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Week in Review: Basketball Coach Launches Instagram Series; Facilities Undergo Testing & More From West Orange

August 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In case you missed it, check out what happened in West Orange this week by clicking on the headlines below:

Deputy Minister to Address Growing Divide Between American Jewry and Israel

West Orange Chamber Business Lunch Focuses on Estate Planning

Why New Jersey Walks for A World Without Alzheimer’s

West Orange Teen Accepted to Patrick School ...

West Orange Students Interview Pros at Write on Sports Summer Camp

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – “The locker room is now open,” Montclair State University (MSU) literacy professor and Write on Sports co-director and teacher Erik Jacobson said as middle school students from across Essex County raced to interview former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree and Sports Illustrated reporter Jenny Vrentas.

This summer, 26 West Orange middle school ...

West Orange Business Leaders Attend Multi-Chamber Networking Event

SHORT HILLS, NJ – More than 75 local business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers of some of the largest corporations around Millburn, Livingston, Maplewood, North Essex, South Orange and West Orange attended a networking event at the Benihana restaurant in Short Hills on Tuesday when the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted a “business bash” with ...

West Orange Rotary Club to Mark 90th Anniversary with Fundraiser

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, Oct. 20, at Mayfair Farms, featuring keynote speaker Barry Rassin, ...

Golda Och Academy Graduates First STEM Class

August 15, 2018

First STEM Class at Golda Och Academy Inspires Students to Tackle Real-World Problems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy (GOA) recently held a STEM symposium at the Eric F. Ross Upper School campus, celebrating the achievements of high school students in the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison STEM program and the award-winning robotics team, the CodeRunners, as well as showcasing ...

West Orange High School Concludes First Summer School Session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School recently concluded its first-ever summer school cohort, "The West Orange Public Schools Summer Institute Credit Recovery." The program, which launched in July, is free to West Orange residents and includes Algebra I, Geometry and English 9 and 10.

This summer's course teachers included Lori Bollotta, Young Kim, Charlene Muldrow, and ...

West Orange Board of Education Approves Tax Break for Homeowners

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) unanimously voted to approve returning $3 million of the $3.5 million from the additional 2018-19 state aid as property-tax relief for the township’s residents.

The vote was made on Monday after the board announced that the tax levy for the school portion of property taxes would decrease .49 percent for the ...

West Orange Students Interview Pros at Write on Sports Summer Camp

August 16, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – “The locker room is now open,” Montclair State University (MSU) literacy professor and Write on Sports co-director and teacher Erik Jacobson said as middle school students from across Essex County raced to interview former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree and Sports Illustrated reporter Jenny Vrentas.

This summer, 26 West Orange middle school ...

West Orange Basketball Coach Takes to Social Media for New Series

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School varsity boys basketball coach Demond Cowins has launched a new series called "Real Talk Sessions" via his Instagram (@coach_cowins) and has been picking up followers with every new episode.

The series, which will see episodes ranging in length from one minute to five minutes, covers discussions on all aspects of basketball.

"Real ...

West Orange Teen Accepted to Patrick School Basketball Academy

HILLSIDE, NJ — By the time West Orange native Kyrie Irving graduated the legendary St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth in 2010, he was the top-ranked basketball player in the country, and has since become one of the best guards in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. Elliot Cadeau, a rising eighth-grade guard also from West Orange, is following in ...

West Orange Rotary Club to Mark 90th Anniversary with Fundraiser

August 16, 2018

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, Oct. 20, at Mayfair Farms, featuring keynote speaker Barry Rassin, ...

Why New Jersey Walks for A World Without Alzheimer’s

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 ones—more than 2,300 lost last year alone—from Alzheimer’s ...

West Essex Y Invites Public to Participate in Expanding ESL Program

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 expand.

After reading about the program last year, Chari decided to become involved because he was ...

West Orange Business Leaders Attend Multi-Chamber Networking Event

August 16, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – More than 75 local business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers of some of the largest corporations around Millburn, Livingston, Maplewood, North Essex, South Orange and West Orange attended a networking event at the Benihana restaurant in Short Hills on Tuesday when the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted a “business bash” with ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

West Orange Chamber Business Lunch Focusses on Estate Planning

WEST ORANGE, NJ —  More than 20 people from various industries including insurance, health-care and life coaching, many of whom were businesses owners, recently attended a West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) business luncheon at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to discuss estate and long-term care planning.

Laurie Hauptman, a partner at Hauptman & ...

New Date: Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Invites Prospective Summer 2019 Campers to “Rookie Day”

August 10, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: The date has been changed to Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. due to weather conditions. Activities listed in the article below will remain the same. 

LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those with children entering Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year who are thinking about day camp options for next summer are invited to attend “Rookie Day” at ...

West Orange Council Votes on Redevelopment of 300 Executive Drive

August 9, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — By a unanimous vote, the members of the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on first reading on Tuesday to adopt a redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive (Block 155, Lot 42.01), including the Executive Drive and Essex Green properties, which is an area designated as being in need of redevelopment.

The redevelopment plan for this building, which can be ...

West Orange Takes Proactive Steps Following Legionnaires’ Disease Incident

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In response to heightened concern about healthcare safety at West Orange Town Hall after a township employee contracted Legionnaires’ Disease last month, business administrator John Sayers updated those at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council (WOTC) meeting on the many proactive steps that have been taken to ensure that this issue is being addressed ...

Water Remediation Efforts Continue at West Orange Facilities

August 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Although much of the contamination caused by the legionella bacteria recently found in a number of West Orange facilities the has been remediated, the township reported this week that work still needs to be done on several facilities to completely eliminate it.

According to Mayor Robert Parisi, the additional proactive test results on the internal plumbing in 17 ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Week in Review: Basketball Coach Launches Instagram Series; Facilities Undergo Testing & More From West Orange

August 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In case you missed it, check out what happened in West Orange this week by clicking on the headlines below:

Deputy Minister to Address Growing Divide Between American Jewry and Israel

West Orange Chamber Business Lunch Focuses on Estate Planning

Why New Jersey Walks for A World Without Alzheimer’s

West Orange Teen Accepted to Patrick School ...

Week in Review: West Orange District Loses Student, Teacher; Organ Recipient Meets Donor's Family & More

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In case you missed it, check out what happened in West Orange this week by clicking on the headlines below:

Why Real Estate Agents and Home Sellers Should Hire Professional Photographers

Regal Bank Announces Promotions in Livingston and Florham Park

Ailing West Orange 7-Year-Old Loses Cancer Battle

Student Opportunities Abound During Summer Enrichment ...

Week in Review: Man Stabbed, School Board Receives Funding and More in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In case you missed it, check out what happened in West Orange this week by clicking on the headlines below:

Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange
Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Honored for Giving Back to Community
West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan
End-of-Year Art Show Highlights Student Talent in West ...

Deputy Minister to Address Growing Divide Between American Jewry and Israel

August 10, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In the aftermath of the July 19 arrest of Conservative Rabbi Dov Haiyun in Haifa for performing a non-Orthodox wedding ceremony, as well as the two resignations from PM Netanyahu’s ministerial committee charged with working on the plan to upgrade the Western Wall’s egalitarian section, the visit of Deputy Minister, MK Michael Oren (Kulanu) to West Orange on ...

Why Real Estate Agents and Home Sellers Should Hire Professional Photographers

July 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A recent study conducted by the National Association of Realtors showed that 92 percent of home buyers use the Internet to search for homes, which Tim Gerds of TFG Products in West Orange said proves that photos are vital to how successful a home listing is.

The study showed that good photos and video determines the selling price of a home and how quickly it ...

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Sign Up at The MAX Challenge, Get a $100 Discount at Aug. 5 Trial Class

July 27, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m., there will be a special trial class at The MAX Challenge of West Orange (446 Pleasant Valley Way). Everyone who signs up will receive a $100 discounted offer.

There is a spot on our mat for you. Don't wait! Make the decision to try to begin your transformation.

We know, first-hand, the things people can accomplish if they just make the ...

Register Now to Save Over $200 at West Essex Cheer and Tumble Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Essex Cheer & Tumble Academy is now offering $75 off per month for your first three months. Register now at wecheeracademy.com/explorer-academy, use Code TAP to receive $75 off per month for your first three months. 

Children who take the after-school classes also qualify to receive a $40 per month discount on any of the gyms All ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

August 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic on Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to officials.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 ...

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Mon, August 20, 7:00 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

"Immigration Law and Policy in the Trump Era," a ...

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Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), West Orange

LE PIQUE NIQUE WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Care Station Medical Group Delivers Modern, Patient-Centered Medical Model

August 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Care Station Medical Group, a patient-centered open-access primary care network of six offices throughout northern and central New Jersey is re-inventing the way primary health care is being delivered, and the beneficiaries of this are their patients who are receiving better and more coordinated care that is focused on staying ahead of the curve and maintaining ...

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Kid

I am an artist.  It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status.  For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the up and coming Montclair Jazz Festival.  This separates me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not play it.  

More importantly, ...