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 […]

Elderly pedestrian hit by motor vehicle on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An 83-year-old West Orange resident was struck by a car in the area of Pleasant Valley Way and Eagle Rock Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 30, while crossing the street. According to a press release from the town, the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., when the car made a left turn […]

Town discusses Essex Green designation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board discussed the possibility of the Essex Green shopping center and office buildings becoming an “area in need of redevelopment” at its Nov. 1 meeting, after town planner Paul Grygiel presented a report to the board that showed the redevelopment needs of the complex in West Orange. […]

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