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Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

May 14, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New Jersey." So far, 42 baseball clubs and organizations in the state have supported the coalition, which aims to "provide a safe way to be able to reopen baseball".

Spring high school sports officially were canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA last week after Gov. Phil ...

Three West Orange High School Seniors Named Athlete Scholars for 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Didi Mesfin and Brett Zeligson have received recognition as the school's top scholar-athletes for 2020 by the Essex County Athletic Directors Association (ECADA), and Natalie Nevins has been named a New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) scholar. Nevins will receive a financial scholarship for this ...

West Orange Baseball Coach Encourages Positive Outlook After Season Cancellation

WEST ORANGE, NJ ‚ The West Orange High School baseball team was one day away from its first pre-season scrimmage in March when classes were halted.

That team will never take the field this spring now that the NJSIAA has canceled the spring sports season in conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement Monday that schools would be closed for the remainder of the ...

Rock Spring Sees Nearly 200 Rounds Played Upon Reopening in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As spring-like temperatures ushered in the reopening of the Rock Spring Golf Club (RSGC) in West Orange over the weekend, nearly 188 rounds of golf were played as golfers donned masks and practiced the recommended social-distancing guidelines. According to the township, RSGC is booked at 90-percent capacity for the next eight days as of Monday.

Following weeks of ...

Rock Spring Golf Course, Eagle Rock Reservation and More to Reopen in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rock Spring Golf Club will open at sunrise on Saturday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Wednesday allowing the reopening of state parks and golf courses with social-distancing requirements to be mandated at all facilities. 

Under the executive order, Murphy left it up to local and county officials to decide whether to open municipal and county ...

West Orange Basketball Player Gustav Hall Gets All-Conference Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gustav Hall, a senior guard at West Orange High School, was named to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team for 2020.

Hall, a 5-foot-11 point guard, averaged 8.0 points per game last winter for the Mountaineers. He will attend Brown University next fall.

"Gustav is one of the hardest working guys on our team, and he has a 4.5 GPA, too," ...

West Orange's Kiley Capstraw Named to Super Essex Conference All-Division Team

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Kiley Capstraw, a sophomore swing guard from West Orange, has been selected to the 2020 Super Essex Conference All-American Division First Team.

Capstraw averaged 21.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.6 steals for West Orange in the 2019-2020 season.

"Kiley was able to realize how much of a natural scorer she was and she really showed her dominance at times, ...

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

West Orange Basketball Player Gustav Hall Gets All-Conference Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gustav Hall, a senior guard at West Orange High School, was named to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team for 2020.

Hall, a 5-foot-11 point guard, averaged 8.0 points per game last winter for the Mountaineers. He will attend Brown University next fall.

"Gustav is one of the hardest working guys on our team, and he has a 4.5 GPA, too," ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Introduce Your Kids to Musical Instruments on May 22

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a ...

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Testing, Testing One Two Three

Covid Chaos Episode #9

I took a test the other day.

I took a test even though I have no symptoms. Even though I have been adequately protected. Even though I have been cautious. Even though, as a volunteer EMS responder, my direct contact with this nasty virus remains sporadic.

Here is the problem. I hate tests. They scare me. I don’t like failing.

I am still relieved that I ...