TC passes Downtown Alliance budget

Budget passes with 4-1 vote, though Krakoviak votes against it due to recent upheaval with Eben

TC passes Downtown Alliance budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the proposed 2017 Downtown West Orange Alliance budget totaling $207,000 at its Jan. 3 meeting. Council President Joe Krakoviak cast the sole vote against the budget, which actually has the same net operating total as last year. But while the net operating budget may be […]

Eben resigns from DWOA board before he can be removed

DWOA board hopeful for downtown’s future ... without Eben

Eben resigns from DWOA board before he can be removed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Planning Board member Jerry Eben resigned from his position as a trustee of the Downtown West Orange Alliance during the nonprofit’s Dec. 21 meeting following some tense exchanges and a near vote to remove him from the board. Eben announced his resignation just as DWOA Chairman John McElroy called […]

WO businesses come together after fire

Downtown community steps up to help fellow business owners after building is deemed uninhabitable

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Thanksgiving boiler fire did not cause much damage to 98 Washington St., thanks to the quick response of the West Orange Fire Department. The WOFD was able to extinguish the flames while they were still confined to the basement, leaving the boiler itself and the nearby hot water heater as […]

Open house brings holiday cheer downtown

Township comes together to ring in Christmas season with tree lighting, trolley tours, Santa Claus

Open house brings holiday cheer downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Christmas again came early in West Orange with the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s annual Holiday Open House and the recreation department’s tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 3. Numerous residents visited the downtown area throughout the day for the Open House, which this year featured pictures with Santa Claus in various locations, a […]

Township comes together to give thanks

West Orange service organizations hold annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon, raise money

Township comes together to give thanks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, UNICO and Rotary Club showed their appreciation for their successes of the past year by donating $267 and hundreds of pounds of food to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry during their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on Nov. 23. The money […]

West Orange holiday open house

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will hold its annual holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Washington School, 289 Main St. in West Orange, and all through the downtown. Free family fun with entertainment by Vienna Music School will be at Washington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be […]

Breaking the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

West Orange raises $100K for National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, sees large turnout for annual 5K

Breaking the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer marked its 10th year of partnering with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by raising more than $100,000 for the cause Sept. 25. A total of 835 people participated in what is actually the 26th annual event, some just for the […]

If you build it, they will come to downtown West Orange

If you build it, they will come to downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of Downtown Thursdays, a series of events highlighting different areas of downtown West Orange, children participate in Lego Night, at which Joseph Fagan called out designs for them to build. Afterward the children got cupcakes from Supreme Bakery and prizes, as well as a free meal at Benji’s Taqueria Mexican […]

WO children discover the area for prizes

WO children discover the area for prizes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Discovery Club, a new Downtown West Orange Alliance initiative, was recently launched to much fanfare. The Discovery Club allows children to complete a list of 30 tasks in exchange for pins they can pick up at local businesses. Parents also can get coupons for discounts or free merchandise. […]