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Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors this week approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

West Orange Council Approves Upgrades at Ginny Duenkel Pool

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to make the Ginny Duenkel Pool more accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities, the West Orange Township Council authorized $479,000 on Tuesday to hire Drill Construction to make the necessary improvements to bring this goal to fruition.

Lenny LePore, municipal engineer, told the council that these dollars will be used to increase the ...

Two Doctors Set to Join Rubino OB/GYN Group Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots—Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang—are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective Aug. 6.

Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices, and Dr. Tang, with roots in Whippany, will see patients in the newly renovated Madison and ...

West Orange Council Approves Refuse and Recycling Collection Contract with Major Price Hikes

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A resolution to award the West Orange refuse and recycling collection contract to Suburban Disposal for a five-year period at $2,867,554 a year was adopted at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council. According to the council, this number is an increase of 65 percent per year over the prior contract with this company.

Council members Michelle Casalino, Victor Cirilo ...

Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors this week approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

Plans to Rebuild West Orange High School Athletic “Bubble” Underway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to build a new “Bubble” at West Orange High School that will expand the athletic usefulness of what has been primarily a weight-room area, Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky announced on Monday.

At this week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting, Rutzky said that bids are opening this week to put up a new, state-of-the-art ...

West Orange Schools to Receive $3.5 Million in Equalization Aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After years of being underfunded according to its current student enrollment, the West Orange Public Schools will receive approximately $3.5 million in equalization aid from the state this year, West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) member Sandra Mordecai announced on Monday.

Mordecai explained that this additional funding is coming after years of advocating for full ...

Plans to Rebuild West Orange High School Athletic “Bubble” Underway

July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to build a new “Bubble” at West Orange High School that will expand the athletic usefulness of what has been primarily a weight-room area, Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky announced on Monday.

At this week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting, Rutzky said that bids are opening this week to put up a new, state-of-the-art ...

West Orange Student Earns Scholarship to Study Arabic in Jordan

July 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Thanks to a US Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2018-19 through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, West Orange High School student Mike Petros is studying Arabic this summer Jordan.

Petros was selected from more than 3,300 applications across the United States and approximately 670 students ...

Phase I of "Legacy Walkway Project" Unveiled at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing "Legacy Walkway Project" was recently unveiled at West Orange High School (WOHS), and bricks are currently available for purchase.

The WOHS PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden Moore, board member Ken Alper and PTA presidents Ellen Perkins and Susan Palmucci ...

Atlantic Federal Gives Back to West Orange Community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Atlantic Federal Credit Union continued a tradition of charitable giving in lieu of gifts at its annual meeting.

The credit union donated to three charities that provide services to those in need within the community: The Food Pantry and Christine's Kitchen at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of West Orange, and Bianca Flowers Inc. of Union ...

West Orange Named New Jersey's "Nicest" Town by Reader's Digest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On its latest list of “The Nicest Places in Places in Every State,” Reader’s Digest named the Township of West Orange as the nicest place in New Jersey for 2018.

According to the list, the nicest places in America embody kindness and cooperation. It states that in each of these towns, “locals help out neighbors and strangers alike—and ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Two Doctors Set to Join Rubino OB/GYN Group Team

July 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots—Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang—are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective Aug. 6.

Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices, and Dr. Tang, with roots in Whippany, will see patients in the newly renovated Madison and ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Honored for Giving Back to Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently honored as one of New Jersey’s "Champions of Good Works" by Commerce magazine and Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).

The Livingston-based accounting firm, was selected for its 2017 "Food Drive" initiative, which supports two local food pantries: ...

Atlantic Federal Gives Back to West Orange Community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Atlantic Federal Credit Union continued a tradition of charitable giving in lieu of gifts at its annual meeting.

The credit union donated to three charities that provide services to those in need within the community: The Food Pantry and Christine's Kitchen at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of West Orange, and Bianca Flowers Inc. of Union ...

