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May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were two additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Saturday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,293, with no additional deaths reported on Saturday. Deaths are included in this number and remain "active" until a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School (WOHS) Thespian Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on May 27, virtually recognizing graduating seniors and welcoming a new board and new members into the growing group. Despite the pandemic, theatre students at the high school collected ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There was only one additional case of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Friday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. This was the ninth consecutive day that the township reported fewer than 10 new coronavirus cases. The total number of West Orange intake of cases was 1,291.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were four additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Thursday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total number of West Orange intake of cases was 1,290. Deaths are included in this number and remain "active" until a full investigation is complete. Fifteen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to allow in-person graduation ceremonies after July 6 with social-distancing requirements in place, West Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. J. Scott Cascone acknowledged the challenges that would accompany such an event and addressed the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year's West Orange High School Music Department Ceremony, which recognizes graduating seniors and the students dedicated to the many musical programs at the high school, was recently streamed live as the department announced the students who earned a pink Tri-M Music Honors ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic. The Alzheimer’s Association recently released ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Tuesday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total number of West Orange intake of cases was 1,279. Fourteen residents remained hospitalized and of them, three were in intensive care. The total number of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders. According ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the annual art exhibition featuring Advanced Placement (AP) art seniors from West Orange High School was canceled this spring, the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) made sure that the students received their well-deserved accolades through a virtual art show. “I walk ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were no additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Monday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,276. Fourteen residents remained hospitalized and of them, three were in intensive care. The total number of COVID-19 ...

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VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since being forced to close facilities for in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year, West Orange Public Schools has placed even more emphasis on its food services and has partnered with the Holy Trinity Food Pantry to expand its offerings for students who ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were five additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Sunday, according to data provided by Mayor Robert Parisi. The total of COVID-19 related deaths stands at 156 in West Orange, which had no new fatalities associated with the coronavirus reported on Sunday.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Township Council opened the floor for community input during a recent meeting to gauge public opinion on a current proposal to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 30 Pompton Avenue.  The proposal comes from Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a company working to expand ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cheryl Butler, Director of Student Personnel Services at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) as a 2020 High School Scholarship Nominee. Butler received the recognition following nomination by WOHS senior ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were seven additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Friday, according to data provided by Mayor Robert Parisi. The total of COVID-19 related deaths stands at 156 in West Orange. Parisi reported no additional lives lost to the virus on Friday. The seven new ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Advanced Placement (AP) students at West Orange High School (WOHS) were recently honored at the 18th annual Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony, which was broadcast locally on TV 36/45. The ceremony, which can be viewed in its entirety below, highlighted the academic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Friday with new procedures for sanitation and social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were five additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Thursday, according to data provided by Mayor Robert Parisi. The total of COVID-19 related deaths stands at 156 in West Orange. Parisi reported Thursday that there were two additional lives lost to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although overall crime continues to trend downward during the pandemic, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) released a statement on Wednesday to alert residents that auto burglaries continue to plaque the community. According to the WOPD, the vast majority of vehicles ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite-testing sites throughout the county, including a mobile testing site that will be opened at Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena (560 Northfield Avenue) West Orange with 250 appointments available ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, on Wednesday discharged its 700th patient — a woman from Union Township — treated for COVID-19 back to recovery last week. "This pandemic has crystallized why those of us at Overlook and throughout Atlantic Health ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 11 additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Wednesday, according to data provided by Mayor Robert Parisi. The total of COVID-19 related deaths stands at 154 in West Orange, which for the third consecutive day reported no new fatalities associated with ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Sixty-five West Orange High School (WOHS) students have received the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Seal of Biliteracy, with several receiving trilingual and quadrilingual proficiency.  According to the website, the Seal of Biliteracy award is granted by a school, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a large one-day jump in the number of new cases due to increased testing of occupants and staff in long-term care facilities, the amount of additional COVID-19 cases in West Orange retreated sharply on Tuesday. There were eight new cases of COVID-19 — and no ...

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