Former West Orange Mayor Sam Spina dead at 86 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Samuel A. Spina, former five-term mayor of West Orange and former president of the N.J. Conference of Mayors, died Feb. 10 at age 86. The longest-serving West Orange mayor, he held the top township position from 1978 to 1998. Born in Orange, Spina was a lifelong resident of West Orange. He graduated […]

Green Hill in West Orange celebrates love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from the West Orange Pleasantdale School made Valentine’s Day cards for everyone at Green Hill in West Orange and Our Lady of the Lake Confirmation students made heart-filled goody bags. In the afternoon, Green Hill residents were serenaded by musician Danny Bacher.

Middle school honors informational presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent Jeff Rutzky will hold a series of presentations to provide information regarding the middle school honors program in the West Orange School District. Parents and guardians with children in grades five through seven may attend any one of the three honors meetings. The three honors presentations will be the same […]

West Orange Township Council proclaims January Board of Education Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council presented a resolution to the members of the Board of Education proclaiming the month of January as School Board Recognition Month at the Feb. 9 council meeting. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky, BOE President Laura Lab, Vice President Mark Robertson and board members Irv Schwarzbaum and […]

WO unveils marker celebrating Anna Easter Brown’s legacy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library was awash in a sea of pink and green as members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the historical marker dedicated to Anna Easter Brown, a West Orange native and one of the founding members of the organization, on Friday, Feb. 5, […]

Realtor open house in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Relations Commission invites Realtors to the official township of West Orange Realtor open house on Monday, Feb. 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Liberty Middle School Cafeteria, 1 Kelly Drive. The event is to inform local Realtors about West Orange’s services and value to buyers […]

Artist advises Redwood students to ‘follow your passion’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A noted artist urged Redwood Elementary School students to find their passion and share it with the world during a Feb. 4 visit for Black History Month. Leroy Campbell, who has become known for his silhouette paintings, told the young students gathered in the library media center that everyone has a passion, […]

All heart at Green Hill

Photo Courtesy of Amy Simon WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill staff and elders participate in National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5, to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Health professionals Maria Socorro Bumanglag and Coretta Brown-Desrivieres presented a discussion on education and lifestyle changes to protect your heart. Heart healthy trail mix […]

Parisi: Edison Village project begins 2016

Despite delays, West Orange mayor is confident construction on Edison Village will start this year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that Edison Village redeveloper DGP Urban Renewal LLC is about ready to close on the $70 million construction loan it had been seeking to fund phase 1 of the project in his State of the Township Address at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast at the […]

Thomas Edison NHP features in new partnership between Google and NPS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a partnership between the National Park Service and Google, Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be featured in the Google Cultural Institute, a digital platform that makes hundreds of historically and culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online. The Google Cultural Institute uses technologies similar […]