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Identity Released of Female Victim in Fatal Montclair Stabbing

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The victim in Monday morning's fatal stabbing in Montclair has been identified.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a victim identified as ...

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Receives National Honor

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, which has offices located at 50 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange and 250 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, has been named as one of the 2018 Top Real Estate Newsmakers in America by RIS Media.

An Award Reception & Dinner will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and a feature article ...

West Orange Chamber to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon in conjunction with Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon. 

 

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Inc. will serve as event chairman of the event, and has ...

Black Friday Deals at FunTime Junction

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings! 

Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

About Funtime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie ...

West Orange Board of Education Race Too Close to Call

November 6, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A tightly contested race for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education resulted in a near three-way tie with a race too close to call.

With 95 percent of districts reporting, less than 100 votes separated all three candidates, according to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office.

Cheryl Merklinger had a scant ...

Robert Parisi Wins Re-election as West Orange Mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office Tuesday night, Robert Parisi has been re-elected for a third term as Mayor of West Orange.

 

The unofficial results determined that Parisi received 9,919 votes, which represents 66.10% of the vote. Challenger Joe Krakoviak tallied a total of 5,087 votes, or ...

Meet Susan Scarpa: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Meet Susan Scarpa, candidate for West Orange Township Council on Nov. 6.

Scarpa is a lifelong resident and graduate of West Orange High School, where she received a West Orange Scholarship and was recognized by “Who’s Who in American High School Students” for leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University and a ...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Montclair Near Montclair-Kimberley Academy

October 31, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male was struck and killed, law enforcement officials ...

Photo Gallery: A Spooktacular Day in West Orange Schools

November 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was a Spooktacular Day in the West Orange Schools as students, teachers, and administrators donned some wild and crazy Halloween costumes on Oct. 31 and enjoyed the balmy weather.

All of the above photos were provided by Cynthia Cumming, Communications Coordinator for the West Orange School District.

West Orange Board of Education Race Too Close to Call

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A tightly contested race for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education resulted in a near three-way tie with a race too close to call.

With 95 percent of districts reporting, less than 100 votes separated all three candidates, according to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office.

Cheryl Merklinger had a scant ...

West Orange VEI Program Gives Students Real World Business Experience

WEST ORANGE, NJ - School has become more like a venture into the business world for a group of students at West Orange High School who are participating in the school's new Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) program, just launched in the district this year.

VEI is an educational nonprofit that aims to transform students into business professionals by "bringing the workplace into ...

Girls Soccer: West Orange Wins 1st Sectional Championship, 1-0, Over Livingston

November 9, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - With its third victory over Livingston this season, the West Orange girls soccer team achieved another first for the program.

Top-seeded West Orange defeated third-seeded Livingston, 1-0, Friday for the Section 1, Group 4 championship. It is the first sectional title ever for the West Orange girls soccer program, and with the victory, the Mountaineers extended their unbeaten ...

Girls Soccer: West Orange Beats Ridgewood in Section Semifinal

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The top-seeded West Orange girls soccer team remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over Ridgewood in the semifinal round of the Section 1, Group 4 tournament on Wednesday.

The game, which was delayed a day because of heavy rain, was the 11th shutout this season by West Orange (18-0-2), which has not allowed a goal in three state tournament games. The Mountaineers now have a ...

Football: West Orange Falls in 1st Round of Playoffs to Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — There certainly wasn’t a shortage of motivation for Montclair entering Saturday’s state playoff opener with West Orange, and the Mounties played like an inspired team hungry to feed off those emotions.

For one, Montclair was looking to avenge a stunning first-week loss to this same West Orange team, which won only two other games. And, perhaps more personally, ...

West Orange Chamber to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon in conjunction with Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon. 

 

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Inc. will serve as event chairman of the event, and has ...

Former Child Slave to Speak at West Orange Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pm at the Wilshire Grand.

Founded in 2006 by Evan Robbins, a Verona resident and a history teacher at a New ...

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk Raises Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years. 

Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Each walker and each donation have helped to ...

Gregory Neighborhood Food Drive Brings Donations to West Orange Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Gregory neighborhood residents delivered in a big way on Oct. 21 as the eighth annual Food Drive to benefit the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry filled a U-Haul with thousands of pounds of donations as the holidays approach.

"We tried something a little different this year," Food Pantry administrator Cynthia Cumming said. "We held the drive in October ...

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to Celebrate the Life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will be celebrating the life of student Henry Chang, who passed away in July following a long battle with childhood cancer.

A special event has been scheduled for Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in conjunction with West Orange Township.

"We will be dedicating a tree, bench and mural at Mt. Pleasant ...

West Orange Chamber to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon in conjunction with Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon. 

