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Medicos Pharmacy in West Orange Now Stocks CBD Product

December 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Medicos Pharmacy now carries CBD, a 100 percent legal product that is neither addictive nor psychoactive.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country. Medicos Pharmacy is carrying one of the most highly regulated and potent products on the market. Shipped directly from a farm in Kentucky, the ...

Boys Basketball: Miller (29 Points) Leads Seton Hall Prep, 71-45, Over Sparta

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As he enters his senior year, Seton Hall Prep’s 6-foot-5 star guard Ashton Miller has proven that he belongs right there in the conversation among the best players in the state. 

The highly coveted, uncommitted Division I recruit dropped 27 points in Seton Hall Prep’s season opener against Montclair Immaculate Friday night, and his blazing start to ...

West Orange High School Students Make Toys for Mayor's Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Machine Woodworking class donated several hand-made toys to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Toy Drive on Dec. 13 for young children in town to enjoy.

"This was our third annual toy drive," said Max Grossman, whose students range in age from sophomore to senior. "The students designed and hand-made the toys themselves. They ...

Revitalization of West Orange’s Valley Arts District is Under Way

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $29 million project to build a 100-unit apartment building in the Valley Arts district of West Orange is beginning to take shape and is expected to be complete by early 2020, according to the township.

In addition to the four-story development, which will be situated across from the recently completed Harvard Printing Apartments in Orange, the project also ...

West Orange Fire Department Receives Grant for Training Equipment

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) has awarded a grant to the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) to fund a free-standing roof-training prop and accessories, valued at $24,979.

According to an announcement from the township, this equipment will enable the fire department to conduct realistic training scenarios and simulations of cutting roof-ventilation holes ...

West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

West Orange Firefighters Honored for Life-Saving Actions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) were recently recognized with commendations for their outstanding efforts during four individual incidents that occurred earlier this year.

Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio presented these awards during a ceremony held at a public council meeting in order to recognize the honorees in front of their family and friends as ...

West Orange High School Students Make Toys for Mayor's Sunshine Fund

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Machine Woodworking class donated several hand-made toys to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Toy Drive on Dec. 13 for young children in town to enjoy.

"This was our third annual toy drive," said Max Grossman, whose students range in age from sophomore to senior. "The students designed and hand-made the toys themselves. They ...

West Orange Schools Prioritize Emergency Planning for Future Storms

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The parents who spoke out at the Dec. 11 West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting still had the Nov. 15 snowstorm on their minds, as they sought to find answers to how future weather emergencies will be handled.

Acting Superintendent of Schools Eveny de Mendez reviewed the basic action steps that will be taken to better prepare the district in the case of an early ...

West Orange District Addresses Air Quality and Budgetary Concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pressing issues that have yet to be addressed due to budgetary constraints in the West Orange Public School District, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) testing at the high school, were addressed at Tuesday’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting.

Following an update from board secretary Juan Calavano on the state of possible repairs to the existing HVAC ...

Boys Basketball: Miller (29 Points) Leads Seton Hall Prep, 71-45, Over Sparta

December 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As he enters his senior year, Seton Hall Prep’s 6-foot-5 star guard Ashton Miller has proven that he belongs right there in the conversation among the best players in the state. 

The highly coveted, uncommitted Division I recruit dropped 27 points in Seton Hall Prep’s season opener against Montclair Immaculate Friday night, and his blazing start to ...

Boys Basketball: West Orange Rallies to Beat Newark Central, 66-64

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team rallied from an eight-point deficit for a 66-64 victory over Newark Central on opening night Friday.

Junior forward Ismail Taylor made four straight free throws at the end of the game to seal the victory. Taylor, who had 11 points finished 5-for-6 from the foul line.

Senior guard Mark Goddy led the Mountaineers with 17 points, ...

Girls Basketball: West Orange Defeats East Orange, 41-30

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange girls basketball team opened its season with a 41-30 victory over East Orange on the road Friday night.

Bianca Fede scored 11 points and came up with eight steals, and freshman Kiley Capstraw made her varsity debut with 11 points, 19 rebounds and four assists for the Mountaineers.

Penn State University commit Mya Bembry stuffed the stat sheet with 15 ...

