Casalino is sworn in as council president

Casalino is sworn in as council president

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michelle Casalino was officially sworn in as new council president by N.J. State Assemblyman John McKeon, with her husband, Tony Casalino, holding the Bible, at the Township Council’s Jan. 7 meeting. Casalino takes the helm from Jerry Guarino, who passed her the ceremonial gavel at the meeting. After being sworn in, […]

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

West Orange celebrate Hanukkah

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Council President-elect Michelle Casalino welcomed Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange to Town Hall to lead the township’s Hanukkah menorah-lighting ceremony on Dec. 23, the second night of the holiday. Kasowitz’s holiday message called for unity and joy in celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah.

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a long-term tax exemption, also known as a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, for the developers of the Executive Drive property near the geographic center of town at its Dec. 18 meeting. The move begins a plan to relocate the West Orange Public Library and […]

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

Police unions urge council not to approve contracts at Nov. 12 meeting

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two union contracts at its Nov. 12 meeting: an agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees New Jersey Council 63, Local 3476, the union representing members of the Department of Public Works, and an agreement with the West Orange Fire Department […]

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 12 schools competed in the Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s fundraising competition in the lead-up to the STOP for Nikhil 5K in September, and the winner was crowned at Gregory Elementary School’s PTA meeting on Nov. 13. With $3,680 raised for the NBF, Gregory families and staff won a $2,000 grant […]

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 […]

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