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Oange, NJ is going green and we are here to help. Learn about Orange’s rich history, culture and shopping.

22 school stars Students turn recycable “junk” into works of art that will make for some extremely creative pieces.

30 edible garden There is no better way than to save money than to plan and grow your own food in your own garden.

34 organic family Nurture your family and become an organic family. Join together and spend quailty time. Have some fun.

64 quick recipes Try these quick and healthy simple delicious recipes. Plan your meals ahead and eat whole foods.

73 green tips A simple guide to going green. Learn tips, tricks and see how you can make your own eco friendly cleaners.

82 shop main street Visit stores and see bargains on Main Street. Why spend time and money to drive far. Shop on Main Street.

103 city guide A Quick Guide to City contacts, outreach and important numbers. Find businesses in your community.


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22 great hybrids What are hybrids and which company come out on top? Look at our chart and compare. Visit a dealer today.

30 eco travel Travel to places rarely visited by cameras and inhale the power of eco tours. Visit Tobago’s rainforest.

76 how to Compost Meditate

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about orange, n.j. DEMOGRAPHICS CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP

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how to | meditate

Meditation is a process where we take our attention and bring it inside the body to the place between and behind the two eyebrows. When we sit for meditation, we want to make sure that our body is totally relaxed. We want to sit in a pose that we can maintain without moving for the entire duration of the meditation sitting. We place our feet comfortably on the floor and our hands are placed comfortably in our lap. You can rest one hand inside the other hand, but you don’t want to interlace the fingers because that may restrict blood flow. As we take up a pose, we want to make sure that there is not tension anywhere in the body. We make sure that there’s no tension in our leg muscles, our stomach muscles are relaxed, our shoulders are relaxed, our neck and facial muscles are relaxed, and our jaw muscles are relaxed. Next, we close our eyes very gently and very sweetly as if resting for sleep, but we remain fully awake and fully alert behind the eyes.


how to | meditate Our eyeballs are fixed straight ahead – horizontally. There should be no squinting or pressure placed on the eyelids. No pressure on the forehead. With eyes closed, simply gaze very sweetly, very gently into the center of the field of vision that we see in front of us. There should be no squinting or straining on the eyes. We are simply gazing into the center of the field of darkness that we see in front of us. We are looking out beyond the bridge of our nose about 8 to 10 inches in front of us.

You may repeat any loving name of God that is meaningful to you into the center of the field of vision that you see in front We are gazing as if to see a friend stand- of you. Or, you may repeat the Mantra. ing at the end of a long hallway, or as if We speak each word slowly with the our friend is waving to us from across tongue of thought into the center of the the street and we have fixed our gaze field of vision that we see in front of you. on them. This is a continuous gaze, an Each word is spoken firmly and slowly at unbroken gaze. We are simply gazing, regular intervals into the center of the watching, looking, seeing, witnessfield of vision that we see in front of us. ing, noticing, and observing whatever appears into the center of the field of We place all of our mental concentravision that you see in front of you. tion into speaking each word slowly at regular intervals as if each word is being Our body is totally relaxed without any cast into the center of the field of vision tension felt in any part of the body. that you see in front of you. If you begin Now that we are gazing, watching, look- to see flashes of Light or circles of Light or pin-pricks of Light, continue to gaze ing, seeing, and noticing what comes into the field of vision in front of us, we beyond the Lights. need to block the mind from sending us distracting thoughts. We do this by repeating a powerful, positive Mantra. We repeat this Mantra slowly – with the tongue of thought – mentally at regular intervals.

If you try to notice or focus on the Light, it will disappear, so simply continue to gaze into the center of whatever you see in front of you and repeat the Manta with firm concentration into the center of whatever you see in front of you. Walk in the light. Light surrounds you.


green tips 10 Ways to Go Green $ Save Green ! 1. Save energy to save money. Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs Plant drought-tolerant native plants in burn out. your garden. Many plants need minimal Unplug appliances when you’re not using watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area. them. Or, use a “smart” power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts “phantom” or “vampire” energy use. 3. Less gas = more money (and Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.

better health!).

Walk or bike to work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.

Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine Consider telecommuting if you live far drying. from your work. Or move closer. Even if this means paying more rent, it could save 2. Save water to save money. you money in the long term. Take shorter showers to reduce water use. Lobby your local government to increase This will lower your water and heating bills spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With too. little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in bettering your health Install a low-flow showerhead. They don’t and reducing traffic. cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment.

4. Eat smart.

Make sure you have a faucet aerator on each faucet. These inexpensive appliances conserve heat and water, while keeping water pressure high.

If you eat meat, add one meatless meal a week. Meat costs a lot at the store-and it’s even more expensive when you consider the related environmental and health costs.


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shop | main street A Unique Boutique The Jamaican in us could not resist this organic t-shirt that is begging to be taken on a Caribbean vacation. The fabulous red color will add a little zest to your wardrobe. Pair it with the Very Green Blue Jean for a relaxed laid back feel. Fabric content: 100% Organic Cotton.

