Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Rotary’s “Taste of the World,” held at Mayfair Farms on Feb. 24, raised more than $25,000 for scholarships and will benefit local and international organizations and charities. Administrators, board members, faculty and staff from the West Orange School District, local dignitaries and elected officials, and members of […]

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., West Orange Public Library will host a lecture about Thomas Edison, who invented — among many other items — Christmas lights in the 1880s. Lecturer Mike Brick will go into detail about how Christmas lights came into being and about the first-ever Christmas lights, […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barbara Smith Rickel Ochs, left, and Mary Jo Connolly attend the Aug. 29 historical marker dedication for the former West Orange Police Station. The historical marker was placed by the Downtown West Orange Alliance in front Main Street Liquors at 56 Main St. to mark the West Orange Police Department’s former […]

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance recently received a transformation grant from the Main Street New Jersey program, according to an Aug. 20 press release from the township. The DWOA will receive $20,250 of nearly $350,000 being distributed in MSNJ grants to only 17 downtown district organizations in the state. The grant […]

WOAC presents ‘Street Art at the Market’

WOAC presents ‘Street Art at the Market’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council, in collaboration with the West Orange Farmers Market and Downtown West Orange Alliance, presents “Street Art at the Market,” a community chalking activity on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Main St. The community is invited to participate or watch the […]

Downtown Thursdays in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Downtown West Orange Alliance will host Downtown Thursdays throughout the summer, drawing people to different sections of the town’s downtown business district with live music concerts. Concerts are each Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downtown Thursdays will be at Eagle Rock on Aug. 8; Tory Corner on July 18 and […]

Council approves DWOA budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s 2019 budget at its Jan. 22 meeting after a presentation from Executive Director Megan Brill. The budget passed with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the only opposing vote. The DWOA’s total budget for the year is $238,000, […]

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