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    3/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
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    'In and Around West Orange' 3/16/2017

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    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours  3/23  6:30-8:30 pm. No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor. Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas. Upcoming Dates:  TBD


    Shop West Orange Property Tax Reward Program
    Shop Local at these Businesses and save on your taxes
    Request Your Free Card By
    Emailing  Here - please be sure to include your name and address.
    Merchants and businesses join the program now.
    Renters and non residents can also benefit from the program. Join Now and Save!!!


    Sewer Bills have been mailed. The fee again this year is $350/unit. Payment is due April 1st and no later then  April 10th.


    Need storm assistance during or after a winter storm? Call  973-669-SNOW (9669) or email snow@westorange.org.

     
    WO Senior Citizens Bingo Program- sign up now . Program runs 3/2017-2/2018 $18 yearly. For more information call 973-325-4105


    Girl Scout Troop 20016 Food Drive  Now through 3/31. To benefit the Holy Trinity Food Bank. Collection boxes outside the Mayor's Office, Town Hall, 66 Main Street and at the West Orange Public Library. For further information email gshnj20016@gmail.com



    West Orange Environmental Commission  launches Earth Hour at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. 178 countries including thousands of participating major cities & municipalities join the global event of turning off lights for one hour from 8:30pm - 9:30pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017.



    WOHS Theater presents The Little Mermaid 3/23-3/26. Advance Sale Tickets $10 students & seniors/$12 Adults; At The Door Tickets $12 students & seniors/ $15 Adults. Special FREE performance for senior citizens on Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 7:00 pm.. Purchase and print your advanced tickets on line at: WOHS.BookTix.com



    WO Public Library presents Immigration Rights Program 3/27 @ 7 pm. 46 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.



    Nikhil Badlani Foundation and the West Orange Scholarship Fund Announce A Special Scholarship Challenge - Now through 4/1 The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will match dollar for dollar all donations up to $10,000 made to the Scholarship Fund in Nikhil Badlani's memory.
    Checks can be made payable to the West Orange Scholarship Fund, noting “Nikhil Badlani” in the memo field and mailed to the WOSF, c/o Jim Quinn, 23 Witte Place, West Orange NJ 07052.


    AARP Tax Services will be provided now through 4/12 (Wednesdays Only). Appointments are being scheduled by calling Linda at 973-736-0198 Ext. 215. No Walk Ins Allowed



    Shredding Day Returns on 4/2 11 am- 3 pm at the West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Shred general items, financial documents, receipts & expenditures. FREE for all Township Residents. Id required. Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or email him at nsalese@westorange.org


    West Orange Scholarship Fund Paint & Sip 4/6  to benefit the Principal's Scholarship.  Located at the Katz Community Center, Degnan Park. Doors open 6:30 pm. Painting begings 7 pm- 9 pm. All painting materials are included.  $50 per person includes snacks and desserts. BYOB
    Reserve early as seating is limited to 75. Click here for registration form



    WOFD Dedication & Memorial Service 4/7 
    at 11 am at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road.
    The WOFD and VFW Post 376 invite you to attend a Dedication Ceremony for the new West Orange Fire Department Memorial Park and a Memorial Service honoring West Orange Fire Chief Martin T. Kennedy (1924-1942)


    Annual Spring Fling/Meet the Bunny 4/13- sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department. Details to Follow.



    Good Friday 4/14 All Municipal Offices will be closed. There will be regular trash and bulk trash pick up. There will be regular Jitney service.



    WO Senior Citizen Bus Trip  4/24 to Hunterdon Hills  Playhouse  to see "Born Yesterday". Tickets $56 available for purchase 3/6-3/16 in the WO Office of Senior Services, Room 207 at Town Hall. Call 973-325-4105 for more information



    Kids Teens Awards  5/24 @ Turtle Back Zoo sponsored by New Jersey Clean Communities. For More information visit www.njclean.org.  Details to follow


    Ginny Duenkel Pool Opens 5/27  
    Registration for the 2017 Ginny Duenkel Pool Season is NOW OPEN!! Early bird deadline is May 11, 2017. Click Here To Register For the 2017 Pool Season


    Memorial Day 5/29
    All municipal offices will be closed. There will be no trash or recycling pick up. There will be no Jitney service.


