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"Bar Night for Brendan Tevlin" Raises $2000 Toward Third Annual Lacrosse Festival

July 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A “Bar Night for Brendan” held at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub in Fairfield on Wednesday raised $2,000 toward the third annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival being held on July 30 in West Orange in honor of the Livingston resident who lost his life to a shooting in 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant hosted all-day “Dine and ...

A Week That Shapes the Future: West Orange High School Students Attend American Legion Jersey Boys State

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Father’s Day of 2016 marked the start of the 71st session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS). High schools from across New Jersey sent their top juniors to Rider University to participate in this unique program.

This year was the largest session of ALJBS, with 986 total delegates. WOHS had five students represent West Orange at Boys State: ...

Golda Och Academy’s RoboCup Team Wins Two Prestigious Awards at International Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Golda Och Academy’s CodeRunners Robotics team approached the Leipziger Messe (Leipzig, Germany’s large conference center), the flags of many nations—including the USA, Israel and Germany—were waving in the wind.

After hard work, planning and a nine-hour flight, the high school robotics team arrived on a unique journey to ...

Find My iPhone App Tracks Down Stolen Vehicle in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The “Find My iPhone” application was instrumental in tracking down a stolen vehicle in West Orange on July 9, according to the West Orange Police Department.

Police received a report from an Asian male at approximately 4:15 p.m. stating that he was making a food delivery for No. 1 Chinese Restaurant at Wilfred St. when he observed a black male ...

Downtown Thursdays in West Orange Begins with Kid Scavanger Hunt

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Downtown West Orange Alliance kicked off its first-annual summer Discovery Club adventure on July 14 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Schneider Hardware at 276 Main Street in West Orange. The hunt was an opportunity for kids ages 4 to 12 to get out and discover all that the downtown area of West Orange has to offer.

Nearly two-dozen children and ...

Green Hill Senior Living Hosts West Orange Chamber Evening Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Legacy building auditorium in West Orange was filled with more than two-dozen professionals from the area on July 13 when Green Hill Senior Living hosted the West Orange Chamber of Commerce evening networking event.

Professionals in attendance represented the local banking, real estate, architecture, financial, health and retail industries.

Judy Wittler, ...

Golda Och Academy’s RoboCup Team Wins Two Prestigious Awards at International Competition

July 22, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Golda Och Academy’s CodeRunners Robotics team approached the Leipziger Messe (Leipzig, Germany’s large conference center), the flags of many nations—including the USA, Israel and Germany—were waving in the wind.

After hard work, planning and a nine-hour flight, the high school robotics team arrived on a unique journey to ...

Middle School Garden Flourishes at Golda Och Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Middle School students at Golda Och Academy were able to test their green thumbs this spring as part of a new gardening club.

Upper School Judaics teacher Rabbi Shira Johnston created a vegetable and flower garden with Middle School students that not only builds on the sixth grade Teva experience, but is also integrated into the environmental unit of the sixth ...

West Orange Board of Education Reviews Plans for Fall 2016 Semester

WEST ORANGE, NJ – July is a time for students to enjoy summer activities and not think about school. For the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE), it is the height of the season to get everything ready for the fall semester.

This became apparent at the board’s July 11 meeting at West Orange High School (WOHS), where the public was updated on plans to improve services and ...

West Orange High School Alumnus Signs with Arizona Diamondbacks

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School (WOHS) alumnus Alex Gouin has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will be heading to Hillsboro, Oregon, to begin work with the Hillsboro Hops, the Diamondback's minor league team.

Gouin moved with his family from Cuba to West Orange and attended Roosevelt Middle School, playing baseball for the Rough Riders. He said that his ...

Liberty Middle School Graduates 210

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Parents and family members filled the auditorium at West Orange High School on June 20 as their eighth grade Liberty students bid farewell to middle school and looked forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives.

Following the processional, Principal Robert Klemt welcomed families and congratulated students on their accomplishments over the past two years. Honored ...

West Orange African Heritage Organization Sponsors Fun with STEM Program at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The third annual “Fun with STEM” Program, sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization (WOAHO), was held on June 17 at Edison Middle School.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies have become increasingly popular over the past several years in high schools and college campuses across the country. The U.S. Bureau of ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

June 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

Find My iPhone App Tracks Down Stolen Vehicle in West Orange

July 21, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The “Find My iPhone” application was instrumental in tracking down a stolen vehicle in West Orange on July 9, according to the West Orange Police Department.

Police received a report from an Asian male at approximately 4:15 p.m. stating that he was making a food delivery for No. 1 Chinese Restaurant at Wilfred St. when he observed a black male ...

Orange Man Arrested in Connection to String of Vehicle Break-ins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 22-year-old man from Orange was recently arrested in West Orange in connection to several car break-ins on the western end of town, police said.

Officers of the West Orange Police Department detained the suspect when a Rutgers St. resident reported a man going through yards and breaking into vehicles just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, ...

West Orange Man Admits Role In Conspiracy To Fraudulently Bill Newark Watershed Conservation And Development Corporation

NEWARK, NJ — A West Orange man recently admitted his role in a conspiracy to fraudulently bill the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) for more than $110,000 for work that was never performed, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Kevin Gleaton, 52, of West Orange was the sole proprietor of two companies that allegedly provided printing and digital ...

Local Police Address Recent Black Bear Sightings in the Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throughout recent weeks, the Livingston Police Department (LPD) has fielded a number of calls concerning the sightings of a black bear present in the Township of Livingston.

According to the LPD, which addressed the situation this week, the black bear of New Jersey has continued to adapt to living closer in proximity to people and human development—and the bears, ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

Four-Year-Old Boy Fatally Wounded in East Orange; Mother Charged

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Authorities are investigating a shooting incident in which a four-year-old boy was shot on Saturday, June 25, according to a release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley.

Shortly before 11 a.m., East Orange police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Norman Street in ...

A Week That Shapes the Future: West Orange High School Students Attend American Legion Jersey Boys State

July 22, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Father’s Day of 2016 marked the start of the 71st session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS). High schools from across New Jersey sent their top juniors to Rider University to participate in this unique program.

This year was the largest session of ALJBS, with 986 total delegates. WOHS had five students represent West Orange at Boys State: ...

Green Hill Senior Living Hosts West Orange Chamber Evening Event

July 19, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Legacy building auditorium in West Orange was filled with more than two-dozen professionals from the area on July 13 when Green Hill Senior Living hosted the West Orange Chamber of Commerce evening networking event.

Professionals in attendance represented the local banking, real estate, architecture, financial, health and retail industries.

Judy Wittler, ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company’s Roy Levine, CPA/CGMA, Discusses the Impact of Exit Taxes on New Jerseyans

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Roy I. Levine, CPA/CGMA, Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently spoke with TAPinto Livingston, West Essex and West Orange about the “exit tax” and the impact it may have on New Jerseyans.

DS: How would you best describe the “exit tax?”

RL: “What an exit tax really is, is a misunderstood rule—when a person ...

Downtown Discovery Club for Kids Kick off July 14

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Downtown West Orange Alliance will kick off its first annual summer Discovery Club adventure on July 14 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Schneider Hardware at 276 Main Street in West Orange.  The hunt is an opportunity for kids ages 4 to 12 to get out and discover all that the downtown area of West Orange has to offer.

Parents and children are welcome to ...

Take the 2016 TAPinto Reader Survey

ESSEX COUNTY REGION, NJ — What news is of most interest to you? Would you like to see TAPinto have an app? 

These are a few of the questions for readers in our 2016 TAPinto Reader Survey. We want to hear from you!

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help TAPinto better report on the news and issues of most importance to ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company and New Jersey Law Journal Co-host Networking Forum for Young Professionals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Young professionals from Livingston, West Orange, Maplewood, the Caldwells and surrounding areas recently attended a networking forum at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, co-hosted by Livingston accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company and New Jersey Law Journal. 

