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West Orange High School Hosts 'Move The Spectrum' Event

May 18, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The rain did not dampen the spirits of the students and staff who enjoyed an exciting array of activities designed to engage their senses at the “Move the Spectrum” event in Suriano Stadium on May 13.

“West Orange High School physical education teacher Chuck Mound decided to create the event after WOHS students were unable to attend a similar one due ...

2nd Annual Joe Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational Held at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Track and Field teams from across New Jersey gathered to participate in the Second Annual Joe Suriano Memorial Twilight Invitational, held May 9 in Suriano Stadium.

The event honored beloved West Orange High School Track Coach Joe Suriano, who passed away in 2020 from COVID-19. His family, along with track coach Bruce Berry and WOHS Head Track and Field Coach Jason ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

First Israeli Flag-Raising in West Orange

The first-ever Israeli Flag-Raising was held on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on May 5 in celebration of the 74th anniversary of Israel. The event was organized by West Orange resident Amy Gallatin. Before the flag-raising Consulate General of Israel Nitzan thanked Mayor Parisi for hosting the event with poignant remarks.

The ceremony was well attended by Council Members, Town Officials, ...

Kelly Elementary Teacher Gets a Makeover on the Drew Barrymore Show

Melissa Malfettano, a third-grade teacher at Kelly Elementary, was one of 24 deserving teachers who received a makeover on the Drew Barrymore Show by celebrity stylists. 

The show will air on Monday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. on CBS. 

“It was not only an honor to have had the opportunity to be showcased on the show but also a wonderful opportunity to chat with colleagues and ...

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 ...

Scenic Hill Community Resident Organizes GoFundMe for His Neighbors Displaced by Last Week’s Fire

Scenic Hill resident Thomas Seltzer was fortunate that last week’s fire didn’t spread to his home. He wants to help his neighbors and set up a GoFundMe page several days ago to help the 16 families who have been displaced by the fire.

Seltzer described the aftermath of the blaze, “On April 24, 2022, a fire started in the center of one row of homes and spread laterally.

'The Art Alchemist' Partners with West Orange High School & Nikhil Badlani Foundation for Street Mural

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Elijah Minton, aka "The Art Alchemist," a West Orange High School graduate and up-and-coming urban artist, partnered with West Orange High School AP Art students and the  Nikhil Badlani Foundation to design "Hope," a street mural to slow down traffic near Hazel Elementary School.

The community was invited to join in and paint the street ...

Downtown Parking Lot Named for WOHS Student Killed in WWII

Graduation from high school is a time usually filled with hope and anticipation as seniors look to their future. When the United States entered World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor most career paths were sidetracked or derailed as world events unfolded. The West Orange High School Class of 1942 quickly recognized they stood on the threshold of history-making events.

Nothing is ...

West Orange Spring Clean-Up for Older Adults

West Orange received the prestigious AARP designation of an Aging Well Community in 2020, and it’s clear to understand why. A spring clean-up for older adults in West Orange was held on Saturday, April 9. Volunteers sprang into action in a collaborative effort between West Orange Senior Services, the West Orange Woman’s Club and the West Orange Environmental Commission.

The ...

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

May 16, 2022

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 ...

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Sat, May 21, 12:00 AM

West Orange TNVR Garage Sale, Montclair

West Orange TNVR Annual Garage Sale

Giving Back

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Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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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 ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, May 21, 12:00 AM

West Orange TNVR Garage Sale, Montclair

West Orange TNVR Annual Garage Sale

Giving Back

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Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back