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 […]

See historical houses in expanded holiday house tour

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther […]

West Orange cuts ribbon to ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

West Orange cuts ribbon to ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the small “pocket park” at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Main Street. The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO supported this community and park initiative with a grant to the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP, which managed the project. Scalora Landscape Services of […]

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

Friends of Edison begin work on ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Work began this October to create a small “pocket park” at Thomas Edison National Historical Park on Main Street. The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO supported this community and park initiative with a grant to the Friends of Thomas Edison NHP, which will manage the project. Scalora Landscape Services of South […]

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Thomas Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be joining national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with a fee free day on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Laboratory Complex at 211 Main St. will be open with regular programs beginning at 10 a.m. At 5 p.m. a very […]

Muckers’ ‘Ball’ returns for third year to support Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It’s time again to celebrate the Muckers who worked with Thomas Edison. Edison had thousands of great ideas, but one of his paramount achievements was the very process of invention itself. He built research laboratories in West Orange and they became his “invention factory.” At the heart of this humming structure […]

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

Rotary continues tradition of supporting local nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted a total of $12,500 to 17 nonprofit organizations benefiting West Orange and New Jersey at its annual Community Service Awards luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 24. All 17 organizations were deemed worthy by the Rotary’s awards committee after submitting letters describing their causes […]