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October 14, 2021

During the Board of Education meeting on October 4, teachers, students and parents advocated revising the policy of virtual performances for theater and concerts. The Board and superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone promised to change the policy after several comments on safety, contradictory policy and ...

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West Orange native Nadia Starbinski, who resides in Jersey City now, received a call on October 3 that her family’s West Orange home was engulfed in a fire overnight while her family slept. Fortunately, her brother woke up and was able to get everyone out of the house, except for their cat, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful. Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Eighth Annual West Orange High School Marching Band Invitational, held on Oct. 9 in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School entertained crowds throughout the day as Class A, AA, AAA and AAAA bands performed. The Invitational welcomed bands in the NJMBDA (New Jersey ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is adding a class to its Integrated Preschool program. Students must be residents of West Orange and be at least three years old on or before October 1, 2021. Enrollment in the program is limited and will be determined by a lottery drawing to be ...

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Gordon J. Hansen was born in 1924 and moved with his parents to their Valley Way home the following year. He was their only child and that would be the only home he ever knew. He attended the Eagle Rock Grammar School and Edison Junior High School before going to West Orange High School (WOHS) and ...

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The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian Flag Raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on October 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. Both Mayor Robert Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian ...

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On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Kelly Elementary School participated in the annual National Walk to School Day. Groups of walkers, referred to as “Walking School Buses” held signs that read PLEASE GIVE US A “BRAKE” on their way to school. Mayor Robert D. Parisi and Sangeeta Badlani, President ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, of Orange has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women in Essex County in 2016, authorities announced on Wednesday. One of the three women was identified as Sarah Butler of Montclair, who attended the public school system, worked ...

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Town Council members voted in favor of a $4,476,000 bond or note to finance the purchase of the 94-acre parcel of Crestmont Country Club land. The township is appropriating $4,700,000 from the Open Space Trust Fund and will receive a $750,000 grant from the Essex County Open Space Commission to use ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2015 alumnus Andrew Trenk has been named one of New Jersey's 100 "Top Millennials" for 2021 by NJ Insider magazine. Trenk, a graduate of Rutgers University, has long been interested in politics. He is a partner and consultant at Cali Consulting ...

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A promotion ceremony for two West Orange Firefighters was held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on October 5, 2021. Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio promoted Fire Captain Philip Bussey to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief and Firefighter Omar Guzman to the rank of Fire Captain. Mayor Robert ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Cheerleaders took the Super Essex County (SEC) Colonial Division Title at the annual "Cheer for the Cure Event," held at Foley Field in Bloomfield on Oct. 5. The event brings awareness to breast cancer, treatments, and testing.  

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NEWARK, N.J. — An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Jefferson Robert, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals to an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After many discussions with students, faculty, and administration at West Orange High School, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2022 will elect their top two choices for "Homecoming Royalty" rather than a King and Queen. WOHS is making the move to a gender-neutral, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The October 3rd football ranking is out, and, well, there is a lot to digest. First let’s start with a change in the ranking methodology, albeit a minor one. The NJSIAA and Gridiron New Jersey have addressed the issue by eliminating the schools that have opted out of the ...

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  WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations. “I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to ...

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According to the West Orange Police Department, a woman stole a bottle of tequila from B&B Liquors at 7 Northfield Avenue on September 30 at 5:43 pm. The store owner reported that a Honda Civic parked in his parking lot, and the woman driver entered the shop. She walked to the hard liquor ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off at West Orange Town Hall on October 1 with profound cultural elements and special added historical significance. All the flags of Latin American countries were marched in one by one and placed on a special podium creating a colorful display. They graced the steps ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hours after Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) announced that the hospital would be renamed the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation, an unveiling ceremony honoring Leon and Toby Cooperman of Short ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held on Oct. 14, 2021, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, beginning at 6:00 pm. A cocktail reception will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with dinner at 7:00.  The evening was organized by the West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Boys Soccer took the win over Glen Rock, 5-0, in a home game on Sept. 24 that also celebrated Youth Soccer Night. Goals by Tyrese Folkes (2), Jeremy Green (1), Arthur Rosu (1), and Lucas Andrada (1), along with four saves by goalie Justin Scavalli gave the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rayel Hunter and Jared Massey scored two touchdowns apiece to lead West Orange to a 42-7 football victory over Columbia. The Mountaineers (3-2) scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to open a 21-0 halftime lead. Zander Lipsey passed for two touchdowns in the first half, ...

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PUBLIC HELP IS NEEDED! It is with great sadness that we report that the Township experienced a loss last night due to an auto-pedestrian crash. At approximately 7:15 pm on September 30, at the intersection of Mt Pleasant Avenue and Brennan Drive (I-280 overpass), a pedestrian was struck by ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Orange Boys Soccer Team is on a roll following a 5-0 victory over West Essex that gives the squad their fifth win in a row.  “I’m really proud, I didn’t expect a result like this because [West Essex] is really good,” said West Orange Head Coach Doug Nevins.  Both ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ –In conjunction with GrassROOTS Community Foundation, West Orange Schools observed Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 20-24. Green Ribbon Week offers preventative strategies for youth mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ADHD, behavior ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation—the largest monetary contribution ever provided to a hospital in New Jersey in support of its healthcare initiatives—Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston announced on Thursday that the ...

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VERONA, NJ — Our Lady of the Lake Parish will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. “While we would have liked to hold the full-scale Oktoberfest as in the past, it was not feasible to attract the same crowd under the big tent,” said Father Peter ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Love and Unity Fest, held Sept. 24 at Edison Middle School brought the community together to remember that we are all stronger together and that love can be the solution to many of the issues we face today. The event was organized by Carl Brister and supported by West ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations. Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese ...

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