West Orange celebrates spring with downtown street fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The downtown West Orange street fair returns to West Orange for its 13th year on Saturday, June 3. The street fair will feature more than 100 vendors, including a classic car show, beer and wine garden, food court, street-performer robots, a parachute ride, the Red Bulls soccer team and more. The […]

Tourism to Thomas Edison NHP creates $3.4 million in economic benefit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new National Park Service report shows that 57.7 thousand visitors to Thomas Edison National Historical Park in 2016 spent $3.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 44 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4.7 million. “Thomas Edison NHP […]

New report shows visitor spending supports 2,368 jobs in New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA — A new National Park Service report shows that nearly five million visitors to national parks in New Jersey spent $160,500,000 in the state in 2016. That spending resulted in 2,368 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $221,900,000. “The national parks of the Garden State attract visitors from across […]

West Orange Street Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mark your calendar for the West Orange Street Fair on Saturday, June 3. The West Orange Street Fair is an open and free celebration for all ages, in association with the Thomas Edison National Historic Park and Thomas Edison Day. Click here to become a vendor or sponsor.

Thomas Edison NHP draws more than 57,000 visits in 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the National Park Service embarks on its second century of service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park is celebrating the significant accomplishments of its centennial celebration and engagement with the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque initiative. Thomas Edison National Historical Park recorded 57,694 visits in 2016, its best visitation […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Celebrate WO Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission will sponsor the West Orange Earth Hour on Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. This event, held at the Thomas Edison Museum at 221 Main St. in West Orange, is in celebration of the global Earth Hour on March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. […]

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 […]

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WOHS students teach others to build solar circuits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in Katie Gardner’s engineering and design solutions class had the opportunity to show off their skills on Feb. 27 as they instructed administrators, Board of Education members and community members how to construct solar circuits. In 2016 students first constructed the circuitry as part of the […]

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 […]