    Memorial Day Observance 5/29 @ 10 am at Town Hall


    West Orange Street Fair 6/3 11 am- 6 pm
    For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email mbrill@downtownwo.com
    Click Here If You Are A Food Vendor
    Click Here If You Are A Craft Vendor


    Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium.
    For more information and updates click here. Volunteer opportunities will be available. For more information, call Shari at 973-325-4100 or email   squirk@westorange.org


    West Orange Food Truck Festival 7/2 at West Orange High School Pleasant Valley Way. Details to follow. For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email mbrill@downtownwo.com

     

    Upcoming Council Meeting(s): 
      3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 & 6/27  in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm



    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s):   
     3/20, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18 & 1/4/2018 at 8 pm in the Library Media Center, WOHS, 51 Conforti Avenue
     

    Take the Pledge Against Texting While Driving 


    Road Closures Due to PSE&G Work:


    The next phase of the PSE&G underground cable project through West Orange commences  January 11, 2017 on Prospect Avenue just north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue (State Highway No. 10).  This phase consists of the installation of an underground duct bank that will house the electric cable.  The cable will be placed at a later date.  The duct bank will be installed starting about 750 feet north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and continue to south along Prospect Avenue to Benvenue Avenue near Northfield Avenue.  The work will commence at 9:00 AM and continue to 7:00 PM each work day, and it will proceed for several weeks before reaching Benvenue Avenue.

    The current plan is for Prospect Avenue to remain open during this work, however, the construction will require lane closures, and traffic through the construction area will proceed on an alternating basis.  Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes around the construction area.


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    West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services   Click Here for Information  


    Residential Home Improvement Check List- Play it Safe Before Hiring or Paying a Contractor 

    West Orange Community Energy Aggregation Information


    Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch Group



    Visit  The Senior Citizen Travel Blog  now available on our website under  Senior Citizen Recreational Services


    Motorcycle Safety



    West Orange Police Department's Community Services Unit  is conducting a food drive for the needy. Current locations to donate non-perishable items include the Valley substation (549 Valley Rd), P/O  Timothy Groves Substation (92 Washington St), Police Headquarters Lobby  (60 Main St), Shop Rite (Essex Green  and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Future locations to be announced.  For more information please contact the Community Services Unit at 973-325-4038.


    Safe Exchange Zone Program  is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale.


    West Orange Public Library Calendar of Events


    Luna Stage Calendar
     

    News From Downtown West Orange
    Check out their  website and sign up for their bimonthly newsletter.  Click here
     

    Discover West Orange  hosted by Joseph Fagan- West Orange Historian and sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance

    *******************************************************************************************

    Shop Local with  Shop West Orange


    Emergency Call System
    Sign up to receive calls,emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents.  Emergency Alert Sign Up
     

    Jitney Riders- Keep informed
    Sign up to receive  Text alert
    Join the WO Jitney Facebook Page
     

    West Orange Facebook Page
    - stay up to date at  West Orange Facebook

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    The West Orange Recreation Department publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter.  It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations.  It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes.  It can be found on the Rec page of the Township’s website –  www.westorange.org


    Tax Collector Reminder: Do you forget when your taxes are due? Do you want to avoid late fees? Receive email reminders from the Tax Collectors Office.  Sign up at      Notify Me   to receive calendar alerts from the Tax Collectors office prior to your payment being due. After you register or sign in, scroll down to the calendar section and click on the icon next to Tax Collector. Once you click this icon you will receive a confirmation email from  listserv@civicplus.com that asks you to click a link to confirm your account. Once this is done, you will receive another email advising you that you are now signed up to receive notifications from the Tax Collectors office.
    Approximately 14 days prior to payments being due you will receive an
    alert from the Tax Collector.