Tan natural grain leather belt fitted with 7mm circular topaz Swarovski crystals patterned with 4mm silver square patterned edge studs, the belt edge is finished with stitched silver beaded edging. The buckle and buckle end fittings are matt silver finished with 4mm topaz Swarovski crystals. Finished width of belt approx 37mm. Interchangeable buckle head.Supplied with a chamois pouch and gift box.


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more green tips Buy locally raised, humane, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy whenever you can. Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in the local economy.

Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.

Watch videos about why local food and sustainable seafood are so great. Whatever your diet, eat low on the food chain. This is especially true for seafood.

8. Buy smart.

5. Skip the bottled water.

Wear clothes that don’t need to be drycleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.

Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste. Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.

6. Think before you buy. Go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether you’ve just moved or are looking to redecorate, consider a service like craigslist or FreeSharing to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free. Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items. When making purchases, make sure you know what’s “Good Stuff” and what isn’t.

7. Borrow instead of buying. Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.

Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.

Invest in high-quality, long-lasting products. You might pay more now, but you’ll be happy when you don’t have to replace items as frequently (and this means less waste!).

9. Keep electronics out of the trash. Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible. Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem. Recycle your cell phone. Ask your local government to set up an electronics recycling and hazardous waste collection event.

10. Make your own cleaning supplies. The big secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.Making your own cleaning products saves money, time, and packaging-not to mention your indoor air quality.


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save money Make Your Own Green Cleaners!

Everyone likes a clean home, but few of us like the chore of cleaning. Even worse, we often rely on a cocktail of hazardous substances to make our bathrooms sparkle or our floors shine. Dishwashing detergents often contain phosphates that pollute the groundwater; wood polish generally contains flammable toxins like nitrobenzene; and laundry detergent may contain bleach and other corrosives. We lock these compounds away in closets or under the sink to keep them from our children—but we often don’t consider what they may be doing to our own bodies. Even as they help us pick up dirt and dust, many modern cleaners irritate our skin, eyes, and lungs. They can also leave toxic residues or pollute the water when we rinse them down the drain. But keeping our homes clean and avoiding toxic cleaners don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Several companies now produce “green” cleaners that avoid ingredients that are toxic or don’t biodegrade. Here are some simple ways you can make your own natural cleaners made from a range of safer substances we might already have around the house.

Stock up on a few safe, simple ingredients that can be used in most cleaning situations. Soap, water, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, borax, and a coarse scrubbing sponge can take care of most household cleaning needs. Instead of using a standard drain cleaner, which likely contains lye, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid, try pouring a quarter cup of baking soda down the clogged drain, followed by a half cup of vinegar. Close the drain tightly until fizzing stops, then flush with boiling water. For an effective glass cleaner, use a mixture of half white vinegar and half water. Baking soda and cornstarch are both good carpet deodorizers. To clean up mildew and mold, use a mixture of lemon juice or white vinegar and salt. A paste of baking soda, salt, and hot water makes a great oven cleaner. In the rare instance you need to use a hazardous product, use as little as possible and dispose of it in a way that will cause minimum harm—for example, by bringing it to a hazardous waste recycling or treatment center.


edible garden How to start an edible garden a Create a dedicated vegetable patch for a valuable garden addition. It allows you to plant successive plants through the seasons, so that you can enjoy home-grown, pesticide free produce all year round. Designed with a little imagination, it can also be an attractive part of your back garden. It may be easier to just pop into the shops to buy your veggies; there is just nothing more satisfying than picking your own vegetables and experiencing their intense flavour. Toppled with the increase in food prices, growing your own vegetables may soon become a must. To grow successfully, your vegetables need the following: 1.

Site

When selecting the area where you would like to plant your edible garden, make sure that you select an area that is level and sheltered from the wind. If the garden is on a slight slope then gently terrace the beds, this will prevent some plants from getting too much water and others too little. 2.

Access

Growing your veggies close to the house and, in particular, the kitchen will make it easier and safer to quickly dash out and pick your favourite veggies for supper. You will also be more inclined to look after the veggie garden if it is in the ‘mind’s eye’. 3.

Sunshine

Most vegetables need at least five to six hours of sunlight a day. If you have a shady garden, consider planting your veggies in containers and moving them around into the sun as the season changes. 4.

Fertile Soil

As with other plants, vegetables need good soil in order to grow abundantly. So, make sure that you enrich the soil with compost manure and fertiliser; this will ensure healthy delightful vegetables.


edible garden and grow your own vegetables 5.

Water

Vegetables that are already growing above the soil benefit from deep watering every four to eight days, depending on the temperature and soil type. Leafy vegetables require more water than root vegetables. Fruiting vegetables, such as, squashes and tomatoes, don’t like water on their leaves. To reduce evaporation and keep roots cool, place a layer of mulch in the beds. 6.

Food

Most vegetables require a soil that is rich in nutrients. Composting, mulching and rotating crops are natural ways to make sure that your soil remains rich. Supplementing your soil with organic fertilisers will benefit your vegetables, because they stimulate soil life, don’t leach and pollute water sources, or leave residue in the soil. 7.

Drainage

Vegetables grow best in soil that drains well. If you have clay or sandy soil try adding compost and coarse organic material, such as, peanut shells, garden refuse (leaves and grass 8.

