West Orange Township Council Passes Firearms Resolution

January 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - After a lengthy discussion of the pros and cons regarding the introduction of Resolution 20-14, a Resolution Authorizing an Investigation into Firearms Procurement for the Township Police Department at the Jan. 14 Town Council Meeting, Council President McCartney introduced the resolution but it did not receive a second motion for approval.

However, after a discussion with the chief of police and a review of the resolution, Council President McCartney reintroduced the resolution at the Jan. 28 Township Council meeting, saying that the Resolution would allow the police to research what is currently out on the market, including some of the newer technologies available.

It appeared there was a misperception on the part of the Council that approval of the resolution would require the purchase of new firearms, which the township purchased in 2012.

Sign Up for E-News

Captain John Buoye of the West Orange Police Department addressed the Council and discussed the police department's desire to keep both the community and officers safe. Part of that process entails the ongoing review of new firearms technology.

The first phase of the review is slated to be completed by April 14, and will include research of manufacturers and firearms. The second phase, to be completed by July 14, will be to evaluate the findings and develop new standards and specifications for future township firearms purchases.

Several residents, including Rabbis and Reverends, spoke in favor of passing the resolution in an effort to garner support from West Orange and other municipalities. 

The Council voted in favor of Resolution 20-14, with a vote of 4-1. Councilman Krakoviak voted no.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Police Investigate Shooting Homicide in Orange

December 2, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - Local authorities are currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Orange late Wednesday night, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren. The victim was identified as Jonas Larose, 55, of East Orange.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 200 ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, December 6, 11:00 AM

The Manor - Garden Room, West Orange

North Essex Chamber of Commerce 2016 Holiday ...

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Food & Drink

Tue, December 6, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Turtle Tots Program Returns to the Cora Hartshorn ...

Education Green

Wed, December 7, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Introduction to Judaism

Education Religions And Spirituality

Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 23, 2016

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use of natural ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Alex Weiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

Check him out in the video ...

Q&A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on



George: A six lb.

Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

Most of us take our fingers and hands and elbows ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...