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 […]

Bill Lewis, former longtime Orange councilman, dies

Bill Lewis, former longtime Orange councilman, dies

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange City Council President William “Bill” Lewis died of complications from congestive heart disease and related symptoms at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark on Saturday, Feb 18. He was 84 years old. A wake for the former councilman will be held Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. at […]

Orange City Council confirms special election still pending

ORANGE, NJ — In an email to the Record-Transcript on Monday, Feb. 13, Orange City Council President Donna K. Williams confirmed the date of the special election for the two new Orange Board of Education members as Tuesday, March 14. Orange voted on Public Question No. 1 in November 2016 to change from an appointed […]

West Orange, Orange work to improve Highland Avenue station

Towns’ leaders want a MidTown Direct stop at Highland

ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Councilman Victor Cirilo is heading up a renewed effort to get NJ Transit to make improvements to the Highland Avenue Train Station in Orange now that work has started on the Harvard Press development project and the West Orange Township Council has approved the Central Valley Redevelopment Area nearby. Cirilo […]

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

ORANGE, NJ — A special question on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, asked the Orange electorate to vote on changing its Board of Education members from those appointed by the mayor to one elected directly by voters. Although fewer than 5,000 of the city’s 15,000 registered voters cast ballots, this special question was passed, […]

Orange Council approves new grant to hire 6 new cops

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 327-2016 to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 216 COPS Officer Hiring Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley, a retired Orange police officer, praised the hiring of six new […]

Orange Council ratifies new contract with police union

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted to approve Resolution No. 332-2016, authorizing ratification of the collective bargaining agreement between the city of Orange Township and the Orange Police Department Police Benevolent Association Local 89, at their Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting, effectively settling a contract dispute that had dragged on for seven years. The […]

Todd Warren, Chris Hartwyk given full-time positions in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Although Resolution No. 333-2016 was approved by Orange City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the decision was not unanimous. According to the City Clerk’s Office, both West Ward Councilman Harold J. Johnson and at large Councilman Chris Jackson voted against the resolution, which called for the simultaneous appointments of Chris Hartwyk as […]

Orange clerk obtains copy of F.B.I. subpoena … a month late

Orange clerk obtains copy of F.B.I. subpoena … a month late

ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 23, Orange city clerk Joyce Lanier confirmed to the Record-Transcript that she received that day a copy of a Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoena ordering Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration to testify before a grand jury on Tuesday, Aug. 9. “I just got it five minutes ago,” said Lanier on Tuesday, […]