Dedication

Vegetable gardens require daily attention, but instead of looking at it like another task, make it the most important part of your day and a time to unwind. What better way to end the day than checking on daily growth, getting rid of pests and selecting vegetables for supper. Tips: Choose easy to grow vegetables when starting out, these include; radishes, beans, lettuce, beetroot, chives, and Swiss chard. Success increase enthusiasm and confidence, therefore insuring your dedication. Start with one or two types of vegetables that you can give attention to with great results.Trying to grow too many vegetables at once will curb your enthusiasm and you will give up too soon.


quick recipes Get a healthy, delicious dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less with these quick and ultra-quick recipes. This collection of quick dinner recipes will help you satisfy your family, so get cooking! Just add a salad, simple side dish or quick-cooking whole grain like couscous or quinoa to round out these easy healthy recipes.

Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes 3 English muffins, sliced in 1/2 3 cups diced eggplant 1/4 Vidalia onion, sliced 1 small yellow squash, thinly sliced 1 small zucchini, grated Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup grated mozzarella 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 3/4 teaspoon Greek seasoning 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves

Veggie Pizza Minis

Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and add tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are softened. Add salt, to taste. Spoon cooked tomatoes evenly over English muffin halves. In a skillet, saute eggplant and onions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add squash and zucchini and cook until tender. Do not over cook, since they will cook some more in the oven. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauteed vegetables evenly over the tomatoes. Sprinkle each mini pizza with balsamic vinegar. Top with mozzarella and feta cheese. Sprinkle pizza with Greek seasoning and basil. Bake 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.


organic family Dedicate yourself to helping your community raise children the healthiest way possible. Our charge is to introduce families to the latest in natural and organic living and showing how to practice this lifestyle on an everyday basis. It’s truly old school living! We know that achieving the right balance between the real world and the ideal world can be a challenge. Our lives are already busy and our family’s schedules are often simply out of our control. So, our mission is to help find perfect balance and to level your energy so that you make the best choices, with the best information available, in the shortest amount of time Find recipes serving the safest and most nutritious foods. Read books, magazines and articles with the latest in family wellnes to find out what’s good for your family and what’s not. Our environmental emphasis will help parents raise children with an eye to the future of their planet. Be conscious of important social issues that affect our families. We all must help guide our communities in teaching children to care about people in their neighborhood, their country and the world. Schedule time for family outings in nature, bonding and spending quaility time together. Use calm tones when speaking to children as they get stressed too. We hope to inspire parents to achieve new heights in family growth without missing a beat. Cherish every moment and demand a higher standard of life. Research and ask questions about excellent, non-organic alternatives wherever appropriate for you to compare. We publish clearly and concisely for you understand the differences in these products so you can make a more informed decision on what is best for you, your family and your community. Afterall, you deserve the best in life. Welcome to Your Organic Family!


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emoreis of eating outdoors bring us back to the happy times. Warm climate cultures have summer friendly dishes. that make wonderful recipes..

Salads

Chop up all your favorite fresh veggies. Your bowl should look like a rainbow. You can add nuts, dried fruits, berries, pickles or croutons. Easy on the dressing or make your own.

To maintain optimum health, 50% of our meals must come from whole grains. Eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Get proteins from legumes, eat cereals, mix your own granola mix, eat nuts of all sorts and snack healthy. Drink delicious herb teas and lots of water throughout the day. Stay away from sodas and drinks with artificial colors and sweetners.

Wraps

Wrap your way into tasty goodness. You can wrap up delicious veggies alone or add tofu, grilled fish or chicken to it. Buy only the best wraps. Beware of immitations. Read ingredients.

Life is precious so take it easy and remember to smile. Laughter is the best medicine. Forgive other to heal you. Learn from yours and other people’s mistakes. Evolve and be humble. Meditate. Work on being patient and practice what you preach. Shower your family with positive, affirmations and enjoy the blessings!

Easy, breezy

DINE IN NATURE Laughter, a gentle breeze and warm sunlight combined with a sense of contentment as we spend time with loved ones. Our favorite summer foods just got better. What more could we ask for?

Smoothies

Get out your blenders and blend fresh or frozen fruits or fresh veggies with almond, rice, soy or organic milks. Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon, real vanilla or other spices. Add ice and create a yummy summer treat!

Desserts

Bake your own tasty treats. Use whole grains and organic flour. Sprinkle a bit of honey or other natural sweetner over sliced fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth.


how to | compost

2. Fill your bin with a balanced mixture for best results:

The Basics Of Composting What Is Compost?

Compost is simply decomposed organic material. The organic material can be plant material or animal matter. While composting may seem mysterious or complicated, it’s really a very simple and natural process that continuously occurs in nature, often without any assistance from mankind. If you’ve ever walked in the woods, you’ve experienced compost in its most natural setting. Both living plants and annual plants that die at the end of the season are consumed by animals of all sizes, from larger mammals, birds, and rodents to worms, insects, and microscopic organisms. The result of this natural cycle is compost, a combination of digested and undigested food that is left on the forest floor to create rich, usually soft, sweet-smelling soil.

