Matute-Brown visits Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, right, visited and toured Daughters of Israel on Jan. 24. Pictured with Matute-Brown is Susan Grosser, executive director of Daughters of Israel.

Council approves DWOA budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s 2019 budget at its Jan. 22 meeting after a presentation from Executive Director Megan Brill. The budget passed with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the only opposing vote. The DWOA’s total budget for the year is $238,000, […]

King’s resounding legacy in WO

HRC honors community members who emulate King and his teachings

King’s resounding legacy in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Liberty Middle School Auditorium was filled with West Orange residents celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, as the Human Relations Commission awarded the Honoring our Community Award to former Councilman Victor Cirilo and the Love of Service Award to L’Mani Viney, Erica Oliver, Willa Edgerton-Chisler and Royce […]

Mayor sworn in for third term

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council opened the new year by swearing in a new councilwoman, council president and Mayor Robert Parisi for his third term in office at its meeting Jan. 8. Newly elected Cindy Matute-Brown took the oath of office and Councilwoman Susan McCartney was sworn in for her fifth […]

Our Green West Orange holds walk and talk in Essex Green

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 13, Our Green West Orange members hosted an Essex Green Walk and Talk, led by Kevin Malanga and Gary Van Wyck, to show West Orange residents what OGWO finds to be deficiencies in Clarion Partners proposed plans for Essex Green Shopping Center, which is currently being considered at public […]

Freeholders approve resolution reducing the speed limit on PVW

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During its Wednesday, Dec. 19, meeting at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School and Kelly Elementary School. This resolution coincides […]

Council bids farewell to Cirilo after 8 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Victor Cirilo’s eight years on the West Orange Township Council came to an end at the Dec. 11 meeting. Cirilo, who lost his bid for re-election in November, served two terms, first taking office in July 2010. In January, Councilwoman-elect Cindy Matute-Brown will take over the seat he vacates. “Victor […]

Town talks senior housing above library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]

Holiday season kicks off in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The holiday season in West Orange kicked off Friday, Nov. 30, and continued throughout the weekend with the help of the township, school district and community members. Toys were donated for Mayor Robert Parisi’s annual toy drive, and will be wrapped and delivered to needy families, thanks to the Mayor’s Sunshine […]