Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed two new, neighboring businesses to town with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 at 474 Prospect Ave. in the rear of the Glen Rock Savings Bank building. The dual ceremony was the town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit; attendees at the ceremony maintained social distance […]

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced and held a public hearing on the 2020 municipal budget at its Aug. 11 meeting, with plans to vote on the document at its next meeting, on Sept. 8. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross, is $90,676,490. This year’s […]

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In light of the current social climate in regard to police practices in the country, the West Orange Police Department is looking to expand its access to resources, including knowledge, guidance and training, in an effort to better serve its community in the cases of non-criminal crises, according to an Aug. […]

WOTC passes three police-related ordinances

WOTC passes three police-related ordinances

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed three police-related ordinances at its meeting on July 14, all unanimously, putting into effect the demands that the West Orange Youth Caucus asked for in a petition at the Black Lives Matter protest on June 6. One ordinance, which was approved on second reading, bans […]

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a letter to West Orange Township Council President Michelle Casalino, according to a June 18 press release from the township, Mayor Robert Parisi urged all council colleagues to support his efforts toward enacting legislation on the following points: an ordinance banning tear gas, rubber bullets and requiring use of body […]

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Oct. 31 is still months away, but it’s fast approaching for the Census Bureau, and it’s the last day for residents to be counted in the 2020 census. The once-a-decade system for measuring the population has been thrown off a little bit this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Essex […]

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