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May 17, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly ...

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When West Orange Business Administrator Jack Sayers retired last December, West Orange’s Chief Operating Officer John Gross added Sayers’ duties to his regular position. Gross, who has been working for West Orange since 2011, also works part-time for Dover. Town Council members discussed a new ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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Town Council members discussed Resolution 131- 22 which authorizes the execution of a license agreement between the Remarkable Foods Hospitality, LLC and the township for the use of access to the parking lot located at 10 Rooney Circle. Township attorney Richard Trenk explained, “They will have ...

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Several West Orange residents spoke during the last town council meeting about their terrible experiences while trying to park their cars. MK Adams shared, “The Park Drive loop parking has gone from challenging but manageable to extremely difficult and upsetting. I was interested to read a ...

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  The first West Orange Town Hall history walking tour was conducted by Township Historian Joseph Fagan on Saturday, April 30th. The free tour gave visitors an in-depth understanding of the town’s history on display inside the town hall as well as a visual presentation showcasing many vintage ...

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Kimberly Hill, West Orange resident and Montclair State University student recently presented the results of a West Orange committee diversity survey to the Town Council. Council President Susan McCartney explained that Sustainable Jersey (SJ) has compiled a list of green actionable items and rates ...

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During the last West Orange Town Council meeting, members spoke with the owners of two companies who want to operate in the township, Kemistry LLC and Peace of Mind Construction Group LLC. Kemistry’s location will be on Park Avenue in the industrial area. The owner, Talia Young, is a 4-year West ...

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NJ Motor Vehicles Commission is sending their mobile truck to Colgate Park in West Orange on May 11 to renew drivers' licenses, obtain duplicate licenses, make changes to licenses, have a non-driver photo identification card made, renew car registrations, get a REAL ID, surrender license plates, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Recreational marijuana sales commenced Thursday in New Jersey, but Newark officials are taking a bold stance against allowing the city’s police force to use marijuana off-the-clock. The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to issue an order ...

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During its last meeting, the West Orange Town Council introduced ordinance 2681-22 which amends street cleaning and maintenance. Mayor Parisi explained afterward on Facebook’s West Orange 411, “The Township has often been very lenient when it comes to enforcing parking regulations, especially ...

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West Orange Town Council members talked about a food delivery vehicle parking ordinance. Michael Fonzino, Director of the Department of Health Care, told town council members, “This ordinance amends chapter five, section eight of the revised general ordinances of West Orange specifically retail ...

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West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and members of the Township Council welcomed Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey's 11th congressional district (NJ-11) to Degnan Park last Thursday. Rep. Sherrill secured funding for statewide projects this past March that will include new equipment at Degnan ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School junior Delaney Kerr has been named the AFJROTC (Air Force Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) Outstanding Cadet of the Year in New Jersey. "This is a big award for Cadet First Lieutenant Kerr," said WOHS Junior Air Force ROTC Commander, Major Joseph ...

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In March, the Town Council approved ordinances for three applicants to apply to the state for cannabis licenses. If they pass the state requirements, the Planning Board, Police Department, township attorney and town council will review their town application to ensure everything is set up according ...

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50 plus residents attended Tuesday's town council meeting, and many voiced their concerns that the proposed electronic billboards on Rt. 280 would distract motorists and cause accidents. Some mentioned the recent local accidents on the highway, saying that the road has safety issues without the ...

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This year’s 12th annual “Meet The Mayors” event was held in person after the last two were virtual due to COVID. Members of the Millburn-Short Hills, West Orange, Livingston, North Essex and West Essex Chambers of Commerce and government leaders were in attendance, including West Orange Town ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After incidents of racism have risen within the police department, with the former township attorney making biased commentary and biased commentary being used by staff in the schools, the Montclair African American Clergy Association (M.A.A.C.A.) is demanding that Montclair Mayor ...

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Board Consulting Engineer John Hess of CME Associates explained the proposal to update the Steep Slope Ordinance to town council members. Council President Susan McCartney began the discussion, “How do we create that safe zone at the toe of a cliff? If it's an adjacent property, should there be ...

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Three cannabis companies that were chosen by the West Orange Cannabis Task Force presented their business plans to the town council at Tuesday's meeting. According to Council President Susan McCartney, the three cannabis companies that presented their businesses to the council all have freestanding ...

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West Orange firefighter Bill Kelly called into last night’s West Orange Town Council meeting to urge the council to help to reinstate seven unvaccinated firefighters who are still on unpaid leave. He began, "This is unacceptable, and [there was] a recent civil service ruling that these members are ...

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WASHINGTON, DC– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil as gas prices continue to rise:  “I remain unwavering in my support of Ukraine and its people in their fight for freedom, the preservation ...

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During the worldwide pandemic, West Orange Town Hall was forced to limit public access in 2020 over safety concerns for the public and township employees. All Municipal services continued during this time period despite the inherent risks and challenges it presented. Township employees worked every ...

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The town council spoke about making changes to the existing cannabis ordinance. Liaison to the Cannabis Task Force Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown reminded the council that decisions need to be made soon because cannabis license applications submissions begin on March 15. Council President Susan ...

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Brian Feeney, the Chairman of West Orange’s Historic Preservation Commission, joined the town council meeting this week to share the process that his organization uses to choose which township buildings should be recommended as local historic landmarks. He explained, “One of the most important ...

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Bill Rutherford announced his bid to be the next mayor of West Orange Sunday morning at Tory Corner. His father, West Orange resident William Rutherford II, introduced him to the attendees who braved the frigid morning temperatures to support him. The councilman explained his views and reasons ...

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Dozens of residents called in to Tuesday’s town council meeting to support an ordinance that will create a multi-way stop at Rock Spring Avenue, Fairview Avenue and Old Indian Road. There were a few comments from people who felt that there are too many stop signs in town and that the speed bumps ...

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During his appearance at the West Orange Town Council meeting on January 4, Congressman Donald Payne told attendees about the projects he’s been supporting and fighting for in Congress. Since New Jersey's redistricting, Payne now represents the entire town of West Orange. He began, “In New ...

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(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of County Commissioners condemns the anti-Semitic vandalism recently observed and removed from the sidewalk outside of B'nai Shalom Temple in West Orange. Hateful attacks of this nature are abhorrent, unacceptable, and cannot be tolerated. It is our hope that ...

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Town Council members voted that Susan McCartney will serve as council president for 2022. McCartney has held the position of president multiple times. Councilman Bill Rutherford told the council that new members should be eligible to be president. He had wanted to nominate Councilwoman Tammy ...

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