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Orange Housing Authority to Host National Night Out on August 4

The Orange Housing Authority will partner with the City of Orange and the Orange Police Department for an evening of food, music and games, as the community celebrates National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, at 6 p.m., at Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.


Internet Unkind to Orange Councilman

Some residents are wondering if East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley, after a questionable July 26 posting on his personal Facebook page, is a victim of a hacker or an actor of poor judgment.

City of Orange Township spokesman Keith Royster, on behalf of Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, sent an e-mail to "Local Talk" 1:40 p.m. July 27 about a video clip posting on Coley's Facebook page. Royster said that he and his City Hall office had been receiving calls regarding a video clip on the councilman's page at about 9 a.m. July 25.


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.

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.


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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