Orange BOE swears in members at reorganization meeting

Orange BOE swears in members at reorganization meeting

ORANGE, NJ — When the Orange Board of Education hosted its reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, board secretary and business administrator Adekunle James kicked off the event by reading the official certified results of last year’s board election, in which incumbent board member Siaka Sherif won re-election to a full term on the board […]

10th annual Festival de Orange is a success

10th annual Festival de Orange is a success

ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, the area of South Day Street, stretching from Freeway Drive East along U.S. Route 280 to Henry Street was transformed into a Hispanic cultural wonderland, filled with the food, music and culture, as well as carnival-style rides and attractions for children and adults of […]

Orange’s new STEM Academy unofficially opens

Orange’s new STEM Academy unofficially opens

Photo by Chris Sykes Tina Powell, director of mathematics and science, center, is flanked by, from left, Orange Board of Education members Jeff Wingfield and Cristina Mateo outside the Orange School District’s new STEM Academy, inside the old Marylawn School on Scotland Road, during the grand opening for students, staff and faculty on Monday, Feb. […]

Ending of Temporary Protected Status for refugees shocks local Latinos

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Jan. 8, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the current administration will be putting an end to the Temporary Protected Status humanitarian program almost 200,000 refugees from the Central American country of El Salvador had been using to legally live and work in the United States since […]

Orange hosts ninth annual Festival de Orange

Orange hosts ninth annual Festival de Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and was celebrated at the ninth annual Festival de Orange on South Day Street on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. The event was organized by Hispanos Mano a Mano President Cristina Mateo along with Marcos Monroy, Henry Monroy and Gregorio […]

Hispanic Coalition hosts soccer tournament during ‘12 Hours’

Hispanic Coalition hosts soccer tournament during ‘12 Hours’

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Board of Education member Cristina Mateo and the Hispanic Coalition hosted a soccer tournament at the Orange High School baseball field at Central Avenue Playground on Saturday, Sept. 9, during the 12 Hours of Community Service event. “We put the soccer tournament together. We had about eight different teams coming from […]