West Orange Top Stories

January 18, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 p.m. to 9 p.m. West Orange High School (WOHS) will host the event and The West Orange High School ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A recent national report on contaminated children's vitamins caught the attention of Syed Hussaini, the owner of Medicos Phramacy in West Orange. The article last month reported that a Kansas parent had discovered metal shavings in the gummy vitamins of her 3-year-old.

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WESTWOOD, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team handed previously undefeated Immaculate Heart High School its first loss of the season, 43-42, on the road Sunday. Senior forward Mya Bembry finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and four assists for West Orange (9-1), which itself ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter has announced that it will award seven scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students of West Orange High School (WOHS) and West Orange residents attending Seton Hall Prep as well as an Italian Language Award in the amount of $500 to one ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- West Orange broke away from a two-point lead with a big third quarter and went on to a 56-47 boys basketball victory over East Brunswick on Saturday. Goddy Marc scored 17 points and passed for two assists for West Orange (5-4), which outscored East Brunswick, 19-7, in the ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is starting off its 2019 events with a kick-off mixer to be held on Jan. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott, located at 8 Rooney Circle in West Orange. This informal event invites members and guests ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange student who spoke at the board of education’s reorganization meeting on Monday stressed the importance of having better student representation on district decisions, as West Orange students are often the ones being directly affected, he said. Acting Superintendent ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being elected or re-elected to their respective positions, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Councilwomen Susan McCartney and Cindy Matute-Brown, and 2019 Council President Jerry Guarino were officially sworn in during Tuesday night’s reorganization meeting for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) welcomed two new members at its meeting Monday night as the board reorganized its members and positions after the departure of former board president Ron Charles and former member Irv Schwarzbaum. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 70-year-old West Orange man, identified by Cedar Grove police as Leonard Slater, faces charges of driving while suspended, driving without a license (due to its suspension), driving an unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle and failure to exhibit proof of insurance after striking ...

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PATERSON, NJ — Representatives from Bederson LLP New Jersey Certified Public Accountants are supporting the mission of Eva's Village, a Paterson-based nonprofit that helps thousands of men, women and children each year by addressing basic needs of food and shelter as well as complex issues around ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured on “CBS News” during a segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law. Under the new federal law as of Jan. 1, alimony is no longer ...

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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 ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The undefeated West Orange girls basketball team passed its toughest test yet this season with a 53-46 victory over Morris Catholic on Saturday. Freshman guard Kiley Capstraw scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and passed for three assists for the Mountaineers (7-0), who ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – History was made over the holiday break as Bloomfield High School hosted the inaugural Girls Wrestling Holiday Tournament. The all-female event, which featured two wrestlers from West Orange, was the first of its kind in New Jersey.      In a ground-breaking decision for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Fourth and fifth grade students at Washington Elementary School recently joined in an international celebration of computer science by hosting their own "Hour of Code" events. Washington was one of many schools across West Orange and the world to participate in these ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A follow-up article indicating charges, the cause of the incident and other details has since been published and can be found HERE.  EDITOR'S NOTE: Cedar Grove police officials did not immediately release the identity of the driver in this case. More information will be released ...

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