West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township and West Orange School District were recognized for several environmental initiatives during the 14th annual New Jersey Clean Communities conference program, “Upstream to Essex County,” held May 24 through 26 at Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone’s Boathouse and Pleasantdale Chateau, all in West Orange. New Jersey Clean Communities is […]

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 […]

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 […]