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Jordan Baris Shares: 6 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

November 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to Jordan Baris, Inc., Realtors, there are many reasons why the holiday season is a good time to list a home.

The firm, located in West Orange and Livingston, encourages area residents to consider the following:

People who are looking for a home during the holiday season are most likely pretty serious about making a move. In fact, they may be in a ...

West Orange Native Opens Krafty Hair Kreation Studio in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell recently celebrated the grand opening of Krafty Hair Kreation Studio, located at 487 Bloomfield Avenue, with a ceremonious ribbon cutting.

Owner Ron Recchia, a West Orange native and current resident of Ledgewood, was thrilled to welcome Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and other local leaders to the grand opening event.

“I want to ...

Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. Although it was a crowded race, many in the borough think Driver won more votes than any other Flemington Borough ...

West Orange School District Collects Food for Needy Families

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to local families in need.

The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and all the trimmings. Families are ...

Suspect Identified in String of Cat Burglaries in West Orange

November 14, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residences on Overlook Avenue, Dartmouth Road and Lowell Avenue were recently burglarized, with several valuable items taken, according to police reports.

A suspect was identified following the incident on Lowell Avenue, which occurred in the early morning of Nov. 4. According to the police report, the responding officer had been stationed at Lawrence Avenue ...

Three Vehicles Stolen and Four Burglarized in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three vehicles were stolen and four were entered with items taken between Nov. 2 and Nov. 10 in West Orange, according to police reports.   

A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was removed from in front of a residence on Ashland Avenue, where it had been parked for nearly a week. The reporting person’s wife stated that she had seen the car around ...

West Orange School District Collects Food for Needy Families

November 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to local families in need.

The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and all the trimmings. Families are ...

Golda Och Academy Selected for Names, Not Numbers Holocaust Documentary Film Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy proudly announced this week that it has been selected to participate in the "Names, Not Numbers Inc©" program—an interactive, multimedia Holocaust project created by educator Tova Fish-Rosenberg. 

According to Golda Och Academy (GOA), this program transforms the traditional study of the Holocaust into an ...

West Orange Air Force JROTC Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Trip to Washington

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange High School Air Force Junior ROTC program surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000 to support their end-of-the-year trip to Washington, DC.

Thanks to friends, family and fans, the group raised more than $12,000, which will go toward the end-of-the-year military formal awards ceremony, cadet leadership school, flight simulator pods, ...

Rutgers Men's Basketball Players Visit Saint Barnabas Pediatrics Department

November 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Athletics hosted a Community Relations Program, as Rutgers student-athletes made Systemwide Hospital Visits on Wednesday. Rutgers men’s basketball team members Deshawn Freeman, Geo Baker and Corey Sanders volunteered their time by visiting with pediatric patients and their families at RWJBarnabas Health’s Saint Barnabas ...

West Orange School District Collects Food for Needy Families

November 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to local families in need.

The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and all the trimmings. Families are ...

Rutgers Men's Basketball Players Visit Saint Barnabas Pediatrics Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Athletics hosted a Community Relations Program, as Rutgers student-athletes made Systemwide Hospital Visits on Wednesday. Rutgers men’s basketball team members Deshawn Freeman, Geo Baker and Corey Sanders volunteered their time by visiting with pediatric patients and their families at RWJBarnabas Health’s Saint Barnabas ...

Special Needs Caregivers Gain Valuable Insight at West Orange Resource Expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In order to help parents and caregivers who often find it frustrating to advocate for their own child with special needs, whether it be for additional educational support or job training, the West Orange Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (WOSEPAC) sponsored its first Resource Expo on Thursday at Edison Middle School.

Those who attended the expo heard ...

Bederson LLP Serves as Drop Off for Local Food Drive

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Bederson LLP Accountants and Advisors’ West Orange and Fairfield offices were recently designated as official drop-off locations for the Essex County Bar Foundation (ECBF) Family Law Committee’s food drive, benefitting the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Food Pantry.

Firms and companies throughout Essex County participated in the drive, which ran ...

West Orange Students Selected to Participate in 2017 Debutante Leadership Program

WHIPPANY, NJ — Five West Orange High School students—Chyna Alexa Brodie, Cassidy Alexis Ferrell, Elena Hannah Fleming, Kristian Anita Reynolds and Nia Janea Sorbino—were recently among the 17 girls selected from four New Jersey counties to participate in the prestigious 2017 Debutante Leadership Program, sponsored by the Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, ...

