Press Releases

August 7, 2018

Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to an open house on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is hosting a “Bike for the Bean” fundraiser at CycleBar Livingston on Saturday, July 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will raise funds for MEND’s new mobile food pantry, a converted school bus known as “The Green Bean.” ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — It’s fun to watch fireworks, and it’s important to enjoy them safely. It has been almost one year since New Jersey legalized the sale of some types of fireworks which can now be found in retail stores across the state. People who are 16 years and older are legally allowed to buy ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – The public is invited to attend the 2018 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series, a free series that brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening ...

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LIVINGSTON and CHATHAM, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health flagship, recently announced a new partnership with Centercourt Club & Sports. “We are very excited to work with Centercourt Club & Sports,” said Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, ...

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Penny Sherry of West Orange, NJ, was the recipient of the NCJW/Essex Service to Section Award, recognized as a member of NCJW/Essex whose generosity and resolute work as a volunteer has changed the lives of women, children and families. The award was presented at the NCJW/Essex Annual Installation ...

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On Tuesday, June 12, Daughters of Israel launched a gourmet cooking demo series featuring local chefs. The program debuted with Reuben Rahmani, proprietor of Reuben’s Glatt Stop in West Orange, who prepared his mouthwatering Chicken Marsala, one of his signature dishes.    

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Patti Nathan of West Orange was the recipient of The Hannah G. Solomon Award, presented by NCJW/Essex to an individual who has changed the lives of others through leadership efforts and service on a community level. The award was presented at the NCJW/Essex Annual Installation and Awards Evening on ...

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Juliet Robinson of West Orange was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018. Juliet recently completed 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy’s Upper School Director of Student Life and Arts Department Chair, Jordan Herskowitz, was recently selected to serve on the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) Model Curriculum Framework Project. Out of more than 100 applicants for the program, EdTA ...

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On Sunday, June 10, 2018 the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will be hosting the 17th Annual Exhibition of Irish Sports at Seton Hall Preparatory School’s Kelly Athletic Center in West Orange.  The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. The purpose of this not-for-profit event is to encourage ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents an eclectic art viewing experience for artists and art lovers and a range of media with two back-to-back pop-up art gallery shows in June and July, 2018. The first show, which opened on Saturday, will run through Sunday, June 24. An opening ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Fairview Lake YMCA Camps’ new senior director has strong ties to the year-round camp and environmental center, having served a decade as its summer programs director. “It’s like coming home,” Marc Koch said. “Fairview Lake is such a meaningful place for me both professionally and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – It’s not just an event, it’s a tradition. The 80th Annual Gregory Strawberry Festival is scheduled for June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. and is open to the public. The annual PTA family-friendly fundraiser will feature a water slide, inflatable rides, games, crafts, music, face ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning in June, the West Orange Public Library will offer the following events for area residents of all ages: Dinosaurs’ Rock!                                              Monday, June 11, 4:00 p.m. Field Station Dinosaur visits with the Dinosaur Troubadour and the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kicking off the summer season, the West Orange Annual Street Fair, sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance, will return on June 2 with more live entertainment, artisan crafters and food vendors than ever before. The West Orange Annual Street Fair, to be held from 11 a.m.

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NEW YORK — Summer sleepaway camp didn’t just create lifelong memories for Jeremy Culpepper, it gave him his life’s work. Culpepper spent 23 summers at YMCA Camp Onyahsa in New York — the first 10 as camper and 13 as staff, moving up the ranks to become program director. His experiences inspired ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — May 11 is the last day to receive Early Bird pricing for West Orange’s Ginny Duenken Pool. 
Register today at www.westorange.org/rec
. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 973-325-4150.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Spring Tune-Up at Thomas Edison National Historical Park is Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the weather is looking perfect.    Welcome spring by mingling with neighbors, savoring hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, exploring Edison’s cars and garage and helping to conserve ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the completion of the I-280 westbound bridge deck and the restoration of the normal traffic configuration in Essex County. As of Saturday, NJDOT’s contractor, Joseph Sanzari, Inc., has removed a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mountain Top League’s summer softball travel tryouts (U8-U14) are fast approaching on May 12 at Kelly Elementary School. All must be registered in order to try out. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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MILLBURN, NJ — Girls on the Run New Jersey East has announced its secnd annual “Girls at the Green” Golf Event & Dinner Invitational to be held on Thursday, May 10 at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston, presented by Frontline Insurance. Nancy King, of the Nancy and Willis King ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, June 6, Golda Och Academy will hold its annual Spring Gala at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The event is not only an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year, but to also celebrate the school community as well as its values and mission. This ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents 60 years or older are invited to register for a new gardening program at the Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter Nicholas Vecchio Garden in Degnan Park. Beginning on May 10 and continuing every Thursday afternoon, seniors will be able to prep, plant and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boys & Girls Club at the West Orange Community House (WOCH) has opened its new 9,000 square foot recreational facility at 250 Main Street in West Orange. The WOCH has been supporting families of West Orange for 100 years, and needs help to continue providing much-needed ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange YMCA is marking National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids, Five Days of Action raises awareness on how adults can step up and speak ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Business owners, nonprofits and social media marketers who want to learn the latest on how to leverage social media to drive traffic, generate leads and more sales will enjoy April’s Biz 2.0 guest speaker Julbert Abraham. Abraham, known as the “LinkedIn Guy,” specializes in ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — With the primary election coming up on June 5 and the general midterm election on Nov. 6, residents of the 11th Congressional District—which includes the Essex County municipalities of Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North ...

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