Orange Rec Department to host many summer programs

Orange Rec Department to host many summer programs

ORANGE, NJ — New Orange Recreation Department Director Greg Tynes was among the Orange Township department heads who made a presentation to the South Ward residents who came out to Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson’s community meeting at Heywood Avenue School on Wednesday, April 26. Tynes discussed plans to keep city kids active, interested, off the streets […]

Little hands make a big difference at JLOSH ‘Kids for Kids’ event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 150 children and their parents, along with 50 members of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills took part in the fifth annual “Kids for Kids,” which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in partnership with 10 […]

County recognizes distinguished senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the county’s annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented […]

Hartwyck steals the show at Community Meeting in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Business Administrator Chris Hartwyck was the featured attraction at South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson’s Community Meeting at Heywood Avenue School on Wednesday, April 26, although at large Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten discussed vacant and abandoned buildings, Orange Recreation Department Greg Tynes spoke and the Orange Police Department gave a public safety update. […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Orange hosts sixth annual Dance Festival to rousing success

Orange hosts sixth annual Dance Festival to rousing success

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange School District and Orange Dance Conservatory hosted its sixth annual Dance Festival at Lincoln Avenue School on Sunday, April 30, and, based on the response by those who attended, it was an unqualified success. According to teacher and Orange Dance Conservator coordinator Debbie Rembert, the star-studded lineup at this year’s […]

Luna Stage promotes creativity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — BARDBEATZ, developed by Luna Stage and Valley Arts, is a program to promote creative writing, poetry and “the art of the word.” Luna Stage is a professional equity theater located in The Valley Arts District and member of the NJ Theatre Alliance. BARDBEATZ first annual Poetry Fest is scheduled for Sunday, […]

Why so blue? The basketball court’s color has many baffled

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Township Recreation Department Director Greg Tynes has arrived just in time to answer a burning question: why is the Central Playground basketball court painted bright blue? If the city’s official sports colors are orange and black, the same as the Orange High School sports teams, then why is the court painted […]

Judge defends ruling against changing district types

ORANGE, NJ — When Superior Court Judge Tom Vena issued his final judgment on Monday, April 24, as well as his official opinion outlining his reasons for granting the injunction against the results of the Nov. 8, 2016, vote on Public Question No. 1, which changed the Orange School District from a Type 1 district — […]

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