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West Orange High School Class of 2017 Graduate Receives Emmy for ESPN's 'SportsCenter'

May 6, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Class of 2017 alum Jonathan Banks received a Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Studio Show – Daily” on June 8, 2021, for his work as a Production Assistant on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

“I’ve produced highlights for the Super Bowl, the College Football National Championship, and the Stanley Cup Finals, to name a ...

Edison Middle School Theater Club Presents Enthusiastic 'Middle School Madness' -- Photos

WEST ORANGE,NJ - Edison Middle School Drama Club is busily at work to present "Middle School Madness," a series of songs, monologues, and scenes depicting the lives of teens at the Edison Middle School auditorium on May 5-6 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door.

"These kids are awesome!" gushed EMS teacher and Director Molly Eisen

See ...

Edison Middle School to Present 'Middle School Madness' May 5-6

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Edison Middle School has announced their spring musical "Middle School Madness," a series of songs, monologues and scenes depicting the lives of teens, will be performed May 5-6 at 7:00 pm.

The show features an "opening number displaying the excitement and anxiety of the first day of a new year in middle school followed by scenes, songs and monologues ...

West Orange Recording Artist Debuts Video to Support Survivors of Trauma

Carl Brister is an educator, musician and the founder of Music Village—a non-profit that uses the power of performing arts to prevent child sexual abuse, increase diversity and utilize performing arts to enrich education.

Recently, after speaking with a friend about managing trauma, he was inspired to write his beautiful new song “Trauma,” which doesn’t mention a ...

'The Wizard of Oz' Brings Magic to Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – There was magic happening at Liberty Middle School in the form of a colorful production of “The Wizard of Oz.” 

Directed by Lissette Villalobos with vocal coaching by Craig Sanphy, the ebullient show contained all the songs and lines everyone has come to love about “The Wizard of Oz.” After months of practice, the students enjoyed ...

May Pop-Up Exhibit at West Orange Arts Center Features Four Local Artists 

The West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) has announced that it will present an eclectic art-viewing experience for artists and art lovers and a range of media with a pop-up art gallery show May 7-21, 2022 at the West Orange Arts Center on 551 Valley Road, West Orange.

It’s called a Pop-Up Exhibit because it’s a temporary art event. The works of four West ...

Mayor's & West Orange Recreation Department's Spring Fling at 5:30 Today

Join Mayor Robert Parisi and the Easter Bunny at West Orange's Spring Fling today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at West Orange High School's Conforti Field.

Children can make a special egg craft, have their faces painted, pet animals in the petting zoo and receive a fun creation twisted by a balloon artist. The Easter Bunny will also be posing for pictures with the ...


The Annual West Orange Street Fair Returns to the Downtown Saturday, June 4

May 11, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – May 10, 2022 – The popular West Orange Street Fair makes its return on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., after a two-year suspension due to COVID. One of the biggest events of the year in West Orange, the Street Fair will feature local crafters, food from local vendors, street performers, a classic car show, a beer and wine garden, free admission to the ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

West Essex YMCA Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The West Essex YMCA will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 29th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. As an official host site, the West Essex Y will hold a free community event this day, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with a variety of activities and wellness resources for older adults.

The Y will join with an ...

North Jersey Jack & Jill: Senior Teens Donate over $21,000 to Wynona's House

On May 9, 2022, Wynona’s House CEO Dominic Prophete and his staff warmly welcomed the Jack and Jill North Jersey chapter delegation to the facility and was overwhelmed by the Senior Teens’ generous $21,228.94 donation. Mr. Prophete expressed profound gratitude, passionately spoke about the organization’s mission and services and conducted a tour of the facility. From ...

‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, May 19, 11:30 AM

West Orange

Salute to Seniors

Food & Drink


Thu, May 19, 5:30 PM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

Community Job Fair

Education Health & Wellness Sports


Thu, May 19, 7:00 PM

West Orange

WOHS-Spring Band Concert-AUD