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West Orange District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

'LinkedIn Guy' Schools West Orange Chamber Members on Maximizing Business Profiles

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ins and outs of LinkedIn was the central topic of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s (WOCC) recent Biz 2.0 Lunch and Learn networking event at Luna Stage in West Orange, where Julbert Abraham, managing partner at AGM, served as the guest speaker. The event was sponsored by Arnon Amir, president of Growth Point Business Consulting.

After networking over ...

County Announces Improvement Plans for Grover Cleveland Park Playground and Tennis Courts

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a popular site for families and children, and that the playground and tennis courts need to be ...

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Still Time to Register West Orange Safety and Self Defense Seminar

April 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the topic of sexual harassment and assault against women continues to dominate headlines across the country, the West Orange Police Department is partnering with the West Orange Recreation Department (WOPD), West Orange Public Schools and one of the nation’s leading martial arts instructors on April 22 to provide a free session focused on everyday safety tips ...

West Orange Resident Thanks Livingston Police for Lifesaving Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts. 

When McDonald became unconscious in January, the woman he was visiting immediately reported his condition to ...

West Orange District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

Proposal for West Orange Summer School Presented to Board of Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to increase opportunities for high school students to recover credits and meet the PARCC graduation requirements, a proposal was made to the school board to launch a new West Orange summer 2018 school program.

West Orange High School (WOHS) Principal Hayden Moore and Eveny de Mendez, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, made the ...

Donation Made to Establish Kelly Elementary School Library Media Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ – An anonymous donation of $250,000 to create the Kelly Elementary School Library Media Center was announced by the school’s principal, Dr. Joanne Pollara, at the Monday’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting.

In announcing the gift, Pollara said the donor made the gift in honor of a teacher who helped him become a better reader, which he said ...

West Orange High School Girls Softball Kicks into Gear

April 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School girls softball team is looking forward to a strong season, punctuated by team of co-captains that have played together since elementary school and want to see a Colonial Division championship and a trip to the states.

The weather impacted the spring sports schedules across the state, and the West Orange girls were not able to hold an outdoor ...

Community House Opens Gymnasium on Main Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Squeaking shoes, dribbling basketballs and children’s chatter now fill the once empty and dilapidated cavernous space next door to the West Orange Community House. After a decade of work and some setbacks, the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium on Main Street is finally open.

“It’s really a nice building, but I’m biased,” said Paul Cito, ...

West Orange High School Announces Scholar Athletes of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Erik “E.J.” Akerblom and Meghan White have been named as Essex County Athletic Director's Association Scholar Athletes.

In addition to being the co-captain of the girls softball team, White also has a GPA of 4.6261 and is in the top five percent of her class at WOHS. She serves as secretary of the Math Honors ...

Shillelagh Club to Honor West Orange's Knox Family at 50th Anniversary Gala

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is planning its 50th Annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 5, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, beginning at 6 p.m. This Golden Anniversary Dance is being held in honor of Essex Shillelagh Club Founder Harry Knox and the Knox Family, formerly of West Orange.

Harry Knox graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory ...

One Week to West Orange Lions Club’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Lions Club’s largest annual fundraiser, the Spaghetti Dinner, to be held on April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to the 8 p.m. in the West Orange High School cafeteria, will offer guests an all-you-can-eat buffet for $10 per person. All proceeds will go directly toward helping the blind and visually impaired.

“It’s very rewarding and very ...

Donation Made to Establish Kelly Elementary School Library Media Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ – An anonymous donation of $250,000 to create the Kelly Elementary School Library Media Center was announced by the school’s principal, Dr. Joanne Pollara, at the Monday’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting.

In announcing the gift, Pollara said the donor made the gift in honor of a teacher who helped him become a better reader, which he said ...

Daughters of Israel Hosts West Orange Freshmen for Intergenerational Oral History Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School (WOHS) freshmen recently participated in the school’s eighth annual intergenerational oral history project at Daughters of Israel (DOI) as part of their social studies curriculum and one of the DOI’s newest participants, Sandye Garrison, had many stories to tell.

Garrison partnered for four sessions with two WOHS ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Hundreds Enjoy 18th Annual Taste of Essex Event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A taste of something savory and something sweet paired with a bit of magic, live music and poetry were enjoyed by hundreds at the annual 18th annual Taste of Essex event Monday night, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) at The Manor in West Orange.

“Tonight exceeded expectations,” said Michael Daniels, president of the ...

'LinkedIn Guy' Schools West Orange Chamber Members on Maximizing Business Profiles

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ins and outs of LinkedIn was the central topic of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s (WOCC) recent Biz 2.0 Lunch and Learn networking event at Luna Stage in West Orange, where Julbert Abraham, managing partner at AGM, served as the guest speaker. The event was sponsored by Arnon Amir, president of Growth Point Business Consulting.

