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    Mayor Parisi's Open Office Hours  4/27  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:  5/18, 6/1, 6/15 & 6/29



    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!!!


    Adjusted Second Quarter Tax Bills have been mailed out. These adjusted bills reflect the NJ Homestead Rebate. All 2nd quarter tax payments are due May 1-May 10.


    West Orange Junior Police Academy Applications now available.  Click here to download.



    Earth Day 4/22 9a
    m-1 pm at The Gardens@The Rock, 577 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Sponsored by the West Orange Open Space Commission and the West Orange Environmental Commission. Plant 500 tree seedlings. Bring your shovel. To sign up & for more information contact Joe McCartney at JosephPMc53@gmail.com


    Roosevelt Middle School presents Seussical, Jr
    .  4/28 & 4/29 at 7 p.m.
    Located at 36 Gilbert Place.
     Buy tickets online rms.booktix.com



    Arbor Day Observance 4/28 @ 2 pm @ Gregory School


    Drug Take Back Day 4/29 at West Orange Police Dept., 60 Main Street in the M
    ain Lobby. Click Here for Details


    Liberty Middle School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
    5/4 & 5/5.
    Located 1 Kelly Drive. Time and ticket information to follow.



    Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 5/6 8:30 am-4 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue ( next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com   Essex County Hazardous Waste Flier


    Essex County Computer & Electronic Recycling Day 5/20  9 am- 3 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue (next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com      
    List of acceptable materials.


    Community Health & Wellness Fair 5/21 @ OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive ( at Prospect Avenue & Boland Drive) 1pm-4pm Click here for more information and to participate


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


    Essex County Job Fair 5/25 at 10 am- 3 pm at Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ Click here for more information


    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


    Classic Car Show 6/3  Registration $20 per car Located at the Pour House, 178 Main Street. Questions call Megan 973-325-4109, email MBrill@downtownwo.com  or visit www.downtownwo.com.
    Click here for registration form
     


    79th annual Strawberry Festival 6/10 from noon to 4 p.m at Gregory Elementary School, 301 Gregory Ave. in West Orange. The festival will include inflatable rides, games, crafts, live entertainment and face painting. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and fresh strawberry desserts. Admission will be charged. Questions? Contact the Gregory PTA at gregoryschoolpta@gmail.com.


    Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day 6/17 @ 9am-2 pm.
    Located at the Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove. Free for all Essex County Residents.  Click here for details.

     

    Latin Night 6/24 5-9 pm- kicks off the summer season at The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center for a third year. Expect music and dance (including merengue, bachata and mariachi), plenty of seriously good food, a beer and sangria garden and cultural displays. Saturday, June 24, 5-9 p.m. at OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange.  Free admission. Sponsored by New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Hispanic Foundation and Township of West Orange. Flier





    Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium.
    Click here to Volunteer.  Hard Copy Volunteer Application.  
    For more information and updates click here.   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): 
      4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 & 6/27  in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm



    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s)
     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 


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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

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    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 4/27 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: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15 & 6/29


    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!!!

    Adjusted Second Quarter Tax Bills have been mailed out. These adjusted bills reflect the NJ Homestead Rebate. All 2nd quarter tax payments are due May 1-May 10.

    West Orange Junior Police Academy Applications now available. Click here to download. [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/906]

    Earth Day 4/22 9a [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] m [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] -1 pm at The Gardens@The Rock [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] , 577 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Sponsored by the West Orange Open Space Commission and the West Orange Environmental Commission. Plant 500 tree seedlings. Bring your shovel. To sign up & for more information contact Joe McCartney at JosephPMc53@gmail.com [mailto:JosephPMc53@gmail.com]

    Roosevelt Middle School presents Seussical, Jr. 4/28 & 4/29 at 7 p.m. Located at 36 Gilbert Place.

    Buy tickets online rms.booktix.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/Buy%20tickets%20online%20rms.booktix.com]

    Arbor Day Observance 4/28 @ 2 pm @ Gregory School

    Drug Take Back Day 4/29 at West Orange Police Dept., 60 Main Street in the Main Lobby. Click Here for Details [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3251]

    Liberty Middle School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 5/4 & 5/5. Located 1 Kelly Drive. Time and ticket information to follow.

    Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 5/6 8:30 am-4 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue ( next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com [http://ecuanj.com/newsevents.html] Essex County Hazardous Waste Flier [http://ecuanj.com/household_hazardous_waste_list_2012.html]

    Essex County Computer & Electronic Recycling Day 5/20 9 am- 3 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue (next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com [http://ecuanj.com/newsevents.html#]

    List of acceptable materials. [http://ecuanj.com/computer-electronics-waste-list.html]

    Community Health & Wellness Fair 5/21 @ OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive ( at Prospect Avenue & Boland Drive) 1pm-4pm Click here for more information and to participate [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3219]


    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


    Essex County Job Fair 5/25 at 10 am- 3 pm at Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ Click here for more information [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3252]

    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]

    Classic Car Show 6/3 Registration $20 per car Located at the Pour House, 178 Main Street. Questions call Megan 973-325-4109, email MBrill@downtownwo.com [mailto:mbrill@downtownWO.com] or visit www.downtownwo.com. [http://www.downtownwo.com/]

    Click here for registration form [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3160]


    79th annual Strawberry Festival 6/10 from noon to 4 p.m at Gregory Elementary
    School, 301 Gregory Ave. in West Orange. The festival
    will include inflatable rides, games, crafts, live entertainment and
    face painting. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and fresh strawberry
    desserts. Admission will be charged. Questions? Contact the Gregory PTA at gregoryschoolpta@gmail.com [mailto:gregoryschoolpta@gmail.com] .

    Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day 6/17 @ 9am-2 pm. Located at the Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove. Free for all Essex County Residents. Click here for details. [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3253]


    Latin Night 6/24 5-9 pm- kicks off the summer season at The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center for a third year. Expect music and dance (including merengue, bachata and mariachi), plenty of seriously good food, a beer and sangria garden and cultural displays. Saturday, June 24, 5-9 p.m. at OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Free admission. Sponsored by New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Hispanic Foundation and Township of West Orange. Flier [/DocumentCenter/View/3256]


    Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall [http://www.travelingwall.us/] 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium. Click here to Volunteer [http://westorange.org/admin/www.westorange.org/volunteer] . Hard Copy Volunteer Application [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3194] . For more information and updates click here. [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1389] 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 mbrill@downtownwo.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/mbrill@downtownwo.com]

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

    Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s): 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]


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    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 4/27 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: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15 & 6/29 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!!! Adjusted Second Quarter Tax Bills have been mailed out. These adjusted bills reflect the NJ Homestead Rebate. All 2nd quarter tax payments are due May 1-May 10. West Orange Junior Police Academy Applications now available. Click here to download. [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/906] Earth Day 4/22 9a [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] m [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] -1 pm at The Gardens@The Rock [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3172] , 577 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Sponsored by the West Orange Open Space Commission and the West Orange Environmental Commission. Plant 500 tree seedlings. Bring your shovel. To sign up & for more information contact Joe McCartney at JosephPMc53@gmail.com [mailto:JosephPMc53@gmail.com] Roosevelt Middle School presents Seussical, Jr. 4/28 & 4/29 at 7 p.m. Located at 36 Gilbert Place. Buy tickets online rms.booktix.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/Buy%20tickets%20online%20rms.booktix.com] Arbor Day Observance 4/28 @ 2 pm @ Gregory School Drug Take Back Day 4/29 at West Orange Police Dept., 60 Main Street in the Main Lobby. Click Here for Details [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3251] Liberty Middle School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella 5/4 & 5/5. Located 1 Kelly Drive. Time and ticket information to follow. Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 5/6 8:30 am-4 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue ( next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com [http://ecuanj.com/newsevents.html] Essex County Hazardous Waste Flier [http://ecuanj.com/household_hazardous_waste_list_2012.html] Essex County Computer & Electronic Recycling Day 5/20 9 am- 3 pm. Free to all Essex County residents. Must provide proof of residency at the site. Located at 125 Fairview Avenue (next to the Old Hospital Center), Cedar Grove. For more information call 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com [http://ecuanj.com/newsevents.html#] List of acceptable materials. [http://ecuanj.com/computer-electronics-waste-list.html] Community Health & Wellness Fair 5/21 @ OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive ( at Prospect Avenue & Boland Drive) 1pm-4pm Click here for more information and to participate [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3219] 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 Essex County Job Fair 5/25 at 10 am- 3 pm at Essex County College Gymnasium, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ Click here for more information [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3252] 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] Classic Car Show 6/3 Registration $20 per car Located at the Pour House, 178 Main Street. Questions call Megan 973-325-4109, email MBrill@downtownwo.com [mailto:mbrill@downtownWO.com] or visit www.downtownwo.com. [http://www.downtownwo.com/] Click here for registration form [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3160] 79th annual Strawberry Festival 6/10 from noon to 4 p.m at Gregory Elementary School, 301 Gregory Ave. in West Orange. The festival will include inflatable rides, games, crafts, live entertainment and face painting. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and fresh strawberry desserts. Admission will be charged. Questions? Contact the Gregory PTA at gregoryschoolpta@gmail.com [mailto:gregoryschoolpta@gmail.com] . Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day 6/17 @ 9am-2 pm. Located at the Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove. Free for all Essex County Residents. Click here for details. [http://westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3253] Latin Night 6/24 5-9 pm- kicks off the summer season at The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center for a third year. Expect music and dance (including merengue, bachata and mariachi), plenty of seriously good food, a beer and sangria garden and cultural displays. Saturday, June 24, 5-9 p.m. at OSPAC, 4 Boland Dr., West Orange. Free admission. Sponsored by New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange Hispanic Foundation and Township of West Orange. Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall [http://www.travelingwall.us/] 7/1-7/4 at West Orange High School Suriano Stadium. Click here to Volunteer [http://westorange.org/admin/www.westorange.org/volunteer] . Hard Copy Volunteer Application [http://www.westorange.org/DocumentCenter/View/3194] . For more information and updates click here. [http://westorange.org/index.aspx?NID=1389] 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 mbrill@downtownwo.com [http://westorange.org/Admin/mbrill@downtownwo.com] Upcoming Council Meeting(s): 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13 & 6/27 in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm Upcoming Board of Education Meeting(s): 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] ********************************************************************************** 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]