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West Orange Students Hear from Fire Survivors Thanks to O/WO Unico

May 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University (SHU) fire survivors Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos recenty visited West Orange High School to share their emotional story with the senior class.

On Jan. 19, 2000, after a SHU basketball victory against rival St. John’s, the third floor of the Boland Hall dorm was engulfed with smoke and flames. The fire was set by fellow students who ...

West Orange Seniors Honored at Essex County Scholastic Awards Dinner

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2018 were recently honored at the 31st Annual Essex County Academic Awards Banquet, which was held at Nanina’s in the Park in Bloomfield to recognize the top two students from of the county’s public high schools.

Aishwarya Kanagala, WOHS Valedictorian, will be attending ...

Dedication of Mayor James Sheeran Park Brings Vision of Young West Orange Girl to Fruition

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The vision of 9-year-old Emily Rintzler came to fruition on Saturday with the dedication of the Mayor James Sheeran Park at Collamore Circle in West Orange. More than 100 residents came out for the dedication ceremony for this small park that honors the memory of West Orange residents who dreamed big during their lives.

“It was Emily’s idea to create a nice ...

More Than 1,000 Participate in West Orange’s First Walk to Cure Arthritis

WEST ORANGE, NJ – More than 1,000 people from throughout the region participated in the first West Orange-hosted New Jersey Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, which took off the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Lane, to help raise funds needed to support the local Arthritis Foundation’s initiatives to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis through advancements in medicine, ...

Walk to Cure Arthritis to Be Held in West Orange for First Time

WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time in history, New Jersey’s Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held in West Orange. Approximately 1,000 participants from throughout the region are expected to participate in the Walk, which will take off from the Clipper Pavilion, 5 Cherry Lane, on Saturday morning.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a morning program at 9 a.m., and then the ...

Hundreds Attend Lions Club of West Orange Annual Spaghetti Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ – More than 200 community members came out to support the Lions Club of West Orange’s efforts to help the blind and visually impaired by attending the club’s annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on April 26. In addition to contributing to the cause, those in attendance also enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors while enjoying dinner in the West Orange High ...

Arbor Day Trees Planted in Memory of West Orange Residents 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – It was one of the most poignant Arbor Day ceremonies in West Orange history on Friday as the community came together to honor the lives of both the late Governor Brendan Byrne and beloved first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa by planting trees in their memory at Washington Elementary School, where Byrne was a student and Villarosa taught for 23 years.

Byrne, who was ...

Millburn High School Senior Named West Essex YMCA’s Youth of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — At age 16, Anshul Nayar recognized that the Livingston area had a growing population of immigrants from China and India who needed help learning English. Already a volunteer with the West Essex YMCA’s Togetherhood committee, Nayar created an English a second language program that has helped more than 30 people in the past two years.

Nayar was named the West Essex ...

West Orange Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the rare genetic bone disorder osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of ...

West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom Unites Young and Old

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Senior citizens from across West Orange enjoyed a free evening of dining and dancing that included performances by the girls and boys step teams, vocal performances and lots of laughs at the annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom last week.

The annual event is coordinated by the student council, National Honor Society, and West Orange Township. Live music was ...

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