BOE election date, time changed, to council president’s chagrin

ORANGE, NJ — In the November 2016 election a majority of voters, including Orange City Council President Donna K. Williams, approved the city’s switch from having a board of education composed of mayoral appointees to elected stakeholders. According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, 3,899 Orange voters, or almost 77 percent of the 5,077 people […]

RWJBarnabas and Seton Hall host Write on Sports workshop

NEWARK, NJ — A group of Write on Sports students from West Orange, East Orange, Hawthorne, Clifton and Newark put their journalism skills into practice during a Jan. 7 workshop at Prudential Center with the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team. The students were poised to watch the game, not as spectators, but as journalists […]

NCGW to hold annual Harambee breakfast

NEWARK, NJ — The National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will celebrate its 34th Harambee breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Ave. in Newark. The breakfast’s theme is “Keeping the Lights On: Education, Activism and Sisterhood,” with guest speaker Maretta J. […]

Orange suffers ninth homicide of 2016 on Christmas Eve

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s ninth and final homicide of 2016 occurred on Main Street on Christmas Eve. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were investigating a fatal shooting in a press release Monday, Dec. 26. “At approximately […]

Number of homicides in Orange hits 8 for 2016

ORANGE, NJ — The year may be coming to an end, but the death toll continues to increase in Orange, with the number of homicides in the city now at eight. On Friday, Dec. 2, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced a 16-year-old male juvenile had been […]

H.A.N.D.S. bids a fond farewell as its director retires

H.A.N.D.S. bids a fond farewell as its director retires

ORANGE, NJ — The Housing and Neighborhood Development Services of New Jersey, based in Orange Township’s Valley section, held its 17th annual Community Leadership Awards banquet at the Appian Way restaurant on Landon Street on Wednesday, Dec. 7. But this year’s celebration of all things related to developing the Valley Arts District was bittersweet, since […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host youth conference

CALDWELL, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Dec. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a youth conference for middle school children on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Nearly 500 students in grades seven through nine from various schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “What’s It All About?” […]

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