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 […]

Orange City Council confirms special election still pending

ORANGE, NJ — In an email to the Record-Transcript on Monday, Feb. 13, Orange City Council President Donna K. Williams confirmed the date of the special election for the two new Orange Board of Education members as Tuesday, March 14. Orange voted on Public Question No. 1 in November 2016 to change from an appointed […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Available to the first 200 young athletes who […]

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team recently held its annual dinner at Essex County Hospital, thanking 16 members of the community who went above and beyond to help ADAPT accomplish its goals and objectives this past year. ADAPT, managed by FAMILYConnections, is a community coalition dedicated to reducing underaged drinking […]

NAACP to hold two-part workshop

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP is hosting a two-part “Parent to School Pipeline Workshop” to provide parents with the skills needed to effectively advocate for their child’s academic success. The two workshops will be held at First Baptist Church, 103 Valley St. in South Orange, on Saturday, Feb. […]

NAACP to screen ‘Hidden Colors’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP will conduct public workshops at local libraries to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural heights that the people of the African diaspora have achieved. The documentary film “Hidden Colors” will be screened. “Hidden Colors” is about the real and untold history of people of […]

NAACP schedules events for Black History Month

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has organized free screenings of the documentary “Hidden Colors” at libraries in Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange and Maplewood throughout February in honor of Black History Month. This documentary is not to be confused with the film of the same name currently showing in theaters. “This year, […]

Orange BOE files petition to block changeover to elected board

ORANGE, NJ — Although Tuesday, Jan. 31, was the deadline for the Orange Board of Education to add a referendum to the special election ballot on Tuesday, March 14, asking city voters for permission to bond for the $2.5 million that Board of Education President Cristina Mateo said is needed to perform much-needed capital improvements […]