West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County […]

Residents vote to build a special needs playground

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The town’s voters didn’t just have the chance to choose their elected officials in the Nov. 6 election, they also had a say in how their tax dollars would be spent. In addition to a statewide public question on the ballot, West Orange voters had a town-specific public question: a non-binding […]

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An issue with the software that displays election results on the Essex County Clerk’s Office website is incorrectly showing viewers how many districts have completely reported in their votes. According to the website on Nov. 9, 548 districts out of 550 in Essex County are reported in; the two missing districts […]

Parisi decisively wins mayoral election

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Robert Parisi earned a decisive victory in the Nov. 6 election for mayor, garnering approximately two votes for each vote his opponent, Councilman Joe Krakoviak, received. Parisi will add four more years as mayor to the eight years he has already served. All results from the Nov. 6  election […]

Adams and Lembrich win sweeping victory for TC seats

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The majority of Maplewood voters have again made clear that they want an all-Democratic Township Committee. Democratic incumbents Nancy Adams and Greg Lembrich won their seats back by a large margin, with Independent candidate Ileana Castillo in a distant third place. All results from the Nov. 6 election remain unofficial until certified […]

McCartney and Matute-Brown elected to Township Council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With five candidates running for just two open seats on the West Orange Township Council, this election season was divisive and a true challenge for all candidates. On Nov. 6 though, West Orange voters chose who will represent them on the council for the next four years: Susan McCartney was re-elected […]