Metro YMCA ranked in top 5 percent of U.S. nonprofits

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the sixth year straight, the nation’s largest charity evaluator has awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, […]

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

‘Information Void’ draws 200 attendees

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the threats to reproductive health care access becoming ever more real, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex, a program on Thursday, Jan. 26, “The Information Void: A Discussion of Reproductive Health Education,” drew a crowd of 200 people ready to take action. The program, sponsored by more than 20 organizations […]

Tensions surface on Orange BOE, City Council

ORANGE, NJ — Attempts to both change the Orange School District from a Type 1 appointed board to Type 2 elected board and then change it back to its original status have left residents questioning the priorities of the Orange Board of Education. In November 2016, according to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, 3,899 Orange […]

Orange BOE keeps mum about status of bond referendum

ORANGE, NJ — Although the Tuesday, Jan. 31, deadline has passed, there is still no word as to whether the Orange Board of Education has decided to add a referendum to the March 14 special election ballot that will ask voters for permission to bond for $2.5 million that BOE President Cristina Mateo has said […]

Irvington, sister cities well-represented at home mortgage foreclosure forum

Irvington, sister cities well-represented at home mortgage foreclosure forum

NEWARK, NJ — Fredricka Bey and the Women In Support of the Million Man March held an installment of the ongoing home mortgage foreclosure prevention and education forums at Essex County College on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Journalist Walter Fields moderated the forum and a number of area elected officials participated in the event, including Irvington […]

Orange, SUEZ ask for public to help conserve water

ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange Township and SUEZ, formerly United Water, are encouraging all customers to conserve water. Due to a series of seasonal leaks and water main breaks, the city of Orange water supply is low. Customers are encouraged to restrict water use to essential functions. Water main breaks and leaks occur […]

In wake of FBI probe, Orange B.A. institutes changes

In wake of FBI probe, Orange B.A. institutes changes

ORANGE, NJ — Orange South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson told the crowd of approximately 25 residents at her Community Meeting in the Heywood Avenue Elementary School auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 19, that questions about the ongoing FBI probe into alleged fiscal abuses by Willis Edwards, the city’s former acting business administrator, and Tyshammie Cooper, East […]

West Orange, Orange work to improve Highland Avenue station

Towns’ leaders want a MidTown Direct stop at Highland

ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilman Victor Cirilo is heading up a renewed effort to get NJ Transit to make improvements to the Highland Avenue Train Station in Orange now that work has started on the Harvard Press development project and the West Orange Township Council has approved the Central Valley Redevelopment Area nearby. Cirilo […]

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