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West Orange High School Senior To Receive GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation & Institute Scholarship

May 19, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior Austin Cowley has been named a recipient of the GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute Scholarship.

According to the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute website:

“The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President by rewarding college-bound students who ...

Brownies from Local Girls Scout Troop Visit West Orange Town Hall

Brownies from West Orange Girl Scout Troop 20745 from St. Cloud School visited Town Hall to learn more about how local government works to earn a merit badge. Mayor Robert Parisi assisted by Council President Susan McCartney welcomed the scout troop inside Council Chambers on May 12th. Mayor Parisi explained to the brownies the many responsibilities of different departments that keep the town ...

West Orange Student Graduates from Prestigious New Jersey STEM Program

West Orange resident Nathaniel Vinoya will graduate from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council, of New Jersey on May 21. 95 New Jersey high school and college students completed the year-long program. According to the Governor's STEM Scholars, "The program provides a 360° view of New Jersey’s STEM economy through ...

Global Citizenship Highlighted at West Orange High School World Language Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School World Language students were recognized at the first honor society induction of the season on April 28 in the Tarnoff cafeteria. Students, faculty and community members gathered as juniors were inducted into the Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish honor societies and seniors received their cords for graduation.

Membership in the World Language ...

West Orange High School Seniors Celebrate Commitment Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Harvard. Yale. Cornell. NYU. Columbia. Northwestern. Rutgers and Brown. What do these prestigious universities all have in common? Graduating seniors from West Orange High School will begin their college careers at these distinguished institutions of learning, with many more students attending other esteemed halls of learning as well.

On May 5, students gathered ...

West Orange High School's Kiley Capstraw Has Signing Day Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ - After several delays, a special Signing Day ceremony was held on May 6 for West Orange High School senior Kiley Capstraw, who will be attending Yale University and playing Division One basketball on a full scholarship. 

Friends, teammates, coaches and family turned out to recognize one of the many accomplishments Capstraw has achieved during her ...

West Orange High School Sophomore to Receive 2022 NJ Governor's Award in Arts Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School sophomore Makayla Rivera will receive a New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education for 2022 at an awards ceremony on May 26.

Rivera will receive her award for a piece of poetry. She was nominated by NAACP Oranges and Maplewood ACT-SO Program for the Humanities following her Gold medal award in their Written Poetry Competition.  ...

West Orange Scholarship Fund & West Orange Education Association Announce Fundraiser Recognizing Principal Hayden Moore

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore will be recognized for 20 years of service to the West Orange School District at a cocktail reception on June 9 at Rock Spring Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund (WOSF) and the West Orange Education Association.

Moore has served as principal of the high school for the past ten years, ...

West Orange High School Class of 2019 Alumna Completes Research Semester in Kenya

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Class of 2019 graduate and current senior at Princeton University Sessina Dani is completing a semester-long research project in Kenya.

Dani and her classmates have had some incredible experiences, beginning their trip at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia. In the first six weeks, Sessina completed her first course in African mammal and ...

Liberty & Roosevelt Middle Schools Experience Unique Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Students at Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 6 with a visit from Liza Wiemer, author of “The Assignment.”

“The Assignment” is based on a true story. Wiemer’s website describes the book:

“Senior Year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of ...


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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

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 ...

Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4 p.m.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, ...

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

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 ...

‘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 ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

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 ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

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Mon, May 23, 6:30 PM

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WOHS-Music Awards Night-Tarnoff Cafeteria



Tue, May 24, 7:00 PM

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Mt. Pleasant Spring Concert