WEST ORANGE, NJ - Things are getting 'back to business' this week in West Orange, with a Board of Ed meeting, a Town Council meeting, and some fun surprises along the way.

Monday, August 19

Road Closures

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New Jersey American Water Company will be continuing water line maintenance in the Gregory section.  Look for road closures on:

Harvard Terrace, entire length
Oxford Terrace, entire length
Orange Heights Avenue between Gregory Avenue and Yale Terrace

Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education meeting will be be held at Liberty Middle School beginning at 8:00 pm.  The preliminary agenda  contains primarily matters of personnel which are slated for board approval.  Of note: Alex Rosenwald, the K-12 Science Supervisor, has resigned, effective 10/13 or sooner; under appointments awaiting approval, Kevin Alvine has been named the Supervisor of Physical Education and Health K-12 (Ronald Bligh remains Athletic Director at WOHS); and Dan Lederer has been named as the new WOHS Boys Lacrosse Coach.

Contract approvals for Dr. Donna Rando and Board Secretary Mark Kenney are on the agenda, along with an IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) grant application and a "resolution to authorize the use of competetive contracting for the solicitation of proposals for an energy services company." The search for a new Superintendent moves forward with an "Executive Search for Superintendent of Schools Agreement between New Jersey School Boards Association and the West Orange Board of Education."

Tuesday, August 2

Mock Shooter Drill

The Mock Shooter Drill will take place at Liberty Middle School from 6:00-2:00 pm.  The event will be filmed and covered by local press.  This is not open to the public.  Be advised of potential road issues on Mt. Pleasant Avenue by Liberty Middle School during this time.

Town Council Meeting

The Town Council is back in session with a meeting that begins at with a Presentation featuring the  W.O. P.D. Community Service Unit-National Night Out Message.  The Conference Agenda is here.

At 7:00 the Public meeting will commence.  Items of note include approval of a five year contract with Suburban Disposal, Inc., for Refuse and Recycling Collection; and a "Resolution to Agree to Join Other Local Units of Government to File an Application to Establish a Joint Health Insurance Fund." 

Ordinances on Second and Final Reading include reappropriation of funds originally slated for a concession stand at WOHS to the purchase of 3-4 new Jitney buses; approval to move forward with the Energy Aggregation plan; and an Amendment to the Harvard Press Revelopment Plan.

An ordinance on First Reading "Amending Chapter 5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of West Orange, and Creating Subchapter 33, Entitled "Licensing for Shop Local Rewards Program" is also up for review. The Agenda for the Public Meeting is here.

Wednesday, August 21

There will be a Downtown West Orange Alliance meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room at Town Hall.

Stars Under the Stars, Special Comedy Night at Egan's on Harrison Avenue with Garden State Comedy.  8:30 pm start.  Event is free.

Thursday, August 22

The Third Annual Indian Flag Raising will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm in Town Council chambers.

Mayor Parisi will hold Open Office Hours from 6:30-8:30 pm.

New Jersey Arts Incubator presents "101 Dalmations" starring Glenn Close at the Oscar Schindler Performing Arts Center.  Family Movie night begins at 8:00 pm and the event is free.  Bring your blankets and chairs.

Friday, August 22

The Ropes Course Reopens at South Mountain Recreation Complex.

The Farmer's Market will be held from 12:00-6:00 pm in the Quigley Parking Lot at the Intersection of Main Street and Harrison Avenue.

Did we miss something?  Let us know at ccumming@thealternativepress.com.