NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

OPD union members update council on contract negotiations

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Department’s Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 89 came out in force to the City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, to inform the city’s governing body about the state of their ongoing contract negotiations with Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration. “I’m on the executive board and we’ve been without a contract […]

Orange Council approves purchase of YWCA building

ORANGE, NJ — The purchase of the old YWCA building at 395 Main St. for $1.5 million to facilitate Mayor Dwayne Warren’s plan to convert it into a new Senior and Youth Recreation Center was approved by a majority of the Orange City Council on Tuesday, March 1. For Resolution 12-2016, North Ward Councilwoman Tency […]

Orange Council has public meeting about water company switch

ORANGE, NJ — With a hearing in Lincoln Avenue School on Monday, March 14, the Orange City Council kept its promise to host a public meeting before voting on whether to approve Mayor Dwayne Warren’s deal to switch the management of the city’s water utility from Suez, formerly known as United Water Company, to the […]

Drawing determines Orange candidates’ positions on ballot

ORANGE, NJ — Orange City Clerk Joyce Lanier held a drawing on Tuesday, March 15, in Council Chambers to determine the ballot positions for candidates in the non-partisan municipal election scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. According to Lanier, the ballot positions for mayor are: incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren, 1A; former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, […]

Local NAACP, Urban League host PARCC Test Workshop

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP joined forces with the Essex County Urban League on Saturday, March 5, to host a free Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Workshop for parents and guardians of students in the public schools throughout the Greater Newark Area at Cicely Tyson School in East Orange. […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

18 candidates file for upcoming Orange election

  ORANGE, NJ — Monday, March 7, was the filing deadline for candidates running for mayor and three open at-large seats on the Orange City Council in the May 10 nonpartisan municipal election, and several nominating petitions were turned in at the City Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. According to Joyce Lanier, the city clerk, […]

Public outcry leads to Orange Council tabling resolution

ORANGE, NJ — The contaminated water supply of the city of Flint, Mich., was on the minds of Orange residents attending the Orange City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 22, to learn more about the pending deal between Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration and the Pennoni water management company. According to Warren and Todd Hay, the Pennoni […]

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