B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrates 25th anniversary in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The B’nai B’rith Federation House celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Dec. 11 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, with residents and employees filling the seats of the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Owned by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, the building houses seniors in need of […]

Expert report says WO special education is successful

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board Education heard a presentation on the recent audit of the district’s special education program at its Dec. 4 meeting, and received praise for the program’s successes and recommendations as to how the district can improve. The report was presented by Charlie Bryant and Patrick Keenoy, educational consultants […]

Planning Board passes Essex Green proposal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After two meetings of testimony and discussion, the West Orange Planning Board passed a proposal saying that the 70-acre Essex Green property is an area in need of redevelopment. The recommendation will now go to the West Orange Township Council, which will consider whether the area should be designated as a […]

5th-grader champions chicken ordinance

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At its Dec. 11 meeting, the South Orange Board of Health unanimously approved an ordinance that amends the village code to authorize residents to own chickens. The amended ordinance, which allows residents in single-family homes to own up to five chickens at a time, begins in March 2018 as part of […]

W.O. has plethora of potential historical landmarks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission gave a presentation at the Dec. 5 Township Council meeting to inform council members and the public about a survey recently conducted in several sections of the town that revealed several locations meet the criteria to be named local or state landmarks. Patrick Harshbarger, the […]

Krakoviak passes the gavel to McCartney

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Susan McCartney was unanimously elected president of the West Orange Township Council for the 2018 calendar year at the Dec. 5 meeting at which current Council President Joe Krakoviak passed the gavel to her. McCartney has served on the council since 2002, and last served as president in 2013. “Though […]

Holiday Open House draws large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents packed the lawn of Town Hall for the finale of the town’s annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2, after a day of events to celebrate the holiday season. Beginning bright and early at 9 a.m., the Washington Elementary School Gymnasium was filled with almost 200 people for breakfast with […]

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