Volunteers nurture trees for Earth Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents ventured to Mount Pleasant Avenue on Sunday, April 22, to check on the status of trees planted last year at the “Rock,” open land that is maintained by the township and residents. To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Open Space and Recreation Commission invited anyone with gardening tools to […]

Krakoviak passes the gavel to McCartney

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Susan McCartney was unanimously elected president of the West Orange Township Council for the 2018 calendar year at the Dec. 5 meeting at which current Council President Joe Krakoviak passed the gavel to her. McCartney has served on the council since 2002, and last served as president in 2013. “Though […]

Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood recently celebrated the completion of its table tennis courts upgrades. According to Andrew Haines, who represents Maplewood Platform Tennis, the maintenance was necessary because the courts get a lot of ply and had many problems with screens, structure and courts. The Township Committee budgeted $35,000 for the project, which was completed […]

NJ Clean Communities Council recognizes McCartney

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joe McCartney has received the Open Space Award from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council for his work as the chairman of the West Orange Open Space Commission. McCartney was nominated for the award by Nick Salese, the township’s assistant DPW director, for leading the community’s design and plan development for […]

West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township and West Orange School District were recognized for several environmental initiatives during the 14th annual New Jersey Clean Communities conference program, “Upstream to Essex County,” held May 24 through 26 at Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone’s Boathouse and Pleasantdale Chateau, all in West Orange. New Jersey Clean Communities is […]

County to modernize Codey Arena’s Rink 1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced May 2 that a $2.8 million project to modernize Rink 1 in Codey Arena is under way. The new refrigeration system will enable the arena to operate more efficiently and will provide a better ice skating surface. This is the first major renovation of […]

2017 Earth Day event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer with the West Orange Open Space and Recreation Commission and the West Orange Environmental Commission to help create “The Gardens @ The Rock” by planting 500 tree seedlings from the NJ […]

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission hosted its annual gathering to commemorate Earth Hour on March 23 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Visitor Center. Earth Hour is an initiative by the World Wide Fund for Nature that encourages people to turn off their lights for climate-change awareness. Days before a […]

Prairie dog exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo receives facelift

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The county recently announced that the renovations to the prairie dog exhibit at the Turtle Back Zoo are complete and that the interactive attraction is reopened to the public. The renovations were made to enhance visitors’ viewing perspective. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience our visitors have […]

Town to purchase 33 Beverly Road for $1 as open space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed a resolution March 8 approving a deed transfer of a small, undeveloped tract of land from the estate of the property’s deceased owner to the township. Voting 4-1 in favor of the resolution at its March 8 meeting, the council allowed Tobie, Peter and David […]