WOCC meeting for small business owners

WOCC meeting for small business owners

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action, will host a lunch and learn workshop for small business owners from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Lunch will be […]

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

Cooper discusses zoo at kickoff event for SOMA LWV’s centennial year

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange kicked off its centennial year at Maplewood Memorial Library in a community meeting with Freeholder Tyshammie Cooper. Cooper is the county representative for District 3, which includes part of Newark’s West Ward, East Orange, Orange and South Orange; she was elected […]

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 […]

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. […]

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library and Turtle Back Zoo will present “Animal Habitats” on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Learn about animals from all different habitats around the globe and how they survive. You might even get to meet one or two! Space […]

TBZ, other local projects to see state spending freeze

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 30, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law. The budget lacked the governor’s long-supported millionaire’s tax, which had been vehemently opposed by N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney. While Murphy seemingly lost the fight for a millionaire’s tax, he hit back with Executive Order No. […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

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 […]

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