HANDS welcomes new executive director

ORANGE, NJ — The board of directors of HANDS has announced the hiring of Luther Flurry to succeed founding Executive Director Patrick Morrissy, who retired from the position on Dec. 31. Known for his leadership in cross-sector partnerships, strategic planning and financial management, Flurry is the former executive director of the Montclair Center Business Improvement District. Working with […]

Fisher named president of Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark

ORANGE, NJ — The members of the Abatenjwa Alliance Ministers’ Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark and Vicinity installed Gloria Fisher of Orange as the newly elected 23rd president on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Newark. Elder Joshua Younger, of Jehovah Jireh Praise and Worship Center, delivered an inspirational, soul-stirring message […]

Judge denies petition to stop special election for Orange BOE

ORANGE, NJ — Administrative Law Judge Michael Antoniewicz has denied the petition filed by the Orange Board of Education’s special attorney, Stephen Edelstein, to file an injunction to prevent the Orange School District’s change from a Type 1 District with an appointed board to a Type 2 District with an elected board, according to Orange […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

DiVincenzo gives State of the County Address

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 14th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2016, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Orange Council insists BOE special election still happening

ORANGE, NJ — The contested Orange Board of Education special election to elect two new members to the current seven-member board, increasing the total membership to nine, is still planned for March 14. Orange voters chose in the November 2016 election to shift from a Type 1 appointed school board to a Type 2 elected […]

Bill Lewis, former longtime Orange councilman, dies

Bill Lewis, former longtime Orange councilman, dies

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange City Council President William “Bill” Lewis died of complications from congestive heart disease and related symptoms at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark on Saturday, Feb 18. He was 84 years old. A wake for the former councilman will be held Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. at […]