Council approves DWOA budget

2019 Downtown WO Alliance budget of $238,000 passes with 4-1 vote

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, […]

Downtown Alliance unveils vintage calendar of Thomas Edison’s inventions

Downtown Alliance unveils vintage calendar of Thomas Edison’s inventions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison’s inventions are saluted in a 2019 calendar from the Downtown West Orange Alliance. “The 1935 Vintage Calendar” is comprised of photos drawn from the renowned inventor’s many works. The vintage graphics have been reproduced just as they appeared in 1935, and include the calendar days of that year, which […]

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

New art graces 2 walls in W. Orange’s business district, designed by a resident and applied by a bot

Small robot paints murals in downtown WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents heading toward Washington Street on Main Street might notice a little more color on two buildings now that murals are a part of the scenery. One, on the side of Prime Jewelry & Electronics, displays a 40-foot-tall portrait of Thomas Edison with the quote: “What you are will show in […]

Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]

Do you have what it takes to win ‘West Orange Idol’?

Do you have what it takes to win ‘West Orange Idol’?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of all ages and talents are welcome to compete for trophy and bragging rights at the “West Orange Idol” talent show, sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance, on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. in front of Edison Middle School. For more information and to register, visit […]

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

Annual Community Service Awards given to 22 organizations that work to help those in need

WO Rotary awards $18K to nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Rotary Club hosted residents and community organizations at Mayfair Farms for its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon on June 8, awarding $18,700 to 22 local and national nonprofit groups. The funds for the awards were raised during events held throughout the year, and go toward supporting organizations that […]

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents flocked downtown Saturday, June 2, for the annual Street Fair, which featured a classic car and motorcycle show, booths manned by local businesses and food vendors, hosted for a fourth year by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. Held on Main Street between Babcock Place and Charles Street, the street fair […]

West Orange announces second Restaurant Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance will host its second Restaurant Week, kicking off March 11 and wrapping up on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. With more than 20 of West Orange’s hottest dining establishments participating, locals and visitors to the community will get the chance to sample select dishes from a […]

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