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West Orange Firefighters Honored for Life-Saving Actions

December 11, 2018

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 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 ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

West Orange Police Department Urges Residents to Register Security Cameras

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In recognition of the increase in the number of homes utilizing security cameras on their property, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) is inviting community members to register their security cameras so that in the event of an incident, the WOPD will be able to reach out for assistance.

According to the WOPD, the footage that these cameras gather could be an ...

West Orange Firefighters Honored for Life-Saving Actions

December 11, 2018

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 Police Department Urges Residents to Register Security Cameras

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In recognition of the increase in the number of homes utilizing security cameras on their property, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) is inviting community members to register their security cameras so that in the event of an incident, the WOPD will be able to reach out for assistance.

According to the WOPD, the footage that these cameras gather could be an ...

West Orange's Kelly Elementary Dedicates Connie White Library Media Center

December 7, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Captain Mark Kelly and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords were on hand at Kelly Elementary School in West Orange last month to help cut the ribbon at the new Connie White Library Media Center, named after a former Kelly Elementary teacher.

“When I received word that one of [White’s] former students wanted to honor her by donating money to renovate our ...

Watch: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Surprise West Orange Students

NEW YORK, NY - Four West Orange High School students had the experience of a lifetime this semester when they were among 30 high school students who had a surprise meeting with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the Hearst Tower, headquarters of "O," the Oprah Magazine.

Video by O, The Oprah Magazine YouTube Channel. 

At the time, Obama was to appear on a ...

West Orange Lands Three Girls Soccer Players on SEC All-American Division First Team

December 4, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The record-setting West Orange girls soccer team was honored with eight selections to the Super Essex Conference (SEC) All-American Division team, as selected by coaches. Three Mountaineers were named to the first team, including Natalie Nevins, Nyah Harper and Morgan Clark.

Nevins, a junior midfielder, led West Orange in both goals (17) and assists ...

West Orange Golfer Tyler Galantini Signs with Wagner College

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Tyler Galantini of West Orange has signed a letter of intent with Wagner College to continue his golf career while attending the school.

Galantini, a senior who attended Pleasantdale (now Kelly) Elementary, Edison and Liberty Middle Schools, said he has received a partial athletic scholarship to the college and plans to major in Business ...

Ice Hockey: West Orange Falls to Dayton, 6-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dayton High School of Springfield handed the West Orange ice hockey team its first loss of the year, 6-3, on Saturday.

Kaelan Monroe scored two goals for West Orange (0-1-1), Davey Campbell had a goal and an assist, and Chris Infante and Trevor Levine each supplied an assist for the Mountaineers.

Zach Weingold made 28 saves for West Orange.

West Orange Students Send Hundreds of Holiday Cards to US Troops

December 9, 2018

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, ...

UPDATE: Stuffed Animal Workshop Among Highlights of West Orange Holiday Festivities

UPDATE: The West Orange Christmas Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Sunday Dec 2, 2018 due to weather. The Holiday Open House will go on as planned Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among the many highlights of the Township of West Orange’s annual Santa Claus is Coming to Town Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting event on Saturday, the West Orange Public ...

Watch: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Surprise West Orange Students

NEW YORK, NY - Four West Orange High School students had the experience of a lifetime this semester when they were among 30 high school students who had a surprise meeting with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the Hearst Tower, headquarters of "O," the Oprah Magazine.

Video by O, The Oprah Magazine YouTube Channel. 

At the time, Obama was to appear on a ...

West Orange Community Brings Thanksgiving to Holy Trinity Food Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Whether by the truckload, carload, or one by one, members of the West Orange community gave back last week by providing turkeys and sides to all the members of the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry.

"As always, we are so grateful for our amazing community and their compassion and support for the food pantry," said food pantry administrator Cynthia ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with 'Sexualized' Logo Shuts Its Doors

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 took to social media, ...

West Orange Chamber to Host Final Biz 2.0 Workshop for 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) invites the public to the final installment of the 2018 Biz 2.0 lunch & learn business series to be held on Dec. 11 at noon.

Two speakers will deliver information that they believe could have a positive impact on local small businesses. Lisa Fahoury and Jane Tabachnick will provide a double-punch of information in this ...

Hundreds Attend Weekend Holiday Festivities in West Orange

December 5, 2018

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 ...

UPDATE: Stuffed Animal Workshop Among Highlights of West Orange Holiday Festivities

UPDATE: The West Orange Christmas Tree Lighting has been rescheduled to Sunday Dec 2, 2018 due to weather. The Holiday Open House will go on as planned Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among the many highlights of the Township of West Orange’s annual Santa Claus is Coming to Town Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting event on Saturday, the West Orange Public ...

West Orange Mayor Addresses Leaf Removal Process; Requests Patience

November 29, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to frustrated comments that West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi said he is confronted with each year during this time regarding the challenge of navigating the fallen leaves that line the township’s streets, the mayor addressed the time-consuming process of leaf removal.  

According to Parisi, West Orange has nearly 100 miles of municipal roads, and ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

December 8, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

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 ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

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 ...

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

December 7, 2018

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 ...

Brand-Name Holiday Bazaar at The MAX Challenge of West Orange Sunday, Dec. 2

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange will have several brand-name vendors in house to promote holiday shopping at its Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its 446 Pleasant Valley Way location.

Mary Kay, Glam 360, Color Street, Keep Collective, Arbonne, Monat and A Crafter will be on hand to enhance holiday shopping.

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 ...

Bullying Lawsuits

As an initial matter, it should be noted there is no specific legal claim for bullying per se.  Even though New Jersey has enacted an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the law states that no civil legal liability is created by the statute.  Rather, claims for conduct considered harassment, intimidation or bullying (“HIB”) may be pursued under New Jersey’s Law Against ...

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 ...