The City of Orange Township is a vibrant place, filled with people committed to making it even better. Our mission is to serve the citizens of Orange in the areas of housing, public safety, cleaner neighborhoods, infrastructure enhancements and an overall improvement in our quality of life.

Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq.
wants to share his plans for Orange with you.

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to find out what's happening in your neighborhood.

LEARN MORE
Budget documents,
salary information and financial
information is here for your review.
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NEWS AND INFORMATION



The City of Orange Township will be conducting two (2) Public Hearings for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program. The Public Hearings will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 and Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Orange City Hall, 29 North Day Street, 3rd floor, Public Works Conference Room.

For more information, please call 973-266-4051.

Click here for 2015 HOME Investment Partnership Application


Click here for 2015 Community Development Block Grant Application




Please join us for a Conference
and a Candlelight Vigil recognizing
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Two events. One important issue for our community.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS




Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior characterized by the intent to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or other family members. The abuse can be established over time and in most cases, it begins subtly with insults, a shove or by alienating the survivor from family and friends. With time, the abusive behavior can be more frequent and severe.

Know the signs. To learn more, go to http://nnedv.org/getinvolved/dvam.html


Click here for important Ebola Information for friends and family returning to New Jersey from West Africa.

Frequently Asked Questions about Enterovirus‐D68 (EV‐D68)


Click here for imortant information regarding Childhood Lead Poisoning


Frequently Asked Questions About Ebola









HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL
Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes!

The festival begins Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
At City of Township Orange City Hall
29 N. Day Street
(Rear Parking Lot), Orange, NJ
The Festival Will Include:
Inflatable Rides • Refreshments • Pumpkin Picking • Candy Bags • Music
In case of rain, the event will be held at the YWCA
395 Main Street, Orange NJ
For more information, call Dena Madden at 973-266-4045




    VETERANS DAY HOMECOMING PARADE
    A parade to honor all those who served our country —
    both living and dead.

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    The parade will begin at 105 Main Street in Orange for a march to Bell Stadium followed by a football game: Orange Tornadoes vs. Verona Hillbillies
    For more information, call Campanella Godfrey 973-266-4045




THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
A Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Best Practice Check List, Action may be taken.

Madeline F. Smith
Deputy Municipal Clerk


    Experts at the NJ Poison Center urge parents and caregivers to be alert and take precautions to avoid dangerous mishaps while celebrating Halloween this year. Be sure to keep Trick-or-treaters safe! "Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for the doctors, nurses, and pharmacists answering calls for help on our 24 hour hotline," said Steven Marcus, MD, executive and medical director of the state's poison center.

    Click here to read the entire article





    Make today special, smile and say HELLO to everyone!

    Come to Mayor Dwayne D. Warren's
    ANNUAL SENIOR PICNIC
    click here for details

    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME:
    Join the "Orange Against Crime" Caravan
    Tuesday, August 5th 2014 • 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to have a Public Hearing on the 2014 Calendar Year Budget and official action may be taken.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    CARIBBEAN HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
    Celebrating Our West Indian Communities In The City Of Orange Township
    click here for details

    Click here to see the 2014 Summer Activity Schedule
    Free Camps, Clinics, Tournaments, Meets and Events for Orange Residents

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    This is to confirm that a Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on Resolution numbers 167-2014 and 168-2014 in reference to the Re-Organization Meeting held on July 1, 2014.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    Swimming Pool Shuttle Service to and from Colgate Park
    click here for details

    CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL INAUGURATION CEREMONY
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:00 sharp
    click here for details

    COME TO THE CARRIBEAN HERITAGE DAY FESITVAL
    click here for details

    FOOD SITES FOR CHILDREN OPEN NOW
    Locations in Orange are distributing meals to children under 18 yrs. of age this summer
    click here for details

    THE MAYOR'S CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
    FREE Summer Tutoring Program for students in grades 3-8
    click here for details

    ATTENTION CENTRAL SECTION RESIDENTS

    Please be advised that Friday, July 4, 2014 is a National Holiday. Therefore, there will be no garbage collection. Garbage will be removed Saturday, July 5, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030.
    Please excuse any inconvenience.
    Marty Mayes Director of Public Works

    REFLECTIONS OF LIFE
    Orange Seniors share their life experiences
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. PURPOSE The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Budgetary & Financial Matters, as well as a Board appointment and any other matters the Council may deem appropriate. Formal actions may be taken.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk


    WATER CONSERVATION ALERT FOR THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    This message from the Mayor is a request to please conserve water at this time. The City is in the process of getting the waterlines repaired as quickly as possible. While it is not necessary to boil water right now, water conservation is important until repairs to the waterlines have been made. An update will be posted as soon as new information is available.

    Rutgers School of Public Health Sponsors a
    Mold Awareness and General Safety Seminar for Homeowners
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP ORANGE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

    The City Council of the City of Orange Township, New Jersey will hold the following meetings for the newly elected/re-elected officials on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Orange Preparatory Academy Auditorium, 400 Central Avenue, Orange, New Jersey:
    • Inauguration Ceremony
    • Re-organization
    • Conference and Regular Meetings
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.
    THE PURPOSE
    • For the Council members to review and analyze the Calendar Year 2014 Budget.
    • Also to conduct interviews for appointments to boards.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    Mayor Warren Announces Tax Relief Programs For Residents
    and Businesses
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is for the Council members to continue discussing the Calendar Year 2014 Budget.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk


    ATTENTION NORTH SECTION RESIDENTS

    This notice is to inform you that Monday, May 26, 2014 is being observed as a National Holiday; Therefore, there will be no garbage collection. There will be a double garbage collection on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Please excuse any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030.
    Marty Mayes Director of Public Works


    The City of Orange Township and the
    Essex County Summer Free Concert Series presents
    GOSPEL FEST 2014

    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is for the Council members to discuss the Calendar Year 2014 Budget.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    World Blood Cancer Day
    Help Huntar and others fighting blood cancer
    click here

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUDGET HEARINGS CALENDAR YEAR BUDGET 2014 WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

    • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 6:30 PM: Police & Fire Department
    • Thursday, May 15, 2014 -6:30 PM: Administration, Finance, Municipal Council/Clerk's Office
    • Friday, May 16, 2014 -6:30 PM: Planning & Development, Public Works & Water Operating Utilities
    Budget Public Hearing- May 20, 2014 – 6:30PM
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. and
    First Lady Karma Warren invite you to attend a

    Pre-Mother's Day Elegant Hat Fashion Show And Jazz Brunch
    click here for details


    The Conference & Regular Council Meetings
    that were scheduled for May 7, 2014, have been rescheduled for May 6, 2014, at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.

