Government

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — 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 in a Facebook post around 9 p.m. Thursday. “The township is currently moving all children off stranded school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Five individuals from West Orange were among 32 who became United States citizens last week during a naturalization ceremony at Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Thomas Edison NHP Superintendent Thomas Ross and Park Ranger Yvan Beausoleil welcomed the new citizens, and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council recently voted in favor of a re-development plan for the structure located at 300 Executive Drive, prepared by Heyer, Gruel and Associates. The property is owned by RA 300 Executive LLC. According to the council, this plan seeks to modernize the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Representatives of CLPF-Essex Green, LLC, owner of the Essex Green Shopping Center, will not be seeking a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), according to West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. The mayor recently announced that after numerous meetings and discussions with the township ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A busy intersection near the West Orange High School (WOHS) just became safer after a long-awaited traffic light was put into operation on Tuesday. The light will control traffic on major thoroughfare Pleasant Valley Way and side road Alisa Drive near Degnan Park and the high ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — By a unanimous vote, the members of the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on first reading on Tuesday to adopt a redevelopment plan for 300 Executive Drive (Block 155, Lot 42.01), including the Executive Drive and Essex Green properties, which is an area ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In response to heightened concern about healthcare safety at West Orange Town Hall after a township employee contracted Legionnaires’ Disease last month, business administrator John Sayers updated those at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council (WOTC) meeting on the many proactive ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to make the Ginny Duenkel Pool more accessible to senior citizens and people with disabilities, the West Orange Township Council authorized $479,000 on Tuesday to hire Drill Construction to make the necessary improvements to bring this goal to fruition. Lenny LePore, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – A resolution to award the West Orange refuse and recycling collection contract to Suburban Disposal for a five-year period at $2,867,554 a year was adopted at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council. According to the council, this number is an increase of 65 percent per year over ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the new apartments quickly filling up at Mews at Edison Lofts, the Township of West Orange announced its plans on Tuesday to add a jitney stop there to provide its residents with free jitney services to catch the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train line at Brick Church ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Township Council were asked on Tuesday to reconsider spending $110,000 on an ice bumper car venue in O’Connor Park. Resident Rosary Morelli spoke up at Tuesday’s meeting, stating that the operation of such a venue can be extremely expensive. “The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Five resolutions were adopted at the West Orange Township Council’s June 26 meeting that authorize the spending of more than $1.5 million on township improvements and new police vehicles. Costliest among the expenditures was the council’s go-ahead to remove and replace both the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Upgrades to the intersection at Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange, including a new traffic signal, are underway to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near high school and make it easier for student drivers to enter and exit the student parking lot located ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Referring to senior transportation in West Orange “deplorable,” Degnan House resident Patricia Sigalas led the charge of township seniors who urged the West Orange Township Council to address this problem during Tuesday’s council meeting Sigalas said that two recent incidents ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A resolution authorizing a one-year agreement with Millennium Strategies—from May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019—for the company’s grant-writing services at a rate of $36,000 per year was adopted at this week’s West Orange Township Council meeting. Councilman Joe Krakoviak ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many seniors continue to question whether the results from the West Orange senior citizen survey administered by Montclair State University (MSU) accurately reflect the needs of the township’s diverse senior population. In response, Kenneth Kayser, assistant township attorney, has ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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