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East Orange General Hospital Files for Chapter 11 Restructuring

East Orange General Hospital filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 on Nov. 11 that will allow the hospital to complete an internal restructuring.

East Orange General said that this filing will ensure that the East Orange and Essex County community retains an essential and valuable healthcare provider that serves the needs of patients, employees, vendors and citizens.


Mayor Warren: "We Have $2.5M for Orange Rec."

Mayor Dwayne Warren ended some six weeks of anticipation by city residents by announcing that Orange has $2.5 million in federal or state funds to purchase the former YWCA of the Oranges here Nov. 9.

Warren, before an overflow City Hall Council Chamber gallery of 100 and TV35 viewers, said that the $2.5 million is a federal direct appropriation that is being channeled through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs as a two-phase block grant.


Executive Director of Orange Housing Authority Selected for National Housing Position

Dr. Walter D. McNeil, Jr., executive director of the Orange Housing Authority, has been selected by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) to serve on its Housing America Task Force.

"Committees and task forces provide the foundation for vision, ideas and direction; they also bring to fruition a great deal of the association's work," said NAHRO President Preston Prince, noting McNeil was selected from among hundreds of volunteers across the country.


Orange Police Director: Crime Going Down

"If it's working and not broken, don't fix it," could have summed up Acting Orange Police Director John Wade's monthly report to the City Council here Oct. 6.

Wade, before the full council, 20 chamber gallery members and TV35 viewers, said that reports of violent crime in the city has declined since implementing new measures Sept. 15.


Orange Housing Authority Holds Workshop to Connect New Jobs with City Residents

The Orange Housing Authority and the Orange Housing Development Corporation are looking for qualified laborers and local contractors interested in building the Walter G. Alexander Village, Phase III. 

A workshop was held September 30 at Washington Manor, featuring comments from Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason, both of whom urged local workers to take full advantage of the many opportunities through this project.


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