Parisi: Township working to restore power as storm hits; shelter opens at West Orange High School, curfew relaxed.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The nor’easter that is currently bringing snow and windy conditions to West Orange may bring power outages to the township over the next few hours, township officials announced around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The township said their main concern right now is restoring power to “the few remaining streets and homes that are still without service.” In fact, Mayor Robert Parisi told residents in a reverse 911 call PSE&G officials may temporarily turn off power to residents currently with power to restore power to nearby wires. The township also announced:
Robert Parisi explains why he's stayed in town for years.
After a little less than two years being mayor of West Orange, Patch asked lifelong resident, Robert Parisi why. Here’s what he said: Why have you stayed in West Orange for so long? “We never thought to go anywhere else,” the mayor said, explaining his wife and he were both born in raised in town. “We have friends and family here and we wanted our kids to grow up here.” “From the athletics, to the schools and the food, we just like it here,” he said. What is it like to be mayor? “Well, being mayor is a part-time job,” he explained. “There are some routine calls but it’s just not a 9-to-5 world anymore.” “I have to balance a full-time life with a part-time job,” Parisi said.“The Spring is an especially busy time with so many various …