Giving Back

September 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE — More than 500 runners of all ages, along with hundreds of walkers, participated in the 28th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk on West Orange’s Main Street on Sunay to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer. This year’s event also commemorated the run’s 12-year partnership with the Downtown ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The eighth annual Walk/Run for Nikhil, sponsored by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation (NBF) earlier this month, raised more $50,000 to help promote traffic safety awareness, music education and scholarships for graduating West Orange and South Orange seniors. The foundation was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local dignitaries, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Township Council President Susan McCartney and Congressman Leonard Lance, will speak to participants of this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at West Orange’ s South Mountain Recreation Complex prior to cutting ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Rotary Club recently continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools. Prior to the start of the school year, Rotary members distributed backpacks at both schools, where principals Dr. Joanne Pollara and Tim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beulah Fluker, the newest resident of the Brookdale assisted living facility in West Orange, celebrated her 104th birthday in a special celebration at her new home last week. West Orange Police Chief James Abbott kicked off the party with a confetti blaster, and Fluker was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s eighth annual USATF-certified STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk is fast approaching. The event, to be held on Sunday at West Orange High School, promotes traffic safety awareness while remembering those who have died or have been seriously injured in ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor. Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St.

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Rotary Club of West Orange are celebrating the club’s 90th anniversary with a fundraiser to raise awareness of the eradication of polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. The event will be held on Saturday, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Under the new leadership of Livingston High School senior Rohat Chari, the free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA, led by volunteer instructors and open to anyone looking to learn English in a casual, personalized environment, continues to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston played host to more than 800 economically disadvantaged children from throughout Essex County last weekend as they shopped for school supplies at the National Council of Jewish Women Essex County (NCJW/Essex) chapter’s 10th annual ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) is teaming up with the West Essex YMCA, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Celebration Committee (YACC) and West Orange resident Carl Brister of Agape Music Works, LLC to host a collaborative new event called the Love+Unity ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — West Orange resident Randall Giles' three young sons took turns listening closely as their father’s lungs took in air and then expelled it. The youngest boy’s face lit up at the sound flooding his ears via a stethoscope earlier this month—because it was the first time since ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After a valiant battle with childhood cancer, 7-year-old Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang died on Saturday. He is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School, his father Henry Sr., an instructional aide in the West Orange School ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Registration is now open for the eighth annual Stop For Nikhil 5K Run/Walk to remember those who died and to honor those who have been seriously injured in traffic crashes. The Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at West Orange High School. The race day schedule is as ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Knowing that they wanted to do more than hold a memorial service for students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, FL, on Feb. 14, students at West Orange High School (WOHS) signed a banner and a check for $3,000 that were both set to MSD to show their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Orange/West Orange (O/WO) Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 2018 Scholarship Dinner at Mayfair Farms, where one UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced, scholarships in the amount of $ 1,500 were awarded to seven West Orange High School (WOHS) students, local ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors. Last October 2017, the ...

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