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Authorities Investigating Possible Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating two possible carbon monoxide deaths.

Orange Council to Vote on YWCA Lease-Purchase

City elders - from both the administrative and legislative sides - will have posted a legal notice for a special meeting on both the 2015 Municipal Budget and a proposed lease-purchase of the Orange YWCA for April 13 by the time you read this.

Willis Edwards III, as Mayor Dwayne Warren's Chief of Staff, and Council President Donna K. Williams, with consent from her Municipal Council colleagues, will start the special meeting with a hearing on leasing the Orange Y with intent to purchase, at City Hall Council Chambers 5 p.m.


Rosa Parks Community School Celebrates Women’s History Month at Washington Manor

More than 30 children from Rosa Parks Community School, ranging from grades four to seven, performed in tribute to National Women's History Month for seniors at the Washington Manor housing complex this past Tuesday.

Students from the local school in Orange presented a rich and soulful performance of poetry, song and dance. Each selection celebrated women artistry to mesh with this year's theme, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives."

Miphilove Milord, a student of Rosa Parks Community School, began the program by reciting the renowned poem by the late author and poet, Maya Angelou, titled Phenomenal Woman. Following the famous words, "phenomenal woman, that's me," Rosa Parks Dance Ensemble performed multiple dance routines. The seniors stood on their feet, clapping to the sounds of the mid-tempo song, "Happy" by singer and producer, Pharrell Williams.

"There are so many women who have helped pave the way for the advancement of today's society," said Dr. Walter D. McNeil, Executive Director of the Orange Housing Authority. "I know first-hand how beneficial women are. The women of the Housing Authority are the backbone of the daily operations, ensuring that all procedures are handled properly."

As the students departed, their performances left seniors and staff members of the Orange Housing Authority touched and inspired.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the Orange Housing Authority's website at

Free Shoes Distributed By Dr. Theall


On March 14, 2015, Dr. Bruce Theall, with the support of the Salvation Army in East Orange, distributed over 100 shoes to the needy.


Dr. Theall has been in practice for 32 years in East Orange. He was originally at South Harrison Street, but now he is at the Medical Arts Building on Central Avenue in East Orange. His main patients are from East Orange, Orange, Newark, and Irvington. His specialty is foot care.


Orange Responds to Family in Fatal Fire

Individuals have been taking to the keyboard and the stage since news of the 197 Central Pl. fire that killed two young children here Feb. 20 spread across town and the country.

At least 364 people have donated to a page for Jadyah Taj'Mirah McEachin, Zi'Yahn K. Toney and their family since Feb. 21. One donor has posted there his announcement of a special music performance at a Belleville site 8 p.m. Feb. 28.



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