By October, WO police will be hooked up to body cameras

Body cameras add ‘accountability’ to police departments

By October, WO police will be hooked up to body cameras

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department will require its officers and detectives to wear body cameras while on duty starting Oct. 1. Deputy Chief John Buoye said the department has purchased 65 WatchGuard Video body cameras, which line officers, detectives and other units will wear in the center of their uniforms. According […]

PSE&G to replace gas lines on town roadways

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Starting earlier this month, PSE&G has been working in West Orange to replace approximately 3 miles of older gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping to ensure a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future, according to a township release. Work will take place […]

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WOHF celebrates inaugural year of helping WO’s Hispanic population

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation celebrated its first anniversary with a party at Elks Lodge No. 1590 on July 30. The event gathered members of the township’s growing Hispanic population for an evening of food and musical performances by several acclaimed Latin artists. It all culminated with the honoring of nine […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

With official county stamp, WO property taxes increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents are paying a little more in property taxes than they did last year per the Essex County Board of Taxation’s recently issued 2016 Certification of Tax Rate, the document that sets the definitive legal tax rate for the township. The certification sets the 2016 tax rate at $3.89, […]

West Orange residents continue to give back

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties volunteers, from left, Gertrude Freeman, Linda Israel, Joan Bender and Sandye Garrison Gertrude, all of West Orange, were recently honored. Israel and Bender were awarded the Bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award for 100 hours of service each and Garrison Gertrude was awarded the Gold […]