Speakers at West Orange’s Martin Luther King Day Event Decry “Racism” in the White House

January 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Days after President Donald Trump brought racial issues to the fore with his remarks against Haitians and African countries, several speakers at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Hands on Freedom Awards program decried the presence of “racism in the White House.”

The event, presented by the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC), was ...

West Orange High School Principal to Host Annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The deadline to RSVP to the fifth annual "Bowling for Scholarship Dollars," being held on Feb. 3 at Eagle Rock Bowling Lanes in West Orange from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., is Jan. 19.

The event raises funds for West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore's scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors each year.

Tickets are available ...

West Orange Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Honor Distinguished Residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to join the Township of West Orange and the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a family-friendly community event on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at The Life Christian Church.

With the theme of “celebrating freedom,” this free program will feature accomplished ...

West Essex YMCA Expands Free English as a Second Language Class to Kids

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA that is aimed toward immigrants and English language learners is currently expanding to include children.

The conversational English class has been offered on Sundays since late 2016 and is now also offered on Tuesdays to any area residents from a variety of backgrounds, ages and ethnicities looking ...

West Orange Teens Participate in Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion

WHIPPANY, NJ - Emerald and ivory lights illuminated the ballroom of The Hanover Marriott in Whippany as five West Orange teens were among the 17 girls to celebrate the culmination of the 12-month Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s Debutante Leadership Program at the 13th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion.

Four West Orange High School ...

West Essex Business Partnership Pays Off Layaways at West Orange Kmart

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local families received a pleasant surprise over the holidays when they learned that the items they put on layaway at the West Orange Kmart (235 Prospect Avenue) had been paid off.

West Essex Business Partnership (WEBP), a professional networking organization made up of business owners in the West Essex area, recently collected $400 pay off these layaways as a way to ...

West Essex YMCA to Host Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to learn about how the area’s many different cultures celebrate their individual holidays during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the West Essex YMCA in Livingston.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, local student Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, the Y’s associate executive ...

Orange/West Orange UNICO Hosts Third Annual Community House Toy Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange (O/WO) UNICO Chapter recently teamed up with Regal Bank to collect holiday gifts for the children of West Orange its third annual West Orange Community House Toy Drive. 

Area residents were asked to bring new, unwrapped gifts to the Regal Bank location at 641 Eagle Rock Avenue, where they were collected and wrapped by Regal Bank UNICO ...

New Jersey Devils Visit Patients at RWJBarnabas Facilities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of New Jersey Devils’ annual “Season of Giving” holiday campaign in which players visit local medical centers, dating back to the Devils’ first season in New Jersey in 1982, players donned their game jerseys as they visited all RWJBarnabas Health facilities this week with giveaways in hand.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in ...

West Orange High School Students Construct Liter of Light Solar Lanterns

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As part of the continuing partnership with Liter of Light, a global grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity, West Orange High School (WOHS) students recently packed the technology lab to construct circuitry to light solar lanterns.

According to Liter of Light team member Ami ...

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