 

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Inc. will serve as event chairman of the event, and has ...

West Orange VEI Program Gives Students Real World Business Experience

WEST ORANGE, NJ - School has become more like a venture into the business world for a group of students at West Orange High School who are participating in the school's new Virtual Enterprise International (VEI) program, just launched in the district this year.

VEI is an educational nonprofit that aims to transform students into business professionals by "bringing the workplace into ...

Deegan Dental Implant Special

WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE!

Deegan Dental 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 $2,200 per Implant; a great value compared with our usual $4,000 fee!

Dental Implants look and feel like your ...

Photo Gallery: A Spooktacular Day in West Orange Schools

November 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was a Spooktacular Day in the West Orange Schools as students, teachers, and administrators donned some wild and crazy Halloween costumes on Oct. 31 and enjoyed the balmy weather.

All of the above photos were provided by Cynthia Cumming, Communications Coordinator for the West Orange School District.

Four West Orange Residents Win in Essex County Parks Photography Contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Four residents of West Orange—Niccolo McCormick, Leonardo McCormick, Samantha Montague and Joshua Goodman—were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club.

McCormick received first place in the Youth Category for ...

Golda Och Academy Students Participate in Pilot Theatre Program for EdTA Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) selected 12 two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Dean of Students and Arts Department Chair Jordan Herskowitz was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for the program, which is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The ...

Roosevelt Middle School to Host Session on Suicide Awareness and Intervention

November 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange will host a Suicide Awareness and Intervention information session on on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Caring Contact, an award-winning, volunteer-staffed crisis hotline and listening community, will share national and state suicide statistics, highlighting "at-risk" groups. The team will also share details about risk ...

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk Raises Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years. 

Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Each walker and each donation have helped to ...

Deegan Dental Implant Special

WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE!

Deegan Dental 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 $2,200 per Implant; a great value compared with our usual $4,000 fee!

Dental Implants look and feel like your ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

November 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Attorney Charged with Killing Montclair Mother is Captured in Cuba

NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22 has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.

During a press conference, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced, "Today, ...

United Presbyterian Church of West Orange to Presents "Love Letters"

October 29, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – United Presbyterian Church, located at 20 Old Indian Road in West Orange, will present A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Love Letters,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, centers on the lives of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, whose lives intersect via written correspondence ...

Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Realtors Receives National Honor

November 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Ken Baris of Jordan Baris Inc. Realtors, which has offices located at 50 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange and 250 S. Livingston Avenue in Livingston, has been named as one of the 2018 Top Real Estate Newsmakers in America by RIS Media.

An Award Reception & Dinner will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and a feature article ...

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Black Friday Deals at FunTime Junction

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings! 

Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

About Funtime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie ...

Deegan Dental Implant Special

WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE!

Deegan Dental 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 $2,200 per Implant; a great value compared with our usual $4,000 fee!

Dental Implants look and feel like your ...

Identity Released of Female Victim in Fatal Montclair Stabbing

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The victim in Monday morning's fatal stabbing in Montclair has been identified.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a victim identified as ...

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Seeking An End to Vitriolic Discourse on Social Media

November 3, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a resident of West Orange for nearly four decades, I am appalled by the level of vitriol, outright lying and nasty meanness exhibited by fellow residents on social media. (I am not a fan of social media for this very reason)

I am writing to TAP in the hopes of  reminding my fellow residents, including some of the candidates whom belong to my Catholic parish and have ...

Spotlighting West Orange Football Player Matthew Bove, and Recapping the Fall Sports Scene

It’s been a busy season from spring through summer to our fall sports programs! This Saturday, the West Orange High School football team will take on Montclair the first round of the Section 1, Group 5 playoffs. We thought we would highlight one of the WOHS players who has come up through our youth sports programs. This week we have the perspective of West Orange High School (WOHS) ...

Voting While Under Guardianship

I was recently asked whether a person under guardianship could vote.  Although my gut reaction was that the fundamental right to vote shouldn’t be stripped merely because one is under guardianship, as with many legal questions, the answer is not necessarily straight forward.

In 2000 a decision, recognizing that “the right to vote is quintessential to our democratic ...

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House

November 8, 2018

Our Lady of the Lake is where children go for leading academics and lasting connections.  Our unique environment allows for highly personalized attention for all students, focusing on personal responsibility, social awareness, and leadership skills.

Our standing as a 2011 and 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence places us among an elite group of educational institutions to have ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 

 

The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

Scare Tactics

I am not sure which scares me more, the impending apocalypse or Halloween making a killing at the box office.

 

Recently the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a frightening report indicating the global temperature will rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels within our lifetime, potentially unleashing a cataclysm of drought, wildfires, and floods ...