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Orange/West Orange UNICO Awards 11 Scholarships to Area Students

June 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Orange/West Orange (O/WO) Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 2018 Scholarship Dinner at Mayfair Farms, where one UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced, scholarships in the amount of $ 1,500 were awarded to seven West Orange High School (WOHS) students, local law school students were awarded individual scholarships, and two area high school students were ...

Virtual Business Class at West Orange to Give Students Real-Life Experience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) students participating in an innovative virtual business program will be teaming up with mentors of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) and the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) this fall.

The Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) program will serve as a capstone course for a handful of juniors and seniors who have met ...

Winners Announced for Monte Irvin Park Fishing Derby

ORANGE, NJ — Awards for the Essex County Youth Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Park in Orange earlier this month were handed out to a male and female for First Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Largest Fish Caught. The winners included Tyler Tolson and Alice Wang for first fish caught, Tyler and Charles Tolson and Cimora Weston for most fish, and Weston and Charles for largest fish.

The ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Virtual Business Class at West Orange to Give Students Real-Life Experience

June 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) students participating in an innovative virtual business program will be teaming up with mentors of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) and the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) this fall.

The Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) program will serve as a capstone course for a handful of juniors and seniors who have met ...

West Orange Elementary Schools "Clap Out" Graduating Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As the countdown to graduation nears, graduating seniors visited their elementary schools on June 13 to be recognized by current students with "clap-outs."

The seniors walked through the halls of their old schools and were cheered on by students and teachers as they passed through.

The visit was not only fun for the seniors, but for staff as well, many of whom ...

West Orange Offers Greater Math Help for 3rd-12th Grade Parents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Help is on the way for West Orange parents who are baffled by their children’s math thanks to the Parent Roadmap that was part of the Math Program Evaluation Committee’s report (a year two strategic plan objective). The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the West Orange district’s math program from third grade to high school ...

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland Community

June 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School ...

Cubs Win West Orange MTL Majors Baseball Championship

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The undefeated Cubs won the West Orange Mountain Top League Majors baseball championship Tuesday night over the A’s. 

The MTL champs consisted of players in fourth, fifth and sixth grade, and were coached by Rhett Zidziunas.

"The kids were so dedicated and played really well all season," said parent Jackie Schatell. "They ...

West Orange Baseball Players Get All-SEC Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six players from the West Orange baseball team received recognition when the Super Essex Conference recently announced its All-Liberty Division teams for the 2018 season.

Seniors Tyree Bradley and Chris Walker each were named to the First Team. Bradley batted .371 with five home runs, 22 RBI, 14 extra-base hits and a team-high 23 walks. Walker led the team in home ...

Orange/West Orange UNICO Awards 11 Scholarships to Area Students

June 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Orange/West Orange (O/WO) Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 2018 Scholarship Dinner at Mayfair Farms, where one UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced, scholarships in the amount of $ 1,500 were awarded to seven West Orange High School (WOHS) students, local law school students were awarded individual scholarships, and two area high school students were ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School ...

West Orange Lions Club Makes Donation for Project Graduation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange chapter of the Lions Club donated $500 to the West Orange High School (WOHS) PTA on June 11 to support Project Graduation, which will be held on June 21 following graduation at the Codey Arena.

Roger Schneider, co-owner of Schneider Hardware, presented the check to WOHS PTA Board members Robin Mincolelli and Paula Healey. Project Graduation ...

West Orange Scholarship Fund Awards $92,000 to Graduating Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund (WOSF) recently distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors at Senior Awards Night.

The evening began with a welcome from WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic excellence and community service. A series of Military Awards, including full ROTC scholarships to ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

West Orange Chamber Presents How to Create Leads Through Social Media

June 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) held its bi-monthly learning series Biz 2.0 earlier this month to provide information for business owners to help grow their leads using social media.

More than a dozen people attended the 90-minute presentation at SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar in West Orange to hear from WOCC board members Arnie Amir, owner of ...

Brain Health Initiatives Highlighted Through Alzheimer’s Association Grand Opening Events

Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) at 23 Vreeland ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Winners Announced for Monte Irvin Park Fishing Derby

June 24, 2018

ORANGE, NJ — Awards for the Essex County Youth Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Park in Orange earlier this month were handed out to a male and female for First Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Largest Fish Caught. The winners included Tyler Tolson and Alice Wang for first fish caught, Tyler and Charles Tolson and Cimora Weston for most fish, and Weston and Charles for largest fish.

