HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

Despite HPC insistence that Prism is using the wrong plans, redeveloper maintains that HPC is mistaken

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission told the Township Council during the council’s Sept. 6 meeting that Prism Capital Partners, which is currently overseeing development on the construction of the Edison Village complex, has not been using the drawings for the Main Street building facade that the HPC had approved for […]

WOHS’ annual fan fest set for Sept. 23

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School fan fest will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the baseball field, followed by West Orange vs. Columbia football at 7:20 p.m. in Suriano Stadium. Clubs and sports teams will be on hand to host games, sell food, paint […]

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

In rare first reading rejection, TC strikes down Ord. 2491-16

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council rejected an ordinance proposing a senior citizen advisory board during its Sept. 6 meeting. The rare first reading rejection came as a result of a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only one in favor of it. Krakoviak had co-authored the measure along with […]

Blood drive at UPCWO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before donation, and bring identification.

Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

JFS of MetroWest to administer Wise Aging initiative

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to administer a Wise Aging initiative in the MetroWest communities. The program, which is a partnership with 12 local synagogue groups plus the JCC MetroWest, will help Jewish people in their second adulthoods, their […]

FITT NJ opens in West Orange

FITT NJ opens in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — FITT NJ held its ribbon-cutting on Sept. 14 for its new location at 1500 Pleasant Valley Way. Joining FITT NJ’s professionals — from left, Joyce Gardner, Kyle Harrow, Carol Michaels and Cheryl Faine — is Mayor Robert Parisi, center.

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

SOPAC and JCC to host Amsellem’s Israeli film series

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The opportunity to experience a handpicked series of foreign films about Israeli culture, all directed by Israeli filmmakers, is now available to cinema enthusiasts and history buffs at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the JCC MetroWest in West Orange as part of “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South […]