Thursday, May 2, 2013
The 5K Race and Walk will be held May 5 at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.
More than 5,000 participants and supporters are expected for this weekend's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5K Race and Walk will be held May 5 at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. Hundred of teams are set to run and walk at the sixth annual event that will bring together thousands of women, men and children from northern New Jersey foe breast cancer research and treatment. This year the race take on a new theme: 'We live here. We race here. We save lives here.' Of the funds raised, 75 percent funds life-saving programs in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. The remaining 25 percent is donated to breast cancer research. "We are very proud of the fact …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Millburn baseball won over West Orange 15-5 Wednesday.
Thursday, April 18
The Millburn varisty baseball team beat West Orange in a five-inning mercy rule on Wednesday. Juniors Conor Murray and Matt Gula each had two hits and scored two runs, while Nick Meo and Bradley Bean each drove in two runs as the Millburn baseball team dropped West Orange, 15-5, in Millburn. The victory improved Millburn’s record this season to 7-2, including a 6-1 mark within the American Division of the Super Essex Conference. Currently, Millburn is alone in second place in the SEC, trailing first-place Seton Hall Prep by only one game. Millburn is back in action on Friday, April 19 when it hosts SEC foe Bloomfield. On Saturday, the Millers will host its annual Wally Krug Memorial Tournament at the high school. Millburn will take on …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
West Orange facility open to residents, pets beginning Sunday 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange will open as a relief center beginning Sunday 7 p.m. for residents during Hurricane Sandy, county officials announced. Essex County and the American Red Cross will provide bedding and water those who lose power or need to reach a safe place during the storm, expected to make landfall in New Jersey late Monday. Accommodations for pets will be provided at Codey Arena. All activities at the arena have been canceled and Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The Essex County Parks System will close park roadways beginning Sunday at 7 p.m. as a precautionary measure to protect motorists and pedestrians from fallen trees. "Weather forecasters are predicting that New…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A new open-air pavilion, boathouse with paddle boats, and large parking lot expected to be constructed by Essex County at unused reservoir.
Visitors to the South Mountain Reservation will be able to rent paddle boats, bicycle on paths, go fishing and ice skating at the Orange Reservoir, based on plans released by Essex County officials. The county has leased the reservoir, adjacent to the complex and said plans for the new attractions will bring dollars to the county. The 115-acre reservoir will be redeveloped into recreational grounds where people can rent paddle boats, walk, bike, fish and ice skate, among other things. “For a number of years we have been talking about this area and hoping, really hoping that we would someday reach this conclusion,” said Essex County Freeholder Patricia Sebold. “Everyone benefits.” The county’s plan to redevelop the Orange Reservoir came …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Recap of Millburn's girls tennis team this weekend from player Molly Blevins.
Millburn's girls tennis wins all five matches against West Orange this past weekend. Sophomore Jane Bary (1st singles) finished first with a score of 6-1, 6-1. Shortly thereafter, junior Stephanie Chen-Schmidt finished her match 6-3, 6-3.Then, junior Sandy Xie at 3rd singles pulled in a 6-1 6-1 win. Senior co-captain Rebecca Mandel and freshman Elizabeth Gray at 2nd doubles won 6-1, 6-0. The closest match by far was 1st doubles: Senior co-captain Patricia Chau and freshman Anna managed to pull out a close win. 7-6 (7-3 in the tiebreaker) and 7-5 in the second set.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The agreement between the county and Orange comes at a time when West Orange and Orange have ongoing litigation regarding back taxes on the reservoir.
Essex County Freeholders voted to approve a $1.6 million agreement with the City of Orange to lease the Orange Reservoir for 20 years. The vote passed mid-last week despite freeholders Bilal Beasley, Leonard Luciano and Donald Payne Jr. being absent. The agreement will allow the county to incorporate the reservoir into its South Mountain Recreation Complex, which borders the reservoir. The complex already includes the Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone’s Boathouse, Safari Mini-Golf and Codey Arena. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo’s office declined to comment on the lease agreement Monday, but said they would release additional details about the plans for the reservoir in the future. Although the reservoir is owned by the city of …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The $2.2 million project to Rink 2 includes a new refrigeration system, boards and bleachers.
The first upgrades to the second ice rink at Essex County’s Richard Codey Arena since it opened in 1983 were unveiled yesterday. The ribbon cutting of the $2.2 million project drew county officials and elected representatives into the chilled air of Rink 2 on Monday. The work included modernizing the refrigeration system, repainting the rink, adding a new concrete floor under the ice surface and outside the rink, and replacing new boards and bleachers. The improvements, said Daniel Salvante, director of the Essex County Department of Parks, “have really put us into the 21st century as far as how we can maintain the ice.” Salvante added the upgrades, begun in April, could not have come to at a better time. The rink is constantly used by…
Friday, September 14, 2012
This annual fundraiser returns to help fund cures for childhood cancers.
The Shillelagh Club is going bald for St. Baldrick’s this weekend when it hosts its annual fundraiser to combat children’s cancer. People will line up on Saturday to get their hair buzzed to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers. Kevin Kinney, of West Caldwell and who is organizing the event, said about 70 people have already signed up to get their heads shaved by volunteer barbers, such as those from JT’s Barbershop in Verona. The event continues to draw people year after year from not only West Orange, but the Caldwells, Verona, Montclair and various other communities. The fundraiser will also feature live bands, step dancers, food, and drinks. “Every year we try…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Many gather at Eagle Rock Reservation Tuesday morning to recall the terror attacks that changed America forever.
One of the many who looked out from the September 11 Memorial at Eagle Rock Reservation early Tuesday morning was Richard Harris, a flight attendant for United Airlines. “I have never been to a memorial service,” said Harris. “It was emotional because I knew all the people on that flight, Flight 93." Harris was scheduled to work on Flight 93 that day eleven years ago, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa., but he changed his schedule to work on another plane. This year, however, he said he wanted to attend a ceremony. “I have to move forward,” he said. Eleven years ago, crowds watched from Eagle Rock Reservation as the New York City skyline was blackened by smoke after planes hit the World Trade Center buildings. On Tuesday, many returned…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
A ceremony will mark the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks at the September 11 Memorial in West Orange.
Essex County will hold a memorial service at Eagle Rock Reservation Tuesday morning in West Orange to remember those who died 11 years ago in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Overlooking the New York City skyline, Essex County Remembers will mark the eleventh anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. The program will include family members who lost a loved one, elected officials, and clergy members from various faiths. The observance will be held at the reservation's September 11 Memorial, where there stands statues and the names of all 3,000 victims who died that day. In addition, the county unveiled at the memorial a 7,400-pound piece of steel from the …