West Orange township helps to ‘bag hunger’ at local ShopRite

West Orange township helps to ‘bag hunger’ at local ShopRite

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange township employees showed up in force with Mayor Robert Parisi on Sept. 21 at the Essex Green ShopRite to raise awareness of hunger and hunger insecurity in Essex County. In addition to Parisi, the contingent included business administrator Jack Sayers, police Chief James Abbott, fire Chief Pete Smeraldo, township […]

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 […]

Tammy Williams named West Orange HRC chairwoman

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi has appointed Tammy Williams as chairwoman of the West Orange Human Relations Commission. The new chairwoman is charged with leading the commission in its efforts to develop and implement programs and initiatives that encourage a positive and constructive dialog within the township about diversity and diversity-related issues; encourages […]

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

Despite HPC insistence that Prism is using the wrong plans, redeveloper maintains that HPC is mistaken

HPC questions WO, Prism on redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Historic Preservation Commission told the Township Council during the council’s Sept. 6 meeting that Prism Capital Partners, which is currently overseeing development on the construction of the Edison Village complex, has not been using the drawings for the Main Street building facade that the HPC had approved for […]

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WOHF celebrates inaugural year of helping WO’s Hispanic population

WOHF’s first year in town is a huge success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation celebrated its first anniversary with a party at Elks Lodge No. 1590 on July 30. The event gathered members of the township’s growing Hispanic population for an evening of food and musical performances by several acclaimed Latin artists. It all culminated with the honoring of nine […]

With official county stamp, WO property taxes increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents are paying a little more in property taxes than they did last year per the Essex County Board of Taxation’s recently issued 2016 Certification of Tax Rate, the document that sets the definitive legal tax rate for the township. The certification sets the 2016 tax rate at $3.89, […]

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One week ago on June 16, the West Orange community gathered at the South Mountain Recreation Complex to mourn the victims of the Orlando, Fla., massacre. Attendees at the event, which drew a crowd of more than 100, grieved for the lives lost, celebrated the township’s diversity and called for change […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

West Orange Scholarship Fund honors educator Marie DeMaio, establishes endowment in her name

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 54 years and counting of outstanding excellence in education, Washington Elementary School Principal Marie DeMaio was recognized by the West Orange Scholarship Fund on May 25 with a reception at Rock Spring Country Club in West Orange. Funds raised from the event will establish a permanent endowment in DeMaio’s name […]

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

School district renames Pleasantdale as Kelly Elementary School, mayor honors astronaut twins

Town celebrates the Kelly brothers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s internationally famous astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly returned to their hometown May 19 for Kelly Family Day, an out-of-this-world recognition of their NASA accomplishments that included the renaming of Pleasantdale Elementary School in their honor. Hundreds of students and teachers joined residents, government officials and Kelly relatives in counting […]