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 […]

West Orange celebrates spring with downtown street fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The downtown West Orange street fair returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3. The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and more. The […]

West Orange Street Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mark your calendar for the West Orange Street Fair on Saturday, June 3. The West Orange Street Fair is an open and free celebration for all ages, in association with the Thomas Edison National Historic Park and Thomas Edison Day. Click here to become a vendor or sponsor.

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Rumors of West Orange methadone clinic are unfounded

Medical center looks to expand in new WO home

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Contrary to rumors, Zufall Health will not open a methadone clinic when it eventually moves to a larger location in West Orange. Zufall President and CEO Eva Turbiner told the West Orange Chronicle that the nonprofit medical and dental care provider — which treats all people regardless of their ability to […]

Quilting black history at township library

Don’t miss the WOPL’s ode to black culture and history

Quilting black history at township library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library — in conjunction with the township’s African Heritage Organization, Arts Council, Human Relations Commission and Downtown Alliance — will celebrate Black History Month with “A Day of Events” on Feb. 26, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. The program will feature a performance from Maati drummers and […]