West Orange High School Students Make Toys for Mayor's Sunshine Fund

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Machine Woodworking class donated several hand-made toys to the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Toy Drive on Dec. 13 for young children in town to enjoy.

"This was our third annual toy drive," said Max Grossman, whose students range in age from sophomore to senior. "The students designed and hand-made the toys themselves. They ...

West Orange Hispanic Foundation to Donate Toys to Kids in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the West Orange Elks Lodge, members of the West Orange Hispanic Foundation will be handing out toys to children of all ages in celebration of the holidays.

According to West Orange Hispanic Foundation President Rodolfo Rodriguez, who also serves as deputy mayor of West Orange, this annual event typically attracts more than 200 ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

West Orange Students Send Hundreds of Holiday Cards to US Troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to West Orange Schools students.

For the past few years, students and teachers have created unique, handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2014 graduate Dylan Pennell was ...

Atlantic Federal Credit Union in West Orange Kicks Off Winter Coat Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Atlantic Federal Credit Union of West Orange is on a mission to help as many people as possible throughout the community as winter approaches by holding its annual Winter Coat Drive. 

The West Orange branch, located at 455 Prospect Avenue in the Essex Green Shopping Center, is collecting any new or gently used coats in all sizes for children, ...

Revised Essex Green Site Plan Revealed at Public Hearing in West Orange

December 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment held a special meeting on Thursday night in order to hear the revised site-plan for the redevelopment of Essex Green Shopping Center.

The special meeting saw testimony from engineer Michael Fowler and landscape architect Michael Szura of Lagan Engineering, the firm hired by shopping center owner Clarion Partners.

Fowler ...

Deegan Dental Offers a New Patient Special

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Deegan Dental is celebrating the holiday season and the New Year with a special for new patients.

From now until April 6, 2019, the New Patient Special includes an exam, cleaning and X-rays for only $150.00* (Regularly $375.00). That is a savings of over $200! 

(*not valid if gum disease is present. Present TAPinto ad at time of ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

Videos: West Orange High School Winter Choral Concert Celebrates Holidays

December 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual West Orange High School Winter Choral brightened spirits and brought holiday cheer to all.

The concert featured the various choral groups at the high school, including the Treble Choir, the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, the Glee Choir, the Jubilee Choir and a new group called the Tenor and Bass Choir.

The groups are directed by John Hellyer ...

Hundreds Attend Weekend Holiday Festivities in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange kicked off the holiday season over the weekend with multiple events that spanned three days.

"The Holiday Open House combined with the Christmas Tree Lighting is one of my favorite days each year as mayor,” said Mayor Robert Parisi. “In addition to official welcoming the holiday season, it gives us a chance to meet many residents and to ...

West Orange Arts Council to Present Small Works Exhibit and Holiday Boutique

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to the West Orange Arts Council’s (WOAC) annual Holiday Boutique and Small Works Show to be held at the West Orange Arts Center (551 Valley Road) on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, from noon to 5 p.m.

The WOAC Holiday Boutique will feature an eclectic selection of original art, hand-crafted jewelry, cards, crochet snowflake ...

Revitalization of West Orange’s Valley Arts District is Under Way

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $29 million project to build a 100-unit apartment building in the Valley Arts district of West Orange is beginning to take shape and is expected to be complete by early 2020, according to the township.

In addition to the four-story development, which will be situated across from the recently completed Harvard Printing Apartments in Orange, the project also ...

West Orange Deputy Mayor Receives Prestigious Award from Dominican President

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rodolfo Rodriguez, deputy mayor of West Orange, recently received the Oscar De La Renta Immigrant Award, which was presented to him by the President Danilo Medina of Dominican Republic.

The Oscar de la Renta Immigrant Award is considered the most prestigious honor that can be accorded to a Dominican living in the United States. De la Renta is a worldwide icon in the ...

Revised Essex Green Site Plan Revealed at Public Hearing in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment held a special meeting on Thursday night in order to hear the revised site-plan for the redevelopment of Essex Green Shopping Center.

The special meeting saw testimony from engineer Michael Fowler and landscape architect Michael Szura of Lagan Engineering, the firm hired by shopping center owner Clarion Partners.

Fowler ...

