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West Orange District to Revise 'Safe Return Plan' with 'The Road Forward' State Guidelines

August 3, 2021

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — The Road Forward guidebook was released by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in late June following the West Orange Public School’s (WOPS) submission of its Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services plan to the state.

As was predicted by WOPS Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone at the previous WOBOE meeting, local districts will ...

West Orange Summer School Ends on a High Note

WEST ORANGE, NJ — 65 West Orange High School students in grades 9-12 completed studies in Algebra, English, US History, Biology and Chemistry to comply with graduation requirements on July 27.
 
The program began on July 28. This year's course offerings were:
 
Algebra I (Ms. Bollotta) and II (Mr. Tick)

Geometry (Ms. Hoffer)

English 11 (Mr. Salaam) and 12 (Mr.

Tory Corner History Walking Tour on August 7th

Join West Orange Town Historian and author Joseph Fagan on August 7 at 10:00 a.m. for a history walking tour of the Tory Corner section in downtown West Orange. The tour will begin at the Washington Street School at 289 Main Street in West Orange. Free parking is available at the lot’s entrance on Washington Street. It will last a little over an hour and loop back to the ...

Town Council Meeting Topics Include Forester, $13M Bond for Parcels, Cannabis and More

August 1, 2021

Hiring an additional forester was a major topic of public comments. John Linson works on Friday and requested a $10 per hour raise. A new forester will be available during additional hours. Many residents expressed that the township only needs one forester.

Len Lepore, Township Municipal Engineer, stated that there’s been an increase in forester orders due to residents now needing a ...

Councilman Bill Rutherford and West Orange Deputy AG Bryn Whittle Meet NJ Acting AG Andrew Bruck

West Orange Councilman Bill Rutherford and West Orange Deputy Attorney General  Bryn Whittle met with New Jersey’s acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck this week.

Rutherford stated, “As a Prosecutor, Mr. Bruck should be applauded for removing guns from the hands of some of the most violent criminals and criminal organizations in New Jersey.” He continued, ...

16-Year-Old West Orange Basketball Player Is ESPN’s Number 1 Point Guard in the Country

August 1, 2021

Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country.

Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in West Orange schools. In fifth grade, he stopped playing the other sports to focus on basketball ...

West Orange Native Athlete Banned from Olympic Village Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations.

He’s an alternative on the Olympic Fencing team but is prohibited from staying in the Olympic Village with the rest ...

Tornado Confirmed in Verona Thursday Evening

July 30, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Thursday evening's thunderstorms touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a ...

West Orange Resident Dies in Parkway Car Accident Fire

A New Jersey State Police spokesperson reported that Craig T. Waldron, 30, of West Orange was driving north on the Garden State Parkway (GSP) in an SUV when he ran off the left side of the road. His car went over the median, hit several trees and burst into fire. Waldron was pronounced dead when first responders reached him.

Fellow motorist Laura Cooper witnessed ...

West Orange Art Council's "The Power of IV" Exhibit Premieres in August

July 28, 2021

West Orange Art Council (WOAC) will open its "The Power of IV: Emotion, Eurythmy, Vernacular and Subversion" exhibit in August. The four artists are Elizabeth Antoine, Carol Black-Lemon (co-curator), Lisa Lackey and Ann Vollum (co-curator).

The artists, two working in fiber and two in paint, create what WOAC calls an "eclectic exhibit that celebrates life and the ...

West Orange Native Comedian to be Honored by Art House Productions

West Orange native, Chris Gethard, will be an honoree at Art House Productions' "Cocktails Under the Stars." The Jersey City art organization provides a venue for performing, visual and literary artists to develop new work.

Art House's Producing Director Courtney Little described the event as "a glamorous midsummer party honoring comedian Chris Gethard of ...

Orange Valley Remembers Toboggan Slide with Historical Marker

A new historical marker was unveiled in the Valley section of West Orange on the corner of Hazel Avenue and Valley Road on July 14th. The marker is the latest in a series of roadside markers sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. It commemorates the Orange Valley Toboggan Slide of the late 19th century used for winter recreation by local residents. West Orange Township Historian Joseph ...

Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony For West Orange Teen

July 26, 2021

An Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony was held for Sean Coxe on Friday at the Essex County Clipper Pavilion. Coxe's Eagle Scout project was organizing a clean-up of refuse in the West Branch of the Rahway River.

Coxe posted a request for volunteers on West Orange's Facebook page and recruited family, neighbors, friends, Troop 6 Scouts, the Department of Public ...

Eagle Scouts Donate Benches and Table to Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility

The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout Project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange. He was assisted by Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva also of Troop 2. 

Seid was inspired to do the project when he adopted a Shih Tzu named King in 2017 and ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Compass Gives Back to Chatham NJ Community with Neighborhood Appreciation Day Event

TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood.

After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the community to come and see how gorgeous this house is,” Minken explained. “I wanted ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Homewatch CareGivers South Orange Sets Vaccination Mandate Date of September 15, 2021

Homewatch CareGivers South Orange Sets Vaccination Mandate Date of September 15, 2021 Homewatch CareGivers has been very proactive in efforts to create a fully vaccinated workforce. “We strongly believe this is in the best interest of our clients and their families, our caregivers and their families, and the community as a whole. To date, we are very proud of the success we have had at ...

Garden Communities Celebrates Another Golden Resident

August 3, 2021

     Summer celebrations are in full swing, and Garden Communities is no exception.   Covid may have brought us all to a standstill, but it certainly hasn’t stopped Garden Communities from honoring their loyal patrons.  Starting back in August 2020. Garden Communities wanted to show appreciation to their most loyal residents by establishing The Golden ...

West Orange Police to Sponsor Blood and Platelet Drive in Response to Urgent Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections, there has been a significant drop in blood donations. As a result, the nation’s hospitals and blood centers are experiencing a severe blood shortage.

Area hospitals rely on the support of individuals to provide much of the blood used to provide ...

Get Your Child Ready For Fall Sports - Tips and Upcoming Screenings at Saint Barnabas

Young athletes looking to get back into the game should start conditioning now.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has meant that children can begin to play sports competitively again. However, young athletes should be sure they’re physically ready to jump back into team sports.

“Before the pandemic, regular activities like gym class, recreation leagues ...

Juvenile Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Maplewood Station

July 13, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station. 

The non-revenue train X667 was en route to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, NJ Transit senior public information officer. Maplewood Police ...

Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. On this next Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discusses how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive ...