Government

May 7, 2021

Residents of West Orange, especially those who live near Crestmont Country Club, have been worried about the club selling 95 acres of its land to a developer who planned to build townhouses on it, which would create congestion and traffic and obstruct their view of nature. For months, residents ...

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A team of Stevens Institute of Technology University graduate students presented a sustainability plan for West Orange. Citing other towns that have examined their energy usage and successfully reduced their carbon footprint, Gabriel Almanza explained how to measure the energy used by municipal ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Governor Murphy tweeted on Sunday, “Tomorrow at 1:00 PM, I will make a major announcement regarding our reopening efforts. As our key metrics improve and our vaccination progress continues, we’re ready to move forward.” His tweet was met with both supportive and derisive comments. Murphy's ...

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Township City Planning and Development Consultant Paul Grygiel spoke to the council and attendees about the Area in Need of Rehabilitation designation that Mayor Robert Parisi had talked about at the Rock Spring council workshop. Grygiel explained that dozens of northern New Jersey towns and ...

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Essex County, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and the Township Council and St. Barnabas Medical Center will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, April 29th at Colgate Park ...

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The jury’s decision in Minneapolis demonstrates the core values of the American judicial system where justice prevails by due process. The West Orange Municipal government remains hopeful this decision will help restore public confidence and trust in our system as our nation seeks to heal from the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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  The West Orange Human Relations Commission held a vigil on the steps of Town Hall on April 13th in support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The event was lead by WOHRC Chairman Dr. David E. Jones who introduced several commission members as well as town officials who spoke. The ...

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West Orange officials sought to settle three lawsuits with Kevin Malanga, a West Orange resident, attorney and community activist, who has objected to the township granting tax abatements to large real estate developers.  Malanga appealed and defeated the township's PILOT program for the Essex ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. “We are now 40% to ...

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Mayor Parisi presented the Rock Spring Golf Club proposal on Monday during a public town council workshop meeting and residents provided feedback. The proposal preserves 138 acres and utilizes 6.5 acres (5% of the land) for housing. It’s projected to result in collecting 1.75 million to 1.9 ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Good news for those waiting for their COVID-19 stimulus funds. The Internal Revenue Service is releasing the next batch of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) this week. Taxpayers expecting direct deposits should receive them by or before Wednesday, March 24. Many of the payments ...

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Among the topics discussed at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting were Medicare for All, proceeding with the third phase of the Central Avenue Fair Share Housing project and a proposed digital billboard network that would generate over $7 million dollars over a 25-year period. Many residents called ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Good news for those waiting for their COVID-19 stimulus funds. The Internal Revenue Service is releasing the next batch of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) this week. Taxpayers expecting direct deposits should receive them by or before Wednesday, March 24. Many of the payments ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A new Bald Eagle Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo opened on Wednesday. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the opening and also welcomed Freedom, a 4-year-old Bald Eagle, to the Turtle Back animal family. Freedom was rescued from a tree in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township Council President Cindy Matute-Brown began the March 9 meeting by reporting that the township will be having a memorial service to mark the anniversary of the start of the COVID pandemic.  Council members discussed asking the mayor to issue a proclamation ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staying informed in West Orange just got easier.  The township of West Orange, the Downtown West Orange Alliance and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to streamline the process. A new link, WOSignup.com , will help town residents and interested parties keep ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi accompanied Nick Macioci at the corner of Valley Road and Nutman Place in West Orange on Friday, March 5 as the street received a new name. The ceremonial renaming to the street's new title, Massi Way, honors Macioci's late father, a former West Orange ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tammy Williams was voted in as the Rent Leveling Board Liaison to the council, and Susan McCartney was elected as the Environmental Commission Liaison, when the West Orange Township Committee met virtually earlier this week.  Public Comments Public Information Officer Joe ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Trustees of the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) recently unveiled the proposed design for a new state-of-the-art library facility to be located at 10 Rooney Circle.  Designed by Arcari + Iovino Architects, the new facility would feature more than 30,000 square ...

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