OPL board questions need of council to cut $500K from its budget

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 25, Orange Public Library Board of Trustees President Esney Sharpe officially responded to Orange City Council’s cutting $500,000 from the local historic landmark institution’s funding request in Mayor Dwayne Warren’s Calendar Year 2018 proposed budget. Sharpe and the board had asked the council to approve $1.2 million to fund […]

Cuts are made to reduce Orange budget’s $7.1M deficit

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council hosted a work session in Council Chambers on Thursday, July 12, to review Mayor Dwayne Warren’s proposed Calendar Year 2018 city budget. City Council President Kerry Coley led the council through the budget page by page, proposing cuts or revisions to the funding requests from some city departments, […]

Orange Council cuts $500K from library, which might have to close by October

ORANGE, NJ — Orange City Council cut the funding request for the Orange Public Library in Mayor Dwayne Warren’s Calendar Year 2018 proposed budget from $1.2 million to $700,000, even though members of the governing body said they believe the city’s historic landmark institution will only have enough funding to stay open to the public […]

Orange city attorney resigns unexpectedly

ORANGE, NJ — Orange city attorney Eric Pennington resigned last week, township officials from the City Clerk’s Office confirmed, following revelations he had withheld a copy of the most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoena related to the ongoing probe into allegations of wire fraud, misuse of federal funds and other alleged crimes by members […]

Orange FD addressed at city’s second budget hearing

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department took center stage on Saturday, June 16, at the second hearing by the city council on the Calendar Year 2018 proposed city budget. The third budget hearing, scheduled for Thursday, June 21, will feature the following city departments: planning and development, community services and public works. The fourth […]

Orange served a fourth subpoena by FBI … in April

ORANGE, NJ — The Federal Bureau of Investigation served the city and Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration a subpoena in April, according to Orange City Council members, bringing the total number of subpoenas to four. FBI subpoenas were previously served on City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017; the Orange Public Library on Thursday, July 21, […]

Orange incumbents sweep ward election

ORANGE, NJ — The incumbents carried the day, according to the unofficial results of the Tuesday, May 8, Orange City Council election, posted on Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin’s official website; re-elected were East Ward Councilman and council President Kerry Coley, West Ward Councilman Harold Johnson, South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson and North Ward Councilwoman […]

West Ward resident steals the show at Orange debate

ORANGE, NJ — In the Orange Peer Youth Council’s fourth and final debate before the Orange City Council ward election on Tuesday, May 8, incumbent West Ward Councilman Harold Johnson faced off against challenger Mike Scott, but West Ward resident Lydia Baker stole the show at the Orange Public Library on Monday, April 30. “I […]

Incumbents sweep to victory in Orange election

ORANGE, NJ — election has come and gone and, according to the unofficial results, the four incumbents up for re-election on Orange City Council won, although it was much closer than many had expected. According to the unofficial results, as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, an hour after the polls closed, with 98.33 percent […]

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