ...