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West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

January 21, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

Ice Hockey: West Orange and Dayton-Brearley-Union Play to 3-3 Tie

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Dayton-Brearley-Union Bulldogs traveled to the Codey Arena this weekend to face their division rival, the West Orange Mountaineers, who defeated the Bulldogs 6-2 in their first match. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, leaving the Mountaineers at 6-10-2 for the season and 2-3-2 in the division.

The Bulldogs are now 3-5-2 on the season and 1-3-1 in ...

Swimming: West Orange Girls Place Third at Essex County Championship

PERTH AMBOY, NJ — After winning last year’s county meet, the West Orange High School girls swimming team placed third overall in the Essex County SEC Championship meet last week, trailing behind Montclair High School, which had its best joint performance in 30 years, and Columbia, which took first place.

The West Orange girls placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with swimmers ...

West Orange High School Sophomore Crowned as Poetry Out Loud Winner

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange sophomore Rachel Favetta was recently named the winner of the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at West Orange High School (WOHS), and freshman Shanelle Chambliss was named first runner-up.

Favetta's performances of "The Albatross" by Kate Bass and "And If I Did, What Then?" by George Gascoigne resonated with judges and ...

West Orange Kindergarten Registration Begins Feb. 12

January 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin Feb. 12. Only resident children born on or before Oct. 1, 2013 are eligible to be registered.

In order to attend school in September 2018, a Kindergarten child must be registered by a parent or guardian at the West Orange Board of Education.

To be eligible for ...

West Orange Drama Students Shine at Annual Theatre Festival

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students in the Acting Principles Class and Drama Club at West Orange High School (WOHS) shone at the annual Governor's Award in Arts Theatre Competition, bringing home awards in Best Actress, Best Actor and Scenes competitions.

The competition, held at Montclair State University, was sponsored by the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ). Students ...

Golda Och Academy's CodeRunners Robotics Team Heads to State Championship

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Golda Och Academy’s robotics team, the CodeRunners, recently competed in the second FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) game of the 2017-2018 season at Livingston High School and was ranked No. 1 out of 30 teams.

By winning five out of five matches, the CodeRunners qualified to advance to the FTC New Jersey State Championship.

“It is so exciting to see the ...

Ice Hockey: West Orange and Dayton-Brearley-Union Play to 3-3 Tie

January 21, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Dayton-Brearley-Union Bulldogs traveled to the Codey Arena this weekend to face their division rival, the West Orange Mountaineers, who defeated the Bulldogs 6-2 in their first match. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, leaving the Mountaineers at 6-10-2 for the season and 2-3-2 in the division.

The Bulldogs are now 3-5-2 on the season and 1-3-1 in ...

Swimming: West Orange Girls Place Third at Essex County Championship

PERTH AMBOY, NJ — After winning last year’s county meet, the West Orange High School girls swimming team placed third overall in the Essex County SEC Championship meet last week, trailing behind Montclair High School, which had its best joint performance in 30 years, and Columbia, which took first place.

The West Orange girls placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with swimmers ...

West Orange High School Principal to Host Annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The deadline to RSVP to the fifth annual "Bowling for Scholarship Dollars," being held on Feb. 3 at Eagle Rock Bowling Lanes in West Orange from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., is Jan. 19.

The event raises funds for West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore's scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors each year.

Tickets are available ...

West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

January 21, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

West Orange Human Relations Commission Honors Residents at MLK Day Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Distinguished residents of West Orange were honored on Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Hands on Freedom Awards program, presented by the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) and held at The Life Christian Church in West Orange.

Several speakers at the event decried the presence of “racism in the White ...

West Orange High School Principal to Host Annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The deadline to RSVP to the fifth annual "Bowling for Scholarship Dollars," being held on Feb. 3 at Eagle Rock Bowling Lanes in West Orange from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., is Jan. 19.

The event raises funds for West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore's scholarships, which are awarded to graduating seniors each year.

Tickets are available ...

West Orange Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Honor Distinguished Residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to join the Township of West Orange and the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a family-friendly community event on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at The Life Christian Church.

With the theme of “celebrating freedom,” this free program will feature accomplished ...

West Essex YMCA Expands Free English as a Second Language Class to Kids

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the West Essex YMCA that is aimed toward immigrants and English language learners is currently expanding to include children.

The conversational English class has been offered on Sundays since late 2016 and is now also offered on Tuesdays to any area residents from a variety of backgrounds, ages and ethnicities looking ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Bederson LLP Names New Partner to Fairfield Office 

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Whippany resident Michael Caro, Jr., CPA, CFE, PSA, was recently named the newest partner at local CPA firm Bederson LLP in Fairfield.

