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West Orange Deputy Mayor Receives Prestigious Award from Dominican President

December 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rodolfo Rodriguez, deputy mayor of West Orange, recently received the Oscar De La Renta Immigrant Award, which was presented to him by the President Danilo Medina of Dominican Republic.

The Oscar de la Renta Immigrant Award is considered the most prestigious honor that can be accorded to a Dominican living in the United States. De la Renta is a worldwide icon in the ...

Revised Essex Green Site Plan Revealed at Public Hearing in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment held a special meeting on Thursday night in order to hear the revised site-plan for the redevelopment of Essex Green Shopping Center.

The special meeting saw testimony from engineer Michael Fowler and landscape architect Michael Szura of Lagan Engineering, the firm hired by shopping center owner Clarion Partners.

Fowler ...

West Orange Council Addresses Essex Green Redevelopment and Library Updates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Township Council weighed in on the Essex Green Shopping Center redevelopment at Tuesday’s council meeting, where the future of the West Orange Public Library was also addressed.

“Numerous townships in the State of New Jersey—not just cities, but townships—are utilizing redevelopment as a real-estate tool to ...

West Orange Mayor Addresses Leaf Removal Process; Requests Patience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to frustrated comments that West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi said he is confronted with each year during this time regarding the challenge of navigating the fallen leaves that line the township’s streets, the mayor addressed the time-consuming process of leaf removal.  

According to Parisi, West Orange has nearly 100 miles of municipal roads, and ...

Governor Thanks West Orange's Chit Chat Diner for Sheltering Students in Storm

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm.

The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West Orange students who were stranded for hours during the storm.

“I’m glad ...

Mayor Robert Parisi Adresses November Snowstorm

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The following statement was posted on Mayor Parisi's Facebook page late Friday afternoon and published in full:

“As warmer temperatures and sunshine move us further from yesterday’s storm, it is important to understand what was learned from this and accept the responsibility for these local failings.

“Although this storm impacted the entire ...

West Orange First Responders Worked Overnight to Free Stranded Motorists

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange first responders worked tirelessly overnight to help residents impacted by the storm, but even they were impacted by the traffic and roads.

“The mayor and council gave us everything we needed last night to help the residents of West Orange, the problem was we just couldn't get there,” said Angelo Tedesco, president of the firefighters union FMBA ...

Students Being Evacuated from Stranded School Buses, Moved to Safe Locations

EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are reportedly being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote ...


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