Orange youngster catches 10 fish at county derby

Orange youngster catches 10 fish at county derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s Elizabeth Ildefonso, center, from Orange caught the most fish in the girls ages 1-5 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, June 17. She caught 10 fish. Presenting the award are Caitlin Sharp, left, from Turtle Back Zoo and […]

Blue Onyx breaks ground on 78-unit multifamily complex in East Orange

Blue Onyx breaks ground on 78-unit multifamily complex in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Blue Onyx Companies, an integrated commercial real estate development and management company, broke ground June 15 on its “14 Summit” multifamily complex in the heart of East Orange. The ground-up, five-story residential building with 78 units will transform two lots and create a new campus — which includes the adjacent “18 […]

East Orange teenager shot to death on Hoffman Boulevard

East Orange teenager shot to death on Hoffman Boulevard

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the East Orange Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of Ahlayah Bowens, 18, of East Orange, according to a June 21 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, June 20, Bowens was shot on Hoffman Boulevard at approximately 9:10 p.m. […]

Sacko and Estape named valedictorian and salutatorian at STEM Academy

Sacko and Estape named valedictorian and salutatorian at STEM Academy

ORANGE, NJ — STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges’ Class of 2021 will graduate June 25, with Ibrahima Sacko as valedictorian and Sophia Estape as salutatorian.  Sacko earned a grade-point average of 4.49 and plans to attend Rutgers University–Newark to major in biology. During his tenure at STEM Academy, he participated in boys soccer as […]

Eighth-grade graduates reflect on their time at Cicely Tyson School

Eighth-grade graduates reflect on their time at Cicely Tyson School

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Eighth-graders at the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing Arts graduated on June 18 at Paul Robeson Stadium and are looking forward to the next stop on their academic journeys. Reflecting on their middle school years, students recently shared some favorite memories from their tenure at Tyson. “I was dancing […]

Orange angler catches five fish in Monte Irvin Orange Park

Orange angler catches five fish in Monte Irvin Orange Park

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s Dezmond Morgan, center, caught the most fish in the boys ages 1-5 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught five fish. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program coordinator Jackie Matthews, […]

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