Friends of the West Orange Public Library to Host Immigrants’ Rights Program March 27

March 26, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the West Orange Public Library, in conjunction with the library and various local community organizations, is presenting an Immigrants’ Rights Program on Monday at 7 p.m. at the library.

This educational program, part of the friends’ Combatting Bias/Promoting Diversity Program, will include presentations by the American Friends Service ...

West Orange Township Council Discusses Best Ways to Manage Growth

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With many new, young families moving to West Orange, and many more expected with the completion of the Edison Village and the building of affordable housing units in the coming years, managing growth in the best possible way came to the fore at the West Orange Township Council Meeting on Tuesday.

During public comment, issues concerning growth as it impacts the quality ...

West Orange Residents Support Jitney for Pleasantdale and Redwood Sections

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most of the residents in attendance at the West Orange Township Council meeting on Tuesday were there to discuss adding new jitneys to the Pleasantdale and Redwood sections of the township.

Numerous people spoke about the positive impact the new jitneys would have in this part of town. Many voiced concerns that a jitney would be added to cover Pleasantdale, but not ...

West Orange Township Council Designates Alpert Group as Interim Redeveloper of Central Valley Redevelopment

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With the old Selecto-Flush building being deemed “an eyesore” and a site that attracts squatters in the Central Avenue Redevelopment Area, the West Orange Township Council passed a resolution on Tuesday authorizing the township to designate the Alpert Group to demolish the building as part of being the interim redeveloper for the area.

In addition, the ...

More Than 200 Attend “Know Your Rights as an Immigrant” Forum in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With stronger enforcement of immigration laws being a top priority of the Trump Administration, immigrants in West Orange and beyond need to know their rights more than ever, according to the West Orange Hispanic Foundation (WOHF). In conjunction with the Faith in New Jersey Organization, the WOHF organized a “Know Your Rights as an Immigrant” forum on Sunday ...

West Orange Residents Question Absent Congressman at NJ 11th for Change Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ  — Constituents of the 11th District who have been demanding answers from Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen attended one of four town hall meetings hosted by grassroots group NJ 11th for Change on Thursday at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston.

More than 300 residents of Livingston and surrounding towns including West Orange, the Caldwells, ...

Residents and Officials Discuss Diversity and Implicit Bias Issues at West Orange Human Relations Commission Meeting  

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange resident Roger Apollon, Jr. told the large crowd and officials at the West Orange Human Relations Commission Town Hall meeting on Wednesday how fortunate he feels to be living in a community that has done everything possible to make his transgender son, Jax, feel welcome.

Apollon said that Jax, who was born Amelia, has been accepted at West Orange High ...

Affordable Housing Issues Dominate West Orange Township Council Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Affordable housing issues, particularly as they affect the West Essex Highlands, dominated the agenda of Monday’s West Orange Township Council meeting.

Shirley Bishop, the council’s adviser on the Fair Share Housing Center’s legal actions to create more affordable housing units in West Orange, presented an in-depth analysis of the township’s ...

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

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 ...

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