West Orange awarded accreditation with age-friendly certification

West Orange awarded accreditation with age-friendly certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange recently received formal acceptance into the AARP and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. West Orange is only the 13th New Jersey town to receive this prestigious honor and becomes the 466th member nationwide to be awarded age-friendly certification. The vast […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

Parisi discusses COVID-19

Parisi discusses COVID-19

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi released the following statement on March 2 about COVID-19, the so-called Wuhan virus: “The West Orange Health Department has been receiving information and updates since January from the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control about COVID-19 as it relates to China […]

Free rabies vaccines for dogs and cats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township will hold two free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats in 2019. The first will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Department, 25 Lakeside Ave. in West Orange, and the second will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Sept. 25 West Orange Township Council meeting several residents complained about the noise coming from the recently opened Aron’s Market on Eagle Rock Avenue, saying that delivery trucks and the lack of garbage collection are lowering their quality of life. The kosher grocery store opened in early September and […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

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

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 […]

1 2 3