The ...

West Orange Student Film Named "World's Best 10-Day Film of 2018"

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Following their state win on April 13 for the student-produced film entitled “Deadlines,” West Orange High School (WOHS) students took home the award for "World's Best 10-Day Film of 2018” on June 10 at the 10-Day Film Challenge awards. The team also received the award for “Best Performances.”

WOHS film team members ...

West Orange High School Students Video Chat with Senator Cory Booker

June 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students from West Orange High School seeking gun control reform video chatted with Senator Cory Booker in the hopes of furthering the conversation.

Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, students in the West Orange School District not only reached out to the students in Florida, but held memorial ...

West Orange Council Authorizes Architect to Help Child with Cerebral Palsy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Council has retained a commercial architecture firm to assist the zoning board with an application for a home in need of special ramping for a handicapped child.

Arkitecture Plus, LLC has been retained so that a home on Conforti Avenue can apply for ramping to help a child with Cerebral Palsy gain wheelchair access to the street.

Several ...

West Orange Council Approves New Planning Group for Essex Green Redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resolution authorizing the retention of Heyer, Gruel and Associates to prepare and present a redevelopment plan for the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties, which have been deemed by the West Orange Planning Board to be a redevelopment area, stirred controversy among the members of the West Orange Township Council on Tuesday. The council voted 4-1 to adopt the ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

June 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Brain Health Initiatives Highlighted Through Alzheimer’s Association Grand Opening Events

Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) at 23 Vreeland ...

West Orange Girls on the Run Participate in 22nd Annual Florham Park Jaycees 5K

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — After physically and emotionally preparing over the last 10 weeks, the members of the West Orange chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR) participated in the culminating 22nd annual Florham Park Jaycees 5K on Saturday.

GOTR, a nonprofit physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in third through fifth grade, is designed to help ...

TFG Products of West Orange Helps Make Real Estate Video Production Affordable

June 7, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Although TFG Products is known primarily for creating videos to market small businesses, the company is also heavily focused on producing videos for real estate agents as well.

Joining forces with Jennifer Szewcyk of Coldwell Banker in Caldwell, TFG Products produced this walk-through video at 16 White Oak Drive in North Caldwell just last ...

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Free Class at CylcleBar Livingston to Support Sustainability

June 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Join us at CycleBar Livingston for Uplift Humanity's first charity event! In addition to getting your sweat on for FREE, you can learn about about how we are using a sustainability-first approach to solve poverty in developing countries around the world. Meet our Board and Founder and get information on volunteer opportunities.

We've partnered with ...

Deegan Dental Implant Special!

WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE!

Deegan Dental is happy to announce our New Dental Implant Special Offer that will give you a reason to smile! Our New Special Offer, that expires 11/30/2018, covers a single Complete Tooth Replacement (including the Implant, Stock Abutment and E-max Crown) for only $2,200 per Implant; a Great Value ...

Former Jefferson School (Maplewood) Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

June 22, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, June 26, 8:15 AM

Whole Foods market, West Orange

JBN Presents: Women's Networking in West Orange

Business & Finance

Wed, June 27, 11:00 AM

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Montclair

Volunteer Advocate Info Session

Giving Back Law & Justice

Sun, July 1, 12:00 PM

West Orange High School, West Orange

2nd Annual West Orange Food Truck Festival

Michael T. McCormick, Jr. Memorial Foundation Donates New Scoreboard to the West Orange PAL Baseball Field

On Sunday, April 15, the West Orange PAL baseball teams began their opening ceremonies of the spring season with a heartfelt dedication of a new scoreboard, donated by the Michael T. McCormick, Jr. Memorial Foundation.  The foundation was created to honor the life of Michael, a lifelong West Orange resident, who tragically died in a car accident on the day after his 19th birthday, Aug.

Mt. Olive Memorial Weekend Tournament: Bringing Baseball Back to West Orange!

“I’ve got to find the right spot”

“Two out rally!”

“Protect the ball”

“You fired up? I’m fired up! I can’t hear you!”

“Breathe!” “Deep breath, reset”

“Whoa..where are you going?? You can’t move”

Just a few of the statements you may have heard this past weekend at the ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Schedules Family Nights and Zoo-vies This Summer

June 21, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m.

In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, featuring animal-related movies, will be shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo Parking ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  

 

My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  

 

Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...