Rec Center grand opening isn’t pleasing everyone

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren has scheduled a kick-off celebration on Saturday, May 7, to mark the grand opening of the new Senior Citizen and Youth Recreation Center housed inside the former YWCA building on Main Street. But that isn’t sitting well with his mayoral opponent Janice Morrell and others in the city […]

Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Photo by Chris Sykes Kamiah Caraway wears a memorial T-shirt of her cousin, 17-year-old Davon Jones, who was shot and killed on Taylor Street in Orange on Thursday, April 14, during his funeral on Saturday, April 23. ORANGE, NJ — Emotion flowed freely at the funeral for Davon Jones, 17, of Orange at St. Matthews AME […]

Public safety takes center stage in Orange election

ORANGE, NJ — Following the recent spate of shootings that left two people dead and three more suffering from gunshot wounds, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and acting police Director John Wade announced Wednesday, April 20, “Operation Spring Cleaning,” a tactical public safety and quality-of-life initiative to proactively combat gun violence and street crime. “We have […]

Open house to promote fire safety

ORANGE, NJ — A Fire Safety Open House event to promote fire awareness and showcase two recently acquired rigs will be Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orange Fire Department headquarters, 419 Central Ave., on the corner of Lincoln Avenue. In an effort to champion safety in the community, this fun-filled […]

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Orange East Ward Councilman and 2016 mayoral candidate Kerry Coley, left, answers a question from the audience on Monday, April 25, at the Radical Orange mayoral forum as his opponents, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, center, and Mayor Dwayne Warren, third from left, observe, along with a moderator, right. ORANGE, […]

Right before election, Orange sees 2 homicides in 4 days

ORANGE, N.J. — Orange is reeling from two homicides and a spate of shootings in a four-day period. “Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street on reports of a shooting in progress,” said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Thursday, […]

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

IRVINGTON/ORANGE, NJ — When the Rev. Ronald B. Christian, pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, died unexpectedly last year, his widow, Tami Christian, also a minister, split from that church and started her own New Beginnings Ministries, using the satellite church her husband had founded at the Irvington Housing Authority as the seed […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]

Orange’s Mayoral Candidates Night Forum is a success

ORANGE, NJ — The United Clergy of the Oranges hosted a Candidates Night Forum at Orange United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 6, for the three mayoral candidates vying for Orange’s top elected office in the nonpartisan municipal election Tuesday, May 10. Incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren squared off against former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell […]

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