Couple makes it official — again — at WO Town Hall

Couple makes it official — again — at WO Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi officiated a marriage ceremony at West Orange Town Hall on Dec. 20 for two West Orange residents, Barbara Katz and Hal Blinder, who had married earlier in their lives before divorcing in 1960. The couple reunited in 1980 and have been together for the last 22 years. On […]

Parisi to deliver State of the Township Address on Feb. 5

Parisi to deliver State of the Township Address on Feb. 5

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will present its annual breakfast featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township Address on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. To purchase tickets, visit www.westorangechamber.com or visit the mayor’s office […]

Four new West Orange firefighters sworn in

Four new West Orange firefighters sworn in

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pictured, from left, are new firefighters Anthony Williams, Matthew DeSacia, Fethnat Nishuileabhain and Anthony Torrisi, along with Capt. Abdur Yasin, Deputy Chief Steven Caponi, Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio and Mayor Robert Parisi. The new firefighters were officially sworn in by Parisi on Dec. 20 in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Each […]

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a long-term tax exemption, also known as a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, for the developers of the Executive Drive property near the geographic center of town at its Dec. 18 meeting. The move begins a plan to relocate the West Orange Public Library and […]

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Lions Club, West Orange Rotary Club and Orange/West Orange UNICO hosted their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 27, bringing residents together at Mayfair Farms to celebrate the holiday and hear guest speaker Barbara Warter. Mayor Robert Parisi also spoke at the event. […]

Roosevelt Middle School donates food to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

Roosevelt Middle School donates food to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventh-grade students in teacher Jay Wecht’s class at Roosevelt Middle School greeted Mayor Robert Parisi on Nov. 21 as they boxed up their donations to the Mayor’s Sunshine Fund. The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund provides Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the West Orange community, and West Orange schools have long-participated by […]

West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

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