Township Council splits vote to approve towing licenses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution during its May 24 meeting that awards three-year town licenses to two of the three towing companies that applied for them; the third company made no secret of its objection to the reason and process by which its license application was denied. The […]

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School cheerleading team was recognized at the May 3 Township Council meeting for its 2016 season, during which it performed at every football game and basketball and wrestling match on top of earning seven first-place finishes in numerous competitions. These wins included a first-place finish in the […]

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on second and final reading during its April 19 meeting: one increasing the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in town to 21, and one requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 votes, […]

Keeping children drug-free

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township Council President Victor Cirilo presents Jaclyn Tyson of ADAPT — the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team — with a proclamation for Family Meal Week, which encourages families to have meals together to talk about drug and alcohol abuse, during the council meeting on April 19.

Town eschews lowest-bidding grant writer for better fit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a one-year contract with a grant-writing firm at its April 5 meeting despite the fact that the company in question was not actually the lowest bidder to respond to the township’s Request For Proposal. The council voted 3-1-1 in favor of awarding Millennium Strategies LLC […]

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

Librarians picket council meeting, demand more funding

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Library employees and supporters took to the streets in objection to the Township Council’s decision not to provide additional funding for the library in this year’s municipal budget, holding an “informational picket” outside Town Hall during the council’s April 5 meeting. Led by staff representative Rene Garzon of […]

Township Council planning to raise smoking age to 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on first reading during its March 22 meeting to increase the age of customers to whom vendors can sell tobacco products in town to 21, and requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 […]

West Orange Township Council proclaims January Board of Education Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council presented a resolution to the members of the Board of Education proclaiming the month of January as School Board Recognition Month at the Feb. 9 council meeting. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky, BOE President Laura Lab, Vice President Mark Robertson and board members Irv Schwarzbaum and […]

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