    Tax Collector Announcement: Township is pleased to announce that West Orange property taxes and sewer bills can now be paid online using major credit cards as well as direct transfer from bank accounts. Please note, that there will be a 3 percent  courtesy fee added to final payments on all credit card tax and sewer payments to cover the fee charged by the credit card companies.


    Join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) The W.O. Police Department is seeking additional volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Applicants are required to complete a forty hour training. Once on the team, a commitment of two 12 hour shifts per month is expected. Team members meet with victims at Police Headquarters and offer support such as referrals to shelters, counseling programs, legal assistance and more.  For additional information about the Team, please call (973) 325-4105.


    West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions -  Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at  the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311  Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first.  Additional hours are available by appointment. For more information, call (973) 325-4121.  WOAWL Pet Finder


     ATTN. Jitney Riders:
    The Township of West Orange has teamed with Fleetmatics, a GPS Tracking
    developer, to provide West Orange Jitney Shuttle riders with real-time Shuttle Bus tracking through the Fleetmatics Reveal Application for Apple and Android smart phones. Riders on the Jitney service can access a map showing the location of one or all the route Buses once they install the app available from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.  Click here for installation instructions


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    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours 3/23 6:30-8:30 pm. No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor. Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas. Upcoming Dates: TBD

    Shop West Orange Property Tax Reward Program [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173]


    Shop Local at these Businesses and sav [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3143] e on your taxes [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3143]

    Request Your Free Card By [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] Emailing [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] Here [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] - please be sure to include your name and address.

    Merchants and businesses join the program now. [https://www.propertytaxcard.com/ShopWestOrange/addbusiness]

    Renters and non residents can also benefit from the program. Join Now and Save!!!

    Sewer Bills have been mailed. The fee again this year is $350/unit. Payment is due April 1st and no later then April 10th.


    Need storm assistance during or after a winter storm? Call 973-669-SNOW (9669) or email snow@westorange.org [mailto:snow@westorange.org] .


    WO Senior Citizens Bingo Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3122] - sign up now . Program runs 3/2017-2/2018 $18 yearly. For more information call 973-325-4105

    Girl Scout Troop 20016 Food Drive Now through 3/31. To benefit the Holy Trinity Food Bank. Collection boxes outside the Mayor's Office, Town Hall, 66 Main Street and at the West Orange Public Library. For further information email gshnj20016@gmail.com [mailto:gshnj20016@gmail.com]

    West Orange Environmental Commission launches Earth Hour [http://earthhour.org/] at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. 178
    countries including thousands of participating major cities &
    municipalities join the global event of turning off lights for one hour
    from 8:30pm - 9:30pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

    WOHS Theater presents The Little Mermaid 3/23-3/26. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byve34dHZavvME1Yem5hWmFsbldEOER6VlVNc1JHUU9TMExr/view] Advance Sale Tickets $10 students & seniors/$12 Adults; At The Door Tickets $12 students & seniors/ $15 Adults. Special FREE performance for senior citizens on Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 7:00 pm.. Purchase and print your advanced tickets on line at: WOHS.BookTix.com [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byve34dHZavvYjRncHRpVVRud1pSTXh2Y0pNalJReXFjdVQw/view]

    WO Public Library presents Immigration Rights Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3156] 3/27 @ 7 pm. 46 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

    Nikhil Badlani Foundation and the West Orange Scholarship Fund [http://westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1179] Announce A Special Scholarship Challenge - Now through 4/1 The Nikhil Badlani Foundation [http://nikhilbadlanifoundation.org/] will match dollar for dollar all donations up to $10,000 made to the Scholarship Fund in Nikhil Badlani's memory. Checks
    can be made payable to the West Orange Scholarship Fund, noting “Nikhil
    Badlani” in the memo field and mailed to the WOSF, c/o Jim Quinn, 23
    Witte Place, West Orange NJ 07052.

