Orange attorney: Edwards still owes city $268K

ORANGE, NJ — Despite Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington’s ruling Thursday, Feb. 18, that former Orange business administrator Willis Edwards III must repay the city $268,750 he was paid while working illegally as a city employee with that title, Edwards has failed to pay anything, according to Robert Tarver, attorney for the Orange City Council. […]

Coley files lawsuit against mayor for violating election laws

ORANGE, NJ — Orange East Ward Councilman and 2016 mayoral candidate Kerry Coley held a press conference outside City Hall on Tuesday, April 5, to announce he had filed a lawsuit against numerous parties who he alleges have “maliciously defamed him” in political attack ads. According to attorney Eugene H. Kim of Ridgefield, who is […]

Orange Council approves purchase of YWCA building

ORANGE, NJ — The purchase of the old YWCA building at 395 Main St. for $1.5 million to facilitate Mayor Dwayne Warren’s plan to convert it into a new Senior and Youth Recreation Center was approved by a majority of the Orange City Council on Tuesday, March 1. For Resolution 12-2016, North Ward Councilwoman Tency […]

Orange Council has public meeting about water company switch

ORANGE, NJ — With a hearing in Lincoln Avenue School on Monday, March 14, the Orange City Council kept its promise to host a public meeting before voting on whether to approve Mayor Dwayne Warren’s deal to switch the management of the city’s water utility from Suez, formerly known as United Water Company, to the […]

18 candidates file for upcoming Orange election

  ORANGE, NJ — Monday, March 7, was the filing deadline for candidates running for mayor and three open at-large seats on the Orange City Council in the May 10 nonpartisan municipal election, and several nominating petitions were turned in at the City Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. According to Joyce Lanier, the city clerk, […]

Public outcry leads to Orange Council tabling resolution

ORANGE, NJ — The contaminated water supply of the city of Flint, Mich., was on the minds of Orange residents attending the Orange City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 22, to learn more about the pending deal between Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration and the Pennoni water management company. According to Warren and Todd Hay, the Pennoni […]

Judge rules Edwards has to repay illegally earned $270K

    ORANGE, NJ — Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington ruled Thursday, Feb. 18, that former Orange Deputy Business Administrator Willis Edwards must repay the city of Orange Township the $268,750 he earned while working illegally as a city employee with that job title. Farrington’s ruling should bring an end to the legal saga of […]

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