West Orange Top Stories

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A structure fire in the Lourdes neighborhood near downtown West Orange caused a stretch of Harrison Avenue to be shut down on Saturday evening. The West Orange Fire Department battled the blaze near the corner of Harrison Avenue near Elm Street. Officials said a vehicle fire ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to West Orange Acting Superintendent of Schools Eveny de Mendez, the difficult decision to open or close schools in bad weather has an immense effect on not only the students and their families, but the school staff and community at large as well. Stating that ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The following statement was posted on Mayor Parisi's Facebook page late Friday afternoon and published in full: “As warmer temperatures and sunshine move us further from yesterday’s storm, it is important to understand what was learned from this and accept the responsibility ...

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WEST ORANGE , NJ — They raided the kitchen, turned the auditorium into a movie theater and played games in the gym—that’s how West Orange educators helped students stranded at the schools to weather the storm that paralyzed the region on Thursday night. Photos from around the district showed ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange first responders worked tirelessly overnight to help residents impacted by the storm, but even they were impacted by the traffic and roads. “The mayor and council gave us everything we needed last night to help the residents of West Orange, the problem was we just ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight.  WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The rapidly developing snowstorm that has dumped upwards of an inch an hour on the area since around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon has caused major traffic disruptions around West Orange as rush hour approaches. A member of the West Orange Police Department told TAPinto West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan, who has wanted to be a dentist since she was six years old, is living her dream after opening Deegan Dental in her hometown of West Orange.  Deegan, a product of West Orange Public Schools, received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The West Orange girls soccer team hadn't lost a game in two years, but Tuesday night the Mountaineers found themselves cornered by Bridgewater-Raritan. The Panthers wore down West Orange with a succession of corner kicks and other set pieces to claim a 2-0 victory that brought an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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% ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Grant and Kate Johnson from West Orange and their pet Olive, who were dressed as characters from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," won first place in the Best Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Essex County South Mountain ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The top-seeded West Orange girls soccer team remained undefeated with a 5-0 victory over Bergen Tech in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Friday. The Mountaineers (17-0-2) scored two goals in the first half before putting the game out of reach ...

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