Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

Watchung Ave. residents fed up with trash, town working to alleviate issue

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of Watchung Avenue are lambasting the township for not providing basic street services on a regular basis during the past year, which residents say has made the area look increasingly derelict. Mike Taylor and Walter McCoy said West Orange’s street sweepers have often gone weeks at a time without cleaning […]

O/WO UNICO returns from national convention in Maryland

O/WO UNICO returns from national convention in Maryland

CAMBRIDGE, MD — The Orange-West Orange Chapter of UNICO National has just returned from the 94th.National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. The Orange-West Orange chapter is extremely active with the national organization and donates monies to their major causes, such as scholarships, mental health, Cooley’s anemia, cancer research and more. […]

Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way intersection modernized

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 25 that the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane has been upgraded with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety. The work is part of the county’s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure […]

Verona woman brings Eastern practices to Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Each week, approximately 30 local residents show up at the Cedar Grove Public Library to practice qigong, which is described by livescience.com as “an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.” Their teacher, Verona resident Miriam Shankman, also provides classes through the Montclair Adult […]

Get transportation worked out before school begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is an announcement from Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky regarding busing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Sept. 6. For in-district students, all bus passes will have been mailed to the parents/guardians of eligible students by Aug. 24. Please ensure that your child is at the […]

Man tackles 5,000-mile sailing journey to fight glioblastoma

Mault to sail the Atlantic in memory of those lost to cancer

Man tackles 5,000-mile sailing journey to fight glioblastoma

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michael Mault has always longed to set sail aboard an old tall ship. The West Orange resident practically grew up at sea, expertly skippering small sailboats during blissful family summers spent in Cape Cod. But he has never had the chance to feel the gentle rocking of a ship on miles […]