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West Orange Film Team Earns Two Awards; Heads to National Competition

April 25, 2018

BURLINGTON, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) recently took first place in the New Jersey 10-Day Film Challenge with awards for Best Overall Film and Best Performances for the original film entitled "Deadlines." Students in Wendy Mapes’ Acting Principles class received their award on April 13 in Burlington, and will head to the National Competition in Philadelphia on June ...

First West Orange Self Defense and Safety Seminar Exceeds Expectations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly triple the expected number of participants attended Sunday’s free self defense and safety seminar hosted by the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) in partnership with the martial arts instructors of Mobile1KravMaga and sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department as part of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month.

The three-hour session, attended by ...

Don't Miss the 2018 West Orange Community Softball Game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) is hosting a community-wide softball on Sunday at 10 a.m. at O’Connor Park, on the corner of Lorelei and Ralph Road, beginning with a match-up between the West Orange Police Department and West Orange Fire Department.

According to the HRC, the location was recently changed to accommodate single-round ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

First West Orange Self Defense and Safety Seminar Exceeds Expectations

April 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly triple the expected number of participants attended Sunday’s free self defense and safety seminar hosted by the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) in partnership with the martial arts instructors of Mobile1KravMaga and sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department as part of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month.

The three-hour session, attended by ...

Still Time to Register West Orange Safety and Self Defense Seminar

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 Film Team Earns Two Awards; Heads to National Competition

April 25, 2018

BURLINGTON, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) recently took first place in the New Jersey 10-Day Film Challenge with awards for Best Overall Film and Best Performances for the original film entitled "Deadlines." Students in Wendy Mapes’ Acting Principles class received their award on April 13 in Burlington, and will head to the National Competition in Philadelphia on June ...

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

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 ...

Don't Miss the 2018 West Orange Community Softball Game

April 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) is hosting a community-wide softball on Sunday at 10 a.m. at O’Connor Park, on the corner of Lorelei and Ralph Road, beginning with a match-up between the West Orange Police Department and West Orange Fire Department.

According to the HRC, the location was recently changed to accommodate single-round ...

Boys Tennis: West Orange Aims to Serve Up Another Division Championship

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Last season’s Colonial Division champions, the West Orange boys tennis team, is gearing up to capture the 2018 title, and the Mountaineers have the ability to deliver. Their record is currently 3-3 as the season begins in earnest.

Senior co-captains Chris Randolph (Second Singles) and Xavier Abelson (Third Singles) are enthusiastic about this season. There are ...

West Orange High School Girls Softball Kicks into Gear

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 ...

West Orange Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

April 23, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the rare genetic bone disorder osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of ...

West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom Unites Young and Old

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Senior citizens from across West Orange enjoyed a free evening of dining and dancing that included performances by the girls and boys step teams, vocal performances and lots of laughs at the annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom last week.

The annual event is coordinated by the student council, National Honor Society, and West Orange Township. Live music was ...

Livingston Mom Acknowledged as West Essex YMCA "Volunteer Extraordinaire"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Lu Hom, a Livingston resident who joined the West Essex YMCA in 2012 so that her children could take swim lessons, has since become the YMCA’s indispensable volunteer.

Hom recently earned the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ W. Daniel McCain Award for Youth Development and was honored at the Metro Y’s annual dinner earlier this ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

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

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 ...

'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 Film Team Earns Two Awards; Heads to National Competition

April 25, 2018

BURLINGTON, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) recently took first place in the New Jersey 10-Day Film Challenge with awards for Best Overall Film and Best Performances for the original film entitled "Deadlines." Students in Wendy Mapes’ Acting Principles class received their award on April 13 in Burlington, and will head to the National Competition in Philadelphia on June ...

"Willy Wonka Jr." Presents a Sweet Surprise at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Edison Middle School Drama Club presented "Willy Wonka Jr." over the weekend, and the musical was deemed a family-friendly sweet treat not to miss.

The West Orange School District is committed to the Arts: voice, music, and dance, and the community should be proud to know that middle school students take their craft very seriously. Following on heels of the ...

West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom Unites Young and Old

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Senior citizens from across West Orange enjoyed a free evening of dining and dancing that included performances by the girls and boys step teams, vocal performances and lots of laughs at the annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom last week.

The annual event is coordinated by the student council, National Honor Society, and West Orange Township. Live music was ...

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; ...

First West Orange Self Defense and Safety Seminar Exceeds Expectations

April 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly triple the expected number of participants attended Sunday’s free self defense and safety seminar hosted by the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) in partnership with the martial arts instructors of Mobile1KravMaga and sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department as part of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month.

The three-hour session, attended by ...

West Orange Child in Desperate Need of Bone Marrow Donor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the rare genetic bone disorder osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to help Veronica find a match.

Veronica faces the common challenge of ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest ...

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 ...

Travel Spotlight - Asbury Park Music and Film Festival to be Held April 27

April 24, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Asbury Park, New Jersey will host the 4th annual Music and Film Festival on April 27 - 29.

What's better than hanging out in a beach town while listening to good music, watching great films, and all while supporting some great charities? Okay, maybe doing in mid-summer is a little better.  We imagined they tried, but ...

Travels Spotlight: Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

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One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

Cycle Bar ...

Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

BARRE3 ...

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. 

About Cloud ...

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 ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

April 24, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

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Thu, April 26, 5:30 PM

West Orange High School - Cafeteria, West Orange

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Food & Drink

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 ...

Register for the New Senior Gardening Program in West Orange

April 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents 60 years or older are invited to register for a new gardening program at the Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter Nicholas Vecchio Garden in Degnan Park.

Beginning on May 10 and continuing every Thursday afternoon, seniors will be able to prep, plant and harvest their own garden beds.

For more information or to register for this new program, ...

Lock Down Initiated After Stray Bullet Found at Morristown High School

April 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School was on a school-wide lock down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a stray bullet was discovered on the athletic fields of the school. 

Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means instruction continued as students stayed in their ...

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 ...