After networking over ...

Community House Opens Gymnasium on Main Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Squeaking shoes, dribbling basketballs and children’s chatter now fill the once empty and dilapidated cavernous space next door to the West Orange Community House. After a decade of work and some setbacks, the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium on Main Street is finally open.

“It’s really a nice building, but I’m biased,” said Paul Cito, ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

West Orange District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

April 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – For the first time, the West Orange School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

West Orange High School Brings “In the Heights” to Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 680 tickets, or about 84 percent of the seats in the West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, were sold for the final WOHS performance of its spring musical “In the Heights” on Saturday night, boosting the overall ticket sales to more than 1,839 over the course of four nights.

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, ...

Liberty Middle School to Present "Alice in Wonderland Jr."

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Liberty Middle School will present its spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on May 3 and May 4 at 7 p.m. at Liberty, located at 1 Kelly Drive.

The Lewis Carroll tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland comes to life with a lively musical score and all the characters you could expect to see, from the White Rabbit to the Queen of Hearts. Once Alice ...

West Orange Residents Express Concern About Senior Citizen Survey

April 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Older adult residents and West Orange Township Council members debated whether the recently completed West Orange senior citizen survey administered by Montclair State University (MSU) accurately reflects the needs of the township’s diverse senior population during Tuesday’s township council meeting.

Many of the seniors who attended the meeting expressed ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Still Time to Register West Orange Safety and Self Defense Seminar

April 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the topic of sexual harassment and assault against women continues to dominate headlines across the country, the West Orange Police Department is partnering with the West Orange Recreation Department (WOPD), West Orange Public Schools and one of the nation’s leading martial arts instructors on April 22 to provide a free session focused on everyday safety tips ...

Families Invited to Healthy Kids Day at West Essex YMCA on April 21

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local families are invited to the West Essex YMCA on Saturday, April 21 for Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-filled event designed to inspire children and their parents to engage their bodies and minds all summer long.

West Essex YMCA Associate Executive Director Joanne Browne said the goal of Healhty Kids Day is to spark families’ imaginations and ...

West Orange Resident Thanks Livingston Police for Lifesaving Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts. 

When McDonald became unconscious in January, the woman he was visiting immediately reported his condition to ...

Hundreds Enjoy 18th Annual Taste of Essex Event in West Orange

April 10, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A taste of something savory and something sweet paired with a bit of magic, live music and poetry were enjoyed by hundreds at the annual 18th annual Taste of Essex event Monday night, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) at The Manor in West Orange.

“Tonight exceeded expectations,” said Michael Daniels, president of the ...

March in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in West Orange

April 7, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Orange’s top ten stories of March, based on pageviews, including news from the snowstorms, a fire that left one family without a home, long-awaited results from a senior citizen survey and more. 

1. Why West Orange High School Students Might be Experiencing Headaches

2. Washington Elementary School Teacher Patricia ...

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Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

April 20, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange - 2 Weeks FREE and more...

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange is about to start its next challenge.  Sign up before April 9, and you will receive maximum benefits, including two weeks free!

NUTRITION... MOTIVATION... RESULTS..!

SIGN UP BEFORE APRIL 9TH AND GET THE 'TAP CHALLENGE' PROMO:

12 weeks for the price of 10
Unlimited fitness classes 
Nutritional ...

deAmour Salon - Complimentary Blowout with Other Select Services - $40+ Value

Millburn, NJ - Salon Profilo in Milburn has recently rebranded to deAmour Salon & Spa! In celebration, owners Roula and Grace are inviting new and existing clients to enjoy a complimentary blowout with any color service. Call (973) 379-8300 to schedule your appointment. Promo code: TAP COLOR

deAmor Salon specializes in multiple coloring techniques and stays current on industry ...

County Announces Improvement Plans for Grover Cleveland Park Playground and Tennis Courts

April 20, 2018

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a popular site for families and children, and that the playground and tennis courts need to be ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

West Orange High School, West Orange

FREE self-defense and safety seminar for teens ...

Health & Wellness

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

Letter to the Editor: Lions Club of West Orange Spaghetti Dinner

April 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Since 1953, the Lions Club of West Orange has been recognized throughout the township for our service to the blind and visually impaired. A majority of the world’s eye banks, clinics, and eye research centers are established and supported by all Lions Clubs throughout the world.

We are men and women committed to helping provide quality eye care, eye ...

West Orange Community House Seeks Community Sponsors

April 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boys & Girls Club at the West Orange Community House (WOCH) has opened its new 9,000 square foot recreational facility at 250 Main Street in West Orange.

The WOCH has been supporting families of West Orange for 100 years, and needs help to continue providing much-needed recreational programs to West Orange. By placing an advertisement banner on the gym ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...