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Football: West Orange Pulls Away for 44-7 Win Over Columbia

September 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Even though the West Orange football team piled up 44 points on Homecoming, the Mountaineers' offense really didn't have to do much heavy lifting Friday night.

A proficient effort on special teams and a bone-jarring performance by a defense that held Columbia to negative yardage in the second half helped West Orange overcome more than 100 yards of penalties and some ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Coach Celebrates 300 Wins with Victory Over Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a Friday afternoon matchup that developed into a second-half thriller between the West Orange and Livingston boys soccer teams, West Orange head coach Doug Nevins earned his 300th career win with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first half, West Orange sophomore Kalleo Mendes came out strong in the second half with two goals—putting the ...

Space Still Open for West Orange Girls on the Run Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including a program being offered at the West Orange Reservoir, which still has space available. 

GOTR West Orange is open to girls in grades 3-5 and will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 ...

Fun for the Whole Family at the Love+Unity Diversity Festival

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident Carl Brister, an R&B/Pop recording artist, will present the Love+Unity Diversity Fest on ...

West Orange Man Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

September 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden to information charging him with one ...

West Orange Rotary Donates Backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools

September 19, 2018

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 Beaumont, along with Redwood Assistant Principal Ana Marti, happily assisted the club members ...

West Orange Students Enjoy Successful First Week of School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was back to school for West Orange Public School students last week, and despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles.

Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the first day visiting the district's 12 schools. He began his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff, and parents along with new Principal Makeida ...

Football: West Orange Pulls Away for 44-7 Win Over Columbia

September 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Even though the West Orange football team piled up 44 points on Homecoming, the Mountaineers' offense really didn't have to do much heavy lifting Friday night.

A proficient effort on special teams and a bone-jarring performance by a defense that held Columbia to negative yardage in the second half helped West Orange overcome more than 100 yards of penalties and some ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Coach Celebrates 300 Wins with Victory Over Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a Friday afternoon matchup that developed into a second-half thriller between the West Orange and Livingston boys soccer teams, West Orange head coach Doug Nevins earned his 300th career win with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first half, West Orange sophomore Kalleo Mendes came out strong in the second half with two goals—putting the ...

Space Still Open for West Orange Girls on the Run Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including a program being offered at the West Orange Reservoir, which still has space available. 

GOTR West Orange is open to girls in grades 3-5 and will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 ...

West Orange Rotary Donates Backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools

September 19, 2018

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 Beaumont, along with Redwood Assistant Principal Ana Marti, happily assisted the club members ...

Brookdale West Orange Resident Celebrates 104th Birthday

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 surrounded by family and friends as she blew out the candles on her birthday cake. Among ...

Help Raise Traffic Safety Awareness at West Orange STOP for Nikhil Run/Walk

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 motor vehicle accidents.

The event, which was established in 2011 to honor the ...

CycleBar Livingston to Celebrate First Anniversary with Day-Long Event

September 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CycleBar Livingston will be celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, Sept 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

CycleBar's riders, along with their family and friends, and anyone else interested in stopping by can partake in rides, games, giveaways, vendors and a backyard barbecue.

Participants are welcome to share an item to be ...

Max Challenge to Host One-Year Anniversary Event and More in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Max Challenge of West Orange will commemorate one year in business in the township on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The weekend will also mark the start of the next 10-Week Challenge, which combines exciting fitness classes, nutritional counseling and motivation into one easy-to-follow program ...

West Orange Couple Opens CardioYoga Studio in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, West Orange residents Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events.

In addition to providing free classes, free mini massages and more, the Albans also welcomed members of ...

Fun for the Whole Family at the Love+Unity Diversity Festival

September 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident Carl Brister, an R&B/Pop recording artist, will present the Love+Unity Diversity Fest on ...

West Orange High School Marching Band to Debut New Routine

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season's new routine, "Into a New World," and the program is expected to debut at Friday’s home game v. Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m.