    AARP Tax Services will be provided now through 4/12 (Wednesdays Only). Appointments are being scheduled by calling Linda at 973-736-0198 Ext. 215. No Walk Ins Allowed

    Shredding Day Returns on 4/2 11 am- 3 pm at the West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Shred general items, financial documents, receipts & expenditures. FREE for all Township Residents. Id required. Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or email him at nsalese@westorange.org

    West Orange Scholarship Fund Paint & Sip 4/6 to benefit the Principal's Scholarship. Located at the Katz Community Center, Degnan Park. Doors open 6:30 pm. Painting begings 7 pm- 9 pm. All painting materials are included. $50 per person includes snacks and desserts. BYOB

    Reserve early as seating is limited to 75. Click here for registration form [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3152]


    WOFD Dedication & Memorial Service [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3157] 4/7 at 11 am at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road. The WOFD and VFW Post 376 invite you to attend a Dedication Ceremony for the new West Orange Fire Department Memorial Park and a Memorial Service honoring West Orange Fire Chief Martin T. Kennedy (1924-1942)

    Annual Spring Fling/Meet the Bunny 4/13- sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department. Details to Follow.


    Good Friday 4/14 All Municipal Offices will be closed. There will be regular trash and bulk trash pick up. There will be regular Jitney service.

    WO Senior Citizen Bus Trip 4/24 to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3123] to see "Born Yesterday". Tickets $56 available for purchase 3/6-3/16 in the WO Office of Senior Services, Room 207 at Town Hall. Call 973-325-4105 for more information


    Kids Teens Awards 5/24 [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3110] @ Turtle Back Zoo sponsored by New Jersey Clean Communities. For More information visit www.njclean.org. [http://westorange.org/admin/www.njclean.org] Details to follow


    Ginny Duenkel Pool Opens 5/27 Registration for the 2017 Ginny Duenkel Pool [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=180] Season is NOW OPEN!! Early bird deadline is May 11, 2017. Click Here To Register For the 2017 Pool Season [https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOAfzQ0p4trnasCJNBkrfRqBVYBsM1ugTdgJwcwr%2BLxIFL2ZCtvf%2Fw]

    Memorial Day 5/29 All municipal offices will be closed. There will be no trash or recycling pick up. There will be no Jitney service.

    Memorial Day Observance 5/29 @ 10 am at Town Hall

    West Orange Street Fair 6/3 [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/event/17/fulltext/west%20orange%20street%20fair] 11 am- 6 pm For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email mbrill@downtownwo.com [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com]

    Click Here If You Are A Food Vendor [http://www.downtownwo.com/images/event/upload/pdf/1487443945emailmeforfoodvendorapplication.pdf]

    Click Here If You Are A Craft Vendor [http://www.downtownwo.com/images/event/upload/pdf/1489254160VendorApplicationMarch2017.pdf]


    Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall [http://www.travelingwall.us/] 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium. For more information and updates click here. [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1389] Volunteer opportunities will be available. For more information, call Shari at 973-325-4100 or email squirk@westorange.org [mailto:squirk@westorange.org]

    West Orange Food Truck Festival 7/2 [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1394] at West Orange High School Pleasant Valley Way. Details to follow. For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com] mbrill@downtownwo.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/mbrill@downtownwo.com]

    Upcoming Council Meeting(s): 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 & 6/27 in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm

    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s): 3/20, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18 & 1/4/2018 at 8 pm in the Library Media Center, WOHS, 51 Conforti Avenue


    Take the Pledge Against Texting While Driving [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3109]

    Road Closures Due to PSE&G Work:

    The next phase of the PSE&G underground cable project through West Orange commences January 11, 2017 on Prospect Avenue just north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue (State Highway No. 10). This phase consists of the installation of an underground duct bank that will house the electric cable. The cable will be placed at a later date. The duct bank will be installed starting about 750 feet north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and continue to south along Prospect Avenue to Benvenue Avenue near Northfield Avenue. The work will commence at 9:00 AM and continue to 7:00 PM each work day, and it will proceed for several weeks before reaching Benvenue Avenue.

