Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

West Orange passes resolution similar to Maplewood’s, and South Orange trustees hear from deputy parks director on expansion

Towns continue asking county for more zoo-expansion info

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The ongoing conflict between county residents and the administration of Essex County regarding a proposed amphitheater at the Turtle Back Zoo continued at two local council meetings last week. At the Sept. 10 West Orange Township Council meeting, a resolution was passed asking the county not to develop […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

West Orange Town Council plans to draft resolution against expanding the zoo's footprint

Maplewood passes resolution against zoo expansion

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County residents continue to voice opposition to the Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater proposed by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. earlier this summer, with several towns speaking out against the project. The Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution at its Aug. 6 meeting asking the county to suspend expansion of the Aug. […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

Caring community members ‘Run with the Devils’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health’s Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk took place Saturday, Nov. 3, at South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The event, which raised more than $160,000, supports the collective commitment of RWJBarnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles […]

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County held its third annual Homeward Bound Walk on Oct. 14 at the Clipper Pavilion at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The walk serves as a way to raise both awareness and funding for the county’s court-appointed special advocates program. CASA for Children […]

Run with the Devils and raise money for health care

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils, will hold its second “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at South Mountain Recreation Complex. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services […]

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain […]

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