Eben resigns from DWOA board before he can be removed

DWOA board hopeful for downtown’s future ... without Eben

Eben resigns from DWOA board before he can be removed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Planning Board member Jerry Eben resigned from his position as a trustee of the Downtown West Orange Alliance during the nonprofit’s Dec. 21 meeting following some tense exchanges and a near vote to remove him from the board. Eben announced his resignation just as DWOA Chairman John McElroy called […]

West Orange High School woodworking classes design toys for children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi revisited one of his favorite places at West Orange High School — woodshop — to collect 25 handmade wooden toys for township children. Parisi shook hands with several of the students, who were happy to participate in the three-week project. Cars, helicopters, trains and more with working parts […]

Foreclosure sale will not affect Edison Village redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The mortgage holder that foreclosed on one of Prism Capital Partners’ West Orange properties last year purchased the land in a Dec. 13 foreclosure sale. Lender entity LBUBS 2001-C3 Retail 217 LLC bought 217-219 Main St. for $100, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department sales listing detail. The entity had […]

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

Politicians recall Fabiano, his legacy and his passion

Town fondly remembers former deputy mayor Fabiano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council dedicated part of its Dec. 6 meeting to honoring Michael Fabiano, the former West Orange Democratic Party chairman and deputy mayor who died July 11, at the age of 74. The council was joined by Mayor Robert Parisi; state Assemblyman John McKeon; state Senator Richard Codey; […]

Township comes together to give thanks

West Orange service organizations hold annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon, raise money

Township comes together to give thanks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, UNICO and Rotary Club showed their appreciation for their successes of the past year by donating $267 and hundreds of pounds of food to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry during their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on Nov. 23. The money […]

West Orange honors its many veterans

Community comes together at 11th hour on 11th day of 11th month to honor servicepersons

West Orange honors its many veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The United States may be more divided than ever following the presidential election earlier this month, but on Veterans Day the West Orange community came together for a cause everyone agrees is important — honoring the roughly 22 million living Americans who have risked their lives in service to their country. […]

West Orange cuts ribbon to ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

West Orange cuts ribbon to ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the small “pocket park” at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Main Street. The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO supported this community and park initiative with a grant to the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP, which managed the project. Scalora Landscape Services of […]

Life Christian Church celebrates 25 years

Life Christian Church celebrates 25 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Life Christian Church celebrated its 25th pastoral anniversary at a gala event, “Celebrating 25 Years of God-Inspired Dreams,” on Friday, Oct. 21, at the church building at 747 Northfield Ave. Photos Courtesy of Becky Scholten

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

DeMaio: 55 years educating and no signs of stopping

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Very few people can truly say that they love what they do for a living. Even those with multimillion-dollar salaries complain about the long hours and other aggravations. But Marie DeMaio is a different story. The Washington Elementary School principal is in her milestone 55th year as an educator and has […]