Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

All three incumbents were chosen Election Day to keep their seats on the WO Township Council

Guarino, Krakoviak, Casalino re-elected

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Though there was only a 7.5-point spread between all six candidates for the West Orange Township Council, the incumbents were able to pull ahead and be re-elected. Incumbents Jerry Guarino, Joe Krakoviak and Michelle Casalino beat out challengers Susan Scarpa, Akil Khalfani and Monica Perkowski. Results remain unofficial until verified by […]

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

Incumbents Mordecai and Robertson retain BOE seats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — We saw a heated West Orange Board of Education race this election season with six candidates running for just two open seats. But, at the end of Election Day, the incumbents had regained their seats. Incumbents Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson beat out challengers Steve Christiano, Sharon Sherman, Tanya Atterberry and […]

EDITORIAL: Shame on Guarino and his campaign

EDITORIAL: Shame on Guarino and his campaign

Right is right and wrong is wrong. We expect our elected officials to show some modicum of ethical and moral behavior and we are disheartened when they do the opposite. For this reason, we are incredibly disappointed in Councilman Jerry Guarino’s decision to misuse and edit one of our editorials. In the Nov. 3 West […]

Six try for just 2 open seats on Board of Ed

BOE candidates debate the issues — such as taxes and teacher morale — at Oct. 27 forum at Liberty

Six try for just 2 open seats on Board of Ed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2016 Board of Education election features six candidates running for two open seats in a year when taxes remain high, teacher morale is cited as being low and communication between the board and its stakeholders continues to frustrate. Incumbents Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson and challengers Steven Christiano, Tanya Atterberry, […]

Six grapple for three open seats on Township Council

TC candidates debate commercial vs. residential growth

Six grapple for three open seats on Township Council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s Township Council election sees six candidates vying for three open seats and comes at a pivotal time for West Orange, with taxes remaining relatively high, redevelopment continuing to shape the future of the community and senior citizen needs coming to the forefront of public consciousness, and those running believe […]

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

The 6 candidates running for 3 seats on the Town Council debate the issues at Oct. 19 forum

TC candidates tackle taxes, development

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Township Council each spoke about the importance of attracting businesses to West Orange during the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association’s Oct. 19 forum at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, though each had different ideas about doing so. Incumbents Jerry Guarino and […]

Announcements for West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following are several announcements regarding upcoming special days and programs in West Orange: Visit www.westorange.org for the 2016 leaf collection schedule or call 973-325-4067 for more information. Municipal clerk office hours office hours will be extended on Oct. 18 until 8 p.m. for late-night voter registration. Mayor Parisi will hold […]

WO Township Council candidates forum on Oct. 19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Pleasant Valley Civic Association will host a West Orange Township Council candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. For more information, contact Roz Moskovitz Bielski at 973-650-0749 or Jill Tekel at 973-953-5909.

Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]