Town, BOE and county work together for new traffic light

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After years of advocacy by residents, the West Orange Board of Education and township officials, a traffic signal will finally be erected at the busy intersection where Pleasant Valley Way meets Alisa and Lakeview drives. According to the agreement and resolution unanimously passed by the West Orange Township Council on May […]

High school student struck and killed on way home from prom

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 2 that 17-year-old Christopher Gibbs, a senior at Barringer High School in Newark, was struck by a tractor trailer crossing McCarter Highway near 4th Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 1. Gibbs was returning home […]

Sixth annual ‘Tribute for Nikhil’ brings tears and cheers

Sixth annual ‘Tribute for Nikhil’ brings tears and cheers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The sixth annual “Musical Celebration and Tribute for Nikhil” was held May 16 at Liberty Middle School, bringing together students, faculty and local musicians to celebrate the life of Nikhil Badlani and the work of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation. Nikhil, who died following a car crash in June 2011, would have […]

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

Clarke, Hilton, Saeed and Schnall vie for three open seats on South Orange’s governing body

Four run for 3 seats on Board of Trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange residents are not lacking qualified candidates to choose from in the 2017 Board of Trustees election, which sees two incumbents and two challengers running for three open seats. Incumbent running mates Walter Clarke and Stephen Schnall are both coming off successful first terms on the board, respectively distinguishing themselves […]

Resident, village go back and forth over pedestrian safety

Trustees: Crosswalk isn’t feasible at West End, Wyoming

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian safety has remained a hot-button issue in the two towns for a long time now, with the towns struggling to implement measures that keep pedestrians and drivers safe without breaking the bank. One Lenox Avenue resident spoke out at the March 13 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, criticizing the […]

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

PSAB members stress importance of working with county

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department made 41 stops and issued 29 summonses to drivers who did not brake for a pedestrian decoy in the crosswalk in front of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, according to an officer at the March 9 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting. Officer Scott Smarsh of […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Pedestrian safety detail conducted in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety detail on Thursday, Feb. 16, in front of the Edison Museum on Main Street. During the two-hour detail, 29 summonses were issued for failure to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Almost half of the violators were township residents. “We would like […]

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