West Orange launches municipal ID program

West Orange launches municipal ID program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township residents can apply for the new West Orange identification card starting June 1. The identification card program is open to all residents, including people who do not have a government ID. The township clerk’s office, which is handling the IDs, will be processing requests from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

WOCC honors top community members

West Orange educator, police officers, firefighters and business of the year named at annual dinner

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

Town is looking to renovate three of its five firehouses

Town is looking to renovate three of its five firehouses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its April 24 meeting, the West Orange Township Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Herbst-Musciano Architects and Planners to evaluate three of the five West Orange Fire Department firehouses to determine what renovations are needed and provide a cost estimate for them. Firehouses 3 and 4 will be renovated and […]

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

In celebration of Arbor Day, township officials join elementary school in planting memorial trees

Washington remembers Byrne, Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day on April 27 by planting two trees on the school playground — one dedicated to Gov. Brendan Byrne, a West Orange native who attended the school as a child and who died earlier this year, and one dedicated to Patricia Villarosa, a first-grade teacher who […]

Volunteers nurture trees for Earth Day

Township residents and officials return to the ‘Rock’ to care for saplings planted one year earlier

Volunteers nurture trees for Earth Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents ventured to Mount Pleasant Avenue on Sunday, April 22, to check on the status of trees planted last year at the “Rock,” open land that is maintained by the township and residents. To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Open Space and Recreation Commission invited anyone with gardening tools to […]

Holocaust assembly at RMS features story of Anne Frank

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Holocaust assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on April 18 featured a special performance highlighting the life and death of Anne Frank. Presented by the award-winning educational acting company “Living Voices,” “Through the Eyes of a Friend” provided a young teen’s vantage point of the Nazi occupation of Holland and […]

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

Residents voice concerns about senior survey results

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several senior citizens expressed concern at the April 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, after seeing the results from the Montclair State University senior survey at the March 27 meeting. The survey, paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled by the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and […]

WO may see taxes increase by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced the 2018 municipal budget at its April 10 meeting, proposing a total budget of $83,209,749 for the year. Nearly 64 percent of the operating budget will come from property taxes; the town will collect $52,982,824.98 in taxes — a nearly 2-percent increase, according to business […]

MSU presents senior survey results to town

Seniors identify communication as a problem in township

MSU presents senior survey results to town

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior survey closed at the end of October, and the results were finally revealed at the March 27 Township Council meeting by the town’s health department and representatives from the researchers at Montclair State University. The survey, which was paid for by a grant, was conducted and compiled […]