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FOUND!! Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 20, 2022



The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

West Orange Police Officer Receives Valor Award

The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its Essex County Valor Awards on May 10. West Orange Police Officer Christopher Hernandez (who was not in attendance and his parents accepted the award on his behalf) was awarded a Valor Award for his selfless actions and dedication to duty, while when off duty he tried to stop a robbery where he sustained a head injury, and a ...

Police Arrest Two Men for Eagle Rock Reservation Murder

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation.

Michael Verdel, 71, of the Bronx and Posley Sulaiman, 31, of Detroit have been charged with the murder of ...

Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident in Livingston Remains Under Investigation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Angelica M. Garcia, 35, of Newark on Wednesday evening in Livingston remains under investigation as of Tuesday, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.

A police officer on patrol discovered a female pedestrian at the 300 block of South Orange ...

Students, Teachers and Staff Evacuate Kelly Elementary School After Bomb Threat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A note on a small Post-it that said “There is a bomb in here” was found in Kelly Elementary school on Friday morning, prompting an evacuation of the school.

Interim Superintendent C. Lauren Schoen emailed parents and apprised residents in real-time on the West Orange Public School Facebook page, "The West Orange Police Dept. is currently at Kelly ...

Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident on So. Orange Avenue in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO).

Early reports indicate that the vehicle involved, possibly a white Ford Escape, fled the scene with damage ...

West Orange Police Officer Christopher Hernandez Set to Receive Valor Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Two Hundred Club of Essex County will honor 28 police officers and 16 firefighters recognizing them for their bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness during the Valor Awards luncheon on May 10th. 

The Two Hundred Club of Essex County was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police and firefighters killed in the ...

West Orange Man Arrested for March Murder of Orange Man

Essex County law enforcement officials announced that Darneill Thomas, 22, of West Orange, was arrested and charged with the murder of Joshua Dessin, a 19-year-old Orange resident.

According to police, around 10:31 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, they received a call from Hilton Street in East Orange. When they arrived, Dessin had been shot and was laying on the ...

Sunday Morning Fire Displaces West Orange Townhouse Residents 

Update on Sunday's fire:


The West Orange Fire Department responded to a fire in progress at 58 Hart Drive on Sunday morning shortly before 10:00 a.m. The fire consumed four to five units of a 16-unit townhouse building. Gas and electric services were shut off to the entire building and occupants were displaced due to the fire. The Red Cross was on scene providing ...


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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 ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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Mon, May 23, 6:30 PM

West Orange

WOHS-Music Awards Night-Tarnoff Cafeteria



Tue, May 24, 7:00 PM

West Orange

Mt. Pleasant Spring Concert