West Orange Air Force JROTC Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Trip to Washington

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange High School Air Force Junior ROTC program surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000 to support their end-of-the-year trip to Washington, DC.

Thanks to friends, family and fans, the group raised more than $12,000, which will go toward the end-of-the-year military formal awards ceremony, cadet leadership school, flight simulator pods, ...

Jordan Baris Shares: 6 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

November 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to Jordan Baris, Inc., Realtors, there are many reasons why the holiday season is a good time to list a home.

The firm, located in West Orange and Livingston, encourages area residents to consider the following:

People who are looking for a home during the holiday season are most likely pretty serious about making a move. In fact, they may be in a ...

West Orange Native Opens Krafty Hair Kreation Studio in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell recently celebrated the grand opening of Krafty Hair Kreation Studio, located at 487 Bloomfield Avenue, with a ceremonious ribbon cutting.

Owner Ron Recchia, a West Orange native and current resident of Ledgewood, was thrilled to welcome Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and other local leaders to the grand opening event.

“I want to ...

Bederson LLP Serves as Drop Off for Local Food Drive

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Bederson LLP Accountants and Advisors’ West Orange and Fairfield offices were recently designated as official drop-off locations for the Essex County Bar Foundation (ECBF) Family Law Committee’s food drive, benefitting the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Food Pantry.

Firms and companies throughout Essex County participated in the drive, which ran ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

November 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors during its 10th anniversary Holiday Lights Spectacular, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation ...

West Orange High School Students Bring "Our Town" to Life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students involved in the West Orange High School (WOHS) Drama Department took to the stage this weekend to perform Thornton Wilder’s drama “Our Town,” a three-act play consisting of little-to-no props—allowing the actors to shine.

Directed by WOHS drama teacher Wendy Mapes and produced by Debra Coen, “Our Town” centers on the small ...

Special Needs Caregivers Gain Valuable Insight at West Orange Resource Expo

November 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In order to help parents and caregivers who often find it frustrating to advocate for their own child with special needs, whether it be for additional educational support or job training, the West Orange Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (WOSEPAC) sponsored its first Resource Expo on Thursday at Edison Middle School.

Those who attended the expo heard ...

National Indoor Cycling Studio Brings High-Energy Experience to Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Delvin Burton and Charlotte Jones-Burton, the owners of the new premium indoor cycling studio CycleBar Livingston, are adding to the growing list of new locations in towns and cities across the country by bringing the nationally recognized brand to 277 Eisenhower Parkway. 

CycleBar Livingston, which celebrated its grand opening in ...

Skin Surveillance Program Available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As skin cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, early detection is vital to successful treatment. In response, The Melanoma Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has partnered with MoleSafe USA to begin offering a Skin Surveillance Program to provide the community with access to diagnostic screening for the early ...

October in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in West Orange

November 5, 2017

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

1. Buckingham Road Residents Fall Victim to Vehicle Theft and Burglaries

2. Investigation to Determine Eligibility of Essex Green Redevelopment Funds

3. Thefts of Identity, Vehicles and Property Continue to Plague West Orange

See also: West Orange Police: Fraud and ...

Jordan Baris Shares: 6 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

November 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to Jordan Baris, Inc., Realtors, there are many reasons why the holiday season is a good time to list a home.

The firm, located in West Orange and Livingston, encourages area residents to consider the following:

People who are looking for a home during the holiday season are most likely pretty serious about making a move. In fact, they may be in a ...

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Essex County Man Found Dead After Shooting Near Feaster Park

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced on Saturday.

Tawan Moses, 25, of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

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Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 11, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

Route 10 Westbound Overnight Lane Closures Begin This Week

November 13, 2017

Ramps on Route 10 West may be closed as necessary during construction

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Monday the start of a maintenance resurfacing project on Route 10 westbound that will require lane closures between Parsippany-Troy Hills and Roxbury in Morris County.

Beginning on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next ...

Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

November 20, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. Although it was a crowded race, many in the borough think Driver won more votes than any other Flemington Borough ...

The Last Game

My daughter recently played the last soccer game of her career.  

 

Yippee!  No more practices!  No more tournaments!  No more long drives to obscure fields!  No more tiny black turf pellets all over the car!

 

No more selfish surges of pride watching her athletic achievements.  No more thrilling victories.

 

My daughter is a ...