WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on April 27 by planting two trees on the school playground — one dedicated to Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native who attended the school as a child and who died earlier this year, and one dedicated to Patricia Villarosa, a first-grade teacher who […]

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’

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

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 […]

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