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West Orange Alumnus to Report to USS Chung Hoon Following Naval Academy Graduation

February 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2014 alumnus and top-ranking Naval Academy midshipman Dylan Pennell will be commissioned as an Ensign with a Bachelor of Science degree and assigned to the USS Chung Hoon following his graduation in May.

Pennell chose the Pearl Harbor-stationed USS Chung Hoon during the January Naval Academy ship selections. He ranked fourth out ...

West Orange Man Pleads "Not Guilty" to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman Lance’s Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including West Orange resident Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Tepperman ...

West Orange Council Votes on Environmental Compliance Officer Agreement

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After voting against the approval of Wayne DeFeo’s contract to serve as the township’s Environmental Compliance Officer at its Jan. 23 meeting, the West Orange Township Council revisited the issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

The conversation began after Casalino and Council President Susan McCartney attended a meeting set up by the administration to air out ...

West Orange Man One of Six Arrested at "Clean Dream" Sit-In at Congressman's Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including Rabbi Elliot Tepperman of West Orange and three of his fellow clergy members, were arrested on Monday after holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers,” according to Westfield police.

Tepperman, a rabbi at B’nai Keshet in Montclair, was charged with defiant ...

West Orange Council Votes on New Parking on Eagle Rock Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Following the Matrix Development Group’s positive assessment of converting the open lot at 665 Eagle Rock Avenue into a public parking lot for shoppers and commuters, the administration asked the West Orange Township Council to approve the release of $400,000 in funds to purchase the property for this purpose. The council voted 4-1 to approve this funding, with only ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor Legacy of Former Gov. Brendan Byrne

NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the life and leadership of the late Brendan Byrne,
former New Jersey Governor.

Gov. Byrne was born in Orange and grew up in West Orange in a Roman Catholic
family with deep Irish roots. His father, Francis Byrne, served for 15 years on the
municipal ...

West Orange Council Approves Resolution to Support DACA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — By a unanimous vote, the West Orange Township Council approved a resolution to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which will allow undocumented young people (“Dreamers”) who came to the United States as children to remain in this country.

Several residents attended Tuesday’s meeting to urge the council members to pass this ...

Essex Green Debate Continues in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Issues concerning where to define Essex Green and Executive Drive as an “area in need of redevelopment” and the process in general continue to stir passions amongst West Orange residents and members of the township council.

During Tuesday’s council meeting, resident Robert Daniel questioned why no minutes were taken during seven meetings that took ...

West Orange Council Renews Forester Contract Despite Pushback from Residents

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Although many residents attended the West Orange Township Council meeting on Tuesday to urge the council not to renew the contract of township forester John Linson due to what they viewed as his excessive tree cutting, the council voted 4-1 to renew his contract.

Councilman Joe Krakoviak was the only member to vote no on this issue, which was among the contentious ...

West Orange Human Relations Commission Honors Residents at MLK Day Event

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Distinguished residents of West Orange were honored on Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Hands on Freedom Awards program, presented by the West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) and held at The Life Christian Church in West Orange.

Several speakers at the event decried the presence of “racism in the White ...

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