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Local Officials Respond to PFOA Levels in Water

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Public officials overseeing four "Local Talk" area water supply systems have been reassuring the public about their consumption safety since a state report came out about PFOA levels Jan. 21.

Officials here and in Montclair and South Orange have stated either in print or during public meetings, have sought to explain the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's release of their PFOA parts per trillion findings from tests conducted between 2015 and 2007.

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West Orange Judge Honored for Work with NJ Sharing Network

rsz_judge_giles_chairmans_awardPeter Rooney, Chair of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation Board of Trustees, presents fellow Board member Judge F. Michael Giles of West Orange with the Chairman's Award for his exceptional leadership in promoting organ and tissue donation during the board's Executive Committee meeting January 29.

TV Woes May Cancel Meeting

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"If you miss an Orange Council meeting, you miss a lot," may never have a clearer ring to it here in their scheduled Jan. 19 meetings - or their pending Jan. 27 public hearing on the YWCA lease-purchase.  

The full council, the council chamber audience of 15 and TV-35 viewers who were watching the 7-10:14 p.m. back-to-back conference and regular sessions from their homes noticed that the local cable access channel was airing the proceedings.

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East Orange Leads Local Municipal Reorganizations

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An overflow City Hall Council Chamber audience of 378 saw three new faces become City Council members and incumbent Councilman Theodore "Ted" Green become its latest president here Jan. 1.

Amy Lewis, Casim Gomez and Mustafa Al-M. Brent were individually sworn in as respective First, Fourth and Fifth ward council members by 1:30 p.m. Friday. They respectively succeeded outgoing colleagues Andrea McPhatter, Sharon Fields and Lonnie Hughes.

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East Orange & Irvington Name First Public Safety Directors

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East Orange and Irvington's respective first public safety directors, when met by the "Local Talk" area public in 2016, will be familiar.

Council President Alicia Holman formally introduced Sheilah Coley as East Orange's Public Safety Director before a City Hall Council Chamber gallery audience of 75 here Dec. 14.

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