State Senate and Assembly committees approve Marijuana Legalization Act

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

Orange councilwoman named ‘Outstanding Woman in Government’

ORANGE, NJ — Orange North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason will be recognized as an “Outstanding Woman in Government” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference for Women in Municipal Government 2018 Networking and Awards event. The 103rd NJLM Conference will be at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Tuesday, […]

Although Orange doesn’t attend forum, marijuana legalization still a hot topic

ORANGE, NJ — Orange was not represented at the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, because North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason had already hosted her own marijuana legalization community meeting at St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10. “I hosted a meeting […]

Irvington well-represented at Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival

ORANGE, NJ — Irvington Township was represented by Lionel Leach at this year’s annual Orange Caribbean Festival, organized by Nikki Amos and Campanella Godfrey, in Monte Irving Park on Central Avenue in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 4. A former Communications Workers of America Union official, as well as part of former Mayor Wayne Smith’s unsuccessful […]

Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival gets rave reviews

ORANGE, NJ — Every year, Nikki Amos and Campanella Godfrey organize Orange’s Caribbean Festival in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Central Avenue, with the support of the local mayor, Orange City Council and a host of public and private supporters. On Saturday, Aug. 4, this year’s efforts attracted the attention of Carol Thomas and her […]

OPL board questions need of council to cut $500K from its budget

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 25, Orange Public Library Board of Trustees President Esney Sharpe officially responded to Orange City Council’s cutting $500,000 from the local historic landmark institution’s funding request in Mayor Dwayne Warren’s Calendar Year 2018 proposed budget. Sharpe and the board had asked the council to approve $1.2 million to fund […]

Cuts are made to reduce Orange budget’s $7.1M deficit

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council hosted a work session in Council Chambers on Thursday, July 12, to review Mayor Dwayne Warren’s proposed Calendar Year 2018 city budget. City Council President Kerry Coley led the council through the budget page by page, proposing cuts or revisions to the funding requests from some city departments, […]

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