Sixth Annual "Concert for Nikhil" Brings Tears and Cheers in West Orange

May 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Sixth Annual “Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil" was held on May 16 at Liberty Middle School, bringing together students, faculty and local musicians to celebrate the life of Nikhil Badlani and the Work of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation.

Nikhil, who died following a car crash in June, 2011, would have graduated with his fellow classmates next month from ...

More Than 1000 Attend Sixth Annual Diversity Festival at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 1000 residents from Livingston and surrounding communities spent Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the West Essex YMCA, where the Y partnered with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) to host the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival.

The event marked the end of Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW), which ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Leaders of the business, education and public service communities of West Orange were honored at the annual awards dinner hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) at The Manor on May 17.

This year’s honorees included: Business of the Year, JAG Physical Therapy; Educator of the Year, Debra Coen; Firefighter of the Year, Chief Peter Smeraldo; and ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

West Orange's Annual “Mountaineers’ Care Day” Lights Up Suriano Stadium with Smiles

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The annual “Mountaineers’ Care Day,” a long-standing tradition at West Orange High School (WOHS) that pairs Mountaineer Mentors with special needs students in middle and high school for a fun afternoon of sports games and dances, was was held in Suriano Stadium on May 12 under sunny skies.

The Mountaineer Mentors, the ambassadors of the high school, ...

West Essex YMCA Adds West Orange Singer to EMPOWER Event, May 18

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Carl Brister, a West Orange resident with two children in the after-care program at the West Essex YMCA, has been invited to perform his original songs “Turning Point” and “Stronger” when the Y launches its new “EMPOWER” program on Thursday.

According to YMCA Associate Executive Director Cheryl Francione, Brister’s songs ...

Modernization of Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange is Underway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $2.8-million project to modernize Rink 1 in Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange is officially underway and is the first major renovation to the rink since the facility opened in 1958.

A new refrigeration system will enable the arena to operate more efficiently and will provide a better ice skating surface, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, ...

Two West Orange Senior Citizens Receive Essex County Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — In celebration of National Older Americans Month, West Orange residents Ruth Bernstein and Nancy Trewhella were among those to receive the “Essex County Legends Awards the Annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building at Essex County Cedar Grove Park.

During the ceremony, Essex ...

West Essex YMCA Gears Up for Sixth Annual Livingston Diversity Festival

LIVINGSTON, NJ — International music and dance performances, an international fashion show and food samples from around the world will be some of the highlights at the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival on Sunday, May 21 at the West Essex YMCA.

From 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the lawn, more than 25 international performances of dance and song acts from Europe, South America, ...

West Essex YMCA to Present New Youth Appreciation Week Event, May 18

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to the return of many of Youth Appreciation Week’s (YAW) annual favorites, like the Town-Wide Campout, the Diversity Festival and building blocks workshops, the West Essex YMCA will present a free new program for youth and teens entitled the “EMPOWER Program.”

The program launches on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Livingston Senior & ...

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