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West Orange Financial Officer Explains How Taxes Will Affect Budget

June 1, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After addressing several factors related to second-and third-quarter taxes during last week’s West Orange Township Council meeting, Chief Financial Officer John Gross also updated the governing body on the status of the 2020 municipal budget.

Since township has not yet adopted its municipal budget, Gross said the administration is looking to postpone any ...

West Orange Officials Release Statement in Response Death of George Floyd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound loss” by releasing a formal statement to the community on ...

West Orange Township and Schools Partner on Sustainable Jersey Grant Project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands at Vincent's Pond in Degnan Park.

According to WOPS Superintendent Dr. Scott ...

West Orange Mayor Addresses COVID-19 Stats Related to Senior Facilities and Township Employees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Reflecting on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Township of West Orange, Mayor Robert Parisi recently updated the public on the local statistics as they relate to senior living facilities, township employees and more.

On what the mayor termed "a good day" on Sunday, West Orange saw an increase of only four COVID-19 cases, which is the ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

Murphy Says Federal Funding is Needed to Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy spent a large portion of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Murphy publicly asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both parties to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health ...

West Orange High School Air Force JROTC Celebrates Several Milestones

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School (WOHS) Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close, as the Mountaineer Squadron recently received the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award and several senior cadets will be entering military academies and programs.

On May 6, WOHS received the news that the Mountaineer Squadron achieved ...

West Orange Coronavirus Cases Rise by Seven; State Begins to Reopen Gradually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange had seven additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 140 deaths of West Orange residents attributed to the coronavirus as of Wednesday morning, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.

The total intake of confirmed cases in West Orange is 1,095, with 770 cases that being classified as "current active cases" and 25 residents ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency; West Orange Case Total Increases by 19

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The township had 19 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, according to Mayor Robert Parisi.

The total intake of confirmed cases in West Orange is 1,069. There are 778 cases that are classified as "current active cases," and 25 residents remain hospitalized. Three of them are in ICU.

Although the increase of 19 cases is greater than the ...

Rock Spring Sees Nearly 200 Rounds Played Upon Reopening in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As spring-like temperatures ushered in the reopening of the Rock Spring Golf Club (RSGC) in West Orange over the weekend, nearly 188 rounds of golf were played as golfers donned masks and practiced the recommended social-distancing guidelines. According to the township, RSGC is booked at 90-percent capacity for the next eight days as of Monday.

Following weeks of ...

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

Caldwell Protest March Deemed A Successful and Safe Event

June 5, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — As the global reaction to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues to mount, many protests have been peaceful while others have succumbed to violence and vandalism.

However, the citizens of Caldwell organized a peaceful and respectful protest this past Tuesday that was organized by students and recent graduates from James Caldwell ...

Celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 5 With Your Children

We can all use a little sweetness right now and celebrating National Doughnut Day on June 5th, may offer just that. As businesses begin to open, there are many places to purchase donuts to share with your families. Or, you can make some donuts from scratch and/or decorate donuts with your children as a way of celebrating.

Below are some suggestions for celebrating National Doughnut Day, ...

Pick Up Dinner This Week From Paper Mill's Carriage House

June 1, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — The FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant at Paper Mill Playhouse offers carryout dining Wednesdays through Sundays.

This week's dinners are a choice of:








Monkfish with Shrimp Etouffee
 Fresh Monkfish with a classic Creole red sauce, flavorful but not spicy. Served with Red Rice and Roasted ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...