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Local Youth to Perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Caldwell

April 26, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Area residents are invited to travel back to the early days of the Bible this weekend when the Westminster and Pilgrim Choirs at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The groups described the show as a musical experience ...

West Orange High School Sophomore Makes Marks in Golf

WEST ORANGE, NJ – While the West Orange High School Golf team continues to do well in spring tournaments and play, sophomore Tyler Galantini is a player to watch.

Galantini recorded a fourth-place finish in the SEC Golf Tournament on April 19 at Hendricks Golf Club in Belleville, shooting a 77 with nine pars and one birdie. 

On April 23, Galantini shot even Par 36 to lead the ...

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

Friends of West Orange Public Library to Host Anniversary Celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of West Orange Public Library will celebrate its first anniversary the library (lower level) on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This event will also celebrate the completion of the library’s exterior façade and the significant interior improvements, including the creation of useful and necessary educational and community meeting space in ...

West Orange Police Department Honors Fallen Officer Edward Brennan

April 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange officials honored the late Officer Edward Brennan, who 90 years ago became the first West Orange officer to die in the line of duty, in a ceremony on Thursday.

“The job of a police officer is a dangerous one even under the best of circumstances,” said West Orange Police Chief James Abbott. “Today is a remembrance that officers such as ...

West Orange Fire Department Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Police Chief Martin Kennedy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department invited the public to join them in remembering fallen fire chief Martin Kennedy at the West Orange Fire Memorial Park on April 7—the 75th anniversary of the day Kennedy died in service to the West Orange community.

After 38 years in the department, Kennedy became the only West Orange fire chief to not see retirement.

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

April 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

West Orange High School Freshman Orientation Offers Co-Curricular Opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Freshman Orientation Night at West Orange High School (WOHS) on April 20 drew hundreds of eighth-grade students and their families, who were given the opportunity to find out about sports, clubs, marching band, step teams, theater and more.

From the National and World Language Honor Societies, to technology, debate, sound design, Gay Straight Alliance, and so much more, the ...

West Orange Mayor Reads to Mt. Pleasant Elementary Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi recently participated in Mayor’s Day at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, where he visited the classes and read a story to a Kindergarten class.

The RSVP Center of Essex County, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, currently has 51 “RSVP Reading Buddies” volunteers visiting elementary schools in West ...

West Orange High School Sophomore Makes Marks in Golf

April 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – While the West Orange High School Golf team continues to do well in spring tournaments and play, sophomore Tyler Galantini is a player to watch.

Galantini recorded a fourth-place finish in the SEC Golf Tournament on April 19 at Hendricks Golf Club in Belleville, shooting a 77 with nine pars and one birdie. 

On April 23, Galantini shot even Par 36 to lead the ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston Takes Down West Orange, 15-3

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys lacrosse team out-shot West Orange 27-18 to take home a 15-3 home-turf victory on Thursday.

Ryan Valese, Brian Russo and Adam Geffner led the team in goals with three a piece, followed by Eddie O’Donnell with two and Tommy Werner, Luke Nardone, Dylan Mandelbaum and Connor Flaherty with one each. Jason Scher had seven assists in the ...

Boys Tennis: West Orange Aims to Serve Up Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School boys tennis team is aiming for a conference championship and is already on its way with a current 3-0 record.

Seniors Trey Cohn and Richard McCleese are this year's co-captains. Other seniors on the team include Sushi Kaplan and Shaurya Sanghvi. Head coach Jeff Mazurek said he is excited with the season's strong start.

"The ...

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

April 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

Friends of West Orange Public Library to Host Anniversary Celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of West Orange Public Library will celebrate its first anniversary the library (lower level) on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This event will also celebrate the completion of the library’s exterior façade and the significant interior improvements, including the creation of useful and necessary educational and community meeting space in ...

Awesome Marchers of West Orange to Host “Paint ‘n Sip” for Autism Awareness

ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Awesome Marchers is hosting a “Paint ‘n Sip” fundraiser on April 23 at Artfull Bean Artisan Café in Orange with all proceeds going toward the PASSE (Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education) Scholarship Fund of West Orange.

The members of PASSE volunteer their time, energy and knowledge to ...

West Orange Fire Department Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Police Chief Martin Kennedy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department invited the public to join them in remembering fallen fire chief Martin Kennedy at the West Orange Fire Memorial Park on April 7—the 75th anniversary of the day Kennedy died in service to the West Orange community.

After 38 years in the department, Kennedy became the only West Orange fire chief to not see retirement.

RWJBarnabas Health Facilities to Remain In-Network Without Interruption

April 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aetna, a health care benefits company, and RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a new agreement that became effective on April 22.

Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available.  As a result of this agreement, ...

Local Publicist Talks PR Strategy at West Orange Chamber's Biz 2.0 Workshop

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free “Biz 2.0 Workshop for Growing Businesses,” sponsored by Regal Bank and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, invited new and established business owners to attend a discussion on “Why every business should have a public relations strategy.”

The discussion was led by local publicist Amy Delman of Amy Delman Public ...

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

April 25, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

Friends of West Orange Public Library to Host Anniversary Celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of West Orange Public Library will celebrate its first anniversary the library (lower level) on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This event will also celebrate the completion of the library’s exterior façade and the significant interior improvements, including the creation of useful and necessary educational and community meeting space in ...

Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations Switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park

WEST ORANGE, NJ — BMW of North America recently partnered with the National Park Foundation (NPF), National Park Service (NPS) and Department of Energy (DOE) to install up to 100 electric-vehicle charging stations across the country, some of which were switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP) in West Orange on Wednesday.

The electric-vehicle charging stations now ...

RWJBarnabas Health Facilities to Remain In-Network Without Interruption

April 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aetna, a health care benefits company, and RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a new agreement that became effective on April 22.

Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available.  As a result of this agreement, ...

Safety Around Water Program Comes to West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Renewing its longstanding commitment to ending childhood drowning, the West Essex YMCA will host its week-long swim program “Safety Around the Water” beginning on April 24, providing Livingston’s youth with the opportunity to participate in swim lessons that will help kids learn essential water safety tips.

During the five-day course, children will ...

RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite Announce New Partnership

WEST ORANGE, NJ —RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite recently announced their partnership in launching a free nutrition and wellness education program available to children and families at ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey and beyond.

Entitled “KidsFit at ShopRite,” the new program combines the collective visions, expertise and geographic reach of both organizations to ...

West Orange Student Competes on Circus-Themed "Chopped Junior"

April 12, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A special circus-themed episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” entitled “Three Ring Kitchen,” featured West Orange fifth-grader Megan Hackett—who was the runner up in the competition, but was surrounded by friends and family at SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar as she viewed the episode for the first time on Tuesday.

Megan ...

Week in Review: West Orange Swimmer Wins Youth of the Year Award & More

April 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Did you miss any of this week's top stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

West Orange Student Competes on Circus-Themed "Chopped Junior"

West Orange Fire Department Dedicates Memorial to Fallen Police Chief Martin Kennedy

West Orange Resident to Run for Essex County District 4 Freeholder Position

Softball: West Orange Works Toward ...

West Essex Highlands Protests Continue in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, several residents of the West Essex Highlands spoke to the West Orange Township Council on Tuesday about their concerns if the proposed 700 new housing units are built on the site.

Rosalie Saferstein, a resident of the West Essex Highlands, said that with only one entrance in and one out, there is already a problem should fire engines or ambulances need to ...

March in Review: Brendan Tevlin Field Unveiled, Budgets Revealed & More

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As March comes to a close, TAPinto West Orange takes a look at the Top 10 local stories of the month, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

1. Police Blotter: Armed Robberies, Drug Arrests, Vehicle Thefts and More in West Orange

2. Protest Demonstrations Increase Among West Orange Teachers as Contract Impasse Exceeds 600 Days

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Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations Switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park

April 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — BMW of North America recently partnered with the National Park Foundation (NPF), National Park Service (NPS) and Department of Energy (DOE) to install up to 100 electric-vehicle charging stations across the country, some of which were switched on at Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP) in West Orange on Wednesday.

The electric-vehicle charging stations now ...

Liberty Middle School Multicultural Expo Celebrates Culture and Diversity

April 5, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The annual Multicultural Expo at Liberty Middle School on March 22 celebrated the cultures and diversity of the students, staff and community with activities, food and performances.

Principal Bob Klemt was enthusiastic about the event, dressing in traditional German garb.

“The kids were so excited putting this together, and they did a fantastic job of working ...

Everyone Needs a Coney Island Day Trip

April 17, 2017

Coney Island is one of those rare places that unites history with modernity, as well as quiet, residential life with the craziness of an amusement park overlooking a beach. Because of the contrasts, the area is as loved by tourists and New Yorkers alike. Whether you are coming alone, with friends, a date, or with family, there is something for everyone throughout Coney Island..

Luna ...

New Jersey Weekend Events April 14-16

TAPinto Travels Locale - Sunny skies and spring weather has finally arrived in New Jersey. With the forecast finally showing mild temperatures, everyone is eager to bring their family to one of the many fantastic events happening this weekend throughout the state. The following are a few highlights you won’t want to miss.

Black River and Western Railroad’s Easter Bunny ...

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Local Youth to Perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Caldwell

April 26, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Area residents are invited to travel back to the early days of the Bible this weekend when the Westminster and Pilgrim Choirs at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The groups described the show as a musical experience ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, April 28, 7:00 PM

Roosevelt Middle School, West Orange

Roosevelt Middle School to Present "Seussical ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, April 28, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Things Being What They Are

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange

19th Annual Building Tomorrows 5k Run, Family ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

West Orange Planning Board Concerns

April 17, 2017

All concerned West Orange residents should be aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred at the town’s Planning Board meeting on April 5, 2017.

Attending the meeting were a number of residents of the West Essex Highlands amongst other West Orange residents, who were there to let the Planning Board know of their concern regarding the most recent development proposal for Block 179, Lot ...

Andy's Family Music Showcases Lauren Raiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight its student Lauren Raiss, a Collins Elementary School fifth-grader with an aptitude for drums.

Taught by instructor Joe Vitello, Lauren began playing the drums at a young age and studies the instrument at school as well. She also has her own YouTube channel, and enjoys creating and editing videos in her ...

Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...