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January 16, 2019

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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NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions. According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed ...

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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 -- Young athletes can put their talents to the test in the Junior NBA Skills Challenge at West Orange High School on Monday, Jan. 21. Open to both boys and girls, two age groups will be able to participate: 11-and-under at 9 a.m., and 13U at 11 a.m. For information on how to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, according to officials. On Jan. 2 around 7 a.m., an 11-year-old reported to police that she was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team lost for the first time this season, 44-40, to University on Thursday night. Nyshaya Holmes hit a 3-pointer with 1:28 left to give University a two-point lead. University (8-2) outscored the Mountaineers, 30-24, in the second ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14 due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, 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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School girls and boys swim teams both won their dual meets against West Orange this week. In the Columbia girls' 102-68 win, Addie Weiner of Columbia won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:06.46. Other winners for the Cougars included Maya Glenn in the 100 fly ...

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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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EDITOR'S NOTE: Millburn police have since determined that the woman was the victim of a hit and run. Anyone with information is asked to contact the traffic bureau at 973-564-7757. SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the body of a ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The camp directors and leadership team ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 64-26 rout of Nutley Tuesday night. Senior forward Mya Bembry, headed to Penn State on a basketball scholarship, finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block for West Orange ...

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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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- West Orange scored a 42-31 wrestling victory over Bloomfield on the road Friday night. The three closest contests in the Super Essex Conference – American Division dual meet saw Damianlee Torres of West Orange defeated Tamil Fernandes by 3-1 decision at 126 pounds, Zachary ...

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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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