Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

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 […]

Maplewood celebrates Pride

Town installs New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks in show of LGBT solidarity

Maplewood celebrates Pride

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cheers echoed across Valley Street in Maplewood on Thursday, June 7, not from a Little League baseball game at Memorial Park, but from the lawn of Town Hall as Maplewood Township unveiled New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks at the intersection of Valley Street and Oakview Avenue, adjacent to Maplewood Town Hall […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

TC blames county for delay on pedestrian safety project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee alleged at their June 6 meeting that Essex County has not upheld its promise of a joint-project with the town to redesign the intersections where Baker Street and Tuscan Road meet Valley Street, a county road. Committeewoman Nancy Adams expressed to Jeanette Paige-Hawkins, the county’s liaison to Maplewood, […]

Traffic calming conference in South Orange

Traffic calming conference in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Neighborhoods Association, in conjunction with South Orange Seniors, will hold a free conference at Seton Hall University on Saturday, June 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This conference, “Beyond Speed Bumps! Alternatives for Traffic Calming,” will feature four N.J. speakers who will explore out-of-the-box ideas concerning traffic calming […]

Community mourns death of beloved teacher

Community mourns death of beloved teacher

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is mourning the loss of Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa, who died March 9 from injuries she sustained after being struck by a car Feb. 26 on Pleasant Valley Way while on her way to a board of education meeting. Both a teacher and […]

Funeral arrangements for Patricia Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa, who was struck by a car while crossing Pleasant Valley Way on Feb. 26 on her way to a Board of Education meeting, died March 9. A funeral Mass for Villarosa, 64, nee Cerreto, of West Orange, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on […]

Washington teacher Patricia Villarosa dies following accident

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School first-grade teacher Patricia Villarosa died March 9 at University Hospital after being struck by a car on Pleasant Valley Way on Feb. 26. Villarosa had been on her way to the Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky released the following statement to faculty and staff: “We are […]

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