Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 at its June 12 meeting with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak casting the only opposing vote. Under this budget, taxes will be raised by 2 percent, an increase of $5 per month for the average West Orange […]

WOHS juniors design bus shelter powered by solar energy

NJ Transit looks at sustainable tech designed at WOHS

WOHS juniors design bus shelter powered by solar energy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Transit facilities planners got a sneak peek of a West Orange High School engineering project June 13, when juniors Mya Bembry and Bryce Nelms showed off the prototype of a solar-powered bus shelter they have been working on in their engineering and design solutions class. The project was developed […]

Green Hill raises the rainbow flag

Green Hill raises the rainbow flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill, in collaboration with Garden State Equality, raised the rainbow flag on June 9, pledging its commitment to LGBT elders of New Jersey at the first LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo in New Jersey at Green Hill in West Orange. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care Expo and flag […]

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

Annual Street Fair draws large crowds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents flocked downtown Saturday, June 2, for the annual Street Fair, which featured a classic car and motorcycle show, booths manned by local businesses and food vendors, hosted for a fourth year by the Downtown West Orange Alliance. Held on Main Street between Babcock Place and Charles Street, the street fair […]

OPINION: Further scrutiny of our town’s budget, bonding

OPINION: Further scrutiny of our town’s budget, bonding

Point of View, By Joe Krakoviak WEST ORANGE, NJ — Curious about the proposed 2018 municipal budget, its 2-percent tax increase and the proposed $9.2 million bond ordinance that includes a $110,000 “ice bumper car facility”? After the administration’s presentation at the May 22 council meeting, and the subsequent West Orange Chronicle article, it would […]

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

Panciello honored for his service, decades of dedication

On Memorial Day, WO thanks servicepersons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall on May 28 to celebrate Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The most decorated town in the state, West Orange played host to current military personnel and veterans, as well as West Orange High School’s […]

Gross discusses 2018 municipal budget

Gross discusses 2018 municipal budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Chief Financial Officer John Gross presented the proposed 2018 municipal budget at the May 22 West Orange Township Council meeting, giving council members and residents a better understanding of how much money the township will be spending during the coming year. The total budget is $83,225,484. Of that total, $52,061,359.66 will […]