West Orange Township and School District Recognized with New Jersey Clean Communities Awards

June 4, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange township and school district were recognized for several environmental initiatives during the 14th annual Clean Communities Conference Program, "Upstream to Essex County," held May 24-26 in West Orange. This year’s conference was held at Turtle Back Zoo, McLoone’s Boathouse and the Pleasantdale Chateau.

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Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

West Orange, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

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