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Big Changes at West Orange’s Essex Green and The Buzz About Former KMart Site

West Orange, NJ - If you haven't been to Essex Green in West Orange recently, there's a lot of change and construction at the shopping center built back in the 1950s. A Five Guys...

Two Arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation Murder

West Orange, NJ – Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation. Michael Verdel,...

First Ever “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” Earth Day Program Happening Saturday!

Gather with family and friends and colleagues again in the great outdoors to do something good for Mother Earth! Join the League of Women Voters for its 1st “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” program, @...

West Orange Man Arrested After Detectives Find Four Guns including Assault Rifle

West Orange – Following the execution of an emergent search warrant yesterday at the residence of a suspect originally wanted for eluding police and criminal mischief, Essex County sheriff’s detectives recovered handguns, extended high...

West Orange High School Advanced Placement Student Artists Exhibit at the West Orange Art...

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Through an exciting partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School (WOHS), the West Orange Arts Center’s (WOAC) latest show features rising stars of our...

Thousands of Rare Edison Disc Phonograph Recordings Released Online

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) announces the release of 2,400 historic Edison disc sound recordings, digitized and made available online in cooperation with the University of California, Santa Barbara...

Kekoa Foods Bounces Back Post-Covid with New Amazon Sales

2020 was a rough year for many small businesses, Kekoa Foods included. West Orange dads Daniel Auld and David Fullner launched the organic baby food company with a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018 and...

Essex County Commissioners Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism In West Orange

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners released a statement Wednesday condemning the anti-Semitic vandalism recently observed and removed from the sidewalk outside of B'nai Shalom Temple in West Orange: Hateful attacks of this...

Baristanet Profile: Michelle Bradley

Name: Michelle Bradley   Where do you live? West Orange, the Gregory Section  When did you move there? We moved here in 2015. Before that we were in Maplewood, and before that the Lower East Side.   Where did you...

Baristanet Profile: Jeffrey Butler

Name: Jeffrey Butler Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange When did you move there? 2013 Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef...

Turtle Back Zoo Loses Dyson, Beloved Sea Lion

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo is mourning the loss of a nine-year-old sea lion. “We are saddened about the passing of Dyson, one of our beloved sea lions at Turtle Back Zoo," said...

Former West Orange KMart Will Be Vaccination Center

One of four vaccination centers in Essex County will be located in West Orange, at the former Kmart site, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi announced today. Parisi thanked Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr....

Newark Museum Acquires Major Work by Contemporary Black Artist Bisa Butler

The Newark Museum of Art has acquired a large-scale artwork by Essex County resident Bisa Butler, a rising star among contemporary Black artists in the United States, known for her quilted portraits celebrating Black...

Baristanet Profile: Dawn Fitch

Name: Dawn Fitch Where do you live? West Orange When did you move there? 2019 Where did you grow up? Bayonne How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am the founder of Pooka Pure and...

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