West Orange announces Main Street roadway improvements, traffic pattern changes

West Orange announces Main Street roadway improvements, traffic pattern changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange and the Downtown West Orange Alliance have announced the start of a Main Street Improvement Plan roadway and traffic pattern improvement project as part of the Complete Streets Initiative. The Complete Streets Initiative is a pedestrian safety plan developed by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, […]

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The U.S. National Park Service encourages everyone to “#findyourpark.” And U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. did exactly that! He found his local national historical park on Wednesday, July 7, while meeting with the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park at the Thomas Edison NHP, located at 211 Main St. in […]

Thomas Edison NHP to reopen with limited occupancy

Thomas Edison NHP to reopen with limited occupancy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning Friday, July 2, Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange will reopen some visitor facilities with limited occupancy and one-way visitor traffic flow at the Laboratory Complex and Glenmont Estate. These facilities will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park admission is charged […]

Stevens students to work with WOEC

Stevens students to work with WOEC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the February West Orange Environmental Commission meeting, held via Zoom, Councilwoman Susan McCartney explained how thrilled she is to have been asked to mentor a team of students in the Environmental Engineering Sustainability Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, by environmental engineering professor Dibyendu “Dibs” Sarkar. According to Sarkar, […]

Edison NHP increases access to Glenmont grounds

Edison NHP increases access to Glenmont grounds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has increased access at the park. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

Thomas Edison NHP increases access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park has increased access at the park. The National Park Service is working servicewide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

Thomas Edison NHP modifies operations to implement latest health guidance

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. The park is now closed until further notice. While the park is closed, visitors can still enjoy […]

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In preparation for Earth Hour, the West Orange Environmental Commission will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Earth Hour is an annual event from the World Wildlife Federation in which communities around the […]

Edison Book Club to discuss the inventor and deafness

Edison Book Club to discuss the inventor and deafness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m., Mara Mills, associate professor of media, culture and communications at New York University, will present a program on deafness and Edison’s development of early 20th-century hearing aid technology at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Mills, who has researched […]

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