TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

Alpert Group settles into WO with 2 projects planned

TC puts Alpert in charge of Selecto-Flash … for now

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution at its March 7 meeting designating The Alpert Group as the interim redeveloper of the Selecto-Flash site. The site consists of two properties in the Central Valley Redevelopment Area, of which the township has taken the titles through foreclosure proceedings. The resolution calls […]

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 […]

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

HPC excited about upcoming St. Mark’s restoration work

Architects present comprehensive roof plan for St. Mark’s

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The architects involved with the restoration of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church made it clear they intend to make the new roof look as similar as possible to the original one while presenting their final roof design to the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission at its March 8 meeting. Zachary Gidich and […]

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in Katie Gardner’s engineering and design solutions class had the opportunity to show off their skills on Feb. 27 as they instructed administrators, Board of Education members and community members how to construct solar circuits. In 2016 students first constructed the circuitry as part of the […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

WO proclaims itself for healthy nutrition

WO proclaims itself for healthy nutrition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Jerry Guarino read proclamations on behalf of Mayor Robert Parisi commemorating March as National Nutrition Month and March 8 as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day at the March 7 Township Council meeting. Photos by Sean Quinn

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

Council discusses affordable housing needs in West Orange

Debates on West Essex Highlands development continue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is currently in mediation with Fair Share Housing Center and Garden Homes in an attempt to reach settlements on two issues related to affordable housing — the exact number of units West Orange will be obligated to construct and how many of those units will come from Garden Homes’ […]

Town Council whittles down number of HRC members

Town Council whittles down number of HRC members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading during its Feb. 7 meeting that reduces the West Orange Human Relations Commission from a maximum 23 commissioners to a maximum 13 commissioners. According to the ordinance, the mayor will appoint three commissioners while each council member […]

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 […]

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