Warren wins re-election by a landslide

Warren wins re-election by a landslide

ORANGE, NJ — In the election on Tuesday, May 12, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren won reelection against his five opponents by a landslide. Additionally, Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten won reelection, and challengers Clifford Ross and Weldon Montague III won the remaining two open seats on the Orange City Council. These results are unofficial and will remain so […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

Orange mayoral candidates participate in online forum

Orange mayoral candidates participate in online forum

ORANGE, NJ — In advance of the May 12 election, a forum for Orange’s mayoral candidates took place, via Facebook Live, on Tuesday, April 28. Six candidates, including incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren, are competing for the position. Challengers are Michael Jean Baptiste, Shawn Hunter, Councilman Christopher Jackson, Rayfield R. Morton and Councilwoman Donna K. Williams. […]

Online candidates forum for Orange City Council draws many viewers

Online candidates forum for Orange City Council draws many viewers

ORANGE, NJ — In light of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, the Orange Citizens Action Group held a forum for Orange City Council candidates online, via Zoom, on Saturday, May 2. According to OCAG President Rev. Anthony Johnson, all 11 candidates were invited to participate, but only five candidates came. “All 11 candidates were invited […]

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, April 28, volunteers from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey gathered at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in Newark to distribute boxes of emergency food supplies to more than 2,000 families who have been forced out of work and are not able to purchase food as a result of the […]

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 1 that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation, will be awarded […]

JLOSH partners with FLAG to support frontline health care workers

JLOSH partners with FLAG to support frontline health care workers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills has partnered with the Front Line Appreciation Group to support frontline health care workers in Essex County. As a movement to feed frontline healthcare workers at hospitals has swept the country, East Orange General Hospital has been identified as a hospital that […]

Information regarding the Orange Township elections this May

Information regarding the Orange Township elections this May

ORANGE, NJ — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 105, which declared that the May 2020 elections will be vote-by-mail only. The polls will not be open. However, there will be a single special voting machine available at City Hall on Tuesday, May 12, for those who have […]