West Orange Council Approves Upgrades at Ginny Duenkel Pool

July 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to make the Ginny Duenkel Pool more accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities, the West Orange Township Council authorized $479,000 on Tuesday to hire Drill Construction to make the necessary improvements to bring this goal to fruition.

Lenny LePore, municipal engineer, told the council that these dollars will be used to increase the ...

End-of-Year Art Show Highlights Student Talent in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual end-of-year Art Show at West Orange High School featured the artistic talents of the students in a wide array of mediums, impressing visitors and underscoring the importance of the arts.

Work from students in grades 9-12 included watercolor, paint, metal, etching, pottery and more. This year's art installation was from senior Desiree Rivera, who donated her ...

Two West Orange Teens Selected for Prestigious Musical Theater Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Riley Hahn and Samantha Powell of West Orange were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to be a part of the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. 

This honor puts the two young women in the same company as prominent ...

West Orange Council Approves Upgrades at Ginny Duenkel Pool

July 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to make the Ginny Duenkel Pool more accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities, the West Orange Township Council authorized $479,000 on Tuesday to hire Drill Construction to make the necessary improvements to bring this goal to fruition.

Lenny LePore, municipal engineer, told the council that these dollars will be used to increase the ...

West Orange Council Approves Refuse and Recycling Collection Contract with Major Price Hikes

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A resolution to award the West Orange refuse and recycling collection contract to Suburban Disposal for a five-year period at $2,867,554 a year was adopted at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council. According to the council, this number is an increase of 65 percent per year over the prior contract with this company.

Council members Michelle Casalino, Victor Cirilo ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

Two Doctors Set to Join Rubino OB/GYN Group Team

July 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots—Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang—are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective Aug. 6.

Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices, and Dr. Tang, with roots in Whippany, will see patients in the newly renovated Madison and ...

Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

How to Send News Tips, Submit Content to TAPinto West Orange

July 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Have a story you think your neighbors would enjoy? Want to reach thousands of eyes with news about your organization, an upcoming or recent event, or even share your opinion on the latest news in your town?  We want to hear from you!

Help us make our stories unique by sending us your news tips. Our feature stories cover everything from business openings and ...

June in Review: Top 10 Stories From June 2018 in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Check out the top 10 stories from June 2018 on TAPinto West Orange, based on page views.

1. West Orange School District Retains Third Party Law Firm for Special Investigations

2. West Orange Woman Pleads Guilty in History’s Largest Health Care Fraud Takedown

3. West Orange Residents Raise Concern About Ice Bumper Car Project

4. West Orange Student ...

West Orange to Add Route 6 Jitney Stop at Edison Mews Apartments

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the new apartments quickly filling up at Mews at Edison Lofts, the Township of West Orange announced its plans on Tuesday to add a jitney stop there to provide its residents with free jitney services to catch the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train line at Brick Church Station.

John Sayers, business administrator, reported that there are now 14 people ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Coming to Essex County Environmental Center

July 3, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

July 12, 2018

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fitness
Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Bucco Couture Summer Sale on All Custom Suits, Shirts and Casual Wear

NUTLEY, NJ — Save while looking sharp! 20% off all summer wear an extra 10% savings for Military, Veterans and all first responders at Bucco Couture, 187 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, with the launch of some new products such as our tracksuit line, crushed cotton drawstring pants and jeans. 

We also carry Bugatchi and Rober Graham casual wear as well as stretch high V-neck ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, August 15, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

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Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), West Orange

LE PIQUE NIQUE WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

West Orange PAL Spring Travel Baseball Teams Wrap Up (Championship Team Photos Included)

The West Orange PAL Spring Travel Baseball season started with a cold front. Practices began indoors in January with teams practicing two nights a week working on conditioning and baseball fundamentals. Once the snow had melted teams began battling the cold and working outdoors, with three or four practices a week in addition to their games. 

And the hard work and dedication paid off! All ...

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?

 

Enough already.  

 

I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.

 

“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.