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West Orange Chamber to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon in conjunction with Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon. 


Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Inc. will serve as event chairman of the event, and has ...

Former Child Slave to Speak at West Orange Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pm at the Wilshire Grand.

Founded in 2006 by Evan Robbins, a Verona resident and a history teacher at a New ...

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk Raises Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years. 

Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Each walker and each donation have helped to ...

Gregory Neighborhood Food Drive Brings Donations to West Orange Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gregory neighborhood residents delivered in a big way on Oct. 21 as the eighth annual Food Drive to benefit the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry filled a U-Haul with thousands of pounds of donations as the holidays approach.

"We tried something a little different this year," Food Pantry administrator Cynthia Cumming said. "We held the drive in October ...

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to Celebrate the Life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will be celebrating the life of student Henry Chang, who passed away in July following a long battle with childhood cancer.

A special event has been scheduled for Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in conjunction with West Orange Township.

"We will be dedicating a tree, bench and mural at Mt. Pleasant ...

First West Orange Barktober Halloween Dog Parade Raises Funds For WOAWL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the “West Orange Dogs” Facebook group pooled their resources to stage the the inaugural Barktober Halloween Dog Parade last Saturday at O’Connor Park.

The parade benefited the West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL), a local 501©3 not-for-profit organization that works to avoid killing abandoned and unwanted animals in the ...

Nikhil Badlani Foundation Awards Grant to West Orange’s Gregory Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On behalf of the West Orange school that raised the most money to support the eighth annual Walk/Run for Nikhil, Gregory Elementary School Principal Makeida Estupiñan accepted a $2,000 grant from the Nikhil Badlani Foundation (NBF) during Wednesday night’s Parent-Teacher Association meeting.

After the foundation issued a challenge to the West Orange ...

West Orange Resident Honored at Fourth Annual Dream Maker Scholarship Awards

NEWARK, NJ – West Orange resident CC Minton was recently honored at the fourth annual Dream Maker Scholarship Awards, which honors leaders in public service, business and civic life, at Rutgers University’s Newark campus

Humanitarian Michael Gray and Save Our Nations, Inc. recognized Minton as well as Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, J. Douglas Reid-Green, Michael Bright, Rick ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Rotary International President to Attend West Orange Chapter's PolioPlus Gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the West Orange Rotary Club, members and supporters will also enjoy a particularly rare public appearance from Rotary International (RI) President Barry Rassin at the club’s Oct. 20 fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world ...


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