Corbitt attends Irvington’s Haitian Independence Day fete

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilman at Large Elroy Corbitt is a black man without ties to the Caribbean island of Haiti, but he represents many Haitian-American constituents in the city. Those constituents gave Corbitt to come out to celebrate Haitian independence on New Year’s Day along with Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic, Mayor Tony Vauss and […]

Burn center honors Orange firefighters at Valor Awards dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center presented members of the Orange Fire Department with a Valor Award during the 28th annual Valor Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Capt. Matthew Kohaut and Firefighters James Antoine and Leonard Stewart were honored for their involvement in a […]

Orange Elks Lodge hosts Holiday Celebration

ORANGE, NJ — The Nassan’s Place autism awareness and family support organization hosted its third annual Holiday Celebration at Orange Elks Lodge 135 on Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 13. “This is the third time that we’re having it and our second time having it at the Elks Lodge,” Nassan’s Place President Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said Sunday, […]

Orange mayor: YWCA deal requires $800K in tax money

ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Dwayne Warren revealed during questions from Orange City Council and the public on Monday, Dec. 14, that the $2.5 million deal to purchase the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it into a new recreation center for the city will not be tax-free, as originally promised. This revelation came during […]

Park Avenue School in Orange receives $10,000 award

ORANGE, NJ — The technology coordinator of Park Avenue School in Orange, Denise Harlem, submitted an application and was selected as the one school in New Jersey to receive a $10,000 award — one school per state, one of 51 awards, including Washington, D.C. — from has started an international movement to expose […]

Orange police officer is charged with sexual contact

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, that Orange Police Officer Ricardo A. Arias-Vasquez, 34, of Hampton, has been charged with criminal sexual contact and witness tampering for touching a woman during a routine traffic stop. The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 18. While on duty, […]

Orange Council resolutions further YWCA purchase deal

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the majority of the Orange City Council voted to approve two new resolutions giving Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration the power to go ahead with the $2.5 million deal to buy the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it into a new citywide Recreation Center. The vote was […]

Firefighters play Santa’s helpers

ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange Township officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in front of City Hall on North Day Street. Once again, the Orange Fire Department did its part to welcome Santa Claus to town as, according to its firefighters, they have a special […]

OFD hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Chief Martin DeMarzo Fire Headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 26, was a family event in every sense. Firefighters attended with their immediate families and their extended department family, as well as the extended family of the Orange Township community they serve throughout the […]

WWII vet honored at OHA’s Thanksgiving dinner

ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Washington Manor senior citizens building enjoyed the holiday a little early this year, when the Orange Housing Authority hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 24. “We had a great time for the holiday Thanksgiving feast for our residents,” said Orange Housing Authority Executive Director Walter McNeil on Tuesday, […]