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Baseball: West Orange Blanks Cedar Grove, 2-0

May 13, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Aidan Healey and Michael Cassels combined on a two-hitter to lift West Orange to a 2-0 baseball victory over Cedar Grove on Thursday.

Healey allowed two hits and struck out eight in five innings pitched. He walked two. Cassels pitched two hitless innings with two walks and three strikeouts.

The Mountaineers (6-5) scored both their runs in the fifth inning, including ...

The Older Boys of Summer Play West Orange

The Classics emerged with a victory over Yogi's Boys in a Morris Essex Tuesday Senior Softball League game played at O'Connor Park in West Orange on May 11th.

The METSSL is made up of teams primarily based in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties and comprised of two divisions. The Alpha Division has 11 teams for seniors 60 years of age or older and the Slocum Division has ...

Softball: West Orange Defeats Kearny, 14-7

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Amara Almodovar hit a home run and drove in four runs to lead the West Orange softball team to a 14-7 victory over Kearny on Tuesday.

Livia Mair went 3-for-3 with a run scored and Nia Simpson was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI for the Mountaineers (7-4), who scored six runs in the third inning to take a 9-3 lead.

Tracey Ilderis had two hits and two RBI and ...

Baseball: Seton Hall Prep Defeats Millburn, 11-2; Win #800 for Sheppard Jr.

MILLBURN, NJ — Two fence-scraping home runs were the big blows as the Seton Hall Prep baseball team defeated Millburn, 11-2, Monday afternoon. The decision marked the 800th victory in the career of Seton Hall Prep head coach Mike Sheppard Jr.

Sheppard Jr., whose father, the late Mike Sheppard, was the longtime coach of Seton Hall University's baseball program, has a career high ...

Baseball: Caldwell Breaks Up No-Hit Bid to Beat West Orange, 1-0, in GNT

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After being no-hit for six innings, the Caldwell baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat West Orange, 1-0, in the opening round of the Greater Newark Tournament Friday night.

Gil Prial of Caldwell (6-2) singled, stole second and scored the only run on an RBI single by Nick Bergamotto in the bottom of the seventh.

Chiefs starting ...

West Orange High School Track and Field Off and Running

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Track Team is making its mark right out of the gate as its spring season begins and a semblance of normalcy returns to the sport.

On April 28, the team hosted Millburn for its first meet in over a year. “Both the girls and boys teams were victorious in their opener,” said Head Coach Jason Lamont Jackson. 

On April ...

Mountain Top League Partnering with Recreation Department for Summer Street Hockey Program

The Mountain Top League (MTL), a volunteer-run organization established in 1959, offers ice hockey, baseball, basketball, softball and soccer programs for West Orange youth in kindergarten through eighth grade.

This year, MTL is partnering with West Orange’s Recreation Department to operate a summer street hockey league. According to Chris McCree MTL Coach, “The ...

Pop-Up Bike Lane & Free Bike Skills Course Held at Redwood Elementary School


WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange, EZ Ride, New Jersey Safe Routes, West Orange Schools and the West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board collaborated in the town's first-ever Pop-Up Bike Lane and Free Bike Skills Course, held May 1-2 at Redwood Elementary School.

The Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corporation, doing business as EZ Ride, was founded in ...

Boys Lacrosse: West Orange Triumphs Over Eastern Christian, 10-4

NORTH HALEDON, NJ — Zander Lipsey scored three goals and had one assist to lead West Orange to a 10-4 boys lacrosse victory over Eastern Christian on Tuesday.

Andrew Miller also scored three goals for the Mountaineers, who outscored Eastern Christian, 4-0, in the second quarter to take a 5-1 lead.

Andrew Gart had two goals and one assist, and Nick Singh and Chris Parsons each scored ...

Baseball: West Essex Wards off Late Threat to Beat West Orange, 9-8

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex baseball team has won two in a row, but Monday’s rain-soaked 9-8 victory over West Orange on Monday did not come easily.

“We enjoy the wins,” said West Essex Head Coach Eric Johnson.

While the game ultimately ended with a win for the Knights the game would come down to a final at-bat for West Orange with the tying and go-ahead runs ...


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Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 14, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive 

May 10, 2021 -- Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

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 ...