Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

Rec Dept. honors 4 committed town volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department honored four volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting township programs at its annual Recreation Achievement Luncheon at the Katz Community Center on March 4. The department awarded plaques to Bob Franco, Vincent Stanziale Jr., Angie Della Pia and Mark Cacciacarne, who were respectively selected […]

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

Residents, township officials discuss ‘sanctuary,’ racial diversity, police statistics and more

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi told those gathered for the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Feb. 22 “We All Belong” town hall meeting that it would be unnecessary to declare the township a sanctuary city because undocumented immigrants in the township currently do not risk being singled out by local law enforcement. Though […]

Celebrate 10 years with the Maplewood Green Team

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Green Team will host a social event on Thursday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the group’s 10-year anniversary. The “Party with a Purpose” will take place at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, and will include light snacks, organic wines and a tasting led by […]

Learn your rights as an immigrant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Hispanic Foundation will hold a special meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at 315 Main St. in West Orange. This event will feature a panel discussing one’s rights as an immigrant. Panelists include Assemblyman John McKeon, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and immigration attorney Fernando Marin. For more […]

West Orange, Orange work to improve Highland Avenue station

Towns’ leaders want a MidTown Direct stop at Highland

ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilman Victor Cirilo is heading up a renewed effort to get NJ Transit to make improvements to the Highland Avenue Train Station in Orange now that work has started on the Harvard Press development project and the West Orange Township Council has approved the Central Valley Redevelopment Area nearby. Cirilo […]

Assemblymen propose legislation requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns for placement on N.J. ballot

TRENTON, NJ — As President Donald Trump was preparing to be sworn in on Jan. 20 without having made his tax returns public, Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Troy Singleton introduced legislation to restore this tradition of transparency by preventing future presidential and vice presidential candidates from running on New Jersey’s ballot unless they submit […]

Cirilo passes gavel to Krakoviak — literally

Cirilo passes gavel to Krakoviak — literally

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Jan. 3 West Orange Township Council meeting, outgoing President Victor Cirilo passed the gavel to new President Joe Krakoviak. Additionally, Michelle Casalino, Jerry Guarino and Krakoviak were sworn in to continue their work on the council. Photos by Sean Quinn

N.J. constitutional amendment regarding environmental contamination settlements to head to ballot

TRENTON, NJ — By a vote of 56-18-3, the full N.J. Assembly approved a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Daniel Benson, Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano and Mila Jasey that would ask voters in New Jersey to amend the state constitution so that money collected from environmental contamination lawsuits is used […]

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

Politicians recall Fabiano, his legacy and his passion

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council dedicated part of its Dec. 6 meeting to honoring Michael Fabiano, the former West Orange Democratic Party chairman and deputy mayor who died July 11, at the age of 74. The council was joined by Mayor Robert Parisi; state Assemblyman John McKeon; state Senator Richard Codey; […]

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