McCartney to serve as West Orange’s next mayor

McCartney to serve as West Orange’s next mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The votes are in and West Orange voters overwhelmingly elected Council President Susan McCartney to serve as the town’s first female mayor. Additionally, as of press time, challengers Asmeret Ghebremicael and Susan Scarpa have won the race for the two open seats on the West Orange Township Council, and incumbent Jennifer […]

Environmentally-friendly artificial floating islands debut at Degnan Park

Environmentally-friendly artificial floating islands debut at Degnan Park

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The artificial floating islands project, first introduced by West Orange Township Council President Susan McCartney, is finally a reality at Vincent’s Pond at Degnan Park. An AFI is a man-made floating structure on which aquatic vegetation grows. The islands provide an affordable solution for improving water quality issues, preserving shorelines and […]

Essex County gives updates on four culvert replacement projects

Essex County gives updates on four culvert replacement projects

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. visited four culverts and bridges on Friday, Nov. 4, to announce that three of the projects were completed and one was underway. The tour included the Locust Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield, where construction was underway, and the Lakeside Avenue Bridge in West Orange, Marion […]

West Orange mayoral election features four candidates

West Orange mayoral election features four candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange residents have a big choice to make at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, choosing among four candidates for the next mayor. Current Mayor Robert Parisi is not running for reelection, leaving four challengers to vie for the spot; they are former Councilman Joe Krakoviak, Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, Council […]

Four challengers vie for just two open seats on the West Orange Township Council

Four challengers vie for just two open seats on the West Orange Township Council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s West Orange Township Council promises new blood on the town’s governing body, with four challengers running for two open seats. Council President Susan McCartney and Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown are not seeking reelection to the council, as they are both running for mayor. Therefore, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, West Orange […]

Italian Pride on display at West Orange Town Hall

Italian Pride on display at West Orange Town Hall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO President Frank Gonnella presided over a flag-raising ceremony of the steps of West Orange Town Hall on Oct. 6. Gonnella thanked West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi and members of the municipal government for their support. The brief ceremony celebrated Italian pride and culture within the […]

West Orange mayoral candidates debate the issues

West Orange mayoral candidates debate the issues

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Election season in West Orange began on Sept. 28, when the four candidates running for mayor participated in a debate at United Presbyterian Church. Hosted by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, United Asian Voices of West Orange and West Orange Hispanic Foundation, the debate was moderated by the League of […]

West Orange TC candidates discuss redevelopment at debate

West Orange TC candidates discuss redevelopment at debate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The four candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Township Council debated in a question-and-answer session on Sept. 28. Hosted at United Presbyterian Church, the debate was organized by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, United Asian Voices of West Orange and the West Orange Hispanic Foundation, […]

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District recognized Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 19-23, in an effort to educate young people about ways to maintain good mental health practices, encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people, and make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical […]

Council commends West Orange Police Athletic League 14U travel team

Council commends West Orange Police Athletic League 14U travel team

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The members of the West Orange Township Council welcomed the players and coaches of the West Orange Police Athletic League 14U travel team to council chambers on Sept. 20. The council presented the players with certificates in recognition of the team winning the USABL Metro Division Summer League Championship.  The team […]

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