1. Choose or construct a bin for your compost. While you can compost successfully in a pile on the ground, a bin will keep the process a bit neater and help to discourage animals if you are composting food scraps. Depending on the construction of the bin, it can also help to regulate moisture and temperature. A good minimum size for a pile is at least 1 cubic yard or 1 cubic meter, though a pile can go larger than this, and smaller-scale composting can be made to work.

Green stuff (high in nitrogen) to activate the heat process in your compost. Perfect heat-generating materials include: young weeds (before they develop seeds); comfrey leaves; yarrow; chicken, rabbit or pigeon manure; grass cuttings; etc. Other green items that compost well include fruit and vegetables; fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds and tea leaves (including tea bags - remove the staple if you wish); vegetable plant remains; plants.

Brown stuff (high in carbon) to serve as the “fiber” for your compost. Brown stuff includes fall (autumn) leaves; dead plants and weeds; sawdust; cardboard & cardboard tubes (from foil wraps etc); old flowers (including dried floral displays, minus plastic/foam attachments); old straw and hay; and small animal bedding. Air. It is possible to compost without air (anaerobically), but the process employs different bacteria and an anaerobic compost pile will take on a sour smell like vinegar. It may also attract flies or take on a matted, slimy appearance. If you believe your compost pile needs more air, turn it, and try adding more dry or brown stuff to open up the structure. Water. Your pile should be about as damp as a sponge that has been wrung out. Depending on your climate, you can add water directly or rely on the moisture that comes in with “green” items. A lid on the compost bin will help to


how to | compost keep moisture in. If a pile gets too much water in it, it might not get enough air. Soil or starter compost. This is not strictly necessary, but a light sprinkling of garden soil or recently finished compost between layers can help to introduce the correct bacteria to start the compost cycle a little more quickly. If you are pulling weeds, the soil left on the roots may be sufficient to serve this purpose. Compost starters are available, but probably not necessary. 3. Layer or mix the different materials in your bin so that they come into contact with one another and so that you avoid any large clumps. Especially avoid compacting large quantities of green materials together, since they can rapidly become anaerobic. If possible, start with a layer of lightweight brown material, such as leaves, to help keep enough air near the bottom. Try for a mixture of anywhere from 3 parts brown to 1 part green to half and half, depending on what materials you have on hand. Sprinkle each layer lightly with water as you build the heap, if it requires additional moisture. 4. Turn your pile regularly, once every week or two. Clear a patch next to the pile. Then use a pitchfork and move the entire pile to the clear spot. When it is time to turn the pile again, move it back to the original spot, or back into the bin. Mixing the pile in this way helps to keep air flowing inside the pile, which encourages aerobic decomposition. Anaerobic decomposition will smell very stinky (generally sour, like vinegar) and they decompose materials more slowly than aerobic bacteria. Turning the pile helps to encourage the growth of the right kind of bacteria and makes for a nice, sweetsmelling pile that will decompose faster. Try to move matter from inside to outside and from top to bottom. Break up anything that is clumpy or matted. Add water or wet, green materials if it seems too dry. Add dry, brown materials if the pile seems too wet. If you are still adding to the pile, take the opportunity while you turn it to introduce the new matter and mix it well with the older matter.

5. Decide whether to add slow rotting items such as tough branches, twigs and hedge clippings; wood ash; wood shavings and wood pruning. They can be composted, but you may want to compost them separately because they will take longer to break down, especially in a cold climate with a shorter composting season. Shred heavy materials, if you can, for faster decomposition. 6. Try to avoid composting bread, pasta, nuts, and cooked food. They don’t break down very easily, become quite slimy, and can hold up the heating, rotting-down process. (Old nuts left in the garden will disappear quickly if you have squirrels or monkeys around!) 7. Never compost the following items for reasons of health, hygiene and inability to break down: meat and meat scraps; bones; fish and fish bones; plastic or synthetic fibers; oil or fat; pet or human feces (except for manure of herbivorous creatures such as rabbits and horses); weeds that have gone to seed; diseased plants; disposable diapers (nappies); glossy paper or magazines; coal and coke ash; and cat litter. Place these items in the normal garbage collection.

8. Harvest your compost. If all goes well, you will eventually find that you have a layer of good compost at the bottom of your bin. Remove this and spread it on or dig it into your garden beds.


quick recipes Black Bean Quesadilla

Ingredients 2 burrito-size flour tortillas 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can refried lowfat black beans 1 cup chunky salsa 1 1/2 cups Mexican-style shredded cheese 1/2 cup prepared guacamole (from the refrigerated section) 2 tablespoons sour cream

Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay 1 tortilla on a clean work surface. Spread the beans evenly over the tortilla. Spoon 3/4 cup of salsa over the beans, then sprinkle with the cheese. Top with the second tortilla. Place the quesadilla on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the top is crisp and brown. Meanwhile, swirl the guacamole and sour cream together in a small bowl. Cut the quesadilla into 4 equal portions and transfer to a plate. Serve with the guacamole mixture and remaining 1/4 cup of salsa.

Fruit Smoothies

Ingredients 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced 2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberries, or cherries 1 cup milk 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 to 3 tablespoons honey or to taste

Directions Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Cooks note: For non-dairy smoothies, substitute 1 cup rice milk for the milk and yogurt. Or, use soy yogurt or milk instead of dairy.


