METUCHEN, NJ-- Bill Leary Air Conditioning & Heating, celebrating its thirtieth year in business takes pride in serving New Jersey since 1989 and is still family owned and operated.

Bill Leary Air Conditioning & Heating serves Central Jersey – Middlesex County and surrounding counties. The company travels anywhere in north or south Jersey to serve its new and long- time customers.  The company is based in Metuchen and also serves Edison, Highland Park, Woodbridge, South Plainfield, Piscataway and beyond.

This HVAC company services both residential and commercial customers. When the company is hired, a project coordinator visits the building or home to diagnose the problem with the furnace, boiler, central air conditioning system, thermostat or other climate comfort equipment.  A recommendation with some options is provided to help the customer with the best solution to their individual situation.  The services range from a simple repair to installation of new heating and or cooling equipment.  For some commercial customers, rooftop work is required.  Leary handles all aspects of safety and municipal compliance in instances where a crane may be needed for new installation. The company has 24/7 emergency service. The office is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on weekends and has technicians’ on-call for emergencies with no upcharges for after-hours calls.

Referrals are a very important part of how the company acquires new clients. Bill Leary Air Conditioning and Heating has a referral program where anyone who refers, gets a gift card up to $100 if the referred customer has the work done.

In addition to the businesses’ services, they are also very active in the local community. They sponsor local teams and donate profits to various organizations. When customers are paying Bill Leary Air Conditioning and Heating, they also know that part of their purchases is going towards charities, such as Century for the Cure, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital among others. A complete list of charities the company supports can be found on their website at https://www.billleary.net/community-support

Upon graduating from Middlesex County Vocational School in Piscataway, Leary started working in the industry right away and shortly thereafter, opened up his own business. The company was originally based in Edison on Route 1, but has been in Metuchen for over twenty years.

In an exclusive interview with www.NJnewsjersey.com reporters Leary’s sister Kim summed up the company by stating, “We are heating and cooling experts who have been taking care of our customers with a family owned and operated standard. We want to offer our customers options and fair prices. We take pleasure in serving our community and take pride in our work.” Bill Leary Air Conditioning & Heating looks forward to acquiring new customers while maintaining the trust of their customers who they have served for many years. Please give us a call 732-494-9200





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David Douglas Brown

& Brian Milton







HOOKSET, NH--Martin “Marty” Joseph Orth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 30th, the day after his 80th birthday in Merrimack, NH.  Mr. Orth was born in Jersey City, NJ, and raised in Guttenberg and West New York in Hudson County.  He attended Memorial High School but left early, in 1956 at the age of 17, to pursue his dream of traveling the world and serving his country in the United States Navy.  He proudly spent a decade in the U.S. Navy and 2 years in the Naval Reserve until a near fatal car accident in 1967 sidelined his return to active service.

Mr. Orth’s active naval service included duty on various destroyers (USS McGowan (DD-678), USS McCaffery (DD/DDE-860)) and submarines (USS George Washington (SSBN-598), USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), USS Croaker (SS/SSK/AGSS/IXSS-246), USS Tusk (SS-426)).  His worldwide deployments included the north Atlantic to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Suez Canal to call at various Near Eastern ports and Karachi, Pakistan.  He was one of the last seamen to cross the Arctic Circle in September 1960 on the USS McGowan before its decommissioning in November of that year.  Mr. Orth was a sonar man and achieved the rank of Petty Officer, 2nd class.

Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy, he moved to Piscataway, NJ and worked for AT&T for 20 years, in various managerial positions including as a District Manager.  An active member of the Piscataway community, Mr. Orth was a member of the Superchiefs Band Parents Association, a former President of the High School Athletics Booster Club, coached and was actively involved in various town-wide recreation sports.  He was elected and served on the Piscataway Board of Education from 1985 through 1989.  In retirement, Mr. Orth lived in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ and Huntingdon Valley, PA.  In November of 2014, he relocated to Hooksett, NH and soon fell in love with and was adopted by the Granite State and its motto “Live Free or Die.”

Marty was the patriarch of a blended family that included his set of twins and his long-time partner and mother of 3 daughters.  He is survived by his son Joseph Orth and wife Martyna of Brick, NJ, and daughter Jody Orth and husband Edward Mount of Bayville, NJ, Janet Hansen of Hooksett, NH, his companion of nearly 31 years and step-daughters Karen DeBonis and husband Jonathan of Denver, CO, Christine Hansen of Newport, RI and Jennifer Goodhart and husband Joshua of Atlanta, GA, a brother, Richard Orth of Pompton Lakes, NJ, niece Debbie Orth of Jupiter, FL, nephews  Jeffrey Orth of South Plainfield, NJ and Patrick Kelly of Newton, NJ, as well as 11 grandchildren, and former spouse and lifelong friend, Carol Orth of Lake Hiawatha, NJ.

