WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

WO coronavirus cases continue to rise

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 the morning of April 2, of the 2,607 cases in Essex County, 168 are in West Orange, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Robert Parisi. As of […]

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

COVID-19 cases in WO rise to 47

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, West Orange officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 24, West Orange has 47 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the township website. In […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

Parisi discusses COVID-19

Parisi discusses COVID-19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi released the following statement on March 2 about COVID-19, the so-called Wuhan virus: “The West Orange Health Department has been receiving information and updates since January from the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control about COVID-19 as it relates to China […]

Parisi gives State of the Town

Community members, first responders, students honored at WOCC event

Parisi gives State of the Town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast was held at the Wilshire Grand on Feb. 5, featuring Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township address and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Employee of the Year awards. West Orange Fire Capt. William Holder and firefighter Matthew Keenan […]

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 […]

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