West Orange Top Stories

September 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Even though the West Orange football team piled up 44 points on Homecoming, the Mountaineers' offense really didn't have to do much heavy lifting Friday night. A proficient effort on special teams and a bone-jarring performance by a defense that held Columbia to negative ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a Friday afternoon matchup that developed into a second-half thriller between the West Orange and Livingston boys soccer teams, West Orange head coach Doug Nevins earned his 300th career win with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. After a scoreless first half, West Orange sophomore ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including a program being offered at the West Orange Reservoir, which still has space available.  GOTR West Orange is open to girls in grades 3-5 and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a senior-led defense and junior midfielder Natalie Nevins leading the offense, the West Orange girls soccer team shut out Livingston, 3-0, at Livingston High School on Thursday afternoon. Nevins scored her fifth goal of the season on Thursday with the other two goals coming ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Rotary Club recently continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood Elementary Schools. Prior to the start of the school year, Rotary members distributed backpacks at both schools, where principals Dr. Joanne Pollara and Tim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council recently voted in favor of a re-development plan for the structure located at 300 Executive Drive, prepared by Heyer, Gruel and Associates. The property is owned by RA 300 Executive LLC. According to the council, this plan seeks to modernize the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beulah Fluker, the newest resident of the Brookdale assisted living facility in West Orange, celebrated her 104th birthday in a special celebration at her new home last week. West Orange Police Chief James Abbott kicked off the party with a confetti blaster, and Fluker was ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - West Orange boys soccer coach Doug Nevins is closing in on a career milestone, and on Monday, the Mountaineers made a statement to help bring their coach closer to that round number. West Orange defeated previously unbeaten Millburn, 2-0, in the rain to give Nevins his 299th ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - CycleBar Livingston will be celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, Sept 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 277 Eisenhower Parkway. CycleBar's riders, along with their family and friends, and anyone else interested in stopping by can partake in rides, games, giveaways, vendors ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Max Challenge of West Orange will commemorate one year in business in the township on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The weekend will also mark the start of the next 10-Week Challenge, which combines exciting fitness classes, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, West Orange residents Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events. In addition to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - With goals by Manny DiPierola and Tyreek Wray in the second half, West Orange held off Caldwell to take the win, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon, and went on to shut out Belleville, 4-0, in an away game on Saturday. Yasin Aly, Kalleo Mendes, Allan Becerra, and Facundo Gomez each ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time in school history, the West Orange High School girls volleyball team defeated Livingston, 2-1, on Sept. 13 and is now 3-1. "The day before we had an upsetting loss against Bloomfield," said head coach Jackie Cruz. "The girls did a great job coming back from a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange football team took on one of New Jersey's most storied programs of the last couple of decades on Friday night. Don Bosco Prep built a 33-point halftime lead on its way to a 47-20 victory over West Orange. The Mountaineers fell to 1-2 after an opening night win ...

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QUEENS, NY — Rohan Belday, a seventh grader at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, was recently honored for achieving the No. 2 ranking in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern boys 12s division during the USTA Eastern Junior Awards Gala at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Class of 2006 alumnus Derrick Weng has already achieved the kind of success that many only dream of. He not only owns and operates a successful business in his hometown, but he has also received the respect and trust that only comes from living a life of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s eighth annual USATF-certified STOP for Nikhil 5K Run/3K Walk is fast approaching. The event, to be held on Sunday at West Orange High School, promotes traffic safety awareness while remembering those who have died or have been seriously injured in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School girls tennis team is looking to serve up a winning 2018 season. The team’s record in 2017 was a respectable 11-8 in their North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 division. The Mountaineers defeated Verona for the first time in 10 years and defeated Glen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was back to school for West Orange Public School students last week, and despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the first day visiting the district's 12 schools. He began his morning at Gregory ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers have spent a good portion of their summer rehearsing this season's new routine, "Into a New World," and the program is expected to debut at Friday’s home game v. Don Bosco Prep, beginning at 7 p.m. According to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four championship spring baseball teams within the West Orange Police Athletic League (WOPAL) competing in the United States Amateur Baseball League (USABL) were recognized during last week’s township council meeting. Council President Susan McCartney made opening remarks ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is hosting an after-hours mixer at the Courtyard Marriott Lobby, located at 8 Rooney Circle, on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free to active members and $20 for guests. Participants are encouraged to bring business ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Representatives of CLPF-Essex Green, LLC, owner of the Essex Green Shopping Center, will not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), according to West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. The mayor recently announced that after numerous meetings and discussions with the township ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The West Orange football team, playing its first road game, lost, 21-0, to Paterson Kennedy on Friday night. A week after rallying from behind to upset defending sectional champion Montclair, 26-19, the Mountaineers were kept off the scoreboard. An early Mountaineer drive was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Zufall Health, a federally funded community health center, broke ground last month at 49 Mount Pleasant Avenue on a $4.5 million building that will provide medical services to residents of West Orange. The new site will be a relocation and expansion of Zufall’s office on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Luna Stage, a performing arts studio in West Orange, will launch its 2018-19 season next month with J. Stephen Brantley’s award-winning play "Pirira," directed by Luna’s new artistic director, Ari Laura Kreith. Tickets for the show, which will run Thursday through Sunday from Oct.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A busy intersection near the West Orange High School (WOHS) just became safer after a long-awaited traffic light was put into operation on Tuesday. The light will control traffic on major thoroughfare Pleasant Valley Way and side road Alisa Drive near Degnan Park and the high ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Incoming freshmen from the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2022 recently wrapped up a two-day orientation program. "Over 420 students attended the two-day program focused on readying our incoming ninth graders and upperclassmen transfers for successful careers at WOHS,” ...

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