TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

With 3-2 vote, Council approves 2019 municipal budget of $85.7 million

TC passes 8.5-percent tax hike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2019 municipal budget of $85,780,920.31 at its July 16 meeting, approving a tax increase of 8.5 percent, the highest increase in the last 10 years. The budget passed with a vote of 3-2, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak and Councilwoman Susan McCartney casting the opposing […]

Should riders pay for WO jitney?

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a $328,680 contract between the township and Mobility Coach, which will provide drivers for the town’s jitneys for the next year, at its June 25 meeting. While the resolution was approved unanimously, council members discussed possibly charging for the currently free service in the future […]

Council approves DWOA budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s 2019 budget at its Jan. 22 meeting after a presentation from Executive Director Megan Brill. The budget passed with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the only opposing vote. The DWOA’s total budget for the year is $238,000, […]

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be casting their votes for one of two mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 6: incumbent Robert Parisi or challenger Joe Krakoviak. Parisi is running for this third term as mayor, and Krakoviak has served on the Township Council since 2010. Both candidates discussed what they would do to move […]

Grace period for WO taxes extended

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third-quarter tax bills for West Orange were mailed out July 30 and are now available online for payment. Due to the delay in sending out the bills, the grace period for the third-quarter payment has been extended to Tuesday, Aug. 28. Payments must be received in the tax office no […]

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to rebuild and expand the athletic bubble at West Orange High School after a snowstorm caused it to collapse, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and the West Orange Board of Education announced at the July 16 BOE meeting. The bubble is a covering that allows the fields […]

Township locks in for 5-year garbage-collection contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved a resolution awarding the township’s refuse and recycling contract to Suburban Disposal for a five-year period at its July 17 meeting, at the cost of $2,867,554 per year. The resolution passed 3-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. Council President Susan McCartney recused herself […]