Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Orange undertakes review of all ordinances for outdated, offensive language

ORANGE, NJ — When the Essex County governing body changed its name from the Board of Chosen Freeholders to the Board of County Commissioners, Orange Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten did research about the reasoning, which was that “freeholder” was an outdated term, used when political officials needed to be landowners, which often excluded women and people […]

Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

Irvington, Orange and East Orange discuss development at joint seminar

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Irvington, Orange and East Orange followed up last year’s first Tri-Community Commercial and Residential Development seminar with the same event on March 10 at Sandwiches Unlimited in Orange, with officials from all three towns updating residents and business owners on upcoming and ongoing redevelopment projects happening. Jadette Williams and Osner Charles […]

Orange, PSE&G hold public workshop to discuss construction of Orange Heights

Orange, PSE&G hold public workshop to discuss construction of Orange Heights

ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 3, the city of Orange and PSE&G held a public workshop community meeting with Orange residents to discuss the construction of the Orange Heights Switching Station at Freeman Street. The project is intended to improve electric system reliability and increase capacity for residents and businesses in Orange and the […]

Orange police set up sobriety checkpoint to make roads safer

Orange police set up sobriety checkpoint to make roads safer

ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to make roads safer and reduce accidents attributed to driving while under the influence, on Friday, Nov. 26, Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren approved a public safety sobriety checkpoint campaign. The Orange Police Department conducted the checkpoint on Scotland Road, looking for drivers who exhibited signs of impairment due […]

Orange holds Thanksgiving dinner for residents

Orange holds Thanksgiving dinner for residents

ORANGE, NJ — Families from Orange joined Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and his administration for Thanksgiving dinner at the newly built Central Playground field house, along with fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta.  “As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, give thanks for health […]

Orange holds bike tour featuring historic landmarks

Orange holds bike tour featuring historic landmarks

ORANGE, NJ — Thankful for the great weather, the Orange Recreation Department and the Orange Historic Preservation Commission held their annual Tour de Parks Historic Bike Tour on Saturday, Oct. 2. In addition to the fitness and exercise benefits, participants enjoyed historical landmarks throughout the city’s parks. According to Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten in an Oct. […]

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

ORANGE, NJ — A meet-and-greet event for Devonii Reid, the new principal at the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, was a true celebration. Reid addressed attendees; received congratulatory remarks from Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II, Assistant Superintendent Tina Powell, Board of Education President Shawneque Johnson and Mayor Dwayne Warren; and received gifts […]

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