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West Orange Board of Education Race Too Close to Call

November 6, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A tightly contested race for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education resulted in a near three-way tie with a race too close to call.

With 95 percent of districts reporting, less than 100 votes separated all three candidates, according to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office.

Cheryl Merklinger had a scant ...

Robert Parisi Wins Re-election as West Orange Mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office Tuesday night, Robert Parisi has been re-elected for a third term as Mayor of West Orange.

 

The unofficial results determined that Parisi received 9,919 votes, which represents 66.10% of the vote. Challenger Joe Krakoviak tallied a total of 5,087 votes, or ...

Meet Susan Scarpa: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Meet Susan Scarpa, candidate for West Orange Township Council on Nov. 6.

Scarpa is a lifelong resident and graduate of West Orange High School, where she received a West Orange Scholarship and was recognized by “Who’s Who in American High School Students” for leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University and a ...

Meet Susan McCartney: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet Susan McCartney, a candidate running for re-election to West Orange Township Council on Nov. 6.

A member of the Township Council since 2002 who is running for re-election, McCartney is a longtime resident of the township who has been a homeowner in the community since 1981. She and her husband, Joe, have three children and five grandchildren. The founder, owner and ...

Meet Monica Perkowski: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet Monica Perkowski, a candidate running for West Orange Township Council on Nov. 6.

Perkowski handles business development and client relations for Meyer and Associates. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from The College of New Jersey and an MBA in Marketing/Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business. A resident of West Orange for 43 years, she attended ...

Meet Victor Cirilo: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet Victor Cirilo, a current West Orange Township Council member running for re-election on Nov. 6.

Cirilo, a 20-year resident of West Orange, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts degree in public administration from Rutgers University. He currently serves as executive director for the Housing ...

Meet Cindy Matute-Brown: West Orange Township Council Candidate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet Cindy Matute-Brown, an 18-year resident of West Orange running for township council on Nov. 6.

Matute-Brown has spent the last 18 years working in education, and is currently a consultant for NJEA as well as chair of the Public Charter Schools Members Work Group; Minority Leadership Training Cadre Member and member of the National Education Association’s ...

Tax Issues Dominate West Orange Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Keeping West Orange municipal taxes in check while still providing services that will keep home values up and attract new buyers was the most commonly expressed issue among community members at the West Orange Mayoral Candidates’ Forum hosted by the Pleasant Valley Civic Association and B’nai Shalom on Sunday.

The two candidates running for the ...

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