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 […]

West Orange struggles to save ash trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of local ash trees are under threat of ash yellows disease and emerald ash borers, prompting West Orange and the West Orange Environmental Commission to investigate ways to save as many of the town’s trees as possible. According to town forester John Linson, the outbreak of diseased trees is currently […]

Del Guercio receives N.J. Clean Communities Education Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School technology and engineering supervisor Ryan Del Guercio received a New Jersey Clean Communities Education Award at the 14th annual NJCC Awards Dinner at Pleasantdale Chateau on May 25. Del Guercio received the award for his innovative “Liter of Light” curriculum that teaches students about solar power, light-emitting […]