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Selling Solar Power Energy Tools - Today, a number of DIY guides have recently come onto the market which detail exactly how to build your own solar cells using step by step illustrated directions as well as the most inexpensive materials to do it. Many guides detail how to create enough solar cells for just over $100 which generate enough solar power energy to pay one month’s utility bill. As these cells are easy to produce in the course of an afternoon, many homeowners have gone on to construct multiple solar cells to either increase their energy consumption but also to sell to other homeowners who are interested in saving and earning this kind of money and are willing to pay top dollar for it. See what all the fuss is about and how easy it is to create your own solar power energy using an incredibly easy DIY solar energy guide today. Don’t wait any longer because you believed it was too expensive or too difficult to implement, there has literally never been a better time to get started and begin saving and earning money while helping the environment. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=John_Wickley


solar dollars Home Value - Everyone wants to

Solar power energy has been described as being great for the environment to death while all the while for the life of me I can’t understand why no one ever mentions how economical it is, particularly in these tough economic times. Making the switch to using solar energy is incredibly easy and affordable these days, so let’s look into these 5 fantastic ways in which you can make real money off of solar power energy.

Power Bills - This one is obvious, but think

about it. The average homeowner was estimated in 2008 to spend $200 each month on electricity alone, with many homeowners spending much more. On average that’s an annual $2400 needlessly spent when using solar power energy could create the same effect for free. Imagine having an extra $2400 in your annual budget, I’m sure you could find a use or two for it.

Solar Power Energy Surplus

- Solar cells are great at creating more than enough solar power energy to power your home each month. If you create more energy than you use in a given month, it can automatically be fed back into the power grid and sold back to the power company for a profit. Can you imagine your power meter reading that you actually gave back power rather than using, or could you imagine having an EXTRA $2400 in your pocket each year in addition to the original sum which isn’t being spent on electricity?

save money, that’s no secret. What may not be obvious is that you can dramatically add to the overall value of your home by installing solar cells. Potential homeowners these days are looking, in part, for a home which will save them money in the long run. If your house generates its own electricity and you can prove that you are able to live off the grid (not rely on the power company as much) because of it, you can easily add thousands of dollars to the value of your home when it comes time to sell, so please keep that in mind.

Tax Breaks - The government is

incredibly lenient on homeowners when it comes to taxes who both live off the grid but also on those who live off the grid and create and sell excess solar power energy back to the power company. This is because these homeowners are not only reducing their energy consumption, but others consumption, as well, altogether alleviating the energy crisis. With the natural energy technology focused Obama administration now in office, you can expect even more benefits to those who embrace natural energy early on like today.


people | giving hearts But more help is needed, and Mrs. Gomes has formed the Walkerswood Relief Project.

Republished with permission Princeton Herald Top Stories ‘Heartbroken’ over Homeland By: Dick Brinster, Staff Writer

Twin Rivers woman pledges to help students in Jamaica EAST WINDSOR — Although Cheryl Gomes left Jamaica with her family nearly three decades ago, a visit last month to her old hometown served as a reminder of how desperate impoverished people are in a nation otherwise known as a vacation paradise. “ I was heartbroken,” she said this week, alluding to a trip to Walkerswood, where she says children are hungry for both food and education. “Upon returning to the U.S., I made a solemn oath that I will use every resource and means I can think of to provide help and some relief to this school and community.” The elementary school she speaks of already does its part to see that children are fed with a farm project that grows fruits and vegetables, said Ms. Gomes, a Twin Rivers resident who works in marketing and public affairs at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

“Even with the project, some kids still go hungry without a nutritious breakfast and lunch,” she said. “Our dream is that each and every student will not be hungry during school.”Ms. Gomes is a member of the Rutty family, one which avoided the depths of poverty and despair that long has symbolized life for many of the people on the Caribbean island nation of more than 2.6 million. The family, which owns Trans Caribe Express Shippers Inc. of East Orange, N.J. was able to collect enough donations from families and friends in the United States to send in 2005 a 900-cubic-foot container of school and office supplies to Walkerswood, a village of about 4,000 tucked away in the lush tropical hills of St. Ann Parish. Ms. Gomes said the next shipment, which can include canned and or dried food in addition to the needed school supplies, will be sent as soon as enough goods are received to fill another container. As a mother of three children, Ms. Gomes is particularly proud of the student achievement in a town where children through grade 9 are educated in a dilapidated building typical of schools in many impoverished nations. She says despite limited resources, 80 percent of grade 9 students passed an exam needed to enter a secondary school about 10 miles away, and 95 percent succeeded on a second try.


people | giving hearts Ms. Gomes, a Twin Rivers resident since 1999, wants the progress to continue, but says it will take more than word-ofmouth contributions from a small group within the Jamaican-American community. And, supplies for the elementary school of 280 students go beyond the need for just pencils and paper. The children are in need of computers, televisions, projectors and educational software, book bags, keyboards for music and a school bus, Ms. Gomes said. She added that the lunch program is in need of all types of kitchen supplies such as blenders, microwaves, toaster ovens, food processors, serving spoons and even knives and forks. “Past donations were greatly appreciated,” she said of the contributions of 2005. “But the problems of overcrowding still exist. “By using a multimedia campaign with sitemedia.org, which includes solicitation of donations in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area to create awareness, the Rutty family is hoping to capture the hearts and helping hands of the right organizations and sponsors who will donate supplies to help this and other communities.” A community center once used for the hub of civic and social events in Walkerswood is now closed, Ms. Gomes said. The once-profitable community cooperative — which housed arts and crafts, a farmers market, a wood-working shop and restaurant — also is closed and badly in need of repair.

