OFD hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Chief Martin DeMarzo Fire Headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 26, was a family event in every sense. Firefighters attended with their immediate families and their extended department family, as well as the extended family of the Orange Township community they serve throughout the […]

Hilltop Apartments project given $17M tax credit

IRVINGTON. NJ — The Hilltop Apartments mixed-use residential and commercial development project on the site of the former Irvington General Hospital on Chancellor Avenue received a $17 million tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. […]

Bowers approved unanimously as first public safety director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted to confirm former police Director Tracy Bowers as Irvington’s first public safety director Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Clerk’s Office. “The vote was unanimous,” said an employee in the Municipal Clerk’s Office on Monday, Nov. 30. On the eve of the […]

WWII vet honored at OHA’s Thanksgiving dinner

ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Washington Manor senior citizens building enjoyed the holiday a little early this year, when the Orange Housing Authority hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 24. “We had a great time for the holiday Thanksgiving feast for our residents,” said Orange Housing Authority Executive Director Walter McNeil on Tuesday, […]

Moody’s upgrades bond rating

IRVINGTON, NJ — The internationally renowned Moody’s Investor’s Service, a bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation, upgraded Irvington’s bond rating again, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Monday, Nov. 23. Vauss said this marks the second time Moody’s has upgraded the town’s bond rating since he took office July 1, 2014. He said his administration is particularly […]

EO church celebrates 145th anniversary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The congregation of Bethel Presbyterian Church on Dodd Street in East Orange is celebrating its 145th anniversary and marked the occasion by serving members of the surrounding community a pre-Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, Nov. 22. Church member Martha Day was the featured speaker at the anniversary event, which also featured a performance […]

EO Salvation Army’s pre-Thanksgiving dinner is a big success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Salvation Army of East Orange hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for those who wanted to break bread and share a meal at the organization’s headquarters on Main Street on Sunday, Nov. 22, in collaboration with the East Orange Fire Department and the members of Firemen Mutual Benevolent Association Local 23. “We serve […]

EOWC commissioners’ court date moved to Dec. 4

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Former East Orange Water Commission Commissioner R. Greg Ward informed Worrall Media on Friday, Nov. 13, that the new court date is now Friday, Dec. 4, for the slander and defamation lawsuit Ward and fellow former commissioners Khalid Wright and Darry Walls filed against the city of East Orange, Mayor Lester Taylor, […]

Council’s role defined in elections

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Clerk’s Office has stated that nominating petitions for the mayoral and at large City Council elections will not be available until the second week of January but, based on recent announcements by candidates, campaign season has unofficially begun. This was made clear on Monday, Nov. 16, at the council’s last […]

Irvington Park gets Senior Cafe

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones, Omar Bilal Beasley of the Garden State Grand Lodge and the new Friends of Irvington Park group welcomed Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Freeholder Lebby Jones and others to the Lyons Avenue park on Thursday, Nov. 13, for a press conference announcing the construction of the […]