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Holiday Gift Shoppers, West Orange’s Shop Local Card Provides Tax Credits/Rental Rebate Checks For Residents

November 14, 2021

Holiday gift shopping time has arrived, and supporting local businesses is even more important due to hardships resulting from COVID and Hurricane Ida flooding. As an added incentive, residents receive tax credits toward their annual property tax bill when they use West Orange’s Shop Local Card.

Renters also benefit as they get an annual check for accrued rebates. A $10 check ...


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NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

JESPY Clients to Provide Items of Warmth for the Needy

December 6, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE - The JESPY House Social Action Committee is excited to launch their 2021 Warmth Project. Now marking its sixth year, the project involves clients anonymously distributing warmth items throughout the South Orange community.

The Warmth Project provides new gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves for those who are in need of the items during the winter months.

During early December, ...

Glen Rock Savings Bank Rebrands as Ascendia Bank

Bank’s new name and corporate identity created to better reflect a wider geographic footprint and an expanded portfolio of products and services.

Branch locations, management and staff remain unchanged.

West Orange, NJ – Glen Rock Savings Bank, which has served the personal and commercial banking needs of northern New Jersey customers since 1922, has officially rebranded as ...

Neighbors Show Holiday Act of Kindness to JESPY Clients

SOUTH ORANGE - The neighbors of JESPY House clients who reside in The Michael Och House, A Center for Aging at JESPY recently showed a wonderful gift of giving and kindness.

On an annual basis, the neighbors have held an informal Turkey Trot for family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. This year, they encouraged a donation to JESPY House and the Och clients instead of their traditional ...

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Returns Nov. 19 at Turtle Back Zoo

November 17, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open daily through the end of the year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. The ...

The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

The Shauger Group Will Match Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship Donations Through End of 2021

November 17, 2021

The Shauger Group (TSG) and the Shauger family are proud to announce they will match all donations made to the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship between now and the end of 2021, up to $12,500. The gesture comes after the Shaugers learned the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship received a $25,000 donation from the estate of a parishioner of West Orange’s Our Lady of Lourdes R. C.