Council Discusses Prism, Cirilo DWI Trial, New Steakhouse and More: Month in Review

Here's the top read stories in West Orange during January.

West Orange Town Council Addresses "Prism-gate"

The West Orange Township Council addressed concerns regarding the historic Edison Battery Factory and its re-developer, Prism Capital Partners, at its meeting Tuesday night.

Cut Steakhouse Arrives in West Orange

If you don’t want to hang out with celebrities and world-famous DJs spinning the night away at hip West Orange nightclub 4Sixty6, there is now another reason to come: Sam Mickail’s Cut Steakhouse.

West Orange Man Fatally Shot in Newark

A 22-year-old West Orange man was fatally shot early Monday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio.

Police Investigate Manor Restaurant Car Theft

West Orange police are investigating a series of car thefts from the parking lot of The Manor Restaurant believed to have been carried out by a group of men witnesses say they saw parked in a nearby driveway, officials said.

Exasperated Judge Postpones Cirilo Trial Until Feb. 6

The Verona DWI case involving West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo was postponed yet again Wednesday after he changed lawyers and requested more time to consult with his lawyer and seek expert testimony from his personal doctor.

West Orange police are looking for two men who robbed, then pistol-whipped, a 23-year-old Orange man at the intersection of Valley Road and Dean Street Sunday evening.  

Verona Court Clerk: Cirilo DWI Trial Postponed Again

West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo’s trial on drunken driving charges in Verona Wednesday was postponed until Wednesday, Jan. 16, according to court officials.

Poll: Do You Think West Orange Teachers Should be Armed?

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., one month ago has since triggered a conversation polarizing much of the country: Should teachers be armed in the classroom? 

West Orange High School students and staff were forced to evacuate the building and stand out in the cold 18-degree weather Wednesday afternoon for more than 20 minutes after a steam pipe burst in the boiler room, West Orange fire officials said. 

Prism Still Hot Topic at West Orange Council Meeting

Once again, the historic Edison Battery Factory and its redeveloper, Prism Capital Partners, were the hot topic at The West Orange Township Council meeting, on Tuesday night.

West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, speaking at the annual West Orange Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Wednesday, told the group the township is in good hands.


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