Defeo’s contract approved on second try

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the contract of environmental compliance officer Wayne DeFeo at its Feb. 6 meeting, after voting it down at the Jan. 23 meeting. The resolution passed with a vote of 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. Krakoviak, Councilwoman Michelle Casalino and council […]

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

Annual Chamber of Commerce breakfast honors community members, police officers, WOPAL

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Jan. 31, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township Address. Parisi also presented the Employee of the Year Award to police dispatcher Chris Babinski and Citizen of the Year Award to […]

TC and BOE pass resolutions supporting DACA

TC and BOE pass resolutions supporting DACA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution that supports the reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act at its Jan. 23 meeting, in response to the federal Department of Homeland Security’s repeal of the program. DACA protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as minors from […]

Residents, officials: We must save trees

Consensus at Township Council meeting that work is needed to prevent unnecessary defoliage

Residents, officials: We must save trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Town forester John Linson’s contract was renewed for the 2018 calendar year with a vote of 4-1 at the Jan. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. At the meeting residents and council members expressed concerns about both the town’s tree ordinance and […]

Pierro, SHU honor Cate’s life and legacy

Exhibit shows works collected throughout a lifetime, encourages others to collect what they love

Pierro, SHU honor Cate’s life and legacy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Pierro Gallery opened its doors Thursday, Jan. 25, to display “Carved, Painted, Stitched: The Folk Art Collection of Barbara Cate” until March 3. Cate was an art historian and longtime professor at Seton Hall University who had an extensive personal art collection that she and her husband had amassed over […]

Burns Night honoring Scots poet returns to Maplewood

Burns Night honoring Scots poet returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Club is being transported to Scotland for one night only on Saturday, Feb. 3, to celebrate Burns Night, an international event that honors Scottish poet Robert Burns. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Achieve Foundation of Maplewood and South Orange, a nonprofit organization that raises money for […]

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