Blizzard dumps nearly 30 inches of snow on West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a crazy weekend. A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey, temperatures dropped and the snow forecast changed hour by hour — in most cases going up! The blizzard, which hit late at night on Jan. 22, and kept up until early morning on Jan. 24, dumped nearly 30 […]

WOHS hosts 11th annual color guard invitational this weekend

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School winter color guard will host its 11th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Competition in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School on Sunday, Jan. 31, beginning at noon. The competition will feature 29 performances from color guards across the state. Color Guard routines consist of high-energy coordinated […]

Classic Film Festival returns to W. Orange for 11th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange movie lovers once again have the opportunity to experience some of the best films of yesteryear as well as intriguing new work from independent directors with the return of the West Orange Classic Film Festival and Black Maria Film Festival at the Essex Green AMC Theater. The 11th annual Classic […]

Unknown complications hold up Edison Village loan

Delay in acquiring $70 million construction loan keeps Edison Village redevelopment halted

WEST ORANGE, NJ — DGP Urban Renewal LLC — the entity consisting of Dune Real Estate Partners, Greenfield Partners and Prism Capital Partners — still has not closed on the $70 million construction loan it is seeking to fund the Edison Village redevelopment project, which means the property transfer from Prism to Dune has yet to […]

Residents seek to have Zoning Board resolution annulled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sai Hira Ram Trust Inc., which received approval from the West Orange Zoning Board to construct a Hindu house of worship at 23 Laurel Ave. — much to the concern of neighboring residents — has failed to demolish the property’s existing single-family home within the 90-day timeframe specified by the board. The […]

West Orange woman sentenced to 12 years for raping disabled man

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 15, Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced the former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department to 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, according to a release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Oct. 2, 2015, […]

West Orange celebrates legacy, message of Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The West Orange Human Relations Commission celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Jan. 18. More than 130 attendees heard keynote speaker Larry Hamm, topmost, give a passionate address on ‘Developing Leaders In the 21st Century.’ Second from top, Citrus, a West Orange High School jazz band, performs. Second from bottom, […]

Chilton to represent WOHS at regional poetry competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Junior Elijah Chilton was named the 2016 Poetry Out Loud winner at the 10th annual competition at West Orange High School on Jan. 6. Senior Kyla Trinidad was named as runner-up. Chilton competed with nine other students to represent the high school at the regional competition at the South Orange Performing […]

WO passes TNR ordinance on first reading

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed an ordinance on first reading at its Jan. 5 meeting officially establishing a Trap-Neuter-Return program for the township, something local animal rights advocates have been calling on council members to do since they passed the controversial wildlife feeding ban in September 2014. The ordinance outlining the […]

Cliffs residents to experience Elizabethan era lifestyle

WEST ORANGE — The Cliffs at Eagle Rock in West Orange will be transformed into a “Winter’s Tale” to ring in the new year. The week-long experience is based on William Shakespeare’s famous play by that name. During the week of Jan. 25 till the end of the month, Cliffs residents will be greeted by Elizabethan costumed […]