Senior garden in West Orange delights at open house

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Growth and change were abundant at the Nicholas Vecchio Garden open house on Aug. 6 and offered a bountiful feast for the eyes. The community garden provides outdoor activity for West Orange older adults with 14 raised flower beds and wheelchair-accessible accommodations.  The senior gardening program is sponsored and supported by […]

Degnan Park upgrades complete in time for spring

Degnan Park upgrades complete in time for spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New upgrades to the Degnan kiddie park and picnic area are now completed and the area is ready for use. The long-awaited improvements have been completed just in time for spring.  Photos Courtesy of Joseph Fagan

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Andy Lewis, the senior director of North Operations for American Water Supply, recently presented a check at a Township Council meeting to Councilwoman Susan McCartney and the West Orange Assistant Director of Public Works Nick Salese Jr., who is also the town’s recycling coordinator. The check was for $8,100 and will […]

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

Senior Garden Club members eat the fruit of their labors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Senior Garden Club gather for lunch at the Toby Katz Center at Degnan Park for the first Harvest Garden Festival Luncheon on Aug. 13. In addition to other food, attendees supped on vegetables and herbs grown on the premises in the community garden under the guidance of Rutgers […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]