Orange councilwoman marches with P.O.P.

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman at Large Donna K. Williams, a longtime member of the People’s Organization for Progress, joined Chairman Larry Hamm and fellow members of the organization Friday, Jan. 15, to march in downtown Newark in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. “Monday, Jan. 18, is the national holiday, but today, […]

Free music program offered

ORANGE, NJ — On any given Saturday, Orange Preparatory Academy business teacher Glenn Gamble can be found standing next to a yellow school bus on the Lincoln Avenue side of the school, holding a clipboard and patiently waiting for the students participating in the school district’s weekend music program to arrive for the short bus trip […]

Orange mayor discusses ‘wish list’ included in YWCA deal

ORANGE, NJ — At the Orange City Council’s work session Monday, Dec. 14, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren said the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs allowed him to create a “wish list” when he applied for a $2.5 million grant to facilitate a deal to buy the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it […]

Corbitt attends Irvington’s Haitian Independence Day fete

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilman at Large Elroy Corbitt is a black man without ties to the Caribbean island of Haiti, but he represents many Haitian-American constituents in the city. Those constituents gave Corbitt to come out to celebrate Haitian independence on New Year’s Day along with Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic, Mayor Tony Vauss and […]

Burn center honors Orange firefighters at Valor Awards dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presented members of the Orange Fire Department with a Valor Award during the 28th annual Valor Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Capt. Matthew Kohaut and Firefighters James Antoine and Leonard Stewart were honored for their involvement in a […]

Orange Elks Lodge hosts Holiday Celebration

ORANGE, NJ — The Nassan’s Place autism awareness and family support organization hosted its third annual Holiday Celebration at Orange Elks Lodge 135 on Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 13. “This is the third time that we’re having it and our second time having it at the Elks Lodge,” Nassan’s Place President Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said Sunday, […]

Orange mayor: YWCA deal requires $800K in tax money

ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Dwayne Warren revealed during questions from Orange City Council and the public on Monday, Dec. 14, that the $2.5 million deal to purchase the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it into a new recreation center for the city will not be tax-free, as originally promised. This revelation came during […]

Park Avenue School in Orange receives $10,000 award

ORANGE, NJ — The technology coordinator of Park Avenue School in Orange, Denise Harlem, submitted an application and was selected as the one school in New Jersey to receive a $10,000 award — one school per state, one of 51 awards, including Washington, D.C. — from Code.org. Code.org has started an international movement to expose […]

Orange police officer is charged with sexual contact

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, that Orange Police Officer Ricardo A. Arias-Vasquez, 34, of Hampton, has been charged with criminal sexual contact and witness tampering for touching a woman during a routine traffic stop. The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 18. While on duty, […]

Orange Council resolutions further YWCA purchase deal

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the majority of the Orange City Council voted to approve two new resolutions giving Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration the power to go ahead with the $2.5 million deal to buy the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it into a new citywide Recreation Center. The vote was […]