Orange figures into Irvington mayor’s resignation of Hillside job

ORANGE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss recently quit his new full-time job with the Hillside Department of Public Works on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Several current or former members of Orange’s administration have been connected to the administrations of both Vauss or Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson. Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren previously worked part-time as an […]

Vauss resigns from Hillside DPW job

Vauss resigns from Hillside DPW job

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss officially resigned from his new job working for the Hillside Department of Public Works on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and unofficially touched off a war of words between two of the four political campaigns competing to succeed Mayor Angela Garretson in the November Hillside municipal election. “It is with great […]

Orange comes out for 12 hours of fun at book bag giveaway

Orange comes out for 12 hours of fun at book bag giveaway

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Orange City Council wanted to do something ambitious with this year’s annual back-to-school book bag giveaway event to promote community engagement at the same time, so they combined those efforts into the 12 Hours of Community Service event Saturday, Sept. 9. According to Warren, the 12 Hours […]

Orange still at issue regarding elected vs. appointed BOE

ORANGE, NJ — Orange City Council may be going back to court against Mayor Dwayne Warren and the Orange Board of Education regarding whether the city should switch from a Type 1 public school district with a Board of Education appointed by the mayor to a Type 2 district, where voters directly elect who they […]

Orange’s forced to rehire wrongfully terminated city attorney

ORANGE, NJ — Residents were swift to comment when news broke that the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ordered Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren to rehire a former assistant city attorney who said he was wrongly terminated because he blew the whistle on Willis Edwards, the former acting business administrator, deputy business administrator and […]

Appeals court rules in favor of former city attorney

ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ruled in the case of John P. McGovern v. city of Orange Township and Mayor Dwayne Warren that the mayor and the city must rehire McGovern. The former assistant city attorney was fired in 2013 for acting as a whistle blower against Willis Edwards, […]

Old OPRA request denied by GRC is granted

Old OPRA request denied by GRC is granted

ORANGE, NJ — Katalin Gordon is an Orange resident and taxpayer who uncovered the fact that former Chief Financial Officer Jack Kelly overbilled taxpayers by $2 million during former Mayor Eldridge Hawkins Jr.’s administration. Gordon filed an Open Public Records Act request in 2013, when former city clerk Dwight Mitchell was out for an extended […]

Orange celebrates Red Nose Day in City Hall

Orange celebrates Red Nose Day in City Hall

ORANGE, NJ — Orange celebrated national Red Nose Day with a photo-op inside Council Chambers on Thursday, May 25. “It’s all about teaming with our local corporate partners,” said Mayor Dwayne Warren on Thursday, May 25. “We have one of the highest grossing Walgreens in our region. We do very well economically supporting our own […]