West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

Federal grants to fix roads, support mental health, outreach

West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

Watchung Ave. residents fed up with trash, town working to alleviate issue

Consistent cleanup demanded on Watchung Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of Watchung Avenue are lambasting the township for not providing basic street services on a regular basis during the past year, which residents say has made the area look increasingly derelict. Mike Taylor and Walter McCoy said West Orange’s street sweepers have often gone weeks at a time without cleaning […]

West Orange commits to saving the monarch butterflies

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last year, the West Orange Environmental Commission did its part to help the dwindling monarch butterfly population by giving out 400 milkweed plants — the only place where adult monarchs will lay their eggs and the only food that monarch caterpillars will eat — to residents, who planted them in their […]