West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan

July 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Thanks to a US Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2018-19 through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, West Orange High School student Mike Petros is studying Arabic this summer Jordan.

Petros was selected from more than 3,300 applications across the United States and approximately 670 students ...

Phase I of "Legacy Walkway Project" Unveiled at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing "Legacy Walkway Project" was recently unveiled at West Orange High School (WOHS), and bricks are currently available for purchase.

The WOHS PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden Moore, board member Ken Alper and PTA presidents Ellen Perkins and Susan Palmucci ...

Atlantic Federal Gives Back to West Orange Community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Atlantic Federal Credit Union continued a tradition of charitable giving in lieu of gifts at its annual meeting.

The credit union donated to three charities that provide services to those in need within the community: The Food Pantry and Christine's Kitchen at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of West Orange, and Bianca Flowers Inc. of Union ...

West Orange Named New Jersey's "Nicest" Town by Reader's Digest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On its latest list of “The Nicest Places in Places in Every State,” Reader’s Digest named the Township of West Orange as the nicest place in New Jersey for 2018.

According to the list, the nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation. It states that in each of these towns, “locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Community Activist Sworn in as West Orange Rotary President

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Community activist and West Orange resident Cynthia Hadley-Bailey was recently sworn in as president of the Rotary Club of West Orange during a ceremony at Mayfair Farms. She is the 91st president of the West Orange chapter and the sixth female president.

Hadley-Bailey was inducted into the West Orange Rotary in 2010 and has been active in several committees, ...

New West Orange Scholarship to Honor Patricia Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Scholarship Fund recently established a new scholarship to honor the memory of Washington Elementary School teacher Patricia Villarosa, who died in March after being struck by a vehicle on her way to a board of education meeting.

Villarosa was a first-grade teacher in West Orange for more than 20 years. She was a long-time resident of West Orange ...

West Orange Rotary Awards $18,500 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Rotary Scholarship Luncheon at Mayfair Farms welcomed students, parents, family members and Rotarians as the Rotary presented $18,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors from West Orange High School and Seton Hall Prep.

Guests were welcomed by President-elect Cynthia Hadley-Bailey and fellow Rotarians.

Scholarship committee members Jerry ...

West Orange School Nurse Receives "School Nurses Making a Difference" Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School nurse Denise Makri-Werzen has received the 2018 New Jersey State School Nurses Association Award for Essex County.

Werzen was nominated for the award by Daria Napolitano, Co-President of the Essex County School Nurses Association.

"I am grateful for the award and recognition," said Makri-Werzen. "I take my job very seriously, and I am ...

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Bike for the Bean! CycleBar Livingston Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

July 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is hosting a “Bike for the Bean” fundraiser at CycleBar Livingston on Saturday, July 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will raise funds for MEND’s new mobile food pantry, a converted school bus known as “The Green Bean.” Donations for this event will allow MEND to purchase and distribute ...