Councilman questions wisdom of Orange mayor to have impartial debates

ORANGE, NJ — West Ward Councilman Harold L. Johnson is questioning the validity of the debates scheduled for the nine official Orange City Council ward candidates by Mayor Dwayne Warren and the Orange Peer Youth Council. “These forums are scheduled for 6 o’clock and that’s not a convenient time for everyone that’s running to participate,” said […]

Orange ward seat nominating petitions are available

ORANGE, NJ — The nominating petitions for the four available ward seats on Orange City Council in the nonpartisan municipal election set for Tuesday, May 8, are now available in the City Clerk’s Office inside City Hall. “The election will be on May 8 for the ward seats. The nominating petitions are available and they’ve […]

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

ORANGE, NJ — A special question on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, asked the Orange electorate to vote on changing its Board of Education members from those appointed by the mayor to one elected directly by voters. Although fewer than 5,000 of the city’s 15,000 registered voters cast ballots, this special question was passed, […]

BOE election date, time changed, to council president’s chagrin

ORANGE, NJ — In the November 2016 election a majority of voters, including Orange City Council President Donna K. Williams, approved the city’s switch from having a board of education composed of mayoral appointees to elected stakeholders. According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, 3,899 Orange voters, or almost 77 percent of the 5,077 people […]

Meet-and-greet introduces Orange’s new business administrator

Meet-and-greet introduces Orange’s new business administrator

ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Dwayne Warren has selected Chris Hartwyk as Orange’s new business administrator. City Council President Donna K. Williams and other council members were so pleased to have a full-time, certified and experienced business administrator that they organized a meet-and-greet session at the Sandwiches Unlimited restaurant on Center Street on Wednesday, Dec. 14, […]

Crime hits close to home in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — December began in an unpleasant way for Orange Township, with a taxi cab driver being shot and killed on Snyder Street late on Wednesday, Nov. 30, followed by an unidentified dead woman being discovered inside a vacant building in in the 300 block of Highland Avenue on Monday, Dec. 5. “Shortly after […]

Todd Warren, Chris Hartwyk given full-time positions in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Although Resolution No. 333-2016 was approved by Orange City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the decision was not unanimous. According to the City Clerk’s Office, both West Ward Councilman Harold J. Johnson and at large Councilman Chris Jackson voted against the resolution, which called for the simultaneous appointments of Chris Hartwyk as […]