    The City of Orange Township is hosting
    ORANGE COMMUNITY DAY
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
    CALENDAR YEAR 2014 BUDGET HEARING MEETINGS
    • Monday, April 28, 2014 – 7:30PM
    Administration, Finance, Municipal Council/Clerk's Office
    • Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 7:30PM
    Planning & Development, Public Works & Water Operating Utilities
    • Friday, May 2, 2014 – 7:30PM
    Police & Fire Department
    • Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 7:30PM
    Municipal Court & Law
    • Friday, May 9, 2014 – 7:30PM
    Library & Community Services

    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq.
    and the Orange Municipal Council present an
    EASTER EGG HUNT
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.
    The purpose of this meeting is to interview Michael Hackett, for the position of Municipal Judge.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk


    AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES
    Movie: How To Make An American Quilt Starring Maya Angelou
    click here for details

    ORANGE BENGALS POP WARNER
    Family & Friends Skate Night!
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss all litigation matters.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    ORANGE BLOCK WATCH NETWORK MEETING
    Thursday May 1st, 2014 at 7:00 pm
    click here for details

    ORANGE POLICE BICYCLE PROGRAM
    In Partnership With The Board Of Education
    click here for more details

    City Of Orange Township
    Water System Rate Increase Executive Summary and Review of the Operating Agreement between the City and U.S. Water, LLC Including a Water and Sewer Rate Study
    click here to read summary and report

    The State of New Jersey is offering several property tax relief programs
    for qualified residents. The phone numbers listed are:
    • General Tax Information -609-826-4400 or 1-800-323-4400
    • Homestead Benefit Program 1-888-238-1233
    • Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze Hotline) 1-800-882-6597

    For personal assistance, residents may travel to the Newark Regional Office of the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 124 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor Newark, NJ 07102. The phone number for that office is 973-648-6190 For more information you may also link to http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

    YOUR ESSEX COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE
    click here for details

    DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MARCH AGAINST CRIME
    March 22, 2014
    click here for details

    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. Presents
    HEALTH TALK
    Join us to find out how the affordable care act will be important to you.
    click here for details

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 6:15 PM in the Council Chambers
    4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.
    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss pending litigation matters.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    Are You an Essex County Resident Affected by Superstorm Sandy?
    Please click here to take a minute to answer a short survey

    Announcing
    SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION

    All sports begin in April
    Baseball • Soccer • Tennis • Flag Football • Track & Field • NEW: Girls Softball
    Avoid late fees...register now before March 15
    At 29 North Day Street
    Orange NJ
    For more information call 973-266-4047

    CITY HALL OPEN 2/18/14
    The City of Orange Township City Hall will be open today during regular business hours for Tuesday, February 18..

    DELAYED OPENING AT CITY HALL 2/14/14 Due to the residual effects of the storm, City Hall will open at 10:00 am on Friday, February 14th.

    CITY HALL CLOSED 2/13/14
    Due to the severity of the storm, The City of Orange Township City Hall will be closed today, Thursday, February 13th.

    YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST.

    In the interests of public safety, the City must do everything possible to keep our roads clear of snow and ice. Police and Firefighters must be able to get to the scene of an emergency quickly. Your neighbor or family member could need help, so keeping our roads open is our top priority. Unfortunately, plows may push snow back into your driveway or parking space. We regret any inconvenience to you, but blocked driveways are sometimes unavoidable as we keep our streets clear for emergency services you might need.
    We will make every effort to avoid blocking driveways, as we clear your streets of snow and ice. Please call 973-266-4031 if you have any questions about this policy.
    Regards,
    Public Works Director Marty Mayes


    Click here to read the City of Orange Township Snow Removal Guidelines

    A new payment assistance grant
    is available to help moderate income households pay their heating bills during this brutally cold weather. This can help families who are behind in their bills yet don't qualify for other programs. http://www.pseg.com/home/customer_service/bill/help/page.jsp

    CITY HALL CLOSED 2/5/14
    Due to the severity of the storm, The City of Orange Township City Hall will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5th.

    Due to tonight's impending snow storm and the significant amount of snow already on the ground, drivers are urged to stay off the roads throughout the storm to keep them clear for emergency vehicles and to allow crews to plow the streets. The cold temperatures have created dangerous driving conditions and I am asking for patience as we get through this rough winter weather together.   As of now, garbage and recycling is still scheduled for morning pick-up. Morning conditions may change that and I ask that you use discretion in placing garbage or recycling at curbside. Please take care when shoveling and please DO NOT shovel snow into the street to allow snow removal vehicles to access the roads as quickly and efficiently as possible. Residents who may experience power outages should call PSE&G at 800-436-7734.  In case of an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergency matters the police department can be reached at 973-266-4111. 

    For storm updates, visit our Facebook page at
    www.facebook.com/orange.jersey or follow us on twitter at twitter.com/cityofOrangeNJ   
    ...and as always, be safe
    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. 

    Due to the storm, The City of Orange Township is closed on February 3, 2014.

    Click here to review the City of Orange Township 2013 Annual Report.

    ADVISORY
    The Essex County Airport in Fairfield is the location where military aircraft that are involved in the Super Bowl pre-game ceremony will land. Area residents should not be alarmed when they see above normal activity during the afternoon of Friday, January 31 and Sunday evening, February 2.

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    The Council Executive (Closed) Session, Conference & Regular meetings that were scheduled for January 21, 2014, have been rescheduled as follows:
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – City Hall, Council Chambers, 4th Floor, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. Executive (Closed) Session – 6:00 PM.
    The Conference and Regular meetings – 7:00 PM.

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    Petition of nomination for the office of "Member of the County Committee" for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election is available for pick up in the Municipal Clerk's Office, between the hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM, located at 29 North Day Street, 3rd Floor, Room 303, Orange, New Jersey.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CONFERENCE AND REGULAR MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 21, 2014 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. presents
    DR. KING: ON FILM

    (click here for details)

    ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
    January 29, 2014 (click here for details)

    NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
    South Essex Avenue Urban Renewal LLC has made applications available for 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments at 50 & 55 South Essex Avenue. Download applications, guidelines, and sample floor plans from www.50-55southessex.com. Occupancy anticipated for April 2014.