    The current plan is for Prospect Avenue to remain open during this work, however, the construction will require lane closures, and traffic through the construction area will proceed on an alternating basis. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes around the construction area.


    **********************************************************************************

    West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services Click Here for Information [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523]

    Residential Home Improvement Check List [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/1971] - Play it Safe Before Hiring or Paying a Contractor

    West Orange Community Energy Aggregation Information [http://www.westorange.org/wocea]

    Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch Group [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947]

    Visit The Senior Citizen Travel Blog [http://seniorcitizen.travel/] now available on our website under Senior Citizen Recreational Services [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523]

    Motorcycle Safety [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2959]

    West Orange Police Department's Community Services Unit [http://nj-westorange.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=158] is conducting a food drive for the needy. Current locations to donate non-perishable items include the Valley substation (549 Valley Rd), P/O Timothy Groves Substation (92 Washington St), Police Headquarters Lobby (60 Main St), Shop Rite (Essex Green and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Future locations to be announced. For more information please contact the Community Services Unit at 973-325-4038.

    Safe Exchange Zone Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale.

    West Orange Public Library Calendar of Events [http://www.libraryinsight.net/calendar.asp?jx=wo]

    Luna Stage Calendar [http://www.lunastage.org/calendar.php]

    News From Downtown West Orange [http://www.downtownwo.com/] Check out their website and sign up for their bimonthly newsletter. Click here [http://bit.ly/1gq0MCW]

    Discover West Orange [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=1227] hosted by Joseph Fagan- West Orange Historian and sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance

    *******************************************************************************************

    Shop Local with Shop West Orange [http://westorange.org/shopwestorange]

    Emergency Call System

    Sign up to receive calls,emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Emergency Alert Sign Up [http://www.westorange.org/swift911]

    Jitney Riders- Keep informed

    Sign up to receive Text alert [http://westorange.org/jitneyalert]

    Join the WO Jitney Facebook Page [https://www.facebook.com/groups/wojitney/]

    West Orange Facebook Page [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] - stay up to date at West Orange Facebook

    ******************************************************************************************

    The West Orange Recreation Department publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Rec page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/]

    Tax Collector Reminder: Do you forget when your taxes are due? Do you want to avoid late fees? Receive email reminders from the Tax Collectors Office. Sign up at Notify Me [http://westorange.org/notifyme] to receive calendar alerts from the Tax Collectors office prior to your payment being due. After you register or sign in, scroll down to the calendar section and click on the icon next to Tax Collector. Once you click this icon you will receive a confirmation email from listserv@civicplus.com that asks you to click a link to confirm your account. Once this is done, you will receive another email advising you that you are now signed up to receive notifications from the Tax Collectors office.

    Approximately 14 days prior to payments being due you will receive an

    alert from the Tax Collector.

    Tax Collector Announcement: Township is pleased to announce that West Orange property taxes and sewer bills can now be paid online using major credit cards as well as direct transfer from bank accounts. Please note, that there will be a 3 percent courtesy fee added to final payments on all credit card tax and sewer payments to cover the fee charged by the credit card companies.

    Join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) The W.O. Police Department is seeking additional volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Applicants are required to complete a forty hour training. Once on the team, a commitment of two 12 hour shifts per month is expected. Team members meet with victims at Police Headquarters and offer support such as referrals to shelters, counseling programs, legal assistance and more. For additional information about the Team, please call (973) 325-4105.

