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West Orange Resident Appointed President of Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life

January 23, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp., a Newark-based organization committed to using boxing as a tool to teach camaraderie among peers in the community, has appointed West Orange resident CC Minton as president of the company.

Wali and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson, Shakur Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing, founded the organization ...

West Orange Community Braves the Cold to Honor Residents on MLK Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day was not only a day of remembrance, but a day of service in West Orange, where distinguished residents were recognized for their commitment to giving back during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) annual MLK Day celebration and “Love of Service” Awards held at Liberty Middle School.

The HRC serves ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Named Among Best Essex County Accounting Firms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the third consecutive year, the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC has been named among the top accounting firms in the “Best of Essex Readers' Choice Awards,” sponsored annually by Suburban Essex Magazine.

During the year, readers submitted nominees to the publication in a range of categories that included ...

Boys Basketball: West Orange Defeats Barringer, 49-44

ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team came away with a 49-44 victory over Barringer in the Martin Luther King Basketball Classic at Orange High School on Monday.

William Garth-Hill scored 15 points for the Mountaineers (6-6), who took a 30-23 halftime lead with a 15-5 run in the second quarter.

Goddy Marc connected for 12 points for West Orange, which outscored Barringer, ...

Frozen Surface Forces Closure of Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange

January 20, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Icy conditions have forced the Essex County Sheriff's office to shut down lanes on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange Sunday evening.

Lanes on the thoroughfare were being closed off after 8 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures which had been in the low 40s earlier in the afternoon were plummeting and forecast to reach single-digits overnight, creating fast freezing of surfaces ...

West Orange High School Alumni Visit Senior CPR Classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Seniors in the West Orange High School (WOHS) CPR classes were recently visited by WOHS alumni from Fire Company 3, who offered advice and encouragement for the graduating students.

Captain John Gibson (WOHS Class of 1996), Jimmy Turco (WOHS Class of 1991) and Leon Sederwall (WOHS Class of 2008) are West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) members and Emergency Medical ...

West Orange Police Respond to One Vehicle Theft and Two Burglaries

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two motor vehicles were burglarized and one was stolen in West Orange over the weekend, according to West Orange police. Although it is currently unknown whether there is any connection, stolen vehicles and break ins have also been reported in surrounding towns such as Livingston and Roseland.

According to police, the two burglaries occurred on Pilot Place and Highwood ...

Teen Dating Abuse Experts Visit West Orange High School Health Classes

January 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Experts from the Center for Women, National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of teen dating abuse in West Orange High School health classes last week, where students used lessons taught in their “Relationships and Abuse” health unit to analyze real-life scenarios that were presented. 

All students were given an informative catalog ...

West Orange Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange Education Foundation will be sponsoring Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Rock Lanes, and proceeds will benefit the West Orange Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to eligible graduating seniors from West Orange High School.

Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, ...

West Orange Dungeons & Dragons Club Promotes Youth Development and Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elves, Giant Spiders and bow-wielding Bandits have taken over the West Orange Public Library on Friday afternoons—not through the fantasy novels lining the shelves or the latest J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation of Peter Jackson waiting to be rented off the library's DVD rack, but through the teenage Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club’s weekly ...

Boys Basketball: West Orange Defeats Barringer, 49-44

January 22, 2019

ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange boys basketball team came away with a 49-44 victory over Barringer in the Martin Luther King Basketball Classic at Orange High School on Monday.

William Garth-Hill scored 15 points for the Mountaineers (6-6), who took a 30-23 halftime lead with a 15-5 run in the second quarter.

Goddy Marc connected for 12 points for West Orange, which outscored Barringer, ...

James Benjamin's 1st Place Finish Leads West Orange Wrestlers at Essex County Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- James Benjamin of West Orange placed first in the 126-pound weight class at the Essex County Tournament championships this weekend.

As a team, West Orange finished seventh out of 21 teams with 95 points.

Benjamin defeated Conner Decker of Seton Hall Prep, 2-0, in the championship match at 126. Colin Morgan of West Orange was the runner-up at 160 pounds. He reached the ...

Boys Basketball: Seton Hall Prep Downs West Orange, 52-51, in Thriller

WEST ORANGE — Bragging rights for high school boys basketball in West Orange were on the line Tuesday, and there couldn’t have been a more exciting way for two of the town’s teams to settle it. 

West Orange High and Seton Hall Prep battled until the absolute last second, but in the end, it is the parochial denizens from Northfield Avenue that will claim ...

West Orange Resident Appointed President of Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life

January 23, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp., a Newark-based organization committed to using boxing as a tool to teach camaraderie among peers in the community, has appointed West Orange resident CC Minton as president of the company.

Wali and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson, Shakur Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing, founded the organization ...

West Orange Community Braves the Cold to Honor Residents on MLK Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day was not only a day of remembrance, but a day of service in West Orange, where distinguished residents were recognized for their commitment to giving back during the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) annual MLK Day celebration and “Love of Service” Awards held at Liberty Middle School.

The HRC serves ...

Fundraising Underway for 2019 West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

WEST ORNAGE, NJ — A kickoff fundraiser for the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Thursday at the Oak Barrel Pub to signal the start of the parade season leading up to West Orange’s 68th annual event on Sunday, March 10 on Main Street.

Many people from West Orange and surrounding communities gathered in close quarters on Thursday to enjoy light fare and a ...

West Orange Residents to be Honored During MLK Day Celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A free program with the theme “A Love For Service” will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while also recognizing outstanding West Orange residents on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in West Orange at Liberty Middle School.

