The Mural opens in arts district

The Mural opens in arts district

The Mural apartment building’s name pays homage to the painting that adorned the exterior wall of the hardware store that stood in that spot for decades. A grand opening ceremony was held for the structure last week and among the amenities is an interior mural in the lobby of the building created by artist Dan […]

Sharks turn out for pool tourney

Sharks turn out for pool tourney

The Orange Housing Authority had an Eight-Ball tournament on the pool table in the lobby of their building at 340 Thomas Blvd. Walter McNeil, who is the executive director of the Housing Authority, took home the championship.  About two dozen people, including residents and visitors, watched the event, which also included lunch.

Eyes turn skyward for solar eclipse

Eyes turn skyward for solar eclipse

Monday was a day to look skyward, with the proper eye protection, and the streets of Orange, in front of and around the high school, were filled with students, family, faculty and others looking to the heavens at a natural phenomenon. The peak time for the eclipse was about 3:24 p.m., not long after school […]

Orange honors former top cop

Special to the Essex News Daily ORANGE — The city’s first African American police director was honored recently during a ceremony in the municipal courtroom. Charles “Charlie” Cobbertt’s life story is a powerful example of overcoming adversity and revolutionary change in New Jersey law enforcement. He was born on June 24, 1939, in Drew, Miss., […]

Orange resident accused of stealing, selling, then re-stealing car

An Orange resident was one of four people charged for their roles in a conspiracy to receive, retitle, and “re-VIN” stolen vehicles, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced last week. Johnathan Tanksley, 30, was charged with one count of conspiracy to receive stolen vehicles along with Nathaniel Bell, aka “David Jones,” 26, of Linden; L’Hubermane […]

OHS seniors commit to colleges

OHS seniors commit to colleges

It was signing day at Orange High School. Seven standout student athletes announced where they would be attending college and playing football in the fall. Vice Principal and Athletic Director Anthony Frantanoni began the event congratulating all the seniors and pointing out that hundreds of thousands of students who are currently seniors are hoping to […]

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