    West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions - Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more information, call (973) 325-4121. WOAWL Pet Finder [http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ59.html]

    ATTN. Jitney Riders:

    The Township of West Orange has teamed with Fleetmatics, a GPS Tracking

    developer, to provide West Orange Jitney Shuttle riders with real-time Shuttle Bus tracking through the Fleetmatics Reveal Application for Apple and Android smart phones. Riders on the Jitney service can access a map showing the location of one or all the route Buses once they install the app available from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Click here for installation instructions [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2337]


    [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]

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    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours 3/23 6:30-8:30 pm. No appointment necessary. Stop by and chat with the Mayor. Come in and discuss your concerns and ideas. Upcoming Dates: TBD Shop West Orange Property Tax Reward Program [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1173] Shop Local at these Businesses and sav [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3143] e on your taxes [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3143] Request Your Free Card By [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] Emailing [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] Here [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] - please be sure to include your name and address. Merchants and businesses join the program now. [https://www.propertytaxcard.com/ShopWestOrange/addbusiness] Renters and non residents can also benefit from the program. Join Now and Save!!! Sewer Bills have been mailed. The fee again this year is $350/unit. Payment is due April 1st and no later then April 10th. Need storm assistance during or after a winter storm? Call 973-669-SNOW (9669) or email snow@westorange.org [mailto:snow@westorange.org] . WO Senior Citizens Bingo Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3122] - sign up now . Program runs 3/2017-2/2018 $18 yearly. For more information call 973-325-4105 Girl Scout Troop 20016 Food Drive Now through 3/31. To benefit the Holy Trinity Food Bank. Collection boxes outside the Mayor's Office, Town Hall, 66 Main Street and at the West Orange Public Library. For further information email gshnj20016@gmail.com [mailto:gshnj20016@gmail.com] West Orange Environmental Commission launches Earth Hour [http://earthhour.org/] at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. 178 countries including thousands of participating major cities & municipalities join the global event of turning off lights for one hour from 8:30pm - 9:30pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017. WOHS Theater presents The Little Mermaid 3/23-3/26. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byve34dHZavvME1Yem5hWmFsbldEOER6VlVNc1JHUU9TMExr/view] Advance Sale Tickets $10 students & seniors/$12 Adults; At The Door Tickets $12 students & seniors/ $15 Adults. Special FREE performance for senior citizens on Wednesday, March 22 beginning at 7:00 pm.. Purchase and print your advanced tickets on line at: WOHS.BookTix.com [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byve34dHZavvYjRncHRpVVRud1pSTXh2Y0pNalJReXFjdVQw/view] WO Public Library presents Immigration Rights Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3156] 3/27 @ 7 pm. 46 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Nikhil Badlani Foundation and the West Orange Scholarship Fund [http://westorange.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1179] Announce A Special Scholarship Challenge - Now through 4/1 The Nikhil Badlani Foundation [http://nikhilbadlanifoundation.org/] will match dollar for dollar all donations up to $10,000 made to the Scholarship Fund in Nikhil Badlani's memory. Checks can be made payable to the West Orange Scholarship Fund, noting “Nikhil Badlani” in the memo field and mailed to the WOSF, c/o Jim Quinn, 23 Witte Place, West Orange NJ 07052. AARP Tax Services will be provided now through 4/12 (Wednesdays Only). Appointments are being scheduled by calling Linda at 973-736-0198 Ext. 215. No Walk Ins Allowed Shredding Day Returns on 4/2 11 am- 3 pm at the West Orange Environmental Center, 590 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Shred general items, financial documents, receipts & expenditures. FREE for all Township Residents. Id required. Contact Nick at 973-325-4165 or email him at nsalese@westorange.org West Orange Scholarship Fund Paint & Sip 4/6 to benefit the Principal's Scholarship. Located at the Katz Community Center, Degnan Park. Doors open 6:30 pm. Painting begings 7 pm- 9 pm. All painting materials are included. $50 per person includes snacks and desserts. BYOB Reserve early as seating is limited to 75. Click here for registration form [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3152] WOFD Dedication & Memorial Service [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3157] 4/7 at 11 am at West Orange Fire