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Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Honored for Giving Back to Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently honored as one of New Jersey’s "Champions of Good Works" by Commerce magazine and Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).

The Livingston-based accounting firm, was selected for its 2017 "Food Drive" initiative, which supports two local food pantries: ...

West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan

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 from more than 3,300 applications across the United States and approximately 670 students ...

End-of-Year Art Show Highlights Student Talent in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual end-of-year Art Show at West Orange High School featured the artistic talents of the students in a wide array of mediums, impressing visitors and underscoring the importance of the arts.

Work from students in grades 9-12 included watercolor, paint, metal, etching, pottery and more. This year's art installation was from senior Desiree Rivera, who donated her ...

Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

West Orange Police Community Services Unit to Host Upcoming Summer Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Community Services Unit (CSU) will be conducting a two-session summer program beginning on July 9.

Session one, open to fourth and fifth graders, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session two, open to sixth graders, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The program is intended to allow certain community youth access to a West Orange ...

Authorities Investigate July 4th Fatality in West Orange

NEWARK, NJ – An Orange resident died in the vicinity of a West Orange bar on Wednesday, possibly as a result of injuries sustained in an altercation.

The West Orange Police Department is working in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force to investigate an incident in which a 57-year-old male died at a bar in West Orange on Wednesday, according to Acting ...

West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan

July 16, 2018

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 from more than 3,300 applications across the United States and approximately 670 students ...

Phase I of "Legacy Walkway Project" Unveiled at West Orange High School

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 Moore, board member Ken Alper and PTA presidents Ellen Perkins and Susan Palmucci ...

New West Orange Scholarship to Honor Patricia Villarosa

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 teacher in West Orange for more than 20 years. She was a long-time resident of West Orange ...

West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan

July 16, 2018

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 from more than 3,300 applications across the United States and approximately 670 students ...

Phase I of "Legacy Walkway Project" Unveiled at West Orange High School

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 Moore, board member Ken Alper and PTA presidents Ellen Perkins and Susan Palmucci ...

Atlantic Federal Gives Back to West Orange Community

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 Episcopal Church of West Orange, and Bianca Flowers Inc. of Union ...

West Orange Named New Jersey's "Nicest" Town by Reader's Digest

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 towns, “locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

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 members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

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 body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Honored for Giving Back to Community

July 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently honored as one of New Jersey’s "Champions of Good Works" by Commerce magazine and Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).

The Livingston-based accounting firm, was selected for its 2017 "Food Drive" initiative, which supports two local food pantries: ...

Atlantic Federal Gives Back to West Orange Community

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 Episcopal Church of West Orange, and Bianca Flowers Inc. of Union ...

End-of-Year Art Show Highlights Student Talent in West Orange

July 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual end-of-year Art Show at West Orange High School featured the artistic talents of the students in a wide array of mediums, impressing visitors and underscoring the importance of the arts.

Work from students in grades 9-12 included watercolor, paint, metal, etching, pottery and more. This year's art installation was from senior Desiree Rivera, who donated her ...

Two West Orange Teens Selected for Prestigious Musical Theater Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Riley Hahn and Samantha Powell of West Orange were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to be a part of the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. 

This honor puts the two young women in the same company as prominent ...

West Orange Resident Publishes First Children's Book

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Erica Brown Oliver recently published her first children’s book, “When I Grow Up…Just Imagine,” for elementary and middle school-aged children. The 264-page book provides 14 lifelong tips to help young readers find and pursue their passions, and features people who love their professions.

The resource also includes a profile ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

July 10, 2018

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 members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

More Than 500 Brave the Heat for West Orange Food Truck Festival

July 2, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 500 people attended the second annual West Orange Food Truck Festival on Sunday in the parking lot in front of West Orange High School, where residents of West Orange and surrounding towns had the opportunity to try numerous delicacies from different cultures.

The free-admission festival featured a total of 12 trucks, including Soccer Chef Wagon, Empanada ...

How to Send News Tips, Submit Content to TAPinto West Orange

July 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Have a story you think your neighbors would enjoy? Want to reach thousands of eyes with news about your organization, an upcoming or recent event, or even share your opinion on the latest news in your town?  We want to hear from you!

Help us make our stories unique by sending us your news tips. Our feature stories cover everything from business openings and ...

June in Review: Top 10 Stories From June 2018 in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Check out the top 10 stories from June 2018 on TAPinto West Orange, based on page views.

1. West Orange School District Retains Third Party Law Firm for Special Investigations

2. West Orange Woman Pleads Guilty in History’s Largest Health Care Fraud Takedown

3. West Orange Residents Raise Concern About Ice Bumper Car Project

4. West Orange Student ...

West Orange to Add Route 6 Jitney Stop at Edison Mews Apartments

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the new apartments quickly filling up at Mews at Edison Lofts, the Township of West Orange announced its plans on Tuesday to add a jitney stop there to provide its residents with free jitney services to catch the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train line at Brick Church Station.

John Sayers, business administrator, reported that there are now 14 people ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Coming to Essex County Environmental Center

July 3, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

July 12, 2018

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fitness
Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Bucco Couture Summer Sale on All Custom Suits, Shirts and Casual Wear

NUTLEY, NJ — Save while looking sharp! 20% off all summer wear an extra 10% savings for Military, Veterans and all first responders at Bucco Couture, 187 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, with the launch of some new products such as our tracksuit line, crushed cotton drawstring pants and jeans. 

We also carry Bugatchi and Rober Graham casual wear as well as stretch high V-neck ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, July 16, 1:00 PM

Whole Foods Market - West Orange, West Orange

West Orange Emergency Blood Drive - 1st 30 donors ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Tue, July 17, 5:00 PM

Caldwell University Alumni Theater, Caldwell

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use ...

Health & Wellness

Wed, July 18, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...