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Orange Housing Authority Demolishes Old Church to Pave Way for Community Revitalization Plan

Church3A part of Orange's past made room for its future as demolition commenced today on the former Jerusalem Baptist Church. The land was cleared to become home to the expansion of Walter G. Alexander Redevelopment, Phase IV.
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ECDC Chairman Leroy Jones Charged in Primary Election Scuffle

Caption_-_ECDC_Chairman_LeRoy_Jones_-_Photo_By_Dhiren_ShahCity Corporation Counsel Khalifah Shabazz has filed a simple assault charge against East Orange/Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones July 9 after a videotape surfaced allegedly depicting him punching a pole worker during the city's June 2 council primary election. 

Jones, of East Orange, is facing a misdemeanor charge for supposedly assaulting poll worker William Graves in a polling station lobby.

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Orange Public Schools Names One of Ten Community Coalitions to Receive Grant Money

Orange_Board_of_EducationNew Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), announced ten recipients of four-year grants to fund multi-sector, community-focused coalitions during an event in Orange, New Jersey event. The aim of NJHI: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey - Communities Moving to Action is to support communities across New Jersey to make sustainable system changes and policy-oriented, long-term solutions for healthier living.
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East Orange Councilman Thomas Brown (1932-2015)

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Council President Alicia Holman opened July 6's conference meeting here in City Hall with a moment of silence dedicated to Councilman Thomas Brown. Brown, 81, died July 1 in Livingston's St. Barnabas Medical Center from a brief illness.

City Clerk Cynthia Brown had meanwhile absented herself and delegated a deputy clerk to handle Monday's conference and regular council meetings. The councilman's daughter was arranging July 8's visitation at the Woody Home for Services in Orange and July 9's funeral at the St. Mark AME Church here in the city's Sovrel Park section.

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NJ Clean Communities Council Gives “Excellence in Education” Award to East Orange Teacher

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Maria Johnson, Literary Coach and Environmental Liaison at Gordon Parks Academy, has received the "Excellence in Education" award from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) for her participation in the Environmental Student Exchange Program, held in March.

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