Mayoral candidates debate budget and redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi and Councilman Joe Krakoviak, the two West Orange mayoral candidates on the ballot Nov. 6, debated each other Oct. 14 at B’nai Shalom synagogue in an event hosted by the Pleasant Valley Civic Association and the synagogue. At the debate, the candidates fielded questions from the audience about […]

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Sept. 25 West Orange Township Council meeting several residents complained about the noise coming from the recently opened Aron’s Market on Eagle Rock Avenue, saying that delivery trucks and the lack of garbage collection are lowering their quality of life. The kosher grocery store opened in early September and […]

Vecchio accepts proclamation from town on behalf of WOFD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio is presented with a proclamation on Sept. 25 by the mayor and Township Council in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. West Orange Fire Department is hosting its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road.

Township, school district unite to fight bullying

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission is partnering with West Orange School District to sponsor an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October. Bullying is generally defined as “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods […]

Fried honored for dedication to WO’s students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi honors Alice Fried with a proclamation at the Sept. 25 Township Council meeting, recognizing Fried for 50 years of service as a trustee of the West Orange Scholarship Fund. Fried was also presented with a lifetime achievement award from the committee.

‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — United Presbyterian Church of West Orange will sponsor ‘Voices of Diversity, Uniting for Change’ to celebrate the ethnic, racial, social and religious diversity of West Orange and the country through music, dance, testimonials and food on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20 Old Indian Road in […]

Township Council approves redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved an ordinance at its Sept. 4 meeting that will allow the Essex Green and Executive Drive property owner to move forward with its redevelopment plan for Executive Drive. The measure was approved 4-1, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak voting against it. The ordinance allows Clarion Partners, who bought […]