Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed two new, neighboring businesses to town with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 at 474 Prospect Ave. in the rear of the Glen Rock Savings Bank building. The dual ceremony was the town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit; attendees at the ceremony maintained social distance […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Another one bites the dust, as the 150-year-old Montclair-based company DeCamp Bus Lines becomes another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout — at least for the time being. On Aug. 7, the company issued a statement that it was “suspending all service” due to the “sustained effects of the COVID-19 […]

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In light of the current social climate in regard to police practices in the country, the West Orange Police Department is looking to expand its access to resources, including knowledge, guidance and training, in an effort to better serve its community in the cases of non-criminal crises, according to an Aug. […]

Hometown veterans now on display in downtown West Orange

Hometown veterans now on display in downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance launched the Hometown Hero program this past February but experienced delays due to the worldwide pandemic. The first group of 26 banners was finally installed on July 29. The Hometown Heroes program is intended to honor hometown veterans and the banners with pictures are submitted and […]

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 […]

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