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September 12, 2021

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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — President Biden visited New Jersey and New York to see the damage Tropical Storm Ida unleashed. The President alongside the state's governors announced relief through FEMA. People in need, insured or not, can apply for assistance if they live in a county that has been "declared" ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a magical night at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) on September 4 as Tony Award-Winning Actress Laura Benanti performed with community theater artists and West Orange High School (WOHS) students in “Laura Benanti and Friends.” Benanti dazzled from the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The owners of a New Jersey-based bus company allegedly covered up their hiring of unqualified drivers by giving the school system false information. F&A Transportation, owned by Ahmed Mahgoub, 63, and his wife Faiza Ibrahim, 48, had contracts with districts in Essex, ...

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According to Mayor Robert Parisi's COVID-19 weekly update, no COVID-19 related deaths occurred in West Orange during the past week. The total COVID-19 deaths in the township is 233. There have been an additional 54 additional cases since the last update, bringing the West Orange total intake of ...

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West Orange, NJ — On Saturday, September 11, Essex County officials and residents will gather at 8 a.m. in Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the corner of Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue in West ...

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Governor Murphy visited Millburn Friday morning and provided updates on New Jersey's response and intended support to local communities from Tropical Storm Ida. He toured downtown Millburn and spoke with business owners affected by the floods.  Ida caused major flooding and road closures in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The aftermath from Tropical Storm Ida devastated downtown Millburn. Flood waters from the Rahway River that intersects Millburn Ave. brought waves of water and debris into storefronts and basements along the town's main business district. There are no formal damage estimates yet, ...

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West Orange issued guidelines for the disposal of large items from flooded homes. Carpet, furniture and other bulk pieces can be placed at the curb now. The items will be picked up as soon as sanitation workers can remove them, which might be your regular bulk pick-up day.  Guidelines ...

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West Orange, NJ — West Orange will host the annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 12. The events kick-off at West Orange Township Hall located at 66 Main Street, West Orange. A free 1-mile Fun Run for children ages 11 and under will take also place at 9 a.m., ...

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Currently, we are showing roughly 1,200 customers out in West Orange comprised of approximately 61 incidents. We have not yet fully assessed the backyard circuits and whether there is damage to poles, lines, etc but a plan is being put together currently as this is extremely ...

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Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo issued this statement in response to rumors that animals have been removed from the Turtle Back Zoo due to Tropical Storm Ida: The social media message stating that animals have left Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is unequivocally false. Turtle Back is an ...

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Mayor Robert Parisi issued this statement earlier today: Quite a storm! Fast and furious! Luckily, all in all, West Orange did ok compared to recent storms. Happy to report there are no storm-related injuries and though this storm left damage, it is not as bad as we have seen in the ...

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Tropical Storm Ida devastated many counties in New Jersey with floods and power outages on Wednesday night. Many water rescues were carried out successfully, but one death was reported in Passaic. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings, and flights to and from Newark Airport as ...

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a partnership between the West Orange Health Department (WOHD) and the Montclair State University School of Nursing (MSUSN) provided a vaccination clinic inside the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School on August 31st. It was open to the community ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is now available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) for any area residents considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised and will also become available to this population at the Essex County Vaccination ...

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WEST ORANGE, N.J. — Even though many in the West Orange Community tout the West Orange Public School's (WOPS) ability to communicate effectively with parents over a variety of media, Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone explained at Monday's West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting that some ...

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West Orange, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Although a detailed plan was presented by the West Essex Board of Education administration regarding the new school year’s district goals, the only topic of public comment for parents during the Aug. 30 meeting was in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 251 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Redwood Elementary on Aug. 17 and Kelly Elementary on Aug. 18. Redwood Principal Kimya Jackson and Kelly Principal Joel Castillo were on hand to greet the Rotarians and soon-to-be-returning ...

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Trenton, NJ — According to a press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Treasury on August 24, the state gas tax rate will decrease by 8.3 cents on October 1 in accordance with a “2016 law [that] mandates adjustments to ensure funding for critical infrastructure projects.” The state ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Dr. Tamika A. Pollins has been named the Director of Assessment, Accountability and Intervention for the West Orange Public School District. Pollins began work in this newly-created position on August 2 and is looking forward to making a positive impact in areas that include ...

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West Orange, NJ– RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, is now offering a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who are immunocompromised. Those who qualify can make an appointment to receive a third dose at any of the RWJBarnabas ...

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, announced the inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, awarding 50 incoming first-year college students around the country scholarship assistance for up to four years. Saniyah Jean-Georges, a West ...

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