Giving Back

January 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day was not only a day of remembrance, but a day of service in West Orange, where distinguished residents were recognized for their commitment to giving back during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) annual MLK Day celebration and ...

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WEST ORNAGE, NJ — A kickoff fundraiser for the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Thursday at the Oak Barrel Pub to signal the start of the parade season leading up to West Orange’s 68th annual event on Sunday, March 10 on Main Street. Many people from West Orange and surrounding ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free program with the theme “A Love For Service” will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while also recognizing outstanding West Orange residents on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in West Orange at Liberty Middle School. Michellene Davis, Esq., the ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Representatives from Bederson LLP New Jersey Certified Public Accountants are supporting the mission of Eva's Village, a Paterson-based nonprofit that helps thousands of men, women and children each year by addressing basic needs of food and shelter as well as complex issues around ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Any community members looking for a non-threatening but informative environment in which to improve their English-speaking skills are invited to participate in the West Essex YMCA’s expanding English as a Second Language (ESL) class, offered twice a week for free at the Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 300 kids went home with new toys this weekend thanks to the West Orange Hispanic Foundation’s (WOHF) annual toy donation event held on Saturday at the West Orange Elk’s Lodge. In addition to donating at least one toy to each child, the WOHF also provide food ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the second annual “Parade of Honors” held on Monday at West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) ended the year by recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding students and faculty members as well as members of the community at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Machine Woodworking class donated several hand-made toys to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Toy Drive on Dec. 13 for young children in town to enjoy. "This was our third annual toy drive," said Max Grossman, whose students range in age from ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the West Orange Elks Lodge, members of the West Orange Hispanic Foundation will be handing out toys to children of all ages in celebration of the holidays. According to West Orange Hispanic Foundation President Rodolfo Rodriguez, who also ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to West Orange Schools students. For the past few years, students and teachers have created unique, handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Atlantic Federal Credit Union of West Orange is on a mission to help as many people as possible throughout the community as winter approaches by holding its annual Winter Coat Drive.  The West Orange branch, located at 455 Prospect Avenue in the Essex Green Shopping Center, is ...

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UPDATE: The West Orange Christmas Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Sunday Dec 2, 2018 due to weather. The Holiday Open House will go on as planned Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.   WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among the many highlights of the Township of West Orange’s annual Santa Claus is Coming to Town ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Four West Orange High School students had the experience of a lifetime this semester when they were among 30 high school students who had a surprise meeting with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the Hearst Tower, headquarters of "O," the Oprah Magazine. Video by O, The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Whether by the truckload, carload, or one by one, members of the West Orange community gave back last week by providing turkeys and sides to all the members of the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. "As always, we are so grateful for our amazing community and their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of #GivingTuesday, West Orange resident Perry Bashkoff is encouraging the community to help him surpass his personal fundraising record for the annual Movember movement, where men around the world grow mustaches to help raise funds to battle various men’s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Proving that the holiday season can be both about giving and giving back, the global #GivingTuesday initiative provides a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In recognition of #GivingTuesday, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A retired officer kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday in West Orange with a heartfelt message of helping the less fortunate at a time when they need it most. Bill Keegan, the guest speaker at the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (NADAM), signed into proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the Alzheimer’s Association aims to recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 15 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - In the years since social media gave rise to the popularity of #GivingTuesday, it has been widely associated with the concept of giving directly to those in need. But one local businessman chairs an organization with a different take on what "giving" means. Louis Urban, managing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In keeping with the West Orange spirit of diversity and acceptance, members of Mountaineer Squadron organized their first-ever Naturalization Ceremony on Veterans Day, welcoming 34 new American citizens. West Orange High School (WOHS) senior cadet Angel Cordero was the primary ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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