Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

Freeholders approve resolution reducing the speed limit on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During its Wednesday, Dec. 19, meeting at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School and Kelly Elementary School. This resolution coincides […]

Valley revitalization under way with new Central Avenue development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 100-unit apartment building is beginning to take shape in the Valley Arts district of West Orange, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the West Orange Office of Public Information. The four-story building — with one-level surface parking underneath — should be completed by early 2020. The $29 million […]

Town talks senior housing above library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community gathered together Monday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. Joined by Mayor Robert Parisi and other township residents and officials, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, of Chabad of West Orange, lit the Hanukkah menorah in front of Town Hall. Photos by Amanda Valentovic

Holiday season kicks off in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The holiday season in West Orange kicked off Friday, Nov. 30, and continued throughout the weekend with the help of the township, school district and community members. Toys were donated for Mayor Robert Parisi’s annual toy drive, and will be wrapped and delivered to needy families, thanks to the Mayor’s Sunshine […]

Thanksgiving Luncheon focuses on comfort, aid, kindness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Rotary Club, Lions Club and Orange-West Orange chapter of UNICO hosted their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on Nov. 21, inviting the founder and president of HEART 9/11, Bill Keegan, to be the guest speaker. Residents listened to Keegan discuss his nonprofit […]