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:00PM in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Public Safety by Orange Police Director Simms.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    A page of history has turned for the Orange Public Library

    A ribbon cutting ceremony on the steps of the library—performed by an Orange middle school student— culminated months of repairs and thousands of dollars in renovations, allowing the facility to be reopened to the public.
    (click here to continue)

    CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP 2014 REVALUATION INFORMAL
    REVIEWS WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES

    January 13th - January 23, 2014
    Appointments for Informal Reviews may be made with Tyler Technologies by calling Monday through Friday between 9:00AM and 4:30PM: 1-877-394-5388 Appointments will be available between
    January 13th and January 23, 2014 in the Council Chambers
    City Hall, 29 N Day Street, Orange, NJ.
    You MUST call for an appointment before January 20, 2014. It should be noted that Tyler Technologies will discuss market value only. They will not be able to discuss tax rates or estimated tax bills. A change in value will be considered if the owner can demonstrate that the appraised value is in excess of market value. For All Appointments, please contact Tyler Technologies at 1-877-394-5388 If you have any additional questions or require additional assistance, please go to the Tax Assessor's Office on the 3rd Floor.
    PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

    Honoring a life: Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)

    On behalf of the City of Orange Township, I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Amiri Baraka: a legendary poet, village leader, community father and role model for a generation of Americans, including myself.
    (click here to continue)

    ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENS
    On Monday, January 13, 2014, the City of Orange Township Public Library will reopen to the public. Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. will hold a brief ceremony in the library at 11:00 am. The public is invited to this free event.
    Library cards will be available to all residents attending the reopening ceremony.
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

    FREE RABIES CLINIC

    Presented By Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq.
    and the Department Of Community Services
    Saturday, January 25, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
    At the City of Orange Township Fire House
    419 Central Ave, Orange, NJ (Lincoln Avenue Side)
    A license can be bought for your dog or cat at this time. You must show proof if your cat or dog is spayed or neutered Spayed or neutered: $8.00 • Not spayed or neutered: $11.00
    Animals must be accompanied by an adult
    For Further Information contact The Health Department at 973-266-4068

    SEVERE WEATHER ALERT
    Record breaking frigid air has dropped across Orange and the Tri-State area, snarling air travel, traffic and transit and forcing delayed openings at schools across the region. Millions across the eastern seaboard can feel the effects of the "polar vortex," a dangerous blast of polar air, by the time it spreads across the country. The high is expected to be 10 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10. By 7 a.m., air temperatures may hit 5 degrees — a new record low.

    Wind will also be a factor Tuesday. A wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Central and Northern New Jersey.

    Orange Township Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. advises Orange residents that prolonged exposure to the cold can cause hypothermia, frostbite and could exacerbate chronic heart and lung conditions. Seniors and infants are most at risk. Tenants should call the office of code enforcement at (973) 266-4098 immediately if they are experiencing heating difficulties. Homeowners with heat issues should call PSE&G's emergency line at (800) 880-7734. If you do have to go outside, wear a hat, preferably one that covers your ears, or use earmuffs. Wear a scarf to protect your neck and wrap it loosely across your face. For your fingers and toes, wear boots with tread and wool socks. Mittens are warmer than gloves. You should also dress in layers because they help trap body heat and keep you warmer.

    The Mayor and the Department of Health are encouraging everyone to stay indoors as much as possible and to check on friends, family and neighbors.


    ATTENTION ORANGE RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that the Traffic Signal at the Intersection of Thomas Boulevard and Dodd Street will be repaired by Monday, January 13, 2014. J. Kean Electric Co. is presently working to install a new 4-phase traffic controller. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030.
    Marty Mayes Director of Public Works


    City Hall will be closed on January 3, 2014, for non-essential employees due to the weather.

    SNOW ALERT FOR CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    Click here for news, information and how you can prepare for the storm

    Orange Public Library Board Meeting

    The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
    6:00 PM at 29 N. Day Street, Orange NJ 07050

    On Sunday, December 29, 2013, the City experienced a water main break on Thomas Blvd, near the intersection of Washington Street. The amount of water loss was significant, and coupled with the drought conditions that have existed since last summer, the City is experiencing a lower than normal water supply. As a result, residents and business owners are being asked to conserve water, which will help ensure that there are sufficient resources to meet human demand and fire fighting needs.
    Click here to see ways you can help to conserve water in every
    room of your house.


    WATER MAIN BREAK - INFORMATION AND UPDATE
    The water main break has been repaired as of 12/29/13. The streets affected by the water main break were: Dodd St to Thomas Blvd: Thomas Blvd to Washington St; and, North Center to Thomas Blvd. The water in the affected areas will return to normal shortly; however, if you continue to experience discolored water or low water pressure, please call the Department of Public Works at 973-266-4030.

    ATTENTION CENTRAL SECTION RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that Wednesday, January 1, 2014 is being observed as a National Holiday; Therefore, recyclables will not be collected.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030.
    Please excuse any inconvenience.
    Marty Mayes
    Director of Public Works


    ATTENTION SOUTH SECTION RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that Wednesday, January 1, 2014 is being observed as a National Holiday; Therefore, there will be no garbage collection. There will be a double garbage collection on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030. Please excuse any inconvenience.
    Marty Mayes
    Director of Public Works


    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CONFERENCE AND REGULAR MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17, 2013 WAS CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013 AT 7:00PM,
    HELD IN CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS,
    29 NORTH DAY STRRET, ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013
    At 6:00PM in the Council Chambers
    4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.
    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters.
    Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk



    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    The City of Orange Township will hold its Municipal Election on May 13, 2014 for the Ward Council Members position. The petition will be available starting the week of January 6, 2014 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Municipal Clerk's Office located at 29 North Day Street, 3rd Floor, Room 303, Orange, New Jersey. Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk


    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 17, 2013 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    At 7:00PM in the Council Chambers
    4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey.
    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss litigation matters.
    Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk


    MEET ON THE STEPS.
    New books given to all children & teens.
    Saturday, December 14 at 11am
    Orange Public Library
    348 Main Street Orange, NJ
    Everyone is welcome: readers, library lovers, community organizations, families, students and residents
    The Orange Public Library Board of Trustees
    and the New Jersey Library Association


    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren on the Passing of Nelson Mandela:
    Inspiration to All
    (click here to read mayor's statement)

