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 […]

RSVP Center celebrates Reading Buddies with Parisi, Rutzky

RSVP Center celebrates Reading Buddies with Parisi, Rutzky

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, was pleased to meet with West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School on April 5, which was Mayor’s Day. RSVP Reading Buddies volunteers visit […]

New jitney to cover Pleasantdale, Redwood

Parisi, Krakoviak continue to disagree on whether or not to charge for jitney

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though a misunderstanding earlier this month caused residents to believe otherwise, Mayor Robert Parisi assured the West Orange Chronicle that the township’s planned sixth jitney route will include both the Redwood and Pleasantdale sections of West Orange. Parisi — who apparently referred to a “Pleasantdale jitney” at a March 6 Realtors […]

Washington School hosts annual Read Across America event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School held its annual Read Across America event on March 3, featuring guest readers from the West Orange public schools and local community. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, Mayor Robert Parisi, Director of Special Services Connie Salimbeno, Technology Director Fil Santiago, Board of Education member Laura Lab and Township Councilwoman Susan […]

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