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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. 21 to Feb. 27, 2020

From hearing stories read by Marley Dias for Black History Month, taking Giraffe tours, enjoying storytimes, playing D&D, joining a comic book club, and more – there’s something happening for everyone this week into next. There are also some fun activities for adults listed below, as well as crafts and more to help you celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day on February 26.

If you are ...

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 ...

Placing Your Classified on TAPinto is Easy and Affordable

February 19, 2020

Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale?  TAPinto classifieds are an easy and affordable way to advertise your job openings, garage sales, sell used items and more. Placing your classified on TAPinto’s trusted local marketplace is easy and affordable.  Log in and click Submit Content and get started ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

February 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

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 ...