    Benefit children in need this holiday season...
    please participate in our ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
    The City of Orange Township is collecting new, unwrapped toys to donate to children in need.
    From December 5 - December 18, 2013
    Drop off toys at the Baby Clinic 29 North Day Street
    1st Floor Orange, New Jersey
    For more information call 973-266-4045 or 4072

    You're Invited to the
    ANNUAL SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY
    Special Guest: Ms. Jean Cheek The High Class Theater Group

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    At the Orange Elks Club 475 Main Street Orange, New Jersey
    Admission: FREE for Orange Residents
    Please sign up by December 6, 2013

    For more information call 973-266-4048 or 4049


    You are invited to attend a Community Meeting
    to discuss residential opportunities at
    50 & 55 SOUTH ESSEX
    A new residential and retail development

    Monday, December 16, 2013 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Sandwiches Unlimited Event Room
    23 North Center Street • Orange, NJ 07050

    For more information, please contact 646-561-0050 or visit
    www.50-55southessex.com

    PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 At 6:30PM in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    Let's kick off the Holiday Season together
    CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

    Please join us for our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Concert, featuring the students of Orange School District, special invited guest Orange Community Mass Choir and many more.
    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Rain Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    At City Hall, 29 North Day Street Orange, NJ 07050
    For more information, contact: Dena Madden 973-266-4072, 4045 or 4049

    PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    The Special Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30PM has been cancelled.

    ATTENTION SOUTH SECTION RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that Thursday, November 28, 2013 is being observed as a National Holiday. Therefore, there will be no recycling collection.

    There will be a double garbage collection on December 2, 2013.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030. Please excuse any inconvenience.
    Marty Mayes Director of Public Works

    ATTENTION NORTH SECTION RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that Thursday, November 28, 2013 is being observed as a National Holiday. Therefore, there will be no recycling collection.

    There will be a double garbage collection on December 2, 2013.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030. Please excuse any inconvenience.
    Marty Mayes Director of Public Works

    PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
    MEETING
    A Special Council Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 At 6:30PM in the Council Chambers 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters.
    Madeline F. Smith Deputy Municipal Clerk

    MEET THE MAYOR
    Mayor Dwayne D. Warren is holding a "Town Hall"
    style meeting in your community to answer your
    questions and hear your concerns.
    November 12, 2013 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Park Avenue Elementary School
    231 Park Avenue
    Orange, New Jersey

    The next Orange Public Library Board Meeting will be held on:
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 6:00 PM
    At City Hall, 29 North Day Street, 4th floor
    Orange, NJ

    CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY

    with Mayor Dwayne Warren, Esq. and the Orange Municipal Council
    With a special salute to the female veterans
    At Orange Military Park (across from McDonald's Restaurant on Main Street) Orange, NJ
    Monday, November 11, 2013
    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    For more information, call Campanella Godfrey 973-266-4045

    Halloween Safety Tips
    From Mayor Dwayne D, Warren, Esq.
    and the Orange Police Department
    • Be Bright at Night: use retro-reflective tape on your costume to be seen easily.
    • Wear a disguise that does not obstruct your vision, or use make up instead of a mask.
    • Stay on sidewalks.
    • Walk on the left side of the street facing traffic if no sidewalks are available.
    • Look both ways when crossing the street.
    • Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
    • If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group and be sure to tell your family where you are going.
    • Trick-or-treat when it is light outside.
    • Carry a flashlight if you decide to go out after dark.

    The Orange Public Library Board meeting will be held on:
    Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6PM
    City Hall, 29 North Day Street, 4th floor
    Orange, NJ

    ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES
    2013 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR ESSEX COUNTY ROADS

    Leaves May Be Placed in Biodegradable Bags or Swept to the Curb

    Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Essex County's 2013 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads. Residents whose properties are on County Roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb.

    To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There will be three pickups in each section of the County. DiVincenzo has asked residents on County roads to check the accompanying leaf collection schedule and coordinate their fall cleanup activities with the County. Residents are requested to place leaves at the curb during the weekend before the scheduled pick up, either in piles or biodegradable paper bags.

    The following schedule lists the four sectors, the municipalities included in each section and the collection times when leaves will be picked up in each section.

    • Section I: (Cedar Grove, Millburn and West Orange) Monday, October 28th to Friday, November 1st; Monday, November 25th to Friday, November 29th; and Monday, December 23rd; to Friday, December 27th, excluding Christmas Day.

    • Section II: (South Orange and Maplewood) Monday, November 4th to Friday, November 8th; Monday, December 2nd to Friday, December 6th; and Monday, December 30th to Friday, January 3, 2013, excluding New Year's Day.

    • Section III: (Belleville and East Orange) Monday, November 11th to Friday, November 15th; Monday, December 9th to Friday, December 13th; and Monday, January 6, 2013 to Friday, January 10, 2013 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).

    • Section IV: (Irvington, Newark and Orange) Monday, November 18th to Friday, November 22nd; Monday, December 16th to Friday, December 20th; and Monday, January 13, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2013 (The last pick up will be made only if it is needed).

    Essex County has entered into shared services agreements with Bloomfield, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona and West Caldwell. In these municipalities, the local Department of Public Works will collect leaves on County roads. If your property is located on a County road in one of these towns, please consult your municipal Public Works Department for more information or to obtain a schedule.

    Residents who have questions about the leaf collection schedule may call the Essex County Department of Public Works at be 973-239-3366 ext 2220.


    Please be advised the 2013 4th Qtr taxes are due 11-1-13.

    You have until 11-12-13 to pay without interest. If payment is submitted after 11-12-13 then interest shall be charged from 11-1-13.

