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 […]

Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

Freeholders approve resolution reducing the speed limit on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During its Wednesday, Dec. 19, meeting at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School and Kelly Elementary School. This resolution coincides […]

Valley revitalization under way with new Central Avenue development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 100-unit apartment building is beginning to take shape in the Valley Arts district of West Orange, according to a Dec. 10 press release from the West Orange Office of Public Information. The four-story building — with one-level surface parking underneath — should be completed by early 2020. The $29 million […]

Town talks senior housing above library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]

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