Six West Orange police officers receive promotions

Six West Orange police officers receive promotions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A promotional ceremony was held for six West Orange Police personnel at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on March 9. Dennis McCole was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and Marc H. Forges, Christopher Polizzano, Michael DelPlato, Jose O. Alvarez Jr. and Jeffrey C. James Jr. were all promoted to the rank […]

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

West Orange Township continues environmental initiatives

By Cynthia Cumming WEST ORANGE, NJ — As environmental issues continue to grow in importance nationally and around the world, the township of West Orange has expanded its efforts to effect improvements and research sustainable approaches to climate and energy concerns. The West Orange Environmental Commission has been an important part of the process, hosting […]

West Orange police investigate after swastikas are drawn outside synagogue

West Orange police investigate after swastikas are drawn outside synagogue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Dec. 18, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a jogger discovered three swastikas drawn on the sidewalk outside B’nai Shalom, a synagogue on Pleasant Valley Way. The West Orange Police Department immediately launched an investigation, which is still ongoing. It is believed that this is an isolated incident and the offensive […]

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

West Orange celebrates the Festival of Lights at Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz and his family to the front lawn of West Orange Town Hall for the town’s 18th annual Hanukkah menorah lighting on Nov. 29. The rabbi sang prayers in Hebrew before the mayor joined him and others in dancing the hora, a traditional Jewish circular […]

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

West Orange raises the Italian flag on the steps of Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held an Italian flag raising on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 7 in celebration of Italian American Heritage Month.  Mayor Robert D. Parisi and UNICO Director Frank Gonnella both spoke about the importance of the deeply rooted Italian pride that […]

West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi greeted students as they arrived for school during National Walk to School Day on Oct. 6. The event was celebrated locally at Kelly Elementary School and recognizes the benefits of biking and walking to school while raising awareness for street safety.  During the event, groups of walkers, referred […]

Surgery center cuts ribbon on new location in West Orange

Surgery center cuts ribbon on new location in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Parisi was on hand to help Dr. Kaixuan Liu cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Advanced Spine & Outpatient Surgery Center on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange on Sept. 24. The practice originally came to another West Orange location from Union in 2010 before moving to […]

History made at West Orange flag-raising event

History made at West Orange flag-raising event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 1 as all the flags of Latin American countries were marched in one by one and placed on a special podium, creating a colorful display. In addition to speeches in Spanish and English, traditional Argentine dances were performed for […]