RWJBarnabas Health named to Forbes’ 2020 list

RWJBarnabas Health named to Forbes’ 2020 list

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health has been recognized by Forbes as an America’s Best-in-State Employer for 2020. This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., a statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. The annual awards list was announced recently and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website. Forbes and Statista selected America’s Best-in-State […]

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed two new, neighboring businesses to town with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 at 474 Prospect Ave. in the rear of the Glen Rock Savings Bank building. The dual ceremony was the town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit; attendees at the ceremony maintained social distance […]

West Orange High School football looks to state championship

West Orange High School football looks to state championship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School football is looking to the state championship this season, and this could be the year they do it. During last week’s practice, Rich Chrampanis of New Jersey Sports Zone was on hand to interview head coach Darnell Grant and West Orange’s own version of the Four Horsemen […]

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Months of planning and preparation were put to the test on Sept. 14 when West Orange schools opened virtually for students in grades K through 12 and, by most accounts, things went smoothly. One parent noted, “My WOHS freshman had a great first day. From what I’m seeing/hearing from other districts, […]

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students and staff are preparing for a unique start to the semester via Zoom and in-person orientations. West Orange High School hosted its freshman orientations a few weeks ago, following safety protocols. The orientations serve as a way to begin integrating students new to schools and create connections for […]

Seton Hall Prep football prepares for season

Seton Hall Prep football prepares for season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2020 Seton Hall Prep football team is really looking forward to the upcoming season. As third-year head coach Bill Fitzgerald said, “Our guys did such a great job during the quarantine, and they came into our summer conditioning program hungry, focused, enthusiastic and ready to prepare for this season. It’s […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

West Orange guitarist pays tribute to the late great Vic Juris

West Orange guitarist pays tribute to the late great Vic Juris

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The jazz world is anchored by people like the late guitarist Vic Juris, musicians who possess such talent they can be counted on to seamlessly lead or support sessions of all sorts. Throughout his career, Juris played with funky organists, boppish horn players, and even the ultra-modern saxophonist David Liebman, who […]

RWJBarnabas to join forces with Saint Peter’s

RWJBarnabas to join forces with Saint Peter’s

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick and RWJBarnabas Health, headquartered in West Orange, signed a definitive agreement Sept. 10, outlining their intention to integrate the two health care systems. The announcement comes less than a year after Saint Peter’s and RWJBH signed a letter of intent to explore a strategic […]