North Essex Chamber Honors Members and Awards Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

June 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

West Orange Street Fair Brings Good Old-Fashioned Fun to Downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 13th annual West Orange Street Fair on Saturday provided a full day of fun for the entire family with food and crafts provided more than 100 local vendors, a classic car show, music to suit every taste and fun rides for the kids.

The day also celebrated both new and old technologies, with seven-foot robot street performers marching past the Edison Museum, where much ...

RWJBarnabas Health Names New President and CEO of University Hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, headquartered in West Orange, recently welcomed John Gantner as the new president and chief executive officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick. RWJUH offers central New Jersey residents expanded access to the highest quality medical services and a wider array of innovative therapies available at only a small ...

Downtown West Orange Gears up for Saturday's Street Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown Street Fair has become a springtime favorite in West Orange.

After 13 years, planners of the Saturday, June 3 event have the logistics all ironed out, even with two major construction projects under way along the Main Street corridor.

“This is a big fair- lots of stuff to coordinate,” said Megan Brill, executive director of the Downtown West ...

RWJBarnabas Health Employee Named “General Counsel of the Year in Health Care” by NJBIZ

SOMERSET, NJ — David Mebane, General Counsel of RWJBarnabas Health, was named General Counsel of the Year in Health Care by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, during the 2017 NJBIZ Breakfast Awards Ceremony at The Palace in Somerset.

Mebane drove the large transaction to merge Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Barnabas Health, which was consummated in April ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Leaders of the business, education and public service communities of West Orange were honored at the annual awards dinner hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) at The Manor on May 17.

This year’s honorees included: Business of the Year, JAG Physical Therapy; Educator of the Year, Debra Coen; Firefighter of the Year, Chief Peter Smeraldo; and ...

Annual Downtown Street Fair Returns to West Orange June 3

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Street Fair, the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) signature event of the year, returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3.

The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and ...

Atlantic Federal Credit Union Celebrates One Year in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of its one-year anniversary of becoming part of the West Orange community, Atlantic Federal Credit Union invited the public to a wine-and-cheese mixer on location last week at 455 Prospect Avenue.

Guests enjoyed two drink-raffle tickets upon arrival and some received door prizes throughout the evening. Members of the township council, the business ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Cuts Ribbon at Jordan Baris Realtors New Office

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors, a local real estate firm with locations in West Orange and South Orange, recently opened its third location in Livingston. The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) joined president Ken Baris and his staff in celebrating the opening with a ribbon cutting last week.

According to the Jardan Baris Realtors website, the firm strives to ...

RWJBarnabas Health Facilities to Remain In-Network Without Interruption

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aetna, a health care benefits company, and RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a new agreement that became effective on April 22.

Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available.  As a result of this agreement, ...

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TAPinto Crushes Readership Record in May with 853,958 Readers; Breaks 6M Readers for the Year

June 5, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -, a network of 65 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke its all-time readership record with 853,958 readers and 2,103,803 pageviews in May 2017, up from 639,508 readers in May 2016.  TAPinto also registered more than 6 million readers and 20 million pageviews during the last 365 days, breaking its all-time record ...