Medicos Pharmacy in West Orange Now Stocks CBD Product

December 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Medicos Pharmacy now carries CBD, a 100 percent legal product that is neither addictive nor psychoactive.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country. Medicos Pharmacy is carrying one of the most highly regulated and potent products on the market. Shipped directly from a farm in Kentucky, the ...

West Orange District Provides Update on Legionella Remediation Efforts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eveny de Mendez, acting superintendent for the West Orange School District, provided an update at Tuesday night's board of education meeting regarding testing for Legionella pneumophila, a bacterium commonly found in water that causes Legionnaires’ disease. Many of the facilities are being retested this week after initial remediation efforts, she said.

Testing ...

Deegan Dental Offers a New Patient Special

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Deegan Dental is celebrating the holiday season and the New Year with a special for new patients.

From now until April 6, 2019, the New Patient Special includes an exam, cleaning and X-rays for only $150.00* (Regularly $375.00). That is a savings of over $200! 

(*not valid if gum disease is present. Present TAPinto ad at time of ...

November in Review: Superintendent's Departure & More Among Top 10 West Orange Stories

December 2, 2018

1. West Orange Students Stranded on Buses in Schools Due to Storm

Also popular: Flash Snow Storm Paralyzes West Orange Roads // Students Being Evacuated from Stranded School Buses; Moved to Safe Locations

2. West Orange Community Addresses Superintendent Rutzky’s Departure

3. West Orange Board of Education Race Too Close to Call​​​​​​​

4. Essex County Fire Departments ...

Young Family Chanukah Party to Be Held at B’nai Shalom in West Orange

November 28, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A Young Family Chanukah Party will launch a new series of Gift-it-4Ward Young Family events at B'nai Shalom in West Orange, beginning Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The party will feature a family-friendly Havdalah service, whacky menorah building and a sing-along Chanukah concert.

“The four Gift-it-4Ward Young Family Events we will be holding over the ...

Local Judge to Present “The Brandeis Brief” at West Orange's B’nai Shalom

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Honorable Philip S. Carchman, Senior Judge, NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division, will provide greater insight into the career of legal innovator and Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis at a special event at B’nai Shalom in West Orange on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. 

This event, including a gala dessert reception, is free and open to the public.

Given a high ...

Revitalization of West Orange’s Valley Arts District is Under Way

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $29 million project to build a 100-unit apartment building in the Valley Arts district of West Orange is beginning to take shape and is expected to be complete by early 2020, according to the township.

In addition to the four-story development, which will be situated across from the recently completed Harvard Printing Apartments in Orange, the project also ...

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Deegan Dental Offers a New Patient Special

December 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Deegan Dental is celebrating the holiday season and the New Year with a special for new patients.

From now until April 6, 2019, the New Patient Special includes an exam, cleaning and X-rays for only $150.00* (Regularly $375.00). That is a savings of over $200! 

(*not valid if gum disease is present. Present TAPinto ad at time of ...

Free Winter Blast Workout at MAX Challenge of West Orange Dec. 16

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange will be hosting a free fitness workout on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its 446 Pleasant Valley Way location.

The MAX Challenge is suitable for all fitness levels. If you need support, motivation or nutritional counseling to accomplish your fitness goals, look no further. Spots are limited. Call  (732) 679-1131 to reserve a ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with "Sexualized" Logo Permanently Closes

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who called its ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, December 18, 6:00 PM

Suzy Que's BBQ & Bar, West Orange

OPERATION AKA

Giving Back

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Wed, February 6, 8:00 AM

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange

West Orange Annual Mayor's Breakfast

Business & Finance Government

2018 West Orange Parade Grand Marshal Raising Funds for Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship

December 16, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As many of you know, Lisa Shauger and I founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Education Foundation in 2014 after our dear friend, former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves, passed away from cancer. During his lifetime, Officer Groves dedicated himself not only to his job, but also to the West Orange community and, in ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange: Free Winter Blast Workout Dec. 16

December 10, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange will be hosting a free Winter Blast workout on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its 446 Pleasant Valley Way location.

The MAX Challenge is suitable for all fitness levels. If you need support, motivation or nutritional counseling to accomplish your fitness goals, look no further. Spots are limited. Call  (732) 679-1131 to reserve ...

NJ Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge; Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink; the Pancreatic ...

DIY Dryer

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair.

As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to ...