Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

Abbott says 5th capt. will bring positive change to PD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is looking to reorganize to better serve the community. Specifically, the department will be adding a new police captain position — increasing from four to five. The issue, introduced at the Sept. 5 Township Council meeting, was met favorably and the council approved the issue on […]

16 years later, Essex still remembers

Community gathers at Eagle Rock to honor victims of 9/11, thank first responders

16 years later, Essex still remembers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange early on Monday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago in the terror attacks of 2001. While overlooking the New York City skyline, the Essex Remembers ceremony honored the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, 57 of […]

WO Council votes 4-1 to build skate park

Construction of skate park on Valley to cost approximately $169K, plus costs for fencing, cameras

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the construction of a skate park in Jenkins Park that could cost up to $190,131.33. The vote passed 4-1 with council President Joe Krakoviak being the only opposing vote at the July 11 council meeting. Additional costs for the skate park include cameras and fencing, […]

Township to create senior citizen survey

DeNova: Seniors survey will be tailored to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to ensure the township is providing the services necessary for older residents to age in place, West Orange will be putting out a senior survey to learn where the town is succeeding and where it needs improvement. At the June 13 Township Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 […]

$20,000 raised for Mary Jo Codey Scholarship Fund

$20,000 raised for Mary Jo Codey Scholarship Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund honored educator Mary Jo Codey at a reception held at the Montclair Country Club on June 15, raising $20,000 to implement an annual scholarship in her name. Attendees included Mary Jo Codey’s husband, Richard Codey, former N.J. governor and current state senator; West Orange Mayor Robert […]

Town, BOE and county work together for new traffic light

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After years of advocacy by residents, the West Orange Board of Education and township officials, a traffic signal will finally be erected at the busy intersection where Pleasant Valley Way meets Alisa and Lakeview drives. According to the agreement and resolution unanimously passed by the West Orange Township Council on May […]

Town unveils 6th jitney route

With expansion, jitney will now cover Pleasantdale, Redwood sections

Town unveils 6th jitney route

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange has finally unveiled its long-anticipated sixth jitney route, which covers the Pleasantdale and Redwood neighborhoods with four stops on the way to and from either the Orange station or the Brick Church station. The rout, which should be up and running sometime in August, will begin […]

West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

West Orange Township and school district recognized with NJCC awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township and West Orange School District were recognized for several environmental initiatives during the 14th annual New Jersey Clean Communities conference program, “Upstream to Essex County,” held May 24 through 26 at Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone’s Boathouse and Pleasantdale Chateau, all in West Orange. New Jersey Clean Communities is […]

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the $79,707,320.17 municipal budget for 2017 during its May 23 meeting with a vote of 4-1, with council President Joe Krakoviak being the sole vote against it. The budget — which is $1,312,293.82 more than last year’s — features a tax increase of 2 percent, […]

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