    Carl Smith
    Tax Collector
    City of Orange Township



    THE CITY OF ORANGE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS LEAF COLLECTION REGULATIONS
    ALL leaves and/or yard waste MUST be bagged in BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS or placed in containers not exceeding 35 gallons. NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED All branches must be cut and tied in bundles no longer than four feet in length.
    Bagged leaves should be placed for pick-up by the curb, not in the street.
    Leaves CANNOT be piled in the streets at any time.
    DON'T place trash, garbage or other yard rubbish in with leaves.
    DON'T place leaves in catch basin.
    Landscaping Contractors and Property Owners are prohibited from blowing any type of yard waste into the street.
    ALL Landscaping Contractors MUST have a permit by the City of Orange Township.
    Biodegradable leaf bags are available for Orange Residents only while supplies last at Brook Alley Garage, 24 S. Center Street between the hours of 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
    LEAF COLLECTION WILL START
    OCTOBER 15th THROUGH DECEMBER 15th , 2013

    For answers to questions regarding the Leaf Pick Up Program, please contact the Street Maintenance Division at (973) 266-4030

    Hon. Dwayne D. Warren, Esq.
    Mayor

    Marty Mayes
    Director of Public Works



    The Honorable Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and the Department of Community Services is hosting a community education and information session about the affordable health care (Obama care) options. As of October 1, 2013 quality affordable health care options are available through the marketplace for uninsured and underinsured residents and small businesses. Representatives from Enroll America and the Oranges ACA Navigator Project will be present to give valuable information, hand out flyers, and answer questions. We would like to invite you to be one of our special guest. Feel free to invite your constituents to get questions answered and possibly schedule appointments to see a certified navigator for face-to-face assistance with enrollment into the marketplace. ·
    Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 ·
    Location: Lincoln Avenue School – Auditorium ·
    Time: 6:00PM – 8:00 PM


    PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss ongoing litigation.

    Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk


    Rabies Alert
    September 13, 2013 All cats and dogs should be updated with their rabies vaccinations. Four foxes were confirmed positive for rabies in the State of New Jersey. They were involved in unprovoked attacks in Sussex County between September 3rd and September 9th, 2013. People should stay away from wild life particularly wildlife that is acting sick and aggressive. If you have any questions please contact the Animal Control Officer at 973-266-4107 or the Health Officer 973-266-4073.


    The City of Orange has teamed up with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer /American Cancer Society to raise money and walk to cure cancer. Team Name: City of Orange Township – Walking in Pink
    Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013
    Location: Lincoln Park, Newark NJ (Distance 2-3 miles)
    Registration: 8:00am Walk: 10:00am
    How to Join the Walk - Please be advised that this is a fundraising event. We are asking for a donation of $25 that will go towards fighting breast cancer. 1. Register Online: Go to http://makingstrides.acsevents.org 2. Click "Get Involved" 3. Click "Find and Event" 4. Click on the down arrow in the State field and select "New Jersey" 5. Click on "Making Strides of Newark NJ" 6. Click on the green box to the right which says "Join a Team" 7. Click the Down Arrow to choose our team name "City of Orange Township – Walking in Pink" hit NEXT. 8. In the "Kick-off Donation" tab click down arrow - select "Yes, I'd like to contribute" 9. Select amount (min.$25) – Click next. 10. Provide your contact information. 11. Provide your payment information. 12. Review and Confirm – Print for your records. 100% of your donation will go towards the funds raised for our team. You may donate additional funds to support the cause at the same online web site (www.makingstrides.acsevents.org) under our team name (City of Orange Township – Walking in Pink).

    Walk with your family and friends or walk with our family and friends either way, be a part of the fun and fight for cancer. Each participant must register online and sign-in at the Making Strides registration booth on the day of the walk. For more information please contact Amanda Edwards (732) 397-2309 or Wendy Sykes at 973-266-4084 / 973-789-1909. ORANGE SENIORS NEEDING TRANSPORATION PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF OLDER ADULTS (973) 266-4049.


    The Marty DeMarzo Annual Softball Game, scheduled for September 14 2013, has been cancelled.


    PUBLIC NOTICE
    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personnel matters.

    Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk



    This Friday, September 6, 2013, Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. will host the annual Family Fun Night at Central Playground.
    Events will begin at 4:30 pm with Hip-Hop star Jadakiss. Festivities will include community basketball games and free hair cuts. Representatives from Target, McDonalds, Pastor Christopher Nnaeto of Foursquare Church as well as police and fire unions will participate in distributing over 200 book bags and school supplies for Orange schoolchildren. For more information please contact Louis Copeland Jr. at 862-205-7040.


    Come to the 65th Anniversary Celebration & Annual RVW Awards Dinner

    Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:00pm—10:00pm
    Join Easter Seals New Jersey in celebrating 65 years of impacting the lives of people with disabilities or special needs at its 65th Anniversary Celebration and Annual RVW Awards Dinner. Enjoy food, a silent auction, dancing and an awards ceremony, hosted by 1450 The Voice˙s Bert Baron. Location:
    Pines Manor • 2085 Lincoln Hwy
    Edison, NJ 08817

    Price: $135
    www.eastersealsnj.org


    Orange Youth: Adventurer & Pathfinder Club Registration at the Church of the Oranges
    Trips, Awards, Camping, Drilling, Leadership skill development and more! Adventurers: Ages 4 to 9
    Pathfinders: Ages 10 to 18
    Registration fee: $20.00 per child September 1st and September 15th, 2013
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    September 29th: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Church of the Oranges,
    270 Reynolds Terrace For more information, please call 973-678-1951.


    ADULT SWIM SOCIAL
    For Orange Residents Age 30 and Over
    Thursday August 29th, 2013
    7:00 pm -11:00 pm
    Metcalf Park, Orange, NJ • BBQ hot dogs and beverages
    Admission: FREE
    For more information please call 973-266-4045
    Please tell your friends and neighbors about these upcoming events, which were postponed due to threatening weather:
    The 5th Annual Hassan C. Miller, Jr. Anti-Violence Basketball Classic!
    Friday, September 6, 2013 Central Playground, Orange, NJ
    Tip-off time: 6:00 p.m. The 5th Annual Hassan C. Miller, Jr. Anti-Violence Basketball Classic will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will be food, games, refreshments, and back-to-school drug and alcohol awareness and giveaways; (giveaways are limited to a first come, first serve basis.)
    For more information, please call 973-266-4111 x5061

    ORANGE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL
    Free food & fun...and a bike raffle! The Orange Family Festival will take place at Central playground located at the corners of Lincoln and Central Avenue. This event includes rides for kids, free hot dogs, drinks, Kid I.D. kits, a raffle for two free Bicycles donated from Target Stores in East Hanover, and a host of other activities. The festival is a great way for Orange citizens to enjoy a free night of fun and festivities. Friday , September 6 • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Central Playground • Orange, NJ 07050
    For more information please call 973-266-4111 x5061

    Come Cheer Your Favorite Team at The Marty DeMarzo Annual Softball Game On Saturday, September 7
    , the Orange Police and Fire departments will compete in The Marty DeMarzo Annual Softball Game, a sporting event for bragging rights. We will see the Bravest and The Finest go at it on the Monte Irving Park softball diamond from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. They will play for the coveted Chief Marty DeMarzo trophy (Named after former Chief Martin DeMarzo of the Orange Fire Department). The winner will place the Trophy at the lobby entrance of their prospective building. Come root for your favorite Firefighter or Police Officer. This event is sponsored by Target Store of East Hanover.
    For more information please call 973-266-4111 x5061

