Increased police presence after shooting yields arrest on gun charges

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Director Todd Warren and Chief Law Enforcement Officer Vincent Vitiello have confirmed that there was a targeted shooting incident in the area of 200 Oakwood Place on Sept. 30.  The matter is under investigation, in collaboration with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The Orange Police Department will have increased patrols […]

‘Operation Credible Source’ yields drug arrest in Orange

‘Operation Credible Source’ yields drug arrest in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department’s Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force recently executed a search warrant pursuant to “Operation Credible Source,” which resulted in the seizure of crack-cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in amounts that signal the intent to distribute, according to an Oct. 2 press release from the Orange Police Department. […]

Orange unveils Black Lives Matter mural

Orange unveils Black Lives Matter mural

ORANGE, NJ — Shifting the landscape of what it means to reach higher within many communities across the nation, Black Lives Matter murals are popping up everywhere. Joining communities that have painted the mural on streets to symbolize that black lives do indeed matter, Orange has unveiled its Black Lives Matter mural to the public. […]

Orange Police Community Council meets in-person

Orange Police Community Council meets in-person

ORANGE, NJ — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic turned daily life upside down, Orange’s Police Community Council had an in-person meeting. Residents set up socially distanced lawn chairs in the parking lot of Bethel Baptist Church on July 16 and discussed community policing issues with officers in the Orange Police Department, Councilwoman […]

Orange officials take oaths of office

Orange officials take oaths of office

ORANGE, NJ — Oaths of office are usually administered at City Hall, but on July 1 City Hall came to living rooms across Orange as officials elected on May 12 were sworn in. Mayor Dwayne Warren was sworn in for his third term, Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten was sworn in for her second term, and Councilmen […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

Warren wins re-election by a landslide

Warren wins re-election by a landslide

ORANGE, NJ — In the election on Tuesday, May 12, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren won reelection against his five opponents by a landslide. Additionally, Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten won reelection, and challengers Clifford Ross and Weldon Montague III won the remaining two open seats on the Orange City Council. These results are unofficial and will remain so […]

Orange mayoral candidates participate in online forum

Orange mayoral candidates participate in online forum

ORANGE, NJ — In advance of the May 12 election, a forum for Orange’s mayoral candidates took place, via Facebook Live, on Tuesday, April 28. Six candidates, including incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren, are competing for the position. Challengers are Michael Jean Baptiste, Shawn Hunter, Councilman Christopher Jackson, Rayfield R. Morton and Councilwoman Donna K. Williams. […]

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