According to band director Lew Kelly, "Into a New World" will feature ...

West Orange Council Votes on Executive Drive Redevelopment Plans

September 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council recently voted in favor of a re-development plan for the structure located at 300 Executive Drive, prepared by Heyer, Gruel and Associates. The property is owned by RA 300 Executive LLC.

According to the council, this plan seeks to modernize the office building, which the council hopes will raise property prices in the ...

West Orange Mayor Announces Progress on Essex Green Shopping Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Representatives of CLPF-Essex Green, LLC, owner of the Essex Green Shopping Center, will not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), according to West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi.

The mayor recently announced that after numerous meetings and discussions with the township over the last two years, the owner intends to make a major investment in the West Orange community ...

Space Still Open for West Orange Girls on the Run Program

September 21, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including a program being offered at the West Orange Reservoir, which still has space available. 

GOTR West Orange is open to girls in grades 3-5 and will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 ...

Max Challenge to Host One-Year Anniversary Event and More in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Max Challenge of West Orange will commemorate one year in business in the township on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The weekend will also mark the start of the next 10-Week Challenge, which combines exciting fitness classes, nutritional counseling and motivation into one easy-to-follow program ...

West Orange Couple Opens CardioYoga Studio in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, West Orange residents Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events.

In addition to providing free classes, free mini massages and more, the Albans also welcomed members of ...

West Orange Man Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

September 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden to information charging him with one ...

Week in Review: West Orange Football Impresses on Opening Night & More

August 31, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In case you missed it, here’s what happened this week in West Orange:

Football: West Orange Upsets Montclair on Opening Night

District Works to Eliminate Legionella Found at Redwood Elementary

Football Preview: West Orange Football Opens Season Thursday Night vs. Montclair

Essex County Zoo Opens Leopard Exhibit Featuring Two Species

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Air Group Offering Free Estimates and Credits Toward Updating Your Equipment

September 20, 2018

WHIPPANY, NJ - Air Group Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical is offering free estimates.

Just click here to schedule an appointment and Air Group will provide a free estimate for its plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling services. Air Group also services boilers and hot water heaters.

Air Group is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide emergency service to customers ...

Save 20% For Life at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Find a friend, tell a friend and then go to the West Essex YMCA in Livingston and save.

The YMCA at 321 S. Livingston Ave. is introducing a new way to help create a healthier community and you can save a little too. When you and a friend join the Y at the same time, or referred by a member, you’ll BOTH be enrolled in our 20/20 Membership Program to ...

Missing Child: East Orange Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

September 20, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark. 

He was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, Sept. 16 around 2:54 p.m. in the area of William Street and North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt and black shoes, according to police. He is known to frequent the areas of Chadwick ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, September 22, 8:00 AM

CycleBar Livingston, Livingston

Free Classes and Anniversary Celebration at ...

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness Sports

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Sun, September 23, 12:00 PM

West Orange Arts Center, West Orange

Abstract Expressionism: Gloria J. Torrice & her ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, September 25, 6:00 PM

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, West Orange

Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture ...

Health & Wellness

Essex County to Host 13th Annual Senior Wellness Day

September 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. invites all Essex County senior citizens to attend the 13th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, to be held for free as follows: 

Date:               Tuesday, September 18, ...

In the Drink

On a recent trip to California I ordered a glass of lemonade with lunch.  My ice cold drink came without a straw.  

 

I can’t drink lemonade without a straw.  Margaritas either.  For me, drinking from a glass without a straw is kind of like eating eating soup without a spoon.  Sooner or later liquid ends up all over my shirt.

 

Besides, it ...

U and Them

Dropping your son or daughter off at college is a significant event in their lives. For many young adults, this is their first chance to spread their wings and live independently.  They quite naturally face this new chapter in life with a healthy mixture of trepidation and excitement.   

 

And for parents, it is a time when the house becomes a little more empty.  A ...