Government

June 1, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After addressing several factors related to second-and third-quarter taxes during last week’s West Orange Township Council meeting, Chief Financial Officer John Gross also updated the governing body on the status of the 2020 municipal budget. Since township has not yet adopted ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Reflecting on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Township of West Orange, Mayor Robert Parisi recently updated the public on the local statistics as they relate to senior living facilities, township employees and more. On what the mayor termed "a good day" on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School (WOHS) Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close, as the Mountaineer Squadron recently received the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award and several senior cadets will be entering military ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As spring-like temperatures ushered in the reopening of the Rock Spring Golf Club (RSGC) in West Orange over the weekend, nearly 188 rounds of golf were played as golfers donned masks and practiced the recommended social-distancing guidelines. According to the township, RSGC is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rock Spring Golf Club will open at sunrise on Saturday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Wednesday allowing the reopening of state parks and golf courses with social-distancing requirements to be mandated at all facilities.  Under the executive order, Murphy ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- There have been 10 more deaths of West Orange residents attributed to the COVID-19 coronavirus since Friday, Mayor Robert Parisi reported on his Facebook page on Tuesday. "Another setback as we continue to fight this crisis," Parisi wrote. "This brings the township total to 86 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to a shortage of employees at the depot that typically handles recycling pickup for the Township of West Orange, the township has made changes to its recycling procedures that became effective on Monday. According to West Orange Health Officer Theresa DeNova, the employee ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Monica Nieves, a West Orange resident of more than 20 years, recently sought and gained permission to voluntarily place a sign across the front lawn at West Orange Town Hall that reads, “WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.” “It was the best way to reach people in the community with a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Assemblyman John McKeon and representatives of West Orange Township's emergency response team provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic during the first virtual meeting of the West Orange mayor and council earlier this week. As of 9 a.m. on Friday, the Township of West Orange ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Mayor Robert Parisi announced the deaths of 10 more township residents Wednesday that were attributed to the COVID-19 coronavirus, with a total of more than 600 confirmed cases in the township. But the number of new cases overnight, 20, was the lowest one-day increase the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- On a day when the number of new cases in the township fell by six, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi reported the news of 20 new deaths over the last week that have been attributed to the COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday. "By far the toughest single day for our community dealing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Due to the current state of emergency and changing circumstances, the recycling schedule and procedures have changed and will be dual stream. Beginning the week of April 20,  all recyclable pick up will be specifically only taking glass bottles and jugs, aluminum beverage and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Township of West Orange has increased from 34 to 47 in a 24-hour span, according to Mayor Rober Parisi, who announced on Thursday that five of the affected individuals are currently hospitalized while the others are recovering at their ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Prior to the township’s State of Emergency declaration, West Orange Police Officer Michael Cassidy reminded the township’s governing body about the lack of benefits for retiring police officers. Cassidy urged the council to adopt a resolution for the township's public safety ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After declaring a “State of Emergency” in the Township of West Orange in order to allow for more flexibility in addressing issues surrounding what he described as a “very unique and very significant issue facing our county,” Mayor Robert Parisi hosted a live press conference on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE), West Orange municipal government, West Orange police and fire departments and the local Office of Emergency Management convened on Friday for a meeting hosted by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Cascone to discuss ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the prompting of community members and township council members, the West Orange governing body recently discussed the relocation of the library, the state of the Rock Spring Golf Club, the effectiveness of the partnership between “Ring” and the West Orange Police Department ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board has unveiled its plan for the Main Street Road Diet to the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and will soon undergo review by the town council. According to West Orange Councilman Jerry Guarino, who announced these plans during ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to honoring various students, citizens, township employees and more during the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) Mayor’s Breakfast held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, Mayor Robert Parisi also delivered his 2020 “State-of-the-Township” Address to a room full of local ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several years ago, four lost World War II medals issued to an unknown recipient had found their way to the VFW office at West Orange Town Hall. When Township Historian Joseph Fagan, who also serves as the township’s Public Information Officer, received them in the spring, he ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Township Council rang in the New Year on Tuesday when Assemblyman John McKeon swore in Michelle Casalino as the new council president. Standing next to her husband, Casalino promised to uphold the constitution in her new role. After thanking those in attendance, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) recently awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits for the West Orange Senior Housing redevelopment project. According to Joseph Fagan, communications director for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Christmas trees that are cleared of plastic wrap and decorations will be collected by the West Orange Department of Public Works from Jan. 6 to Jan. 17, 2020. Residents must place their tree at curbside in front of their homes in order to be picked up. The township’s regular ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $625,000 municipal aid grant provided by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and funded through the Transportation Trust Fund will allow the Township of West Orange to make necessary improvements to Arverne Road, Crestmont Road and Westover Terrace. According ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School (WOHS) Air Force Junior ROTC Mountaineer Squadron recently hosted a Drill Competition that included hundreds of cadets from across the tri-state area in friendly competition. Twelve schools participated in 15 different events throughout ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Assemblyman John McKeon, former West Orange mayor and a lifelong resident of West Orange, took to Facebook on Wednesday to announce his wager with Union-based Senator Joseph Cryan regarding who will emerge victorious in Friday’s semifinal match up between West Orange and Union ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two West Orange veterans, Lt. Charles Bryant from the West Orange Police Department and West Point Cadet Christopher Morgan, were recently honored by the county for their respective service to the United States. During this year’s countywide Veterans Day Observance ceremony held at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After moving to authorize Mayor Robert Parisi to perform due diligence in investigating the possible acquisition of the Ridge Road properties, the township council announced on that the mayor is opposed to acquiring the more than 12-acre plot of land. Although several members ...

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