West Orange Residents Express Concern About Senior Citizen Survey

April 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Older adult residents and West Orange Township Council members debated whether the recently completed West Orange senior citizen survey administered by Montclair State University (MSU) accurately reflects the needs of the township’s diverse senior population during Tuesday’s township council meeting.

Many of the seniors who attended the meeting expressed ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Alaris Health West Orange Drops Appeal to Restrict Parking on Brook End

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After Alaris Health West Orange decided to drop its appeal to not restrict parking on both sides of the center’s street, the West Orange Township Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will prohibit parking on Brook End Drive, where Alaris Health is located.

The vote came as a surprise to some after attorney Stephen Sinisi, who ...

Senior Citizen Survey Findings Revealed at West Orange Council Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The long-awaited findings of the West Orange senior citizen survey that was administered by Montclair State University (MSU) over the past six months were introduced on Tuesday at the West Orange Township Council meeting.

Erin Bunger, senior research associate for MSU’s Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services, focused on survey ...

Eighth Annual Meet the Mayors Event to Highlight Essex County Mayors and Business Leaders

Editor's Update: This event is now sold out as of Wednesday, April 4 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A panel of corporate and government leaders as well as the mayors of several Essex County towns will come together at the eighth annual “Meet the Mayors” event at its new location, the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to discuss major issues ...

West Orange Council Delays Vote on Parking Restrictions for Brook End Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After hearing an appeal from attorney Stephen Sinisi, who represented Alaris Health of West Orange at Tuesday’s council meeting, to defer action on an ordinance that would restrict parking on both sides of Brook End Drive, the West Orange Township Council (WOTC) voted unanimously to hold off the final vote until its next meeting.

Since the decision affects both ...

School Security Issues Bubble Up at West Orange Council Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former West Orange police officer Bob Verzi urged the mayor and members of West Orange Township Council on Tuesday to cut other projects if needed to fund greater police presence in the schools.

“This is an issue for the ages,” said Verzi. “Shop Rite has guards in the front protecting the tomatoes. We need to have armed people in the schools ...

West Orange Continues to Recover from Nor'easter

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange is still recovering from last week’s powerful nor’easter that knocked out power and damaged several-hundred trees in the township.

"In addition to the snow, [the] storm left a lot of downed branches and trees,” West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi said in a Facebook post. “The township will be working for the next several weeks to ...

West Orange Receives $431,200 Community Development Block Grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange, which was recently among the 13 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.1 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, was awarded $431,200 was awarded for improvements to Meade Street and Columbia Street, ...

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Crucial Dates to Know for 2018 Primary and General Elections

April 9, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — With the primary election coming up on June 5 and the general midterm election on Nov. 6, residents of the 11th Congressional District—which includes the Essex County municipalities of Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange—are urged to ...