A memorial celebration of his life will take place in New Jersey on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Toms River, NJ.  For more information, contact Jody Orth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mr. Orth will be interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery located in Wrightstown, NJ in a ceremony provided by the Navy Honor Guard at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Why not clear out your living or office space?

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--The Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is offering a free service for Hudson County residents at four locations.

“Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County’s Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment,” county executive Tom DeGiso said.

The two locations, Jersey City, and Kearny, will operate the free service on Saturday May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jersey City’s and Kearny’s is on Saturday May 18 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at JC Municipal Complex, 13-15 Linden Avenue East, and Kearny DPW, 357 Bergen Avenue, respectively.

Additionally, Hudson County residents may dispose of as many as four tires at any of the scheduled Household Waste Days. However, if residents cannot make it to any of the “Tire Amnesty Event’s” at the scheduled household waste days, they may either store their tires in a garage or shed, or cover them until they can be properly disposed of. (Contact municipal Department of Public Works for locations and cost.)

And take advantage of computer only recycling collection as well. If you have an old computer, monitor, mouse or keyboard to get rid of, bring it to one of the four HHW Days to safely dispose of it and help preserve the environment. While tablets and cellphones also will be accepted, printers and televisions will NOT.

Since the program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NJEEP-Division of solid and hazardous waste, residents may drop off materials at any site, but be prepared to show proof of residency.


What to bring:

  • Thermostats (NOW ACCEPTED!)
  • Tires
  • Cleaners & Corrosives
  • Pool & Photographic Chemicals
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Oil Based Varnishes
  • Rechargeable & Car Batteries
  • Propane Tanks (from barbeque grills only)
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Formaldehyde
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Old Gasoline
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Antifreeze
  • Smoke Detectors (NOW ACCEPTED!)


What not to bring:

  • Consumer Electronics (except computers)
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Latex paint
  • Explosives
  • Compressed gas cylinders/tanks
  • TCBs, TCCD (such as freon and helium)
  • Woodlife
  • Asbestos
  • Kepone



PRINCETON, N.J.—Joseph J. Gormley, certified public accountant who launched his business 25-years ago after earning his accounting degree from Saint Thomas University in Miami, was offered a job with the IRS, but instead chose to work for the NJ Division of Taxation. He was employed by the state as an auditor for 6-years, before launching his own business.

In an exclusive interview with www.NJnewjersey.com reporter, Gormley mentions “We work with individuals --small and medium sized businesses-- we specialize in providing financial statements and internal documents to mostly private companies, yet, on the individual side, we do a myriad of personal tax work, personal financial planning, and insurance, among many other services.”

While the company is able to give clients a broad range of services from a single location, it works with small business people who frequently need help budgeting, with payroll, and bookkeeping. Insurance work includes life, disability, and long-term care, . 

Gormley’s team prides itself “on offering a personalized level of service,” said Nancy Gormley, the daughter, whose been working in the family business. 

Leveraging the internet, Gormley also services clients throughout the country, remotely. These include construction and contractor outfits, medical practices, real estate companies, law firms, manufacturers, retailers, and individuals, among others. The Gormley team provides secure portal access for documentation transfer, schedules frequent phone conversations, and online meetings to ensure a communicative and successful relationship with clients.

Gormley also helps startups form corporations or LLCs. This provides an alternative to telling clients to “‘incorporate online,’” he said. Moreover, he assists with setting up new ventures, offering software consultations and more.

Asked where he sees his business in the future, he said: “We see alot of international work among those who set up enterprises abroad.” (This area is expanding quite rapidly, he explained.)  

Gormley also works with many immigrants who move to NJ, but still have overseas bank accounts. Since they now need US bank accounts and tax advice, this represents another area of focus.

Gormley said he’s seen the entire business climate “going worldwide” as an increasing amount of people come to the US to work in big pharma and other industries.

Another specialty they’ve developed is dealing with organizations that move abroad.

We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with clients, said Gormley, noting that many have stayed with him as long as two decades or more.   

As far as year-round services like personal financial planning, “that’s where we help individuals most,” Gormley noted, citing securities licenses, and examples of various investments.  

Still, the overall package is key.

“We can provide the best advice for the entire situation,” Gormley mentions.

Nevertheless, Joseph and his daughter Nancy sometimes enjoy creating taglines for their advertisements:

“When you think of money think of me,” and “Build your business grow your wealth (Nancy’s favorite).”

“We are easy to get hold of,” added Gormley. Surprisingly, “we frequently hear people say they cannot even reach their own CPA’s.”


Build Your Business Grow Your Wealth.

Give us a call at 609-269-5009







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By David Douglas Brown