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Township of West Orange Receives $440,000 from County for Government-Sponsored Projects

February 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange was among 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 non-profit community organizations that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this week. The total amount presented to West Orange was $440,000.

According to Essex County ...

Mayor Recognizes Outstanding Community Members at Annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange kicked off 2017 by celebrating the many accomplishments of 2016 during the 43rd Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC).

Held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, the annual breakfast invites local dignitaries, members of the business community and members of the public to ...

West Orange Residents Request Installation of Sidewalks Near Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents present at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Tuesday suggested that the council should put more pressure on the county to build sidewalks in the Northfield Avenue section near the Turtle Back Zoo.

Anthony Puglisi, director of the Office of Public Information for Essex County, said the county has looked into this issue.

“Right now, we ...

Proposed Ordinance to Revise Rental Rates at Toby Katz Community Center Discussed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An ordinance being considered on its first reading at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Tuesday was one to revise the rate schedule for the rental and use of the Toby Katz Community Center. If adopted, fees would to rent the recently refurbished center would rise, according to the council.  

Councilwoman Michelle Casalino spoke in favor of this ...

West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Work to Achieve Greater Unity Explored

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At a time when divisions in the United States are concerning more and more people, the work of the West Orange Human Relations Commission (WOHRC) has taken on greater urgency over the past year.

The WOHRC’s initiatives to bring people together and celebrate the township’s diversity were a major focus of the West Orange Township Council’s meeting on ...

West Orange Historic Preservation Commission and Township Council Pay Tribute to Gerald Gurland

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council paid tribute to the late Gerald Gurland, a renowned architect and long-time chair of the West Orange Historic Preservation Commission (WOHPC), at a council meeting on Tuesday.

Current WOHPC chairman Brian Feeney said Gurland cared deeply about the Township of West Orange and that the WOHPC will miss him.

“Gerald always ...

Mayor Parisi: No Plans For West Orange to Become Sanctuary City, Despite Petition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to President Donald Trump’s signing of an Executive Order to target “Sanctuary Cities,” West Orange residents took to Facebook and other outlets on Wednesday to question Mayor Robert Parisi’s stance on declaring West Orange a Sanctuary City.

The new president’s Executive Order would remove federal funding from jurisdictions ...

West Orange Township Council Votes to Rehire Attorney and Address Parking Issues Downtown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resolution passed by the West Orange Township Council on Tuesday authorizes the execution of a professional services agreement with Richard D. Trenk, Esq. to continue to serve as the attorney for the township for all of 2017 at a rate of $42,500.

Council President Joe Krakoviak asked for there to be an open bid process to hire the township attorney, but all the ...

Council Approves Resolution to Pursue Grant to Improve West Orange Parks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With both Degnan and Lafayette Parks in need of redevelopment and improvements, West Orange Recreation Director Bill Kehoe and supporting agencies asked the West Orange Township Council to pass a resolution to authorize the township’s 2017 Green Acres Grant application that will help accomplish this goal.

The mayor and council unanimously passed the ...

Resident Organizes March on West Orange to be Held After Presidential Inauguration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of West Orange and surrounding areas will gather in front of Town Hall at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday for a “March on West Orange” in order to publicly demonstrate that “no matter what the federal government says, our town welcomes and hopes to create greater equity for people of all genders, races, religions, sexualities, cultures and ...

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Route 10 Lane Closures Required for Resurfacing and Signal Improvement Project

February 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON & WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a resurfacing project on Route 10 that will require single-lane closures between Livingston and West Orange in Essex County as the project advances beginning Friday, Feb. 17.

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays and continuing for several weeks, NJDOT contractor Schifano ...