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Residents Picking Up Litter Behind Eagle Rock Lanes on April 24

April 22, 2021

West Orange resident Stacey Reese posted an open invitation on Facebook’s West Orange 411 asking people to join her in picking up debris that’s accumulated behind Eagle Rock Lanes.

Reese shared, “My 3-year-old son Finn and I were taking our dogs for a nature walk around Crystal Lake and decided to go off the path a bit to investigate something we saw in the ...

Hudson-Essex Greenway Project One Step Closer to Fruition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project.

The presentation, in partnership with the NJ Walk and Bike Coalition (NJWBC) and the Open Space ...

WOHS Students Planting 300 Trees on April 24 to Offset School’s Paper Usage

West Orange, NJ -- In partnership with the non-profit Tree-Plenish, students at West Orange High School (WOHS) will be planting 300 trees in the yards of local residents in order to offset their school’s paper usage.

The event will be taking place at 51 Conforti Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 (at the high school) on April 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the year, students ...

West Orange High School Receives $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for School Grants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) has received a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

“We are so pleased and thankful for the awarding of this grant from Sustainable Jersey Schools,” said West Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Cascone.

“Not only does it represent a vital alternate ...

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New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

May 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey announced that New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ages.

“In New Jersey, we are making vital investments to help enhance the quality of life for everyone, ...

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

West Orange Families Rally for More In-Person Learning Friday May 7

WEST ORANGE, NJ – This Friday May 7th, families from West Orange will protest, asking for more in-person learning for the children of their town.

Where: West Orange Board of Education Building; 179 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange

When: May 7, 2021 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Why: To demand that the West Orange school district expand in-person learning to five half-days a ...

Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Latest COVID-19 Essex County Statistics Show Slight Improvement

The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing.

A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30. 

Another 4.2 million (61%) NJ residents have had one vaccine.

The Department of Health recently ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...