WOPD holds its first-ever virtual promotion ceremony

WOPD holds its first-ever virtual promotion ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As society continues to delay, reschedule and cancel events big and small due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, the West Orange Police Department made history by hosting its first-ever virtual promotion ceremony on July 2. Former officers Robert O’Toole, Edwin Diaz, Paul Parada and Jeffrey Carosia were promoted to the […]

West Orange to remove Columbus monument

West Orange to remove Columbus monument

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the Black Lives Matter protests that have broken out across the country over the last several weeks, many statues depicting Confederate leaders have either been defaced and destroyed or removed by the cities they’re in, with […]

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a letter to West Orange Township Council President Michelle Casalino, according to a June 18 press release from the township, Mayor Robert Parisi urged all council colleagues to support his efforts toward enacting legislation on the following points: an ordinance banning tear gas, rubber bullets and requiring use of body […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

West Orange releases statement regarding George Floyd

West Orange releases statement regarding George Floyd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township officials released the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd and the response it has sparked in the nation: “The death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis has sparked deep rooted outrage across the country. The videos which have emerged depict a gross negligence […]

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 14 the 31 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 14 New Jersey counties. Verona won a $10,000 grant and West Orange won a $2,000 […]

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

COVID deaths in Essex County continue to rise

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

West Orange sees 21 COVID deaths

West Orange sees 21 COVID deaths

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, West Orange’s total has risen as well. As of April 9 statistics from the county, of the 6,034 cases in Essex County, 414 are in West Orange, and 21 people in West Orange have died from complications […]

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