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September 25, 2021

Since West Orange Town Hall has been closed due to COVID-19, it’s been difficult for volunteers to walk dogs and visit cats. They need to be let into the building by West Orange’s Animal Control Officers who are often out of the facility capturing animals that are wandering around the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement ...

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The Board of Education increased the number of West Orange High School (WOHS) student liaisons because the teens are involved in many activities, and it’s easier for them to attend every other meeting. During public comments, a WOHS student mentioned that she’s in the drama club and the “late ...

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Town Council members discussed purchasing properties at the Downtown Redevelopment Zone, the Vision Zero Policy, the Crestmont Country Club bond ordinance and other topics at the September 14 town council meeting. The Planning Board recommended the fourth amendment to the Downtown Redevelopment ...

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West Orange native Alix Katz needs a kidney transplant, and her brother, Andrew Martin Katz, has taken to social media in a desperate attempt to save Alix’s life. Andrew shared, “Alix has kidney disease and is in the process of preparing for dialysis, a scenario which has her terribly ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A disaster recovery center (DRC) opened yesterday in West Orange to assist New Jersey residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration representatives at the center will provide information about disaster assistance programs, answer ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys soccer team handed West Orange its first loss of the season, 1-0, on Monday. Lucas Chisarick scored the only goal of the game--and his first of the season--in the second half for the Lancers (4-1). It was the only shot all day to get past goalie Justin ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 11th Annual STOP for Nikhil, organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation (NBF), surpassed its goal of $50,000 under sunny skies at West Orange High School on Sept. 19. $53,000 was raised.  Red Cross volunteer Chitra Venkatraman, who has participated in every walk and donated ...

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The West Orange Hispanic Foundation will be hosting a flag-raising to celebrate, honor and recognize Latinx Heritage Month on Friday, October 1 at 5 pm at Town Hall. The evening will include performances, food trucks and more. According to their Facebook page, the purpose of the West Orange ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Boys Soccer edged past Montclair Kimberley Academy 1-0 in a home game on Sept. 17 to tie Seton Hall Prep for first place in the Super Essex Conference (SEC) American Division.  Senior captain Ari Rosu converted a PK and had the only goal of the game.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The popular West Orange High School Ultimate Frisbee Club has been selected to test drive the new Tosy Flying Duo 360 LED Flying Disc and Patented Boomerang. The Tosy is an innovative piece that features LED lighting and a special lip to allow for more tricks and moves. The ...

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The West Orange Senior Picnic returned to the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Friday, September 10th. Summer fun was on full display as sunny blue skies welcomed the seniors back to the annual event that was canceled last year due to COVID-19. Friendly smiles and good cheer ruled the day as members of the ...

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The annual West Orange Old Timer’s Day will be making a triumphant resurgence to historic Colgate Park at 60 Cherry Street in West Orange on Saturday, September 18th. Festivities begin with batting practice at noon preceded by an awards ceremony and a brief exhibition baseball game. Harold Behar ...

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On Tuesday, the West Orange boys Soccer Team Remains Undefeated With 5-0 Win Over Caldwell. Nathan Menor, Jared Charles, Tyreese Folkes, Mason Bashkoff and Lucas Andrada all scored goals. Goalkeeper Justin Scavalla recorded his third straight shutout of the season.   The first home game of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Girls Soccer Team has had a remarkable start to the 2021 season, tying in the first game and winning the next three.  After tying with a tough Kearney team in the season opener, West Orange took wins over Eastside, 3-0, Nutley, 4-3, and Millburn, 2-1. Goals by ...

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According to New Jersey State Police, all lanes are closed on Rt. 280 due to a car crash on the westbound side in East Orange near Exit 12. At least one motorist was injured. A spokesperson for the State Police estimated that the highway would be closed till 7:30 pm or so. 

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West Orange, NJ – West Orange, NJ has announced a new date for the annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 10. Who Spectators, participants, community organizations and local downtown businesses. What Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk. A free 1-mile Fun Run for children ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers performed their 2021 routine “SUPER!” at the first home game of the season on Sept. 10.  Drum Major Ayush Narain and second Drum Major Shane Donagher led the musicians and color guard in a fast-paced performance ...

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West Orange, NJ – The night belonged to West Orange as the Mountaineers took off with a touchdown in the first minutes of the home game seasoner opener v. Eastside, 44-10.  Running backs senior Makhi Green and junior Jekhi “Choo-Choo” Williams stacked up 34 points between them against a ...

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NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from Pre-school through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Last week's ...

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Message from West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi: The Township has worked quickly to resolve the litigation recently filed by the Main Street Redeveloper, Prism Capital Partners (aka Prism Green) and have come to an agreement for resolving the litigation and moving to acquire the properties they own ...

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West Orange, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. hosted Essex County’s yearly “Essex County Remembers” ceremony at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. After the 2021 ...

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The West Orange win ended Montclair’s 20-game unbeaten streak, dating back to the 2019 Essex County Tournament and was West Orange’s first victory over the Mounties since 2016. Junior Goalie, Justin Scavalla had 7 saves. Goal by Senior Ari Rosu in the 2nd minute of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included.  Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties were ...

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West Orange resident Tiberah Berhanu recently published her first book, “My Uncle is An Alien.” She credits her love for the township as part of her inspiration to write it. The book is about a second-grader who finds out that his uncle is an alien and is not supposed to tell people, but he ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The West Orange boys soccer team scored two goals in the second half to pull away for a 3-0 victory over East Side on Wednesday. Andrew Hinfey's goal 10 minutes into the game with an assist from Nathan Menor gave the Mountaineers (1-0) a 1-0 lead. Francisco Soca connected 15 ...

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In a Facebook post, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill shared that she received a new briefing from FEMA that it has completed its assessment study and recommended Essex County be included in New Jersey's disaster declaration. She also stated that the organization will be setting up Disaster Recovery ...

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The fateful events of a September morning two decades ago remain etched in our collective memory. It endures for many as a moment frozen in time, but we have triumphantly emerged from ashes of destruction. One woman who survived the tragedy now makes West Orange her home and has decided the right ...

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We are 26 days away from Run for Zach Race Day, October 3rd culminating our Suicide Prevention activities for the month of September. We look forward to seeing each of you this year and hope you engage in open conversations around suicide awareness and prevention, plan to attend the Run and bring ...

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