West Orange gives thanks at Chamber event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Giving thanks was the theme of this year’s Thanksgiving Luncheon, the annual tradition organized by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the Orange/West Orange UNICO, the West Orange Lions Club and the Rotary Club of West Orange, held Nov. 25 at Mayfair Farms. While it may be easy to get caught up […]

Communication maven heads to Hong Kong to share wisdom

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident and West Orange native Michelle Tillis Lederman’s communications expertise has afforded her the opportunity to speak in front of some of the biggest corporations and institutions in the nation, from Morgan Stanley to Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. But soon Lederman’s ability to help others […]

Tax grace period ends, no Prism payment

Despite issuance of yet another default letter, town officials remain confident in redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange issued yet another default letter to Edison Village redeveloper Prism Capital Partners on Nov. 11, after the real estate operator failed to pay fourth-quarter taxes on its redevelopment properties before both the Nov. 1 due date and Nov. 10 extended deadline. Township redevelopment counsel Jennifer Credidio’s default […]

West Orange says ‘thank you’ to all U.S. veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange calls itself “the most decorated community in New Jersey” for being the home to 360 recipients of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s highest award for military service. Although this is an unofficial distinction, no one can deny that the township takes pride in its veterans. For proof […]

Annual coat drive returns; donate to those in need

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The GenWealth Group of Maplewood is once again encouraging residents to drop off clean and gently used coats for men, women and children for donation to the 20th annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive, a program that will eventually distribute all donated coats to approximately 200 New Jersey-based nonprofits. Anyone interested in contributing coats […]

Award-winning musician to explore all the possibilities

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — If there has been one thing consistent about Rickie Lee Jones throughout her nearly 40 years in the music business, it is that she is constantly changing. Ever since her 1979 breakthrough hit “Chuck E.’s in Love,” Jones has made a career out of seamlessly transitioning between musical genres, from pop to […]

The mustaches are back!

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The most wonderful time of the year may be just around the corner, but West Orange is currently in the middle of the hairiest. That is because the township is once again participating in Movember, an international charity movement held each November during which men are encouraged to grow mustaches in order […]

Residents complain of stench from recycling center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resident living across the street from the West Orange Recycling Center said she is fed up with what she described as a horrible odor emanating from the site in recent weeks, and she has taken action in an attempt to stop it. Leigh-Ann Zaolino filed two complaints with the Essex Regional […]

Ethiopian church finds permanent home

Church opens its doors on Dean Street in West Orange to much fanfare from community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Amanuel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church welcomed the West Orange community to its new building at 15 Dean St. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9. Mayor Robert Parisi, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., much of the West Orange Township Council, and numerous township officials and members of the West Orange Chamber of […]

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