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June 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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On May 23 Sustainable Jersey announced West Orange was one of the thirty-five New Jersey municipalities, schools and school districts selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Proposals were evaluated by an independent Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee. The ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6 p.m. Sun. May 22. Water in the states lakes and at the Jersey Shore is in the 50s and 60s, presenting a risk for hypothermia. Local residents and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. Local residents and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the affected area are ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Batten down the hatches. Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have ...

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West Orange Environmental Commissioner Chairman Mike Brick, Council President Susan McCartney, Health Director/Recycling Coordinator Michael Fonzino, and former Environmental Commissioner Joe McCartney greeted shoppers at Whole Foods in West Orange for a cloth bag giveaway. In total, volunteers ...

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Much to environmentalists’ delight, the New Jersey plastic ban starts in less than two weeks. Hopefully, this law will reduce and eliminate the plastic bobbing around in the oceans (and on land) and being eaten by birds and marine life. According to the New Jersey Government “Get Past Plastic” ...

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Town Council President and Council Liaison to the West Orange Environmental Commission (WOEC), Susan McCartney recently announced that West Orange Township, in partnership with the WOEC, was awarded a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey American Water grant for Phase II of the clean-up of the Rahway ...

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NEW YORK, NY- The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Northeast New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties for Monday night into Tuesday morning. All five boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland and Westchester Counties are also under the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The annual Earth Day event was held on March 23 at Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP), bringing together the township and school district to discuss environmental projects and issues. Michelle Mihalkovitz of TENHP welcomed guests and discussed the sustainable ...

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South Mountain Conservancy has organized clean-up days and asks West Orange residents to help remove debris in various areas of the township. Volunteers are asked to bring a reusable water bottle, a bag to keep their belongings in and to wear clothes that they don't mind getting dirty. Attendees ...

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Dozens of students and residents gathered at Town Hall on February 20 to demand town council members take concrete steps towards reducing West Orange’s carbon emissions and improving the town’s climate resiliency.  Students from West Orange High School, Roosevelt Middle School, Golda Och Academy ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As environmental issues continue to grow in importance nationally and around the world, West Orange Township has expanded its efforts to effect improvements and research sustainable approaches to climate and energy concerns.   The West Orange Environmental Commission has ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In May 2020, West Orange Public Schools partnered with Cenergistic to reduce their carbon footprint and recover additional funding for students through energy conservation and organizational behavior change. Through the efforts of Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone, senior finance ...

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NEW YORK, NY — Rain on Thursday night will change into a wintry mix into Friday with the potential to create slick roads throughout the day, the National Weather Service reported. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Friday, February 4 at 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Several hours of freezing rain, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northern NJ from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 9. Freezing rain is expected. According to the NWS, the ice accumulation is expected to be a light glaze. Travelers should expect very slippery ...

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Daniel Cunningham, 61-year-old native and current resident of West Orange, walked his letter carrier routes for 36 1/2 years. Now that he’s retired, he is walking around West Orange removing litter. He shared, “When I retired, I just started collecting litter. I would work the Saint Marks area ...

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  Growth and change were abundant at the Nicholas Vecchio Garden Open House held on August 6 as it offered a bountiful feast for the eyes. The community garden provides outdoor activity for West Orange older adults with 14 raised flower beds including wheelchair-accessible ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After increased sightings in Livingston and across the state of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to report and ...

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Assemblyman John McKeon, West Orange Township and Essex County Parks Department have collaborated to host a South Mountain Reservation clean-up on Sunday, August 15.  Volunteers are to meet at Shady Nook Picnic Area (Brookside Drive and Cherry Lane) at 10:00 a.m. The effort will end at 1:00 ...

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An Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony was held for Sean Coxe on Friday at the Essex County Clipper Pavilion. Coxe's Eagle Scout project was organizing a clean-up of refuse in the West Branch of the Rahway River. Coxe posted a request for volunteers on West Orange's Facebook page and recruited family, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ— A pollinator garden? An apiary? Soon-to-be orchard, learning space and more? Welcome to the Rock, located on Mt. Pleasant Avenue directly across from Summit Street and right past the Recycling Center. Not too many people know about The Rock, as it’s fondly called, but they ...

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