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West Orange Annual Township MLK Celebration 2020

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the Annual Township MLK Celebration on January 20, 2020, at 10:00 am at West Orange High School Auditorium located at 51 Conforti Avenue.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Maurice Stinnett, is the first African American male Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for an NBA team: the Brooklyn Nets. Through fellowship, ...

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West Orange High School Cheerleaders Place Eighth Nationally in 2020

February 16, 2020

ORLANDO, FL — The West Orange High School (WOHS) varsity cheerleaders spent a whirlwind weekend in Orlando competing in the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) and outscored more than 20 teams to place eighth nationally in the Large Varsity Non-Tumble Division.

The NHSCC, hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, is the most ...

West Orange Resident Wins Gold New Jersey Special Olympics Winter Game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Jordan Cohn recently followed a family tradition and became an Olympic athlete in the Mount Creek Special Olympics New Jersey Winter Games, held at Mountain Creek earlier this month.

Cohn received a gold medal in the Intermediate Super G Alpine race and a silver medal in the Giant Slalom. 

Although this was Cohn’s first entrance into ...

Knox Rolls 300; West Orange Bowling Team Wins Division and ECADA Tournament Championships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kieryn Knox of West Orange High School rolled a perfect game Wednesday to cap an eventful week for the Mountaineers' bowling team.

Knox rolled his perfect 300 game to capture the ECADA Individual County Tournament Championship at Hanover Lanes. Knox shot a 706 Series to qualify for the Step Ladder round.

Owen Murphy placed fifth, Garrett Weinstein placed ...

Cardio Expert at Saint Barnabas Reveals Innovations in Heart Valve Repair

The days of open-heart surgery are medical history. Arash Salemi, MD, clinical chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health— Northern Region, calls a new procedure to replace failing aortic valves nothing less than “a game-changer.” The procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), offers a minimally invasive option for surgeons to replace an old, ...

Livingston Residents React to Sears Closing, Contemplate Potential Replacements

February 13, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As liquidation sales begin at the Sears located at the Livingston Mall, community members are reacting with mixed feelings to the news that the local retailer will be closing its doors later this year.

Recognizing that shopping habits “have been rapidly changing,” the Township of Livingston recently adopted a new Master Plan that re-examined uses in all ...

Things to Do with Kids from Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 2020

This is a busy week as both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day are taking place. From building birdhouses, taking Giraffe tours, painting, cooking, entering video game tournaments, enjoying D&D events and more – there is something for everyone happening this week into next. There are also some President’s Day Vacation Camps and Valentine’s Day activities listed ...

Long-term Planning Attorney and Author Yale Hauptman joins Bad to the Dad

No, there's nothing fun discussing your future nursing home - or how you're going to pay for it - but it's something we all have to think about. And the hosts of the Bad to the Dad podcast like to inform as well as entertain!

Yale Hauptman, elder-care planning attorney and author from Livingston, joins Coach Randy and Adam D to discuss the emotional and economical ...

JESPY On-the-Go Supports Adults on their Independence Journey

February 8, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “It’s made a big difference in her life,” says Barbara Tracer, whose daughter Rebecca participates in JESPY on-the-Go. “She can be independent in her life and has satisfaction in accomplishing her daily activities.”

The program, which offers support services for individuals who are living with their families or on their own, was developed ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...