WOFD partners with high school CPR classes

WOFD partners with high school CPR classes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department has partnered with West Orange High School as part of a series of guest classroom speakers, and the first session was held May 4 in the senior CPR class taught by Brian Dillon. Capt. Joe Matullo, Firefighter Rich Mulligan and Firefighter Daniel Keenan visited with four […]

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

Essex County students nominated for Rising Star Awards

MILLBURN, NJ — Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Anne Hathaway, Laura Benanti, Nikki M. James and more. […]

Liberty students take audience down the rabbit hole

Liberty students take audience down the rabbit hole

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” on May 3 and 4 was a carefree, spirited interpretation of the Disney classic movie that had enough giggles, laughs and inside jokes to entertain its audience of all ages. “‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a timeless classic,” Director Lissette Villalobos said. “It […]

Residents are pleased with addition of 6th jitney route

Residents are pleased with addition of 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight months into its service, West Orange’s newest jitney line is satisfying riders and the town’s administration, as the sixth bus continues to travel the Redwood, Pleasantdale and Lourdes neighborhoods to take commuters to the Orange and Brick Church train stations. The line, which makes stops on Pleasant Valley Way at […]

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

‘Inspired Minds’ at work in SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, at 1 SOPAC Way, will host its annual Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition, featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists, from May 17 through Aug. 17. This year’s exhibition, opening with a special reception on Thursday, […]

Spay or neuter your pet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — People for Animals, in partnership with West Orange Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return, is offering low-cost, same-day spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats at the Essex Green Shopping Center on Tuesday, May 15. Pre-registration is required and availability is limited. Appointments must be made in advance and will be accepted […]

Brown sentenced to life in prison

Confessed killer says in open court that he does not regret killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin

Brown sentenced to life in prison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years after 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin was killed at a stoplight in West Orange while on his way home to Livingston, his killer, Ali Muhammad Brown, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler in Newark on May 1. In March, while […]

LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo

LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill will host a free LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Program sessions include: “Needs of the LGBT Senior in Housing and Care”; “Long-term Health and Financial Planning for the LGBT Senior”; […]