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West Orange Resident Aims to Qualify for 2020 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team

October 24, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years ago, Alen Hadzic came so close to qualifying as a fencer in the 2016 Olympics that he decided earlier this year to make a full commitment to realizing his goal.

The West Orange resident, a 2010 graduate of Montclair High School who attended Columbia University, has gone all in on participating in the worldwide tournaments and events required to give him ...

Save The Date! Any Excuse For A Party's Annual Open House Starts Nov. 21

November 16, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Any Excuse For A Party, your one stop entertainment source, invites the entire family to their Annual Open House located at 16 Gloria Lane in Fairfield, NJ starting November 21 at 12PM.

This event is free and open to the public and there will be free samples and giveaways!  The annual open house begins on Thursday, November 21 from 12PM -8PM and ...

West Essex YMCA Offers Free Memberships to Military, Veterans During November

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

The Y will also waive the joiners fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year.

“This is one way we can give back to our servicemen and women who have ...

RWJBarnabas Health 'Running With the Devils 5K Run & Walk NJ Mascot Race' A Success

More than 2,000 runners and walkers and 200-plus volunteers enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and participated in the third annual RWJBarnabas Health Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.

This annual event supports the commitment of both RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils to build healthier communities ...

Essex County Holiday Lights and Food Collection Returns to Turtle Back Zoo

November 16, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to spend part of their holiday season at the annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, where free admission will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 22, Nov. 23, Nov. 24, Nov. 29 Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The display will also be open daily from Friday, Dec. 6 to Tuesday, Dec. 31 and closed on ...

Things to Do with Kids from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2019

November is always a busy month. From starting to plan for Thanksgiving to finding things to do to keep your kids busy — we’ve got you covered! You and your family can participate in Santa's Flight Academy at the Short Hills Mall, go Behind the Scenes at the Giraffe Tours at the Zoo, make a Christmas Tree Stand Box at Home Depot, take a Family Yoga class and so much more. Your ...

Bad to the Dad Interviews Navy Vet Andy Brown

The podcast that celebrates suburban dad life may be just a week late celebrating military vets, but we're merely extending our recognition of those who serve our country. 

On this week's episode, Coach Randy and Adam D spend some time with Annapolis grad and Navy vet Andy Brown of West Caldwell. Andy shares his stories of life as a midshipman and the countries he saw and ...

NCJW/Essex Lunch & Learn - Beyond the Border: Immigration in America Today

November 16, 2019

Who gets to come to the United States of America? Who will stay? How will they be treated? NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program, Beyond the Border: Immigration in America Today, on Monday, November 18, to discuss these important questions about the future of our country with a panel of immigration experts.

The expert panel examining the current state of immigration will ...

Modern-Day Mompreneur Psychologist Offers a Unique Blend of Clinical Services Paired with Mindfulness Techniques

Mompreneur Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya, Psy.D, is a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey and New York, “with a passion for helping people create and live their best lives.” She’s also a full-time mom and a new practice co-owner with two locations — one in midtown Manhattan and one in Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Upadhyaya helps people transform from the inside out via ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!

 

West Orange Community Invited to Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 16, 2019

Dear Editor,

As the year is coming to an end, the leaves are on the ground, Thanksgiving is upon us. This is a time of reflection.  One thing that we can all be thankful for is our West Orange community.

Now more than ever, kindness and community spirit is so very important. One of the nicest events we have annually in West Orange is the Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving luncheon, which ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...