Children are in dire need of school supplies and classrooms need repair

The Canteen needs repair and a healhty meals program implemented.

Ms. Gomes is gratified that when her family lived in Jamaica it was able to contribute to those is need, providing aid to transport children to school, the sick to hospitals and provide first-aid assistance and help those in need of food. “From the time we came to the U.S.A., we always felt the need to help the community we left behind,” Ms. Gomes said. Information on how to make a taxdeductible contribution can be found at walkerswoodyouthfoundation.org. For more information, e-mail Mrs. Gomes at info@walkerswoodyouthfoundation.org


town news Accomplishments of Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. and The City Council: July 2008 - May 2009

News Release For Release: Wednesday, December 23 Contact: Frank Baraff 914-469-3775

Mayor Hawkins announces $583,000 grant for Orange train station improvements Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. announced today that Orange has received a $583,000 grant from the NJ Transportation Trust Fund to improve the area around the Orange train station. The project, Orange Train Station Improvements, is part of the NJ Department of Transportation’s Transit Village Program.

Since the new administration took office in July 2008, with the cooperation of the City Council, hard working municipal employees and concerned citizens, Mayor Hawkins and his team of directors have focused on making our city safer. Working together, here is what they have accomplished: Making Orange Safer Transformed the Police Department from top to bottom. Result: Reduced violent crime. 13% decrease in crime from prior year, July 1 – May 1, 2009: 1500 arrests. • Created Gun Buyback Program to take guns off the streets

Restored confidence of federal, state, and county law enforcement in Orange Police In May, Governor Jon S. Corzine desig- resulting in close cooperation and large nated Orange as the state’s 20th Tran- seizures of drugs and guns sit Village, and the city was awarded $100,000 in state funding as a part of its Implemented a Child Internet Safety designation. Program The new state grant will be used to Monitoring known crime “hot spots” as beautify and landscape Tony Galento result of complaints from citizens and Plaza and improve the pedestrian cor- council members ridor from the train station to Main Street. It will include resurfacing the parking lot, replacing brick pavers, planting trees, installing benches and other streetscape improvements.


town news Continued: Accomplishments of Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. and The City Council: July 2008 - May 2009

Established Special Police Officers to increase police presence on streets Promoted gang awareness through presentations to students and parents Establishing Highland Train Station as a police substation Created Police partnership with Board of Education to make schools safer Standardized a complaint system for citizen and council members and assigned a captain to handle complaints Cross trained detectives to take on additional police duties making police more cost-efficient Developing plans for drug court and community service for minor offenses Working with neighboring communities on mutual problems that occur at borders Updating the City of Orange Emergency Operating Plan for dealing with all types of Disasters. Received grant from the Federal Emergency Management Office for Fire Safety Equipment including protective gear and breathing apparatus to protect firefighters entering a burning building Improved relationship between citizens For more information log on to our web site at http://www.ci.orange.nj.us


people | helping h.a.n.d.s.

HANDS, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of neighborhoods in Orange and East Orange. HANDS was founded in 1986 by a group of clergy and community leaders to ensure that the neighborhoods of Orange and East Orange remain good places to raise a family. The centerpiece of our strategy is to revitalize neighborhoods through the highimpact development of vacant, troubled properties. There are seven inter-related core elements of the strategy:

Contact Information Tel: (973) 678-3110 Fax: (973) 678-0014 Postal address 15 South Essex Ave., Orange, NJ 07050 Email: patrick@handsinc.org

Redevelopment of pivotal properties in target neighborhoods. Increasing home ownership: Investing in first time homebuyers. Strengthening neighborhood organizations. Developing leadership. Increasing effective citizen engagement. Forging strategic partnerships. Shaping public policy and private sector initiatives.


feature | best hybrids

Toyota Confirms RAV4 Hybrid for 2012 UK’s Autocar website reported yesterday that Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motors Sales, confirmed development of a hybrid gas-electric version of the company’s RAV4 crossover SUV. Lentz added that Toyota’s 1.8-liter hybrid system will become the company’s “core powertrain.”


