West Orange to receive $182,100 Green Acres grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a July 14 release, state Sen. Richard J. Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John F. McKeon today applauded a $182,100 Green Acres grant for West Orange in the 27th Legislative District, to be used to improve Lafayette and Degnan parks. The $182,100 grant is part of $80.7 million announced […]

$20,000 raised for Mary Jo Codey Scholarship Fund

$20,000 raised for Mary Jo Codey Scholarship Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund honored educator Mary Jo Codey at a reception held at the Montclair Country Club on June 15, raising $20,000 to implement an annual scholarship in her name. Attendees included Mary Jo Codey’s husband, Richard Codey, former N.J. governor and current state senator; West Orange Mayor Robert […]

West Orange to host Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will pay tribute to veterans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War when the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall comes to town this Independence Day weekend. The traveling wall is a three-fifth-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands 6-feet tall at the center and covers […]

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

Morris & Essex line to be diverted during upgrade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Local residents were fuming as Gov. Chris Christie announced May 23 that the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station will be diverted to Hoboken for approximately eight weeks this summer while Penn Station is upgraded to repair tracks and switches, which have been deteriorating for many years. In […]

Township comes together to fight cancer

Annual West Orange Relay for Life raises $36,000 in donations, hopes to hit $50K by end of August

Township comes together to fight cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 450 people gathered at West Orange High School for the township’s annual Relay for Life event from May 19 to 20, where they intermittently walked around a track all night to gain insight into the physical discomfort cancer patients suffer, while also raising money for the American Cancer Society. Event […]

Chamber honors those who make West Orange great

Chamber honors those who make West Orange great

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JAG Physical Therapy was honored as the Business of the Year during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner at The Manor on May 17. John Gallucci, JAG’s president and chief executive officer, accepted the distinction by acknowledging that his company’s success would not have been possible without the […]

Administration, SHARP debate timing

Township wants to wait until jitney route is planned before consulting with affected residents

Administration, SHARP debate timing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The leader of a local advocacy group that pushed for a jitney line covering the Redwood and Pleasantdale neighborhoods last year is now urging the township to consult with residents before finalizing its route. Deena Rubin, founder of the Shuttle Advocates for Redwood and Pleasantdale group, told the West Orange Township […]

West Orange community celebrates Arbor Day at Gregory School

West Orange community celebrates Arbor Day at Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township came together with Gregory Elementary School on April 28 to plant a Japanese lilac tree and celebrate Arbor Day. Mayor Robert Parisi, Assistant Director of Public Works Nick Salese, township forester John Linson and Councilwoman Susan McCartney joined with Gregory Elementary School Principal Michelle Thompson to acknowledge the […]

WOPD Officer Brennan remembered in township ceremony

WOPD Officer Brennan remembered in township ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange continues to honor the memory of Police Officer Edward J. Brennan, who joined the department circa 1917. On Thursday, April 20, the township held a ceremony to commemorate Brennan’s dedication to the township and to remember his service. Brennan was the first West Orange police officer to die in […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

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