Government

January 18, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – A state of emergency has been placed in effect for Saturday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura have requested that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday through Sunday this ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange is currently looking for a full-time job opening for the position of Senior Citizen Program Aide. Those interested are asked to apply by Feb. 8. According to the township, the job requires providing help and information to West Orange senior citizens ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being elected or re-elected to their respective positions, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Councilwomen Susan McCartney and Cindy Matute-Brown, and 2019 Council President Jerry Guarino were officially sworn in during Tuesday night’s reorganization meeting for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School (WOHS) and Kelly Elementary School will be reduced from 30 miles per hour (mph) to 25 mph in accordance with a resolution recently adopted unanimously by the Essex County Board of Chosen ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $29 million project to build a 100-unit apartment building in the Valley Arts district of West Orange is beginning to take shape and is expected to be complete by early 2020, according to the township. In addition to the four-story development, which will be situated across ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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