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city guide | schools Ad Lincoln Avenue School Central Elementary School 33 Cleveland Street Orange, New Jersey 07050-2709 973-677-4110

Cleveland Street Elementary School 355 Cleveland Street Orange, New Jersey 973-677-4100

Forest Street School 651 Forest Street Orange, New Jersey 07050 973- 677-4120 973-676-5387 fax

Heywood Avenue Elementary School 421 Heywood Avenue Orange, NJ 07050 973.677.4105

@ Our Lady of the Valley 518 Valley Street Orange, NJ 07050

Oakwood Avenue School 135 Oakwood Avenue Orange, NJ 07050 (973) 677-4095 (973) 674-8015 fax

Orange High School

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400 Lincoln Avenue Orange, New Jersey 07050 973.677.4050

Orange Middle School

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Park Avenue Elementary School 231 Park Avenue Orange, NJ 07050 973-677-4124 Fax 973-414-6433

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city guide | schools Cleaners

Financial

Brite Cleaners 502 Main Street 973-676-1881

Bank of America 425 Main Street 973-676-8800

Communications

Garden State Check Cashing 54 Main Street 973-674-2274

Orange Transcript 170 Scotland Road 973-674-8000

Community Services Hands, Inc. 439 Main Street 973-678-3110

Hudson City Savings Bank 288 Main Street 973-678-9368

Reliable Flooring Supply 53-61 S. Essex Avenue 973-677-0100

Electronics

Florist

Orange Radio 320 Main Street 973-414-8686

Roxy Florist 305 Main Street 973-678-0500

Worldwide Jewelry & Electronics 235 Main Street 973-672-7292

Olsen’s Florist 172 Main Street 973-674-1020

Solomon Shipping & Trading 200 Main Street 973-675-4921

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Flooring Products & Services

First Occupational Center of NJ 391 Lakeside Avenue 973-672-5800

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Foods – Prepared Sandwiches Unlimited 23 N. Center Street 973-674-7899

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city guide | b2b Automotive Services

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Neil S. Sullivan Associates 36 N. Day Street 800-287-2155

Apparel & Clothing Easy Pickins 285 Main Street 973-676-8811 Fashion Fantasy 175 Main Street 973-395-2800 Muriel’s Dress Shop 247 Main Street 973-674-7040 Sasson’s Youthworld 243 Main Street 973-677-9250 Stepp N’ Out 219 Main Street 973-678-2225 Today’s Kids 258 Main Street 973-678-0910 Vault, The 308 Main Street 973-674-2800

Associated Tire Co. 234 Scotland Road 973-678-5760

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Damon’s Foreign Car Care 295 High Street 973-674-2300 DuRite Auto Body 43 Central Avenue 973-674-4419

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Kirk’s Auto & Truck Service 154 Central Avenue 973-672-6720 Par-Troy Rubber Co. 350 Washington Street 973-678-3851

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Park Auto & Performance 67 Park Street 973-675-4707 Tuneway Automotive 33 Lincoln Avenue 973-675-4637

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Banks Bank of America 425 Main Street 973-676-8800 Hudson City Savings Bank 288 Main Street 973-678-9368

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city guide | b2b Cleaners

Financial

Brite Cleaners 502 Main Street 973-676-1881

Bank of America 425 Main Street 973-676-8800

Communications

Garden State Check Cashing 54 Main Street 973-674-2274

Orange Transcript 170 Scotland Road 973-674-8000

Community Services Hands, Inc. 439 Main Street 973-678-3110

Hudson City Savings Bank 288 Main Street 973-678-9368

Reliable Flooring Supply 53-61 S. Essex Avenue 973-677-0100

Electronics

Florist

Orange Radio 320 Main Street 973-414-8686

Roxy Florist 305 Main Street 973-678-0500

Worldwide Jewelry & Electronics 235 Main Street 973-672-7292

Olsen’s Florist 172 Main Street 973-674-1020

Solomon Shipping & Trading 200 Main Street 973-675-4921

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Flooring Products & Services

First Occupational Center of NJ 391 Lakeside Avenue 973-672-5800

Exporting

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Foods – Prepared Sandwiches Unlimited 23 N. Center Street 973-674-7899

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city guide | b2b $10 Spot Corner/Main & Central 973-319-1400

Footwear Corner Kicks 251 Main Street 973-674-3900 Shoe Spot 206 Main Street 973-675-7445

Funeral Services Cotton Funeral Home 130 Main Street 973-675-6400 Ippolito Funeral Service 252 Henry Street 973-673-1369 Furniture Sasson’s Youthworld 243 Main Street 973-677-9250 Zaki’s Furniture Outlet 264 Main Street 973-677-2244

General Merchandise $10 Floor Plus 237 Main Street

Gee Gee Stores 237 Main Street 973-414-9600 Linen & Gift House 270 Main Street 973-675-4200 Prime Department Store 237 Main Street 973-414-9600 Value World 265 Main Street 973-676-0800

Government Services

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Orange Fire Department 415 Central Avenue 973-266-4229 Orange Housing Authority 340 Thomas Boulevard 973-675-1250

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Orange Police Department 29 Park Street 973-266-4111 Orange Public Library 348 Main Street 973-673-0153

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city guide | b2b Ad Orange Township (UEZ) 29 N. Day Street 973-266-4102

Health Care Allied Health Care 89 Main Street 973-676-3344 Essecare, Inc. 20 Main Street 973-414-0091

Heating Oil

Washington Dodd Apartments 587 Carroll Street 973-674-0303

Insurance Michael Watley Insurance 139 Main Street 973-676-6900

Jewelry

Mitchell Supreme Fuel Co. 532 Freeman Street Gold Star Jewelry 973-678-1800 272 Main Street 973-673-2550 Orange-Alden Fuel Co. 50 S. Essex Street Orange Star 973-673-0032 283 Main Street Urso Fuel Oil 511 Cary Street 973-673-2720

