WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WO receives $10,000 from Sustainable Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 7 that 36 New Jersey municipalities were selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, seven $10,000 grants and 25 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 15 New Jersey counties. West Orange received a $10,000 to support its Pollinator […]

NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

NJAW to grant $8.1K to West Orange

CAMDEN, NJ — As water utility providers across the nation celebrated Drinking Water Week from May 5 to 11, New Jersey American Water announced the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program awards. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups — including the West Orange […]

Open Space Commission organizes townwide tour

Open Space Commission organizes townwide tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Open Space Commission Chairman Joe McCartney, along with other commissioners, organized for Barbara Heskins Davis, from The Land Conservancy, and township engineer Lenny Lepore to present the details and status of the Open Space Inventory in a townwide tour on March 23. The tour’s goal was to help the […]

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

TC agrees to purchase Rock Spring before a developer can

TC OKs Rock Spring purchase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance on March 5 approving the purchase of the Rock Spring Country Club, allowing the township to move forward with buying the land from the Montclair Golf Course. An ordinance that would approve a $12 million bond to buy the 138-acre property will […]

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

Parisi details some town ideas for Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi held a community meeting at the Rock Spring Country Club on Feb. 27 to answer questions about an ordinance for the township to potentially purchase the property, which passed on first reading at the Feb. 19 West Orange Township Council meeting. Parisi described the financial impact the purchase […]

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

Council votes to buy Rock Spring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council at its Feb. 19 meeting voted in favor of the township purchasing the Rock Spring Golf Course, moving the town forward in the process of buying the course to preserve it as open space. The council voted on two resolutions and two ordinances on first reading. […]

Volunteers nurture trees for Earth Day

Township residents and officials return to the ‘Rock’ to care for saplings planted one year earlier

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

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

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 […]