Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 14 the 31 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 14 New Jersey counties. Verona won a $10,000 grant and West Orange won a $2,000 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., West Orange Public Library will host a lecture about Thomas Edison, who invented — among many other items — Christmas lights in the 1880s. Lecturer Mike Brick will go into detail about how Christmas lights came into being and about the first-ever Christmas lights, […]

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on April 27 by planting two trees on the school playground — one dedicated to Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native who attended the school as a child and who died earlier this year, and one dedicated to Patricia Villarosa, a first-grade teacher who […]

Keeping ‘West Orange Clean’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The cold weather is finally behind us and residents from all over West Orange are ready to leave that cabin fever behind, get outside and spend an hour — or more — to ensure the place they call home continues to shine! As part of an ongoing community initiative appropriately named […]

Students light up annual Earth Hour event at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just as the concept for the annual worldwide Earth Hour event has evolved, so too has the West Orange Environmental Commission’s annual event at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, held on March 14 and featuring a wide range of environmental initiatives. WOEC Chairman Mike Brick served as emcee for the event […]

Residents, officials: We must save trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Town forester John Linson’s contract was renewed for the 2018 calendar year with a vote of 4-1 at the Jan. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote. At the meeting residents and council members expressed concerns about both the town’s tree ordinance and […]

Liter of Light returns to WO at end of national tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students became engineers Monday, Dec. 11, when they gathered to build circuits with Liter of Light, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring affordable and sustainable solar light to people without access to electricity. A crowd of students, teachers and town officials came together to make the […]