Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

Parisi answers questions on Essex Green redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi answered questions from the community at a meeting about the Essex Green redevelopment project, addressing concerns from residents regarding potential changes to the retail space and Executive Drive office park at West Orange High School on April 25. The property was designated as an “area in need of […]

Keeping ‘West Orange Clean’

Keeping ‘West Orange Clean’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The cold weather is finally behind us and residents from all over West Orange are ready to leave that cabin fever behind, get outside and spend an hour — or more — to ensure the place they call home continues to shine! As part of an ongoing community initiative appropriately named […]

Financial Readiness Scholarship fundraiser at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection is holding its annual fundraiser, “Women Who Rock the Kitchen,” on Sunday, March 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Monies raised will go toward the organization’s Financial Readiness Academic Scholarship Award Program. The […]

Resident sues township over Essex Green designation

Malanga hopes to see designation decision overturned

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Resident Kevin Malanga filed a lawsuit against the township of West Orange, the Township Council and the Planning Board on Feb. 14 in Essex County Superior Court, saying that the decision to designate the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties as an “area in need of redevelopment” was “unreasonable, arbitrary and […]

Swastika found on Lawrence Ave. tree

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 10, Mayor Robert Parisi announced on the “West Orange 411” Facebook page that West Orange police had responded to Lawrence Avenue after a family noticed that someone had painted a swastika on a tree in front of their house. According to Parisi, the police department responded immediately to speak […]

Bowling fundraiser garners $4K for graduating WOHS seniors

Bowling fundraiser garners $4K for graduating WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fifth annual “Bowling for Scholarship Dollars,” held Feb. 3 at Eagle Rock Lanes, raised $4,000 to provide scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors. “The event was a sold-out success,” WOHS Principal Hayden Moore said in a press release. Moore and the Principal Scholarship Team began the popular event […]

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

Annual Chamber of Commerce breakfast honors community members, police officers, WOPAL

West Orange mayor looks back on 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Jan. 31, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Township Address. Parisi also presented the Employee of the Year Award to police dispatcher Chris Babinski and Citizen of the Year Award to […]

Gregory’s ‘Great Kindness Challenge’ warms hearts and spirits

Gregory’s ‘Great Kindness Challenge’ warms hearts and spirits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Gregory Elementary School “Great Kindness Challenge” warmed hearts throughout West Orange, sharing smiles, hugs, and words of inspiration and support. Organized by guidance counselor Sarah McIntosh, this year’s challenge was held the week of Jan. 22. Members of three branches of the military, Mayor Robert Parisi, Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, […]