    The Township of Orange in Conjunction with The Church of the Oranges Invites You To A Job and Health Fair
    August 4 , 2013
    At Orange Park, Oakwood and Central Avenue
    12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Some of the job fields will be Accounting, Customer Service, Logistics, Military, Transportation, Administrative, Home care, Manufacturing, Police, Baking, Hospitality, Marketing, Real Estate, Cashier, Landscaping, Medical , Sales and Transportation and more. For more information, contact: Conrad McPherson : 973-981-3771

    Get Your GED For a Brighter Future
    It's not too late . . .
    GED Program Screening/Testing Date Added:
    DATE: Monday, August 5, 2013
    TIME: 5:00 p.m.
    PLACE: CIAO
    123 Cleveland Street
    Orange, NJ New Class Schedule
    Classes Begin Monday, August 12, 2013
    5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Mondays – Math and Science
    Wednesdays – Language Arts
    (For 20 Weeks) For more information call 973 677-4000, ext. 6089


    Orange Residents, Come Visit Your Reservoir!
    Thanks to a historic agreement between the City of Orange Township and Essex County, the Orange Reservoir is now a great place to spend time with your friends and family. The improvements include a new picnic pavilion with breathtaking views, designed with nautical sailing flags and a floating dock. This facility is the perfect place for picnics, family reunions, weddings and other outdoor activities. The $2 million facelift extends to the resurfaced parking lot, less than 100 yards from the reservoir. Paddle boats are available for rental seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Orange Reservoir is now the place to go for family fun and recreation in Essex County.


    PRESENTACION PUBLICA RELACIONA CON LA REVALUACION
    Julio 23, 2013 DE 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Escuela Park Avenue- 231 Park Ave
    Orange, NJ 07050 Para Mas Informacion Por Favor Llame A La Officina
    Del Evaluador De Impuestos : Matt Rinaldi 973-266-4013 You are invited to attend a Community Meeting to discuss 48 South Day
    A new residential and retail development Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm At Sandwiches Unlimited
    23 North Center Street
    Orange, NJ 07050
    For more information, please contact 646-561-0050.

    Come to the Annual Senior Picnic
    The City of Orange will host the Annual Senior's Picnic on Thursday, August 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The picnic will be held at the Orange Reservoir located at 1 Cherry Lane in West Orange, New Jersey. If wish to attend the picnic, you must be an Orange resident and have proper idenification. To register and get tickets, go the Office of Older Adult Services located in Orange City Hall. Transportation will be provided for those who wish to attend. If you have any questions, please call 973-266-4049 or 973-266-4048.

    Join the National Night Out Orange Township City Caravan
    On August 6th from 6 pm to 10 pm, residents in neighborhoods throughout Orange and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening with their neighbors and police. Neighborhoods will have special events such as block watch parties, cookouts, youth activities and visits from Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and other public officials. The City of Orange will send a Caravan, lead by Mayor Warren, Council Members, Orange Police, Fire, City Hall employees, merchants and City residents. The caravan will stop at several neighborhoods across the City and meet citizens to fellowship on a special day against crime.

    Come to the 5th Annual Hassan C. Miller, Jr. Anti-Violence Basketball Classic!
    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Central Playground in Orange NJ
    Tip-off time: 6:30 p.m. The 5th Annual Hassan C. Miller, Jr. Anti-Violence Basketball Classic will begin at 4 p.m. There will be food, games, refreshments, and back-to-school drug and alcohol awareness giveaways. (giveaways are limited, first come, first serve.)
    For more information, please call 973-266-4111 x5061

    ORANGE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL
    Free food & fun...and a bike raffle! The Orange Family Festival will take place at Central playground located at the corners of Lincoln and Central Avenue. This event includes rides for kids, free hot dogs, drinks, Kid I.D. kits, a raffle for two free Bicycles donated from Target Stores in East Hanover, and a host of other activities. The festival is a great way for Orange citizens to enjoy a free night of fun and festivities. Friday , August 9th • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Central Playground • Orange, NJ 07050
    For more information please call 973-266-4111 x5061

    Come Cheer Your Favorite Team at The Marty DeMarzo Annual Softball Game
    On Saturday, August 10 the Orange Police and Fire departments will compete in The Marty DeMarzo Annual Softball Game, a sporting event for bragging rights. We will see the Bravest and The Finest go at it on the Monte Irving Park softball diamond from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. They will play for the coveted Chief Marty DeMarzo trophy (Named after former Chief Martin DeMarzo of the Orange Fire Department). The winner will place the Trophy at the lobby entrance of their prospective building. Come root for your favorite Firefighter or Police Officer. This event is sponsored by Target Store of East Hanover.

    PARK STREET FESTIVAL

    "In Unity is Strength"
    Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013
    Time: 11:00AM until 8:00 PM
    Location: Park Street (Between New Street and Snyder Street), Orange, NJ

    LET'S INCREASE THE PEACE AND STOP THE VIOLENCE

    Guest speakers, Food, Games, Fun, Networking, Job Information, Educational Info., Rides, Vendors

    For more information of participation in the event please coal Darleen at 973-814-0816


    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to address further amendments to the 2013 Calendar Year Budget. Official action may be taken.

    Madeline F. Smith
    Deputy Municipal Clerk



    For your comfort, the City of Orange Township has now set up cooling stations at the following locations:
    • 340 Thomas Blvd., from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the  Community Room
    • 105 Wilson Place, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center

    ATTENTION NORTH SECTION RESIDENTS
    This notice is to inform you that Thursday, July 4, 2013 is being observed as a National Holiday; Therefore, there will be no garbage collection. There will be a double collection on Monday, July 8, 2013. Please excuse any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030.

    Marty Mayes
    of Public Works


    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING

    A Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is as follows:
    • Approve the Amendment to the Calendar Year 2013 Municipal Budget
    • Approval to cancel Excess Fund and Salary Account And to introduce a Bond Ordinance

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk


    The State of New Jersey has declared The Orange Public Library is in violation of the Public Employee's Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Library Will Be Closed Until Further Notice.
    In order to minimize any inconvenience, if you have a ReBL (Reciprocal Borrowing and Lending) sticker on your Orange Library Card, it will be honored at other libraries in Essex County -- such as the East Orange, South Orange and West Orange Libraries.
    Call 973-673-0153 for more information.

