Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing “Legacy Walkway Project” was unveiled at West Orange High School as the community gathered to celebrate on June 11. The West Orange High School PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden Moore, Board of Education […]

17th annual Mt. Pleasant Flag Day honors veterans

17th annual Mt. Pleasant Flag Day honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary School held its 17th annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14, bringing the school community together to honor local veterans. Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. National Flag […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 at its June 12 meeting with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak casting the only opposing vote. Under this budget, taxes will be raised by 2 percent, an increase of $5 per month for the average West Orange […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

Green Hill raises the rainbow flag

Green Hill raises the rainbow flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill, in collaboration with Garden State Equality, raised the rainbow flag on June 9, pledging its commitment to LGBT elders of New Jersey at the first LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo in New Jersey at Green Hill in West Orange. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo and flag […]

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

Panciello honored for his service, decades of dedication

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall on May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The most decorated town in the state, West Orange played host to current military personnel and veterans, as well as West Orange High School’s […]

WOCC honors top community members

West Orange educator, police officers, firefighters and business of the year named at annual dinner

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]