Saturday, May 25, 2013
Here's what you may have missed in West Orange this past week.
Richard Levens, of Randolph, has been suspended from the department. You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money. The veterans will be presented the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal at the annual West Orange Memorial Day ceremony. West Orange TGI Fridays among those targeted by year-long investigation. The upcoming schedule is unchanged. Mayra Vargas, of West Orange, has partnered with Cinnabon to fundraise for cancer after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. State authorities seized various alcoholic beverage inventory and records on Wednesday morning from 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey. Car’s owner identified one of the thieves …
The West Orange restaurant will shut its doors June 1.
After 81 years in West Orange, the restaurant that was a favorite of Babe Ruth, Pals Cabin is expected to close its doors next week. The restaurant has hired A.J. Willner Auctions to sell off everything inside the local landmark when it closes June 1, owner of the auction Harry Byrnes told Patch Saturday. The auction is scheduled for Monday, June 10 at the restaurant at 11 a.m. The possibility of the restaurant closing was first feared by residents when CVS applied for variances for the building and property at a West Orange Zoning Board meeting in October 2012. At that time, one of the co-owners, Marty Horn Jr., said the restaurant was not closing. "We are not selling the property," he said last year. "We are investigating the …
Less Veterans have pending claims but face a longer wait time for VA benefits.
Our veterans are now facing a new enemy at home--long wait times for their disability claims. The waiting times started increasing in 2010 when U.S. troops were withdrawn from Iraq causing a dramatic uptick in first-time filers, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. In New Jersey, 3,527 veterans have pending claims in the Newark headquarters, which is less than in recent years according to CIR, according to available data. However, New Jersey veterans are waiting an average of 256 days as their claims remain pending. That wait time is not far from a recent peak of 258.9 days in 2012. According to the data, the Newark office received an average of 431 claims per month in 2012, down from over 1,000 claims in 2010. The data …
Miss Patch's Jersey Shore Guide 2013 earlier this week? Check it out here!
Pet Therapy dog, Matti, comes on a weekly basis to Alaris Health at West Orange and has made many friends among the residents.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Check out the photos of this three-bedroom home on Bauer Drive.
Location: 2 Bauer Drive, West Orange Price: $309,900 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 and 1 half Description: Split level home with a one car garage and a flat, fenced in yard. This is a brand new to market with showings to begin at the Memorial Weekend open house this Sunday from 2-4pm. Listing Agents: Beverly and Robert Meaux, The Bev & Bob Homes Team, Keller Williams Suburban Realty, 201-647-6144. If you're a Realtor and would like to submit your property to Patch for this weekly column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local benefits also raise money for cancer research and victims of Oklahoma's recent tornado disaster.
Newarkers were among the most accomplished of the more the 1,400 students to receive diplomas Wednesday during Essex County College’s commencement ceremony. The school’s 44th annual commencement was held at the Prudential Center. Newark Mayor Cory Booker wlll kick off the annual 2013 North Jersey Pride Festival, a day-long event on Sunday, June 9 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park in Maplewood. The festival is the culmination of a full week of events in Maplewood and South Orange for the community of LGBT residents and supportive allies. The events are designed to focus on the importance of supporting Marriage Equality and LGBT youth. In a moment that has been nearly a decade in the making -- and that some residents feared might never …
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon—a Guinness World Record at over five miles long—to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey skies, …
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on West Orange area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck.
Last week, Patch shared AOL Autos list of cars 6-10 for the best May bargains. Today, we provide listings 1-5.
Last week, we listed cars 6-10 in AOL Autos May top car bargains. There was plenty of variety and lots of savings out there. Today, we close out the list so you have time to get to your local dealer and save yourself some serious money. 5). Ford F-150 - New - AOL Auto Best Deal: $19,326 - $24,890 Rugged and versatile, the F-150 is great for life on the farm or in suburbia. The latest information shows the car selling at 13% below its sticker price. Safety features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control, front and side airbags and the Safety Canopy side curtain airbags. The F-150 offers a 4x2 or a 4x4 drive system, three cab styles, three pickup box lengths and several useful individual options and …