Towns unite to find solution for NJ Transit

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly a month after South Orange and Maplewood sent a joint letter and the results of a survey about NJ Transit to Gov. Phil Murphy asking for improvements to the rail organization, Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca and South Orange President Sheena Collum were joined by 16 mayors, including West Orange Mayor […]

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the front steps of Town Hall to celebrate Indian Independence Day, raising India’s flag in a ceremony organized by 14–year-old Riya Goel on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event brought members of West Orange’s Indian community together, something Goel said she hadn’t often seen. “I didn’t think the Indian […]

WO breaks ground on Central Ave. apartment complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Valley Arts district of West Orange and Orange has been going through a resurgence in recent years, continuing Wednesday Aug. 8, with the groundbreaking of the Valley Residential project on Central Avenue. The empty lot will soon be turned into residential development, built by New Jersey Housing, Mortgage Finance Agency […]

Community gathers to celebrate Jamaican independence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A crowd of people dressed in green, black and gold gathered in front of West Orange Town Hall on Aug. 7 to celebrate the 56th Jamaican Independence Day with a flag-raising ceremony. The event began with the Jamaican National Pledge and featured addresses from Mayor Robert Parisi, leaders of local Jamaican […]

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

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

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 […]

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