Headquarters, 415 Valley Road. The WOFD and VFW Post 376 invite you to attend a Dedication Ceremony for the new West Orange Fire Department Memorial Park and a Memorial Service honoring West Orange Fire Chief Martin T. Kennedy (1924-1942) Annual Spring Fling/Meet the Bunny 4/13- sponsored by the West Orange Recreation Department. Details to Follow. Good Friday 4/14 All Municipal Offices will be closed. There will be regular trash and bulk trash pick up. There will be regular Jitney service. WO Senior Citizen Bus Trip 4/24 to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3123] to see "Born Yesterday". Tickets $56 available for purchase 3/6-3/16 in the WO Office of Senior Services, Room 207 at Town Hall. Call 973-325-4105 for more information Kids Teens Awards 5/24 [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3110] @ Turtle Back Zoo sponsored by New Jersey Clean Communities. For More information visit www.njclean.org. [http://westorange.org/admin/www.njclean.org] Details to follow Ginny Duenkel Pool Opens 5/27 Registration for the 2017 Ginny Duenkel Pool [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=180] Season is NOW OPEN!! Early bird deadline is May 11, 2017. Click Here To Register For the 2017 Pool Season [https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOAfzQ0p4trnasCJNBkrfRqBVYBsM1ugTdgJwcwr%2BLxIFL2ZCtvf%2Fw] Memorial Day 5/29 All municipal offices will be closed. There will be no trash or recycling pick up. There will be no Jitney service. Memorial Day Observance 5/29 @ 10 am at Town Hall West Orange Street Fair 6/3 [http://www.downtownwo.com/pub/gen/event/17/fulltext/west%20orange%20street%20fair] 11 am- 6 pm For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email mbrill@downtownwo.com [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com] Click Here If You Are A Food Vendor [http://www.downtownwo.com/images/event/upload/pdf/1487443945emailmeforfoodvendorapplication.pdf] Click Here If You Are A Craft Vendor [http://www.downtownwo.com/images/event/upload/pdf/1489254160VendorApplicationMarch2017.pdf] Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall [http://www.travelingwall.us/] 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium. For more information and updates click here. [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1389] Volunteer opportunities will be available. For more information, call Shari at 973-325-4100 or email squirk@westorange.org [mailto:squirk@westorange.org] West Orange Food Truck Festival 7/2 [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1394] at West Orange High School Pleasant Valley Way. Details to follow. For more information call Megan at 973-325-4109 or email [mailto:mbrill@downtownwo.com] mbrill@downtownwo.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/mbrill@downtownwo.com] Upcoming Council Meeting(s): 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 & 6/27 in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s): 3/20, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18 & 1/4/2018 at 8 pm in the Library Media Center, WOHS, 51 Conforti Avenue Take the Pledge Against Texting While Driving [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3109] Road Closures Due to PSE&G Work: The next phase of the PSE&G underground cable project through West Orange commences January 11, 2017 on Prospect Avenue just north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue (State Highway No. 10). This phase consists of the installation of an underground duct bank that will house the electric cable. The cable will be placed at a later date. The duct bank will be installed starting about 750 feet north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and continue to south along Prospect Avenue to Benvenue Avenue near Northfield Avenue. The work will commence at 9:00 AM and continue to 7:00 PM each work day, and it will proceed for several weeks before reaching Benvenue Avenue. The current plan is for Prospect Avenue to remain open during this work, however, the construction will require lane closures, and traffic through the construction area will proceed on an alternating basis. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes around the construction area. ********************************************************************************** West Orange Senior Citizen Recreational Services Click Here for Information [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] Residential Home Improvement Check List [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/1971] - Play it Safe Before Hiring or Paying a Contractor West Orange Community Energy Aggregation Information [http://www.westorange.org/wocea] Learn How To Start A Neighborhood Watch Group [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2947] Visit The Senior Citizen Travel Blog [http://seniorcitizen.travel/] now available on our website under Senior Citizen Recreational Services [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=523] Motorcycle Safety [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2959] West Orange Police Department's Community Services Unit [http://nj-westorange.