Warren re-elected mayor in landslide victory

ORANGE, NJ — The polls for the municipal election on Tuesday, May 10, closed at 8 p.m. and, by 9 p.m., the results showed incumbent Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren had won re-election in a landslide victory against his challengers, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell and East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley. According to the preliminary […]

3 mayoral, 13 at large candidates vie in Orange

3 mayoral, 13 at large candidates vie in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Voters in Orange will have four incumbents and 12 challengers to choose from when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to cast ballots for their choice of mayor and three council members at large. According to Orange City Clerk Joyce Lanier, Mayor Dwayne Warren is running for re-election to […]

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 […]

Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Sheridan Street Block Association and the Irvington NAACP have joined forces to host a public meeting about Irvington Township’s water quality Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. According to press release from the Sheridan Street Block Association on Wednesday, April […]

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

Photo by Chris Sykes East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, right, and his wife, Bibi Taylor, lead the way on Saturday, April 23, at the third annual Nassan’s 5K Walk for Autism in Elmwood Park, alongside Nassan’s Place founder, Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr, center, while acting Recreation Department Director Osner Charles, rear left, and Lori Williams and others […]

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 […]

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Photo by Chris Sykes Keith Pressey, the basileus of the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity that is also known as the ‘Community Q’s’ and a board member of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, right, stands with David Hamlin, left, the chairman of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, Orange Municipal […]

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Team Irvington Strong members, clockwise from front, West Ward Councilman Vern Cox, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, at large Councilwoman and Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, wait to address the audience who came for the Irvington NAACP unit’s Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7. […]

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 […]

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