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 […]

Town Council passes 2018 DWOA budget

Unanimous vote approves $207K budget for Downtown West Orange Alliance’s continuing work

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously passed the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s budget at its Jan. 9 meeting, approving $207,000 for the 2018 calendar year. The DWOA budget has stayed largely the same over the years although there were some minor changes in specific categories of the budget and new additions […]

Krakoviak passes the gavel to McCartney

Krakoviak passes the gavel to McCartney

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Susan McCartney was unanimously elected president of the West Orange Township Council for the 2018 calendar year at the Dec. 5 meeting at which current Council President Joe Krakoviak passed the gavel to her. McCartney has served on the council since 2002, and last served as president in 2013. “Though […]

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