HPC and Prism kerfuffle the result of a simple mistake

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission, Prism Capital Partners and the township administration are now on the same page after representatives from all the groups met Oct. 21 to sort out confusion as to whether Prism is using the correct plans for its Edison Village project. According to Mayor Robert Parisi, […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

The 6 candidates running for 3 seats on the Town Council debate the issues at Oct. 19 forum

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Township Council each spoke about the importance of attracting businesses to West Orange during the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association’s Oct. 19 forum at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, though each had different ideas about doing so. Incumbents Jerry Guarino and […]

Mountain Top League receives grant

Mountain Top League receives grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mountain Top League was awarded a $1,000 grant on Oct. 13 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission of providing recreational programs for children of all levels in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and hockey. The Mountain Top League is a volunteer organization that has served the children of […]

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

Belleville deputy mayor honored by Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Belleville Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Italian Heritage Month celebration at the Hall of Records on Oct. 5. Cedar Grove Deputy Mayor Michael Maffucci, Essex County administrator Ralph Ciallella and former West Orange Deputy Mayor Michael Fabiano were also honored. Freeholder […]

NJ Transit adopts Fiscal Year 2017 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors recently adopted a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and capital program that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a recent press release from NJ Transit. “The operating […]

NJAW reminds customers to conserve while drought warning is in effect

VOORHEES, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for the following 14 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. The drought warning designation is an exercise of the DEP’s non-emergency authority and aims to reduce the likelihood or severity […]

New batch of WOHS students participate in intergenerational oral history program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the seventh year, the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey will be offering the oral history intergenerational program, “HIStory, HErstory: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of History Using Personal Accounts,” at Daughters of Israel. More than 200 ninth-grade honor students from West Orange High School have participated in this program. “My […]