Housing Orange Housing Authority 340 Thomas Boulevard 973-675-1250

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Worldwide Jewelry & Electronics 235 Main Street 973-672-7292

Messenger Services WW Messenger & Shipping Co. 51 Main Street 973-674-8932

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city guide | b2b Restaurants

Metal Products

Appian Way, The 619 Langdon Street 973-678-0313

METFAB Steel Works 560 Freeman Street 973-675-7676

Bella Italia 535 Central Avenue 973-678-5538

Unimet Metal Supply 557 Main Street 973-673-5700

Bella Italia Ristorante 535 Central Avenue 973-676-4300

Music

Ben’s Caribbean & American 171 Main Street 973-673-9761

Orange Music Emporium 324 Main Street 973-678-4802

Newsstands

Dragon Phoenix 179 Main Street 973-677-9887

International Magazines 216 Main Street 973-677-0007

Dunkin Donuts 529 Main Street 973-672-6199

Office Supplies

El Bandido Mexican Restaurant 548 Main Street 973-678-8631

I. Halper Paper & Supplies 95 Freeway Drive West 973-675-6633

Paint & Wallpaper

El Salvador Restaurant 107 South Day Street 973-414-9677

Rossi, J & Company 403 Main Street 973-672-6639

Hong am Chinese Kitchen 458 Central Avenue 973-674-6939

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Hong Kong Restaurant 150 Main Street, #11 973-674-1642 Jin Lin Chinese Kitchen 180 Scotland Road 973-675-3864 Libretti’s Restaurant & Bar 554 Nassau Street 973-673-5155 Lotus Oriental Cuisine 44 Main Street 973-731-9968 Piccola Italia Ristorante 143 Lincoln Avenue 973-673-7101 Royal Fried Chicken 220 Main Street 973-674-4662 Solano’s Restaurant 666 Forest Street 973-676-8898

Monteverdi, A 30 N Day Street 973-672-8800

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Transportation Kelly Intl. Travel & Multiple Services 150-160 Main Street,#15 973-678-8988

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Solomon Shipping & Trading 200 Main Street 973-675-4921

VacuumsProducts & Services

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J & S Vacuum Cleaner Co. 354 Main Street 973-677-1651

Vitamins H. Reisman Corp. 377 Crane Street 973-677-92009

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Storage Lincoln Storage Warehouses 225 Scotland Road 973-677-2000

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city guide | b2b

ABC Board Secretary 29 Park Street (973) 266-4111 (x 5003) Administration Department 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4010 Animal Control 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4107 Board of Education 451 Lincoln Avenue (973) 677-4000 Building & Construction 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4099 City Clerk 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4025 City Council 29 North Day Street 973) 266-4025 City Engineer 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4170 City Hall 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4000

City Hall Front Door/Guard 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4000 (x 4006) City Planner 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4217 Code Enforcement 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4098 Community Services Department 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4071 Construction Official 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4105 Cultural Affairs 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4085 Electrical Inspector 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4104 Emergency Management 419 Central Avenue (973) 266-4222 Finance Department 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4021

Fire Department 419 Central Avenue (973) 266-4222 Health Inspector 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4073 Health Officer 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4071 Housing Authority 340 Thomas Blvd. - (973) 675-1250 Inspections Request Line 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4099 Law Department 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4197 Mayor’s Office 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4005 Municipal Alliance 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4084 Municipal Court 29 Park Street (973) 266-4161 Municipal Engineer 29 Park Street (973) 266-4030


city guide | b2b Purchasing 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4272 Nursing/Baby Clinic 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4080 Older Adults 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4049

Recreation 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4045 Rent Leveling Board 29 North Day Street Basement (973) 266-4001

Planning & Development Sanitation Inspector 29 North Day Street 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4052 (973) 266-4007 Planning Board Secretary Social Services 29 North Day Street 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4063 Basement (973) 266-4086 Police Department

Zoning Board Secretary 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4100 Zoning Officer 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4092

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Tax Assessment 29 North Day Street Public Information Office (973) 266-4013 29 North Day Street Tax Collection 973) 266-4003 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4018 Public Library 348 Main Street (973) 673-0153 Public Works Department 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4030

Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4102 Vital Statistics 29 North Day Street (973) 266-4068

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city guide | senior housing Orange Housing Authority 340 Thomas Blvd. 973-675-1250 Walter McNeil, Director Mt. Carmel Towers 268 Oakwood Avenue 973-678-6662 Emily Banks, Manager Orange Park Apartments 300 Oakwood Avenue 973-672-4949 Charlene Milner, Manager Orange Senior Citizens 355 Thomas Blvd. 973-678-9300 Carmella Marfee, Manager

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Oakwood Towers 400 Oakwood Avenue 973-678-2189 April Moore, Manager Washington Manor 340 Thomas Blvd. 973-675-1250 Cathy Grant, Manager Salem Towers 98 High Street 973-678-5768 Ms. Gilles, Manager New Community Orange Senior Residence 132 William Street 973-674-2541 Doretha Wertz, Manager


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