Geared toward the younger generation of business men and women, the free ...

Downtown Thursdays in West Orange Begins with Kid Scavanger Hunt

July 20, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Downtown West Orange Alliance kicked off its first-annual summer Discovery Club adventure on July 14 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Schneider Hardware at 276 Main Street in West Orange. The hunt was an opportunity for kids ages 4 to 12 to get out and discover all that the downtown area of West Orange has to offer.

Nearly two-dozen children and ...

Artist Adam Handler to Showcase Work at Walter Bauman Jewelers in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Walter Bauman Jewelers, located at 653 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, is hostting a free cocktail reception on July 28, open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to showcase the artwork of contemporary artist Adam Handler.

Handler, 30, works in a variety of mixed-media formats, including paint and charcoal, and also works on ...

Summer Activities in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange is offering a variety of events throughout July and August for those who are falling into a summer slump and looking for something to do around town.

Downtown Thursdays, hosted by the Downtown West Orange Alliance, are now in full effect. 

On July 21, at 6 p.m., St. Mark's Corner (in front of PNC Bank and Supreme ...

West Orange Township Council Focuses on Importance of Community Volunteerism

July 18, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Giving back to the community through volunteerism was the underlying theme of the West Orange Town Council Meeting on July 12 at West Orange City Hall.

Among the “giving back” initiatives that were discussed at the meeting were helping the police reduce the impact that drug addiction has as a major source of crime by volunteering for Operation HOPE; ...

Governor Christie's Roadwork Shutdown to Affect Livingston, West Orange and Other Essex County Municipalities

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ — Beginning Friday, July 15, Governor Chris Christie will shut down any road and train projects in the state that are funded by the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). The shutdown will affect several Essex County municipalities, including the Caldwells, Roseland and Fairfield among others, and it is unclear exactly how long the shutdown will last.

Christie ...

U.S. Navy Veteran of West Orange Dies at 74; Funeral for Michael Fabiano to be Held in Livingston

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michael Fabiano, Sr., 74, of West Orange, died on Monday, July 11 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Born and raised in Newark and a longtime resident of West Orange, Fabiano was the Chairman of the West Orange Democratic Committee, a member of the West Orange Planning Board, the past president of the Sons of Italy, a member of UNICO, former Deputy Mayor for ...

West Orange Looking for Crossing Guards for 2016-17

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The township is looking to hire crossing guards for the 2016-17 school year. Information below is provided by Town Hall:

JOB TITLE: School Crossing Guard

FILING DEADLINE: July 29, 2016    

SALARY: Hourly Rate Based On Experience ($12.74 to $20.87)

JOB TYPE: Part Time Seasonal

WORK HOURS: 7:00am to 9:00am and 2:00pm to ...

Green Hill Senior Living Hosts West Orange Chamber Evening Event

July 19, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Legacy building auditorium in West Orange was filled with more than two-dozen professionals from the area on July 13 when Green Hill Senior Living hosted the West Orange Chamber of Commerce evening networking event.

Professionals in attendance represented the local banking, real estate, architecture, financial, health and retail industries.

Judy Wittler, ...

RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Named Alongside Bruce Springstein, Bon Jovi and Others on List of "25 Most Influential People in New Jersey"

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In an annual ranking recognizing exceptional individuals in New Jersey, known amongst the community to have an innate ability to affect change, Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for RWJBarnabas Health, was named one of “The 25 Most Influential People in New Jersey” by NJ Advance Media. 

The leader of the state’s largest ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is Among Eight RWJBarnabas Health Hospitals to be Named 2016 Most Wired

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum recently released its 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, eight out of eleven RWJBarnabas Health hospitals were named to the 2016 Most Wired list, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston.

In addition to Livingston's SBMC, the list also included: Clara Maass ...

An Introduction to TAPinto Travels

July 19, 2016

TAPinto Travels is pleased to join the TAPinto family of independent publishers. 

Our mission is simple. We believe there is a world out there and we want you to see as much as you can. We all work hard and we all deserve some time off to enjoy with our friends and family. We will do our best to inform you of all the wonderful things you can do close to home and out in the greater ...

Essex County Residents Invited to Participate in Suicide Prevention and Intervention Skills Training

July 20, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ — Following an initial suicide prevention training class at Caldwell University on July 19, Caring Contact is offering a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27 in an effort to leave participants with hands-on skills to intervene in the case of someone feeling suicidal or demonstrating suicidal warning ...

Caldwell Mayor Seeks Volunteers for Fundraising Event Benefitting Animals in Need of Safe Shelter

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing is seeking volunteers to help with a new fundraising event called “What About Me?” benefitting homeless animals and those trapped in domestic violence situations that are in need of safe shelter. 

“What About Me?” is a new initiative that Dassing said she is extremely excited to be spearheading alongside Mary Linn ...

Union Catholic Hurdler to be Youngest U.S. Track Athlete at Rio Olympics

July 12, 2016

EUGENE, OR — Sydney McLaughlin, a member of the Class of 2017 at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, set a high school and new world junior record in the women's 400 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials. McLaughlin ran the race in 54.15 to break the world junior record, which stood for a decade. 

The 16-year-old will be the youngest track athlete ...

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July 8, 2016

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Searches for Information Regarding John Richardson's Next-of-Kin

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center is searching for any information regarding any next-of-kin, family and/or relatives of a John Richardson, admitted on April 23, 2016.

Richardson, approximately 83, most recently lived in West Orange. 

Saint Barnabas Medical Center asks anyone with any information regarding this patient and/or his family to contact social work ...

UNICO Awards Scholarships at Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter held its 2016 Scholarship and Awards Dinner on June 15, 2016 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

One UNICO National Scholarship winner was announced and five local area high school students were awarded individual local memorial scholarships. Two Italian Language scholarships were also given to high school ...

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Adopt-a-Pet Today at the Montclair Animal Shelter

July 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) has teamed up with NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU to host Clear the Shelters – the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive today, Saturday, July 23.

In an effort to find new homes for homeless pets, MTAS will waive adoption fees on animals over six months old on ...

2016 Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities

June 26, 2016

The parents and families of people with disabilities will engage in the “Fourth Annual Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities” at the Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

It is the position of many who will participate in the walk that people with disabilities are “second class citizens” who are denied their civil, human and due process ...

TAP into West Orange is Seeking High School Student Interns

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Writing for the town paper looks great on college transcripts and right now, TAP into West Orange is interviewing Student Interns. We are looking for bright, inquisitive, energetic and creative interns to fill multiple positions. Schedules and weekly hours are flexible. Student Interns will write on school sporting events and school events. They will also take photos. Students ...

End the Blame and Shame Game

Every so often I find myself looking back, trying to understand where my beliefs and behavior patterns come from.  After all, I am a product of my past, and the people in my past.  Awareness is a good thing, and  what we do with it is even more important.  This is your wake-up call to use the past to propel you forward, to a better place.

You're stressed out.

Pokémon Politics Go!

As a rule I stay away from popular fads.  Politics included.

 

I find my views on the latest crazy trends that are sweeping the nation are usually wrong and completely out of touch with reality.  

 

For example, for years I have been predicting the imminent demise of cell phones and the internet.

 

Which is why it seems only appropriate that I expound on ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Member Explores the Impact of Wealthy New Jerseyan's exodus from NJ to Florida

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA and Member of Livingston’s Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently highlighted by "NJBIZ" in an article entitled, “The Ripple Effect: Experts weigh impact of Tepper's exit from N.J. to Florida.”

The article is based on the million-dollar tax loss the state of New Jersey might face as a ...

The Mommy's Review - Last Chance for Neverland

The remarkable Broadway musical Finding Neverland will sadly play its last performance on August 21, but that still gives you a few weeks to try and see it this summer! I'm glad I recently had the chance to enjoy this show with my family, because it truly is a delight.

Finding Neverland tells the story of Scottish writer J. M. Barrie's inspiration for Peter Pan. A successful but now ...