Mayoral candidates debate budget and redevelopment

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 […]

Vecchio accepts proclamation from town on behalf of WOFD

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.

Fried honored for dedication to WO’s students

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.

West Orange mayoral candidates’ forum on Oct. 14

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Pleasant Valley Civic Association and B’nai Shalom will host a West Orange mayoral candidates’ forum featuring the two men running for the position — Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilman Joe Krakoviak — on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at B’nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West […]

Community celebrates diversity through church event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Highlighting the many cultures that make up their community and championing a kinder and more welcoming society, the United Presbyterian Church of West Orange hosted “Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change” on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event featured musical performances, a slide show presentation detailing specific eras of American history such […]

STOP for Nikhil raises nearly $50K so far

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at West Orange High School’s Suriano Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, for the eighth annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk put on by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in 2011, when […]

‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will sponsor ‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’ to celebrate the ethnic, racial, social and religious diversity of West Orange and the country through music, dance, testimonials and food on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road in […]

Clarion will not seek PILOT for project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi announced that the owners of the Essex Green shopping center would not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes in a press release on Aug. 29, after the property was designated as an “area in need of redevelopment” by the West Orange Township Council on Jan. 9. […]

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