WOFD to hold CPR certification course

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department will hold a CPR certification course for West Orange residents, ages 16 and older, on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free class will be held at the West Orange Emergency Operations Center, 25 Mt. Pleasant Place; enter the building through the […]

‘Communication: Its Art and Soul’ with Chabad

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish Learning Institute presents “Communication: Its Art and Soul,” a study course that will run for six Mondays at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant Valley Way, beginning Jan. 22 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The course will explore how Jewish thought and scientific discovery unearth the essence of communication […]

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years, requests 1-percent increase

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 12, PSE&G filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for an adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent, according to a recent release from the company. According to the company, the increase is necessary to […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2018 budget of $725.9 million that, according to a press release from the county, stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses challenges stemming from ongoing national economic conditions. According to the county, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 […]

Golda Och students raise money for Rachel Coalition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Golda Och Academy National Honor Society chose Rachel Coalition as the recipient of the proceeds from its fundraising efforts, which included a bake sale, bowl-a-thon and more. Pictured, students Mikayla Spierer and Sammi Glennon present Pam Fishman, vice-chairwoman of Rachel Coalition, with the gift from the GOA NHS.

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

West Orange native remembered for saving the Pinelands, instituting income tax, being honest

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne dead at 93

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at the age of 93. The Democrat was a two-term governor of New Jersey, from 1974 to 1982. While in office, Byrne enacted the state’s first income tax, legalized casino gambling and led to the development of the Meadowlands […]

Cook in the saddle of Little Riders Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Astride an Essex Equestrian Center horse, Pogo, is West Orange’s Blake Cook, ECC’s head groom, shortly after winning Best In Show at a competition. With Cook are her trainer, Jennifer Griggs, left, and her daughter, Shanna. At the center, which is located in West Orange, Cook teaches the Little Riders Program, […]

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