Orange councilwoman helps provide essentials to college-bound students

Orange councilwoman helps provide essentials to college-bound students

ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, July 2, Orange South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson hosted her second bed-in-a-bag giveaway. Summers-Johnson made a wish list on Amazon.com and various individuals purchased bed-in-a-bag sets for Orange’s college-bound seniors.  A bed-in-a-bag set, or bedding ensemble, contains all the basic linens you need to outfit a bare mattress, including a […]

Mayor, developers break ground at future luxury apartments in Orange

Mayor, developers break ground at future luxury apartments in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, June 30, Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Russo Development and Dinallo Construction broke ground on phase one of Essex & Crane, a 209-unit mixed-use project at the Orange Train Station and within the city’s Main Street Redevelopment Area. When all phases of the project are complete, Essex & Crane will include […]

Area teens receive free prom dresses at giveaway in Orange

Area teens receive free prom dresses at giveaway in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, May 23, at Metcalf Park in Orange, South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson hosted a prom dress giveaway. The dresses were donated by Never Alone Again, a Teaneck-based nonprofit organization that supports victims of domestic violence. Young women received prom dresses, jewelry and shoes. Although 70 dresses were given out, many […]

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten, Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson of the South Ward, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, and Democratic Committee members Stacey Martin of the South Ward and William Hathaway hosted an Easter bunny event at Central Playground on Saturday, March 27. Photos Courtesy of William Hathaway

Additional corruption charges added to indictment against former Orange public official

ORANGE, NJ — The former acting business administrator for the township of Orange, who had previously been indicted for multiple acts of corruption and fraud, was indicted Sept. 29 on additional conspiracy, wire fraud and kickback-taking charges in a superseding indictment, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Willis Edwards III, 49, formerly of East Orange and […]

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 […]