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

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

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 […]

Christmas comes to West Orange early for Holiday Open House

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Thanksgiving rolls into the rearview mirror and the weather grows crisp and cold, West Orange will ring in the Christmas season with a full day of festivities during its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, presented by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. The full-day wintertime event will begin with […]

West Orange celebrates its connection to Gen. McClellan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently installed its latest historical marker, commemorating the life of Civil War Gen. George B. McClellan, who lived in West Orange from 1863 to his death at this location on Oct. 29, 1885. The marker is located on Prospect Avenue at the entrance to the Kelly Athletic Complex. This […]

Help West Orange break the silence on ovarian cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents and supporters from towns in the surrounding area will come together Sunday, Sept. 24, for the 27th annual Mayor’s 5K Run to Break the Silence. The charity walking and running event, which is run by the Downtown West Orange Alliance and supports the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

Display sheds light on West Orange’s history while drawing people into the Main Street corridor

Bulb Beam travels, illuminates history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Visitors to City Workshop Men’s Supply Company will find something unique on display. There, among the racks of clothing, stands a large antique wooden beam with several replicas of historic lightbulbs attached to it. One could categorize the piece as an example of steampunk design, but it is by no means […]