Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The week of Sept. 8 to 14 is National Assisted Living Week and was recognized locally by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. He visited the Brookdale Senior Living Center on Prospect Avenue on Sept. 11 to present Executive Director Joseph Brandspiegel with a proclamation declaring it Assisted Living Week in West […]

Two flag raisings in one week celebrate WO diversity

Township celebrates Dominican Republic and Indian cultures at two flag raisings

Two flag raisings in one week celebrate WO diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last week saw two foreign flags raised on the steps of the West Orange Town Hall to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s Restoration Day on Aug. 16; on Aug. 13, before the Township Council meeting; and on Aug. 15 for India’s Independence Day. At each event, residents waved the flags of the […]

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

DWOA awarded transformation grant from Main Street New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Downtown West Orange Alliance recently received a transformation grant from the Main Street New Jersey program, according to an Aug. 20 press release from the township. The DWOA will receive $20,250 of nearly $350,000 being distributed in MSNJ grants to only 17 downtown district organizations in the state. The grant […]

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

Town Council votes 4-1 to approve plan, make Alpert the site’s redeveloper

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its July 16 meeting, the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on second reading that adopts a redevelopment plan for the West Orange Public Library, in addition to approving a resolution appointing Joe Alpert, of the Alpert Group, the redeveloper of the library site. Both the resolution and the […]

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

With 3-2 vote, Council approves 2019 municipal budget of $85.7 million

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2019 municipal budget of $85,780,920.31 at its July 16 meeting, approving a tax increase of 8.5 percent, the highest increase in the last 10 years. The budget passed with a vote of 3-2, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak and Councilwoman Susan McCartney casting the opposing […]

WOCC celebrates town and its people

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual breakfast Feb. 6, celebrating local businesses and Mayor Robert Parisi’s State of the Town Address. The Employee of the Year Award was presented to Michael and Giuseppe Elifani, and the Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Rich and Linda Rizzolo. […]

Township unveils plans to purchase Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced at the Feb. 5 Township Council meeting that the administration will present the council with a contract to purchase the Rock Spring Country Club, which the Montclair Golf Club announced it would sell approximately two months ago. The property, bought by the Montclair Golf Club in 2016, […]

WO Chamber to hold 2019 Mayor’s Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend its annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for networking prior to the event. The breakfast will […]