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=158] is conducting a food drive for the needy. Current locations to donate non-perishable items include the Valley substation (549 Valley Rd), P/O Timothy Groves Substation (92 Washington St), Police Headquarters Lobby (60 Main St), Shop Rite (Essex Green and Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Future locations to be announced. For more information please contact the Community Services Unit at 973-325-4038. Safe Exchange Zone Program [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2279] is intended to create a safe environment for the transfer of goods and money for the seller and buyer involved in an internet based, in-person sale. West Orange Public Library Calendar of Events [http://www.libraryinsight.net/calendar.asp?jx=wo] Luna Stage Calendar [http://www.lunastage.org/calendar.php] News From Downtown West Orange [http://www.downtownwo.com/] Check out their website and sign up for their bimonthly newsletter. Click here [http://bit.ly/1gq0MCW] Discover West Orange [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?nid=1227] hosted by Joseph Fagan- West Orange Historian and sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance ******************************************************************************************* Shop Local with Shop West Orange [http://westorange.org/shopwestorange] Emergency Call System Sign up to receive calls,emails and/or texts from the Township when an emergency may arise or important information needs to be distributed to residents. Emergency Alert Sign Up [http://www.westorange.org/swift911] Jitney Riders- Keep informed Sign up to receive Text alert [http://westorange.org/jitneyalert] Join the WO Jitney Facebook Page [https://www.facebook.com/groups/wojitney/] West Orange Facebook Page [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] - stay up to date at West Orange Facebook ****************************************************************************************** The West Orange Recreation Department publishes a monthly electronic Rec Newsletter. It is chock full of information about upcoming programs and deadlines for registrations. It also includes stories detailing successful efforts of West Orange teams and individual athletes. It can be found on the Rec page of the Township’s website – www.westorange.org [http://www.westorange.org/] Tax Collector Reminder: Do you forget when your taxes are due? Do you want to avoid late fees? Receive email reminders from the Tax Collectors Office. Sign up at Notify Me [http://westorange.org/notifyme] to receive calendar alerts from the Tax Collectors office prior to your payment being due. After you register or sign in, scroll down to the calendar section and click on the icon next to Tax Collector. Once you click this icon you will receive a confirmation email from listserv@civicplus.com that asks you to click a link to confirm your account. Once this is done, you will receive another email advising you that you are now signed up to receive notifications from the Tax Collectors office. Approximately 14 days prior to payments being due you will receive an alert from the Tax Collector. Tax Collector Announcement: Township is pleased to announce that West Orange property taxes and sewer bills can now be paid online using major credit cards as well as direct transfer from bank accounts. Please note, that there will be a 3 percent courtesy fee added to final payments on all credit card tax and sewer payments to cover the fee charged by the credit card companies. Join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) The W.O. Police Department is seeking additional volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Applicants are required to complete a forty hour training. Once on the team, a commitment of two 12 hour shifts per month is expected. Team members meet with victims at Police Headquarters and offer support such as referrals to shelters, counseling programs, legal assistance and more. For additional information about the Team, please call (973) 325-4105. West Orange Animal Welfare League Adoptions - Adoptions are scheduled from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the first and third Saturday of each month. Redemption and adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange. Residents should call first. Additional hours are available by appointment. For more information, call (973) 325-4121. WOAWL Pet Finder [http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ59.html] ATTN. Jitney Riders: The Township of West Orange has teamed with Fleetmatics, a GPS Tracking developer, to provide West Orange Jitney Shuttle riders with real-time Shuttle Bus tracking through the Fleetmatics Reveal Application for Apple and Android smart phones. Riders on the Jitney service can access a map showing the location of one or all the route Buses once they install the app available from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Click here for installation instructions [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/2337] [http://www.facebook.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.twitter.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.youtube.com/westorangeinfo] [http://www.instagram.com/westorangeinfo]