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Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

May 8, 2022

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

Happy Easter from TAPinto

Wishing our readers a Happy Easter!

Happy Passover to Our Readers Who Are Celebrating

TAPinto West Orange wishes a Happy Passover to our readers celebrating!

Virtual Town Hall to Address Essex County Jewish Community Security Concerns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting to address security concerns from the Jewish Faith-Based Community. 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Date Theodore N. Stephens II will speak to the community on Wednesday, February 9, from 5-6 p.m. Topics to be covered will include threat and risk assessments for houses of worship ...

Councilwoman Invites Residents to Zoom Community Prayer on January 2

Hello to All and Happy New Year! I hope this email finds you well as we prepare to end a year and begin anew. On Sunday, January 2 at 6:00 p.m. we will unite via zoom for collective community prayer. There isn't a need to remind any of you how challenging this year has been and still is for so many, yet, this is always a hopeful moment. 

The days ahead may still be a ...

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns to West Orange Town Hall

Mayor Robert Parisi presided over the annual tree lighting ceremony at West Orange Town Hall on December 4th. The much-anticipated ceremony resumed this season after it was suspended last year due to COVID.

The festivities included train rides on Main Street, character pictures, a petting zoo, dance performances and carolers singing familiar holiday songs. Children gathered around Mayor Parisi ...

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz and his family to the front lawn of Town Hall for a Menorah lighting on November 29th. It was the 18th consecutive year for the ceremony at Town Hall honoring the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

Both Mayor Parisi and Rabbi Kasowitz spoke briefly about the annual event which has now become interwoven into the fabric of ...

West Orange's Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Will Be on Monday, November 29

Hanukkah falls very early this year, just three days after Thanksgiving.

West Orange will host its annual menorah lighting on Monday, November 29 at 4 p.m. on the front lawn of Town Hall.

Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating!

Our Lady of the Lake Principal Discusses School's Mission and Achievements

VERONA, NJ -- James Carlo, Principal of Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, last week took some time to reflect on the history, mission, curriculum, awards and accreditations that the school has received.


TAPinto:  How long have you been principal?

JC:  This is my second year as principal of Our Lady of the Lake.  Prior to Our Lady of the Lake, I had ...

Diwali Community Celebration Sparkles in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Diwali 2021 celebration lit up the sky at The Rock on Nov. 1 as the community gathered to honor the tradition that begins on Nov. 4 and runs through Nov 9. 

Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Dipavali, originates from the Sanskrit word dipavali meaning “row or series of lights.”

The “Festival of Lights,” as ...


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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


Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Sat, May 21, 12:00 AM

West Orange TNVR Garage Sale, Montclair

West Orange TNVR Annual Garage Sale

Giving Back


Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back


Sat, May 21, 7:30 AM

Thomas Edison Middle School, West Orange

Love+Unity Scholarship Bike Ride

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back