West Orange High School Students Video Chat with Senator Cory Booker

June 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students from West Orange High School seeking gun control reform video chatted with Senator Cory Booker in the hopes of furthering the conversation.

Following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, students in the West Orange School District not only reached out to the students in Florida, but held memorial ...

West Orange Council Authorizes Architect to Help Child with Cerebral Palsy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Council has retained a commercial architecture firm to assist the zoning board with an application for a home in need of special ramping for a handicapped child.

Arkitecture Plus, LLC has been retained so that a home on Conforti Avenue can apply for ramping to help a child with Cerebral Palsy gain wheelchair access to the street.

Several ...

West Orange Council Approves New Planning Group for Essex Green Redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resolution authorizing the retention of Heyer, Gruel and Associates to prepare and present a redevelopment plan for the Essex Green and Executive Drive properties, which have been deemed by the West Orange Planning Board to be a redevelopment area, stirred controversy among the members of the West Orange Township Council on Tuesday. The council voted 4-1 to adopt the ...

West Orange Council Prioritizes to Finalize 2018 Municipal Budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Following much deliberation over how to find a balance between funding quality-of-life amenities and upgrading the West Orange Fire Department facilities, the West Orange Township Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to adopt a resolution approving the 2018 West Orange municipal budget. With the exception of Councilman Joe Krakoviak, the council voted in favor of adopting a ...

West Orange Native Inducted into Essex County Democratic Committee Hall of Fame

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange native Donald Shauger, executive vice president of The Shauger Group and this year's Grand Marshal of the West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade, was recently inducted into the Essex County Democratic Committee (ECDC) Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Mayfair Farms in recognition of his contributions to the county and the surrounding ...

West Orange Municipal ID Program Launches June 1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning Friday, West Orange residents can apply for the new West Orange identification card, which will be available for all residents, including those without a government ID, according to a press release issued by the township.

The ID card costs $20 to process and is valid for three years. According to the township press release, requests will be processed Monday ...

What To Do With The Ridge Road Forest? Discussion Begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ - A resolution on the preservation of 12 acres of forest on Ridge Road remains tabled.

During the public comment portion of Tuesday's West Orange Township Council meeting, resident Sally Malanga urged the council members to preserve the 12 acres of forest on Ridge Road. She urged the council to pass a resolution to have an appraiser come out to assess how much the property ...

West Orange Municipal Budget Presentation Clarifies Challenges

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Giving the public a greater understanding of where West Orange’s 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 will be spent, Chief Financial Officer John Gross brought more clarity to this issue at Tuesday night's West Orange Town Council (WOTC) meeting.

Gross explained that 63 percent (approximately $52 million) of the budget goes towards personnel costs. This represents a ...

West Orange Council Votes on Resolution to Prepare Traffic Study

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a closed discussion at its meeting on Tuesday, the West Orange Township Council publicly voted 4-1 to approve a resolution authorizing the township to retain CME Associates to prepare a traffic study as part of an ongoing declaratory judgment litigation case related to the township’s affordable housing obligations.

According to the council, the main ...

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