West Orange honors veterans

West Orange honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at War Memorial Park in front of Town Hall on Nov. 11 for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, honoring locals who have served in the military. Hosted by resident and Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brennan, the ceremony also featured the members of the West Orange High School Junior […]

TC explores option to buy 12-acre property

TC explores option to buy 12-acre property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council took an informal vote at its Oct. 7 meeting to ask the township administration to look into purchasing 12 acres of open space on Mt. Pleasant Avenue, moving forward the process to potentially own the land. The vote, which passed 4-1, allows Mayor Robert Parisi and […]

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the Hispanic community. This year’s honorees included Josephine C. Garcia of Newark, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars of Montclair, the Naomy […]

Council considers purchasing 12-acre wooded property

Council considers purchasing 12-acre wooded property

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council discussed purchasing the wooded property known as the Mt. Pleasant Forest at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, after many area residents asked council members to preserve the undeveloped land. This took place after the Open Space Commission voted to recommend the township purchase the land. […]

Experts discuss medical marijuana on WO panel

Experts discuss medical marijuana on WO panel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown hosted a forum about medical marijuana at West Orange High School on Sept. 25, providing the public an opportunity to hear from panelists about the updated state medical marijuana laws and how they will affect zoning laws in West Orange. On the panel was Mark Moon, an attorney […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

West Orange passes resolution similar to Maplewood’s, and South Orange trustees hear from deputy parks director on expansion

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The ongoing conflict between county residents and the administration of Essex County regarding a proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo continued at two local council meetings last week. At the Sept. 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, a resolution was passed asking the county not to develop […]

West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Andy Lewis, the senior director of North Operations for American Water Supply, recently presented a check at a Township Council meeting to Councilwoman Susan McCartney and the West Orange Assistant Director of Public Works Nick Salese Jr., who is also the town’s recycling coordinator. The check was for $8,100 and will […]

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