Michellene Davis, Esq., the executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer for RWJBarnabas, ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Named Among Best Essex County Accounting Firms

January 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the third consecutive year, the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company LLC has been named among the top accounting firms in the “Best of Essex Readers' Choice Awards,” sponsored annually by Suburban Essex Magazine.

During the year, readers submitted nominees to the publication in a range of categories that included ...

West Orange Rotary to Sponsor Special Networking Session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club will be sponsoring a Special Need Networking Session on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Nicholas Anthony's Family Kitchen, located at 450 Main Street in West Orange.

The session offers an opportunity to make new contacts and to meet dynamic business leaders who place an emphasis on community service. The session will also ...

New TAPinto Column to Highlight West Essex-Area "MOMpreneurs"

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — A new column that will highlight the stories of empowered entrepreneurial women and/or “mompreneurs” who are taking control of their careers, making their own hours and doing what they love most has been officially launched on TAPinto Livingston, TAPinto West Orange and TAPinto West Essex (Roseland, Fairfield, Essex Fells and the three ...

West Orange High School to Host 14th Annual Color Guard Invitational

January 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue, on Jan. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. West Orange High School (WOHS) will host the event and

The West Orange High School (WOHS) varsity and junior varsity Winter Color Guards will perform in exhibition ...

West Orange Dungeons & Dragons Club Promotes Youth Development and Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elves, Giant Spiders and bow-wielding Bandits have taken over the West Orange Public Library on Friday afternoons—not through the fantasy novels lining the shelves or the latest J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation of Peter Jackson waiting to be rented off the library's DVD rack, but through the teenage Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club’s weekly ...

Winter Came to West Orange Through High School Orchestra Concert

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School (WOHS) Winter Orchestra concert embodied the spirit of winter on Thursday night with a mix of classical and contemporary music, including the popular theme song to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

The concert featured various ensembles under the direction of Dr. Elena Peres, including the 9th Grade Orchestra, Royal Strings ...

West Orange Resident Appointed President of Stevenson Moses Boxing For Life

January 23, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp., a Newark-based organization committed to using boxing as a tool to teach camaraderie among peers in the community, has appointed West Orange resident CC Minton as president of the company.

Wali and Robyn Moses, along with their grandson, Shakur Stevenson, a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing, founded the organization ...

Essex County Asks Residents to Not Park on Street During Snow/Ice Storm

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – A state of emergency has been placed in effect for Saturday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura have requested that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday through Sunday this weekend. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow and ...

West Orange in Search of Full-Time Senior Citizen Program Aide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange is currently looking for a full-time job opening for the position of Senior Citizen Program Aide. Those interested are asked to apply by Feb. 8.

According to the township, the job requires providing help and information to West Orange senior citizens as well as the organization, management and implementation of all township senior citizen ...

British Swim School in Livingston to Host School Field Trip and Phys Ed Class

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road.

This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of Shelley Remaly, principal of Freedom Christian Academy.

Severe Temperature Drop Could Cause Black Ice Across North Jersey

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will continue to drop and remain below freezing into Monday, producing a condition called "Black Ice" where the roads may appear to be wet but are actually frozen. This could result in motorists losing traction, NWS states. 

Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 15 ...

Sosa Insurance Group in West Orange Aims to Provide Medicare Guidance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Sosa Insurance Group, which opened an office at 450 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange in the fall, specializes in Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare and Medicaid plans and dental, as well as some individual and long-term care plans.

According to owner George Sosa, Sosa Insurance Group is "dedicated to offering ...

TAPinto West Orange 2018 Year in Review

January 5, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in and around West Orange?

If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto West Orange. In 2018, TAPinto West Orange received more than 300,000 visitors, an increase in readership of nearly 70 percent over the previous year.

Here is just a sampling of the events and happenings that you were ...

Deer Culling Program to Begin Tuesday at South Mountain Reservation

January 13, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and Thursdays in Hilltop Reservation.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph ...

Local Realtor Shares Outlook on Winter Market in West Orange

January 11, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although one of the most popular questions posed to a real estate professional is “How is the market?” Tezeta Roro, a licensed real estate professional specializing in Essex, Union and Morris counties, said she often answers this question with, “There is always a market."

According to Roro, the conditions for buyers and sellers may ...

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Deegan Dental Implant Special: Save 30%

December 28, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Our new dental implant special offer will give you reason to smile.

Deegan Dental (23 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange) is happy to announce our new Dental Implant Special Offer that covers a single Complete Tooth Replacement (including the Implant, Stock Abutment and E-max Crown) for only $2,800 per implant--a great value compared to the usual ...

The MAX Challenge of West Orange: Free Trial Class Jan. 5, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The next 10-Week Challenge at The MAX Challenge of West Orange will begin on Jan. 7, 2019. starting on 1/7/19.  The kickoff will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5 with a trial class at 9 a.m. and a nutrition section at 10:15 a.m.

We will be giving out a 10-Week Challenge to one lucky winner--the person is required to be present--and will also be announcing the winner of ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold and Snowy Weather Forecast

January 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well ...

Local Moms Launch Pickleball Palace to Support America's Fastest-Growing Sport

If someone asked you what the fastest growing sport in America currently is, chances are you wouldn’t know that the correct answer is pickleball.

While pickleball has been around since 1965, its explosive growth has only occurred in the past eight years. There are currently three million people playing the sport in the United States, which represents a growth rate of 385 percent, ...

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Wed, January 23, 6:30 PM

Nicholas Anthony Family Kitchen, West Orange

Rotary Club of West Orange Speed Networking Event

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers High School Internships

January 14, 2019

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program.

This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government.  The summer internship program will run from July 8, ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...