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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

The 31 year old, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Deals Millburn First Loss, 2-0, for Coach Nevins' 299th

MILLBURN, NJ - West Orange boys soccer coach Doug Nevins is closing in on a career milestone, and on Monday, the Mountaineers made a statement to help bring their coach closer to that round number.

West Orange defeated previously unbeaten Millburn, 2-0, in the rain to give Nevins his 299th career victory in his 19th season as a head coach.

Senior midfielder Brian Merlos scored off a feed ...

CycleBar Livingston to Celebrate First Anniversary with Day-Long Event

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 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

The 31 year old, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

Missing Person: West Orange Police in Search of 57-Year-Old Resident

WEST ORANGE — West Orange police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing West Orange resident. Andre Dasilva was last seen on Sept. 1, at 4:24 p.m. on McWhorter and Ferry Streets in Newark.

Dasilva, 57, was reported missing on Sept. 2.

Dasilva is described as 5-foot, 11-inches tall and 204 pounds. He has a light complexion and was last seen wearing light blue ...

West Orange Students Enjoy Successful First Week of School

September 10, 2018

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 ...

Long-Awaited Traffic Light Installed at Alisa Drive in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A busy intersection near the West Orange High School (WOHS) just became safer after a long-awaited traffic light was put into operation on Tuesday.

The light will control traffic on major thoroughfare Pleasant Valley Way and side road Alisa Drive near Degnan Park and the high school’s student parking lot and athletic fields. The traffic light cost roughly ...

Freshman Orientation at West Orange High School a Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Incoming freshmen from the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2022 recently wrapped up a two-day orientation program.

"Over 420 students attended the two-day program focused on readying our incoming ninth graders and upperclassmen transfers for successful careers at WOHS,” said Stephan Zichella. “Ice breakers, guided tours, and several small ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Deals Millburn First Loss, 2-0, for Coach Nevins' 299th

September 17, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - West Orange boys soccer coach Doug Nevins is closing in on a career milestone, and on Monday, the Mountaineers made a statement to help bring their coach closer to that round number.

West Orange defeated previously unbeaten Millburn, 2-0, in the rain to give Nevins his 299th career victory in his 19th season as a head coach.

Senior midfielder Brian Merlos scored off a feed ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Shuts Out Caldwell and Belleville

WEST ORANGE, NJ - With goals by Manny DiPierola and Tyreek Wray in the second half, West Orange held off Caldwell to take the win, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon, and went on to shut out Belleville, 4-0, in an away game on Saturday.

Yasin Aly, Kalleo Mendes, Allan Becerra, and Facundo Gomez each scored a goal on Saturday, and Wray had two assists in the win.

West Orange goalie AJ Petrucci had ...

Girls Volleyball: West Orange Tops Livingston, 2-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time in school history, the West Orange High School girls volleyball team defeated Livingston, 2-1, on Sept. 13 and is now 3-1.

"The day before we had an upsetting loss against Bloomfield," said head coach Jackie Cruz. "The girls did a great job coming back from a 21-13 deficit to tie it 23-23. Unfortunately, we ...

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

September 12, 2018

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 CardiYoga 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 High School Marching Band to Debut New Routine

September 10, 2018

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 ...

Luna Stage to Kick Off Season with New Jersey Premiere of 'Pirira'

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage, a performing arts studio in West Orange, will launch its 2018-19 season next month with J. Stephen Brantley’s award-winning play "Pirira," directed by Luna’s new artistic director, Ari Laura Kreith. Tickets for the show, which will run Thursday through Sunday from Oct. 4 to Oct. 28, are on sale now.

The play, set in both ...

West Orange Mayor Announces Progress on Essex Green Shopping Center

September 8, 2018

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 ...

Long-Awaited Traffic Light Installed at Alisa Drive in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A busy intersection near the West Orange High School (WOHS) just became safer after a long-awaited traffic light was put into operation on Tuesday.

The light will control traffic on major thoroughfare Pleasant Valley Way and side road Alisa Drive near Degnan Park and the high school’s student parking lot and athletic fields. The traffic light cost roughly ...

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

September 17, 2018

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 CardiYoga 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 ...

Metro YMCA Offers Strategies to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in the communities it serves, hopes this will be the take-home message 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

The 31 year old, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

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

West Orange ...

Week in Review: West Orange School Welcomes New Principal, Student Tours with Broadway Musical and More

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

West Orange Resident Keith Dent Pens First Book, “In the Paint”

West Orange Teen Initiates First-Ever India Flag Raising Ceremony

West Orange Students Receive $17,090 in Financial Literacy Scholarships

Gregory Elementary School Welcomes New Principal

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Save 20% For Life at West Essex YMCA

September 11, 2018

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 ...

Sample Exercise Class at The Max Challenge of West Orange, Sept. 23

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Max Challenge of West Orange is offering a free sample exercise class on Sunday, Sept. 23.

The sample class starts at 9 a.m. for those who want to see what it would be like on Day 1 at The Max Challenge of West Orange. The workout is for 40 minutes. The next day, Monday Sept. 24, will be the official start of the new 10-Week Challenge.

Early Morning Fire in Maplewood on Tuesday Leaves Building Uninhabitable

September 13, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Place in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt.

The first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the second floor, with Maplewood police officers ...

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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: 

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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 ...