Orange passes ordinance regulating sale of toy guns

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Orange City Council unanimously approved on second reading Ordinance No. 5-2016 to regulate the sale of realistic-looking toy guns in the city. The new ordinance amends and supplements Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code, called “Peace and Good Order,“ and creates new chapters regulating the sale of toy […]

Federal probes sought into fatal police killings in NJ

IRVINGTON, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its second Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Feb. 8, as part an ongoing effort to get U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman to start official investigations into several deaths involving police officers. Specifically, POP is seeking […]

EO YMCA invites all to help kick off annual fundraiser

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In the spirit of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the East Orange YMCA on Monday, Jan. 25, took center ring to kick off its six-week, circus-themed annual campaign to raise $80,000 for families and individuals in need. “Lasting personal and social change can only happen when we invest in our kids, […]

Councilmen claim they were tricked into purchasing YWCA

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to East Ward Councilman and mayoral candidate Kerry Coley and West Ward Councilman Harold J. Johnson, the YWCA deal Mayor Dwayne Warren has been pushing City Council to approve was already done last year. The Warren administration has expressed an interest in buying the old YWCA building on Main Street for […]

Four new Bobcat snowplows bought for DPW

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 1, Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Public Works Director Jamel Holley unveiled four new Bobcat snow plows the township purchased to help with the snowplowing and removal during future snowstorms. Business Administrator Musa Malik said the new plows are officially CASE sr240 skid steer loaders, but he and everyone […]

Mayor unveils S.E.R.T. at State of the Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Thursday, Jan. 28, Mayor Tony Vauss and police Director Tracey Bowers took a step toward upholding the promise to make Irvington clean and safe with the unveiling of the Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team. Vauss said the S.E.R.T.’s […]

EOWC announces end of water rate increase

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Residents received some good news when the East Orange Water Commission announced on Sunday, Jan. 31, the official end of the emergency temporary rate increase that had retroactively been in effect since May 2015, although the public was not notified about it until August 2015. According to EOWC Board President Michele Antley, […]

SOTT Address was all about God, family and community

IRVINGTON, NJ — At his annual State of the Township Address on Thursday, Jan. 28, Mayor Tony Vauss paid a special tribute to fallen local trail blazers, including former Municipal Council President and Essex County Freeholder D. Bilal Beasley, Rev. Ronald B. Christian, former Newark kingmaker Carl Sharif and others, who made a positive impact on […]

NAACP scholarships made available to college-bound students

ORANGE, NJ — As Black History Month begins, the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has announced applications for the $500 Reginald T. Jeffries Book Scholarship, the $1,000 Cornelia Thompson Scholarship and three $1,000 Tuition Subsidy Scholarships are now being accepted. The application for the C. Thompson and Tuition Subsidy scholarships must be received by the NAACP of the Oranges […]

OHA working hard for senior residents during winter storm

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority has been hard at work confirming residents in their various facilities throughout the city have been faring well after Winter Storm Jonas dropped close to 3 feet of snow on Orange and the rest of New Jersey on Saturday, Jan. 23. The OHA owns and operates Washington Manor at […]

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