West Orange struggles to save ash trees

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of local ash trees are under threat of ash yellows disease and emerald ash borers, prompting West Orange and the West Orange Environmental Commission to investigate ways to save as many of the town’s trees as possible. According to town forester John Linson, the outbreak of diseased trees is currently […]

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

BOE examines PARCC scores, discusses slightly downward trend in school district’s math results

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was presented with results of the PARCC standardized testing at its Oct. 16 meeting. This is the first year that year-to-year results — from 2015 and 2016 — could be compared. Students from third through 11th grade took the state-mandated test in English language arts […]

Luddington now a one-way road

Relatively narrow road will no longer allow vehicles to travel eastbound

Luddington now a one-way road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on second and final reading to turn Luddington Road into a westbound one-way street at its Oct. 3 meeting. The street, which is frequently used to reach South Valley Road and the South Orange Train Station, is only 20 feet wide. The […]

Municipal ID ordinance passes 4-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved on second reading an ordinance to create a municipal identification program at its Oct. 3 meeting, with Councilwoman Michelle Casalino again casting the only opposing vote. The ordinance had been through several rounds of revisions before passing on first reading at the Sept. 19 meeting, […]

Golfers remember ‘Lefty’ Boland in WO

Annual golf tournament raises funds for Boland Grants to aid WOSD special education teachers

Golfers remember ‘Lefty’ Boland in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The William “Lefty” Boland Golf Tournament teed off for the 37th year on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange. Named for the longtime township recreation director, the tournament proceeds will go toward the Boland Grants, for which teachers in the West Orange School District can […]

Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

Candidates debate development saturation points in town

Maplewood TC candidates debate issues at HNA forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The police department and residential development took center stage at the Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the DeHart Community Center. Incumbent Mayor Vic DeLuca, and challengers Dean Dafis and Mike Summersgill answered prepared questions about the community, then the public had an opportunity to […]

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