TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 at its June 12 meeting with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak casting the only opposing vote. Under this budget, taxes will be raised by 2 percent, an increase of $5 per month for the average West Orange […]

Rotary gives 17 WO seniors scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 15, one week after the West Orange Rotary Club gave away more than $18,000 to local community organizations, its members gathered for a luncheon reception at Mayfair Farms to award $18,500 in scholarships to 17 college-bound students from West Orange High School and Seton Hall Prep. According to Scholarship […]

Village shares ideas for Baird renovation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Officials and residents gathered in the Pierro Gallery at the Baird Community Center to discuss the proposed renovation plan to the building and share their input on the project in a town hall-style meeting June 13. The village has hired The Biber Partnership AIA, a Summit architectural firm, to develop a […]

Shillelagh Club gives back to community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Shillelagh Club ended a weeklong fundraiser, during which it raised $1,000 for Paws Animal Rescue as a participant in Negroni Week, a national fundraising effort in which bars sell Campari-based drinks and donate portions of the proceeds to charities. The Shillelagh Club’s “A Drink for Your Paws” event […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

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