Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

Low levels of legionella found at Redwood Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As cases of Legionnaires’ disease continue to crop up in New York and New Jersey, many public entities have been testing their buildings for legionella bacteria, which can cause the disease. In August, West Orange School District had Redwood Elementary School, where it found very low levels of legionella bacteria in […]

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WO remediating 6 locations where legionella was found

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three weeks after West Orange officials announced they had found elevated levels of legionella bacteria in the water sources at Town Hall, test results of the township’s other municipal buildings revealed six other locations also have elevated levels of the bacteria. According to an Aug. 15 press release, internal plumbing was […]

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several senior citizens expressed concern at the April 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, after seeing the results from the Montclair State University senior survey at the March 27 meeting. The survey, paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and […]

MSU presents senior survey results to town

Seniors identify communication as a problem in township

MSU presents senior survey results to town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior survey closed at the end of October, and the results were finally revealed at the March 27 Township Council meeting by the town’s health department and representatives from the researchers at Montclair State University. The survey, which was paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled […]

Free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will host two free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats in January. The first will be Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Department, 25 Lakeside Ave. in West Orange, and the second will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. […]

Brown bag event for seniors goes off without a hitch

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Health Department and West Orange Police Department sponsored a brown bag event for senior citizens, presented by ADAPT, the Essex Prevention Coalition, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the John P. Renna Jr. House. Seniors were invited to receive prescription medication education and turn in unwanted drugs. Photos Courtesy […]

School district collects food for needy families

School district collects food for needy families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed to needy families. The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers — in an initiative spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy — box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and […]

Medication education, turn-in event in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Health Department and West Orange Police Department are sponsoring a brown bag event for senior citizens, presented by ADAPT, the Essex Prevention Coalition. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the John P. Renna Jr. House Community Room, 10 Gaston St. in West Orange, seniors […]

Just 1 week left to take WO senior survey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The last day for senior citizens to complete the West Orange senior survey is Tuesday, Oct. 31, when the results of the survey will be sent to Montclair State University to be analyzed by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services. The survey is designed to learn […]