Orange undertakes review of all ordinances for outdated, offensive language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Commissioners, Orange Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten did research about the reasoning, which was that “freeholder” was an outdated term, used when political officials needed to be landowners, which often excluded women and people […]

Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

IRVINGTON / ORANGE, NJ — On May 10, voters in Irvington and Orange headed to the polls for municipal elections. In both towns, voters overwhelmingly supported incumbents. In Irvington, Mayor Tony Vauss won reelection, as did his running mates and Irvington Municipal Council incumbents Renee Burgess, Charnette Frederic and October Hudley. In Orange, City Council […]

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. […]

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

ORANGE, NJ — Nine officers were sworn into the Orange Police Department on Sept. 9. The new officers are Bobby Anderson Jr., Aswad Burgess, Michael Cilenti, Rondolfo Diaz, Charan Fouche, Steven Gatto, Keenen Gooden, Honesty Mendez and Michael Rodriguez. Photos Courtesy of Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten

Split between council deepens regarding cannabis in Orange

Split between council deepens regarding cannabis in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Orange City Council are currently at odds regarding the immediate future of cannabis in the city. Council members Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten support allowing cannabis businesses into the city as soon as is feasible, while the five remaining council members prefer a wait-and-see approach. New Jersey required municipalities […]

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