Caro has been an associate with the firm for the past fifteen years, where he provides accounting, auditing and tax services to clients in the not for profit, employee benefit plans, professional services and HUD multi-family housing ...

Essex County Bar Foundation Hosts CLE Wine Tasting in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — The topic of “Wine Collection Valuation in Litigation” drew local attorneys, bankers and CPA’s to the Essex County Bar Foundation’s Wine Tasting and CLE Program at Caldwell Flowerland on Wednesday, sponsored by Bederson LLP Accountants and Advisors of West Orange and Fairfield and Lakeland Bank.

According to Bederson, more than 20 attorneys from the ...

West Orange High School Sophomore Crowned as Poetry Out Loud Winner

January 21, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange sophomore Rachel Favetta was recently named the winner of the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at West Orange High School (WOHS), and freshman Shanelle Chambliss was named first runner-up.

Favetta's performances of "The Albatross" by Kate Bass and "And If I Did, What Then?" by George Gascoigne resonated with judges and ...

West Orange Couple to Perform at NJ Jazz Society Social

MADISON, NJ — West Orange vocalist Kate Baker and her husband, guitarist Vic Juris, will be the headliners at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s next jazz social, to be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Shanghai Jazz in Madison.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Baker is “one of the most impressive performers to come along in years,” and the Boston Globe said ...

West Orange High School to Host Winter Color Guard Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School (WOHS), 51 Conforti Avenue, on Jan. 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. WOHS host the event and the varsity and junior varsity (JV) teams will perform in exhibition.

The varsity show title is "The Passing Storm," with musical ...

West Orange Human Relations Commission Honors Residents at MLK Day Event

January 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Distinguished residents of West Orange were honored on Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Hands on Freedom Awards program, presented by the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) and held at The Life Christian Church in West Orange.

Several speakers at the event decried the presence of “racism in the White ...

Essex Green and Executive Drive Designated as “Area in Need of Redevelopment”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After more than three hours of debate among members of the West Orange Township Council and the public, the council voted 4-1 to approve a resolution designating the Essex Green and Executive Drive area as an “area in need of redevelopment” consistent with recommendations recently made by the West Orange Planning Board. 

Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the ...

West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

January 21, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

2017 in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Year in West Orange

January 5, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Orange’s Top 10 stories in 2017, based on pageviews.

1. West Orange High School Students Walk Out With a Purpose

2. West Orange Teen Stabbed Multiple Times in Nishuane Park

3. Mayor Parisi: No Plans for West Orange to Become Sanctuary City, Despite Petition

4. New West Orange Preschool to be Named Betty Maddalena Early Learning ...

Prospective Camp Families Invited to Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House

January 18, 2018

LONG VALLEY, NJ – There are only five more months until summer day camp starts. For those still unsure where to send their children this summer, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp owner Mason Goldberg said now is a great time to start looking at day camps—and locking in at low rates.

Prospective camp families are invited to attend an Open House event at ...

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection to Begin Tuesday in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collection undecorated Christmas trees on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The DPW asks that all ornaments and decorations be removed prior to placing trees on the curb for pickup. Tree should also not be placed in plastic bags.

For collection, residents should contact the DPW at 973-325-4067 or ...

West Essex YMCA Hosts Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

January 2, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and non-members of the West Essex YMCA learned about the individual holidays of many different cultures during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon held at the Y on Friday.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, Millburn High School senior Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, who recently stepped down as the Y’s associate executive ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

January 15, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Freeholders is strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation. The board plans to vote on an official resolution on Wednesday against the coastal drilling.  

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 ...

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Newark Councilwoman Launches Bid to Become First Female Mayor

January 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America to assert themselves as part the growing movement against sexual assault ...

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Skip the Joiner Fee, Join the YMCA Today

January 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is waiving the joiner fee to anyone who signs up by Jan. 31. Financial assistance is available.

By joining the YMCA in Livingston, members are committing to more than becoming healthier—they are supporting the values and programs that strengthen their community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time ...

Follow the Money

In 2013 a man in the UK cleaned out his junk drawer and absently tossed an old hard drive dismantled from a Dell Computer into the trash.  The hard drive, rusting in landfill somewhere in Wales, contains 7500 bitcoins. 

  

At the time, his staggering loss was about $4 million.  But if he had wisely invested his failing hard drive in a bank safe deposit box his ...