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 […]

WOHS Dodgeball Tournament ‘dodges, ducks, dips and dives’ for causes

WOHS Dodgeball Tournament ‘dodges, ducks, dips and dives’ for causes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School Dodgeball Tournament on May 4 “dodged, ducked, dipped and dived” to raise funds for The Principal’s Scholarship and several Relay For Life teams. Team “Andrei Wasn’t Offsides” went undefeated, taking first place in the tournament. Team members were Natalie Nevins, Kiara Machuca, Dillon Reitberger, Andrei […]

WOFD holds memorial service, dedication

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department and VFW Post 376 will hold a dedication ceremony for the new West Orange Fire Department Memorial Park and a memorial service honoring former West Orange Fire Chief Martin T. Kennedy, who served from 1924 to 1942, on Friday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at West […]

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

Mayor gives updates on transportation, redevelopment in annual address; honors community members

Parisi trumpets addition of 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the township will be getting a sixth jitney route this year in his State of the Township Address during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Feb. 8. Parisi revealed that West Orange will add a service line covering […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Learn about the West Orange Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Community Services Unit will host the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy, an eight-week course, starting March 14, to be held each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Interact with WOPD personnel while learning what services they provide and how you can improve safety in our community. To participate, you must […]

WO businesses come together after fire

Downtown community steps up to help fellow business owners after building is deemed uninhabitable

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Thanksgiving boiler fire did not cause much damage to 98 Washington St., thanks to the quick response of the West Orange Fire Department. The WOFD was able to extinguish the flames while they were still confined to the basement, leaving the boiler itself and the nearby hot water heater as […]

Elevated CO levels cause temporary library evacuation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township will purchase a new rooftop HVAC unit for the West Orange Public Library after exhaust from one of its existing four units began filtering into the library on Dec. 8, prompting a brief evacuation. Township engineer Leonard Lepore said he expected to review price quotes for a new unit […]

Firefighter’s hard work is rewarded

Firefighter’s hard work is rewarded

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Carmine Ruta was joined by his family at his promotion to fire captain at the Nov. 22 Township Council meeting. Additionally, Fire Chief Peter Smeraldo presented flowers to Ruta’s wife, Marybeth Ruta; it is a tradition to recognize the spouse of a firefighter at the firefighter’s promotion ceremony. Photos by Sean Quinn

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