Arts Unbound, Matheny Arts announce first arts program for artists with disabilities

ORANGE, NJ — Arts Unbound and the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program, two New Jersey-based non-profits that support the professional development of artists with developmental or physical disabilities, have launched Art Garden CSA, a community-supported arts program, to connect emerging artists with disabilities and local art collectors. Based on popular community-supported agriculture […]

Free rabies clinic offered, pet licenses offered at cost

ORANGE, NJ — A free rabies clinic will be presented by Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and the Department of Community Services at the city of Orange Township Firehouse, 419 Central Ave., Orange, on the Lincoln Avenue side, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Exact change is preferred. If you are purchasing a […]

Judge rules fired teacher can pursue lawsuit

ORANGE, NJ — Superior Court Judge Stephanie A. Mitterhoff ruled on Friday, Feb. 12, that former Orange school teacher Marilyn Zuniga can continue to pursue her wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. On May 12, 2015, the Orange Board of Education decided by resolution to formally terminate Zuniga from her position as third-grade teacher at […]

Orange Council majority approves YWCA purchase

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Orange City Council approved an amended version of Resolution No. 27-2016, “authorizing actions in preparation for 395 Main Street,” also known as the old YWCA building. The resolution was approved by a 4-1 vote, with council Vice President Elroy Corbitt, North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason, South Ward Councilwoman […]

NAACP scholarships made available to college-bound students

ORANGE, NJ — As Black History Month begins, the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has announced applications for the $500 Reginald T. Jeffries Book Scholarship, the $1,000 Cornelia Thompson Scholarship and three $1,000 Tuition Subsidy Scholarships are now being accepted. The application for the C. Thompson and Tuition Subsidy scholarships must be received by the NAACP of the Oranges […]

OHA working hard for senior residents during winter storm

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority has been hard at work confirming residents in their various facilities throughout the city have been faring well after Winter Storm Jonas dropped close to 3 feet of snow on Orange and the rest of New Jersey on Saturday, Jan. 23. The OHA owns and operates Washington Manor at […]

Snow removal becomes a campaign issue in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — In an election year, even something as basic as snow removal following a big winter storm can turn into a political football to be tossed around by candidates and their supporters. Last year, residents came to an Orange City Council meeting to complain about the city’s response or lack to a series of […]

Orange Dems endorse Kerry Coley for mayor

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Democratic County Committee formally endorsed East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley for mayor in the upcoming May municipal election on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 18. “We believe Councilman Coley has the experience as a retired law enforcement professional, taxpayer and family man to help solve the issues of […]

Orange councilwoman marches with P.O.P.

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman at Large Donna K. Williams, a longtime member of the People’s Organization for Progress, joined Chairman Larry Hamm and fellow members of the organization Friday, Jan. 15, to march in downtown Newark in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. “Monday, Jan. 18, is the national holiday, but today, […]