WEST ORANGE, NJ — Whether by the truckload, carload or one-by-one, the West Orange community came through in a big way to provide turkeys and sides to all the members of the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. “As always, we are so grateful for our amazing community and their compassion and support for the food […]
Township and school district staff members go above and beyond
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Oct. 30 Township Council meeting, the West Orange Police Department asked the council to expedite progress on its contract negotiations with the town; WOPD personnel have worked without a contract since the last one expired at the end of 2017. The council held an executive session, which is closed […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission held a candlelight vigil Oct. 30 in front of Town Hall to honor the 11 shooting victims who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Hundreds of residents and town officials attended the vigil, where they lit candles to […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Robert Parisi earned a decisive victory in the Nov. 6 election for mayor, garnering approximately two votes for each vote his opponent, Councilman Joe Krakoviak, received. Parisi will add four more years as mayor to the eight years he has already served. All results from the Nov. 6 election […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be casting their votes for one of two mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 6: incumbent Robert Parisi or challenger Joe Krakoviak. Parisi is running for this third term as mayor, and Krakoviak has served on the Township Council since 2010. Both candidates discussed what they would do to move […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The flags of all 21 Hispanic countries were raised in front of Town Hall as West Orange residents continued to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at an Oct. 15 event hosted by the West Orange Hispanic Foundation. At the event, each flag was carried and planted on Main Street by an individual […]
Mayoral hopefuls debate merits of social media contract
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilman Joe Krakoviak, the two West Orange mayoral candidates on the ballot Nov. 6, debated each other Oct. 14 at B’nai Shalom synagogue in an event hosted by the Pleasant Valley Civic Association and the synagogue. At the debate, the candidates fielded questions from the audience about […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio is presented with a proclamation on Sept. 25 by the mayor and Township Council in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. West Orange Fire Department is hosting its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi honors Alice Fried with a proclamation at the Sept. 25 Township Council meeting, recognizing Fried for 50 years of service as a trustee of the West Orange Scholarship Fund. Fried was also presented with a lifetime achievement award from the committee.