    The Orange Library Board of Trustees

    CITY OF ORANGE RELEASES On Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 4 pm, Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., and the Orange City Council will conduct a ceremony near 116 Main Street, to rename a portion of Main Street (near Hickory Street) to Macon T. Cotton, Jr. Plaza. All residents, friends and family are invited to attend. Mr. Cotton, 74, is the owner and operator of Cotton's Funeral Homes. This thriving establishment was started by Macon Cotton, Sr. in 1922. Mr. Cotton has a proud legacy of philanthropic work throughout the City of Orange Township and the surrounding Essex County area. The resolution to rename the street in honor of Mr. Cotton was sponsored by Councilwoman April Gaunt Butler.

    UNITED WATER BEGINS HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM
    Maintenance Effort will Improve Water Quality
    United Water will begin to flush hydrants throughout the City of Orange beginning the week of June 17th. Crews will work between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The flushing program is expected to last about two weeks. • June 17th - Scotland/Forest Avenue to South/West Orange border
    • June 18th - Hillside/Elmwynd to South Orange border
    • June19th - Hillside to Highland
    • June 20th - Highland to Central Ave, including Central Ave
    • June 24th - Central Ave to Route 280
    • June 25th - Rt. 280 to Main Street, including Main Street
    • June 26th - Main Street north to Lakeside area
    • June 27th - North of Lakeside to the City borders

    Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the company's routine maintenance program to assure high water quality. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.

    During the flushing process, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. While the water is safe to drink, customers may prefer to wait until their cold water runs clear before drinking or washing clothes or dishes. Customers with questions or problems can call United Water's customer service center at 1-866-893-0546.

    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting to hold an Executive (Closed) Session will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for the Deputy Municipal Clerk position.

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk



    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING A Special Meeting will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street,
    Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is for the Council members to discuss the Calendar Year 2013 Municipal Budget.

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk



    MUNICIPAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

    THE CONFERENCE/REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP, WILL BE HELD IN THE LINCOLN AVENUE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
    116 LINCOLN AVENUE, ORANGE, NEW JERSEY
    TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 AT 7:00PM

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk



    The Leaguers, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start in Partnership with The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (Essex County Offices)
    COLLEGE FAIR
    Wednesday May 22, 2013
    Time: 4-7 PM 405-425 University Avenue
    Newark, NJ
    Come and get information on:
    Universities
    Colleges
    Technical and Vocational Schools For directions please call Freddy Ruiz at (973) 643-0300 Ext. 219


    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP
    MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is to present the Library Calendar Year 2013 Municipal Budget.

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk


    THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL COUNCIL MEETING
    A Special Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall, 29 North Day Street, Orange, New Jersey. The purpose of this meeting is for the Council members to discuss the Calendar Year 2013 Budget.

    Dwight Mitchell, RMC
    Municipal Clerk



    ATTENTION NORTH SECTION RESIDENTS
    Please be advised that Monday, May 27, 2013 is a National Holiday. Therefore, there will be no garbage collection on May 27, 2013. There will be a double collection on Thursday, May 30, 2013. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works & Engineering at (973) 266-4030. Please excuse any inconvenience.

    Marty Mayes
    Director of Public Works



    ESSEX COUNTY JOB FAIR
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    10 AM to 3 PM
    Essex County College Gymnasium
    303 University Avenue
    For information,
    call 973-395-8415


    DO YOU...
    Have a passion to start your own business?
    Have a strong business idea?
    Consider yourself an entrepreneur? Come to a Free Information Session on How to Turn Your Passion into Profit
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 from 6:30pm-7:30pm
    East Orange Public Library, 21 S. Arlington Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018
    Please RSVP to Tia@RisingTideCapital.org
    or call (201) 432-4316 Extension:111

    Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr.
    in collaboration with
    Essex County College Urban Issues Institute
    Presents a Public Forum On
    COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION:
    "HOW DO WE FIX OUR BROKEN SYSTEM?"
    Saturday, April 13, 2013
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm Essex County College Siegler Hall, 2nd Floor
    303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ


    Community & Family Health and Wellness Fair Hosted By:
    First United Tabernacle International Ministries
    425 South Jefferson Street
    Orange, New Jersey Saturday, May 11, 2013
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm All Activities Are Free!
    Bollod Pressure Screening • Blood Sugar Screening • Kiddies Corner • Financial/Insurance Advice • Entertainment and much more For more Information on the health fair please call 973-902-5612 Transit Village Redevelopment


    Public Forum
    Join representatives from RPM Development Group and the City of Orange to learn more about the City's Transit Village redevelopment project!
    The session will include a presentation on the transit village concept, the latest project details, and answers to some frequently asked questions.
    Date:
    Thursday, April 11, 2013 Time
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Place
    City Council Chambers
    29 North Day Street, Orange, NJ

    Property Tax Reimbursement
    (Senior Freeze) 2012 Eligibility Requirements*
    You must meet all of the following requirements:
    • You were age 65 or older as of December 31, 2011, or if under age 65, you were receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits as of December 31, 2011, and December 31, 2012; and
    • You have lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2001, or earlier, as either a homeowner or a renter; and
    • You have owned and lived in your home (or have leased a site in a mobile home park for a manufactured or mobile home that you own) since December 31, 2008, or earlier; and
    • You paid the full amount of the 2011 property taxes due on your home by June 1, 2012, and paid the 2012 property taxes by June 1, 2013; and
    • Your total annual income for 2011 did not exceed $80,000* and for 2012 did not exceed $82,880.* Note: With very few exceptions, all income received during the year must be taken into account to determine eligibility (including social security, pension income, etc.). * Eligibility requirements, including income limits, and benefits available under this program are subject to change by the State Budget. For Additional Information:
    Visit our Web site: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml
    Call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline: 1-800-882-6597


    Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive
    the Board of Chosen Freeholders

    and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
    Invite You To The 37th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival (All events are held in Essex County Branch Brook Park unless otherwise noted) Saturday, April 6: Cherry Blossom Bike Race
    Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey tradition,
    or cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the fresh spring air. Registration fees apply.
    Various races occur throughout the morning. Sunday, April 7: Cherry Blossom 10K Run
    Run through the cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race that benefits Special Olympics of NJ. Registration fees apply to the 10K. Same day registration begins at 8am. Sunday, April 14: Bloomfest
    Enjoy a family day in the pink park! A packed schedule of events includes cultural demonstrations,
    children's activities, live music, food, and more! Free admission. 11am to 5pm. Saturday, April 20: Family Day & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
    The celebration of blossoms continues at the Prudential Concert Grove with life performances, children's activities, a fishing derby and more! Free admission. 11am to 3pm. The 1-Mile Fun Run is free to participate and precedes the Family Day Activities Trolley Tours
    Tours leave from the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Branch Brook Park Extension. Tickets are $5 person and can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the tour dates. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Dates and Times vary. This festival is hosted by the Essex County Park System. For more information please call 973.268.3500 ext. 4 or visit www.essexcounty.org/festival


    2,000 Free Recycling Curbside Bins and Lids available now
    The Department of Public Works is distributing 2,000 curbside recycling bins and lids free of charge to Orange Residents to promote recycling. Residents can pick up the bins while supplies last at Brook Alley Garage, 24 S. Center Street, Orange, NJ (behind the old Center Meat Market) Monday through Friday from 12:30pm – 3:30pm PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED We are seeking to raise Orange's recycling rate for 2013. The green 18 gallon curbside recycling bin comes with a black lid for your newspapers and/or cardboard. They have the City seal printed on both sides. "These containers are a great way to promote recycling by our residents, who can better organize materials that they bring to the curb", Mayes said. Marty Mayes is the Director of Public Works/ Engineering and the Recycling Coordinator.

    The recycling tonnage grant funded the purchase of 2,000 bins and 2,000 lids.


    The Mayor's Town Hall Meeting Series
    Watch the videos of the Warren Administration's city-wide outreach to Orange residents in a town-hall style format on the City's YouTube Channel at OrangeTV35


    IMPORTANT FEMA INFO

    Regerding the Hurricane Sandy Regional FEMA Assistance Site in Newark (click here for details) Disaster food assistance for non-SNAP residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy (click here for more information)

    Redevelopment of vacant & foreclosed properties stabilizes Central Orange

    October 30, 2012
    RPM Development Group and City of Orange Township Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. are proud to announce the grand opening of Central Orange Village, a $12.3 million neighborhood redevelopment initiative that has transformed vacant and foreclosed properties into 46 units of energy-efficient affordable housing. The project was specifically designed to implement nearly $5 million of federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding. "Our communities were ravaged by the foreclosure crisis during the Great Recession and the housing crisis", Mayor Warren said. " But, thanks to public/private partnerships like RPM Development Group and The City of Orange Township, we are transforming formerly blighted areas into beautiful, affordable housing for Orange families. This is a model of redevelopment that can truly move Orange forward". With some of the highest levels of high-cost loans, foreclosure, and vacancy in all of Essex County at the peak of the housing crisis in 2008-2009, Central Orange was a distressed neighborhood that required targeted intervention to promote stabilization and revitalization. Central Orange Village has done that by redeveloping seven properties in three different, but strategically-located, areas of the neighborhood. The targeted, small-scale nature of the project complements recently completed high-impact development projects like Grand Central at Orange, also by RPM, and Walter G. Alexander Apartments.

    On South Essex Avenue, RPM constructed a 22-unit mixed-use building on vacant land that the City of Orange had previously acquired through in rem tax foreclosure and rehabilitated a long-vacant four-story building at the corner of Mechanic Street into 7 units. Berwyn Street is the home to three new 3-family homes that were built on vacant land that the City of Orange had acquired through in rem tax foreclosure. A formerly bank-owned home and a small apartment building whose owner had defaulted on its loan, both on Pierson Street, were given new life with 8 newly rehabilitated units. "Urban neighborhoods have been ravaged by the foreclosure crisis," said Ed Martoglio, President of RPM. "RPM is proud to have played a part in revitalizing these 7 properties and achieving the goal of building a more viable, sustainable neighborhood." Each building has achieved LEED-Platinum certification, the highest level of green building awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, the homes at Berwyn, Pierson, and Mechanic Streets have earned designation as Climate Choice buildings, which means that the buildings are at least 50% more energy efficient than a conventional building.

    Each unit has a modern layout finished with sustainable building materials and stainless steel ENERGY STAR appliances. Tenants will enjoy cost savings from energy-efficient heating, cooling, and electricity. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, was funded by the Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "stimulus"), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Additional project financing includes the 4% Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Affordable Housing Program Funds, and tax-exempt bonds from the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency.


    ORANGE RESERVOIR GETS $2 MILLION FACELIFT

    Orange Township and Essex County Partner To Expand South Mountain Complex On the brisk fall Tuesday morning of October 10, against the serene backdrop of the Orange reservoir and its wooded environs, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, Esq. and Essex County Executive Joseph Di Vencenzo unveiled detailed plans for the beautification of the Orange Reservoir and its picnic grounds. Also present for the occasion was a host of Essex County elected officials and City and County Department heads. The announcement comes three years after the plan was first proposed by the County Executive to the City of Orange. Since 2009, the former Mayor and Council were unable to agree on a lease that was in the best interest of Orange residents. Shortly after Mayor Warren was elected, his legal team renegotiated the terms of the lease in consultation with the Orange City Council and obtained Council approval. The measure was then approved by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The $3 million dollar Green Acres funded project will include demolition of dilapidated structures, an open air pavilion for picnicking and hosting special events and the installation of a floating dock where paddle boats will be launched . Other features include an outdoor fireplace, patio and the rehabilitation of a walking path on the property so visitors can walk around the perimeter of the body of water.

    The area will be well lit, safe, lined with nautical flags and have plenty of seating. The new recreational area is adjacent to Mc Cloone's restaurant and the Turtle Back Zoo complex. Of course, the spectacular view of the foliage and waterway will be an attraction unto itself. Mayor Warren aggressively sought to further develop the area and prioritized this issue shortly after being sworn in. " I must thank our County Executive, my administration and the Orange City Council for their diligence in ensuring that Orange residents and taxpayers received a facility and financial arrangement that we can be proud of for generations. " Under the terms of the lease, the City of Orange will maintain ownership of the land. At the end of the 20 year lease term, control of the fully developed property reverts back to the City of Orange Township.


    THE CITY OF ORANGE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS LEAF COLLECTION SHALL START OCTOBER 15th AND END DECEMBER 15th, 2012

    LEAF COLLECTION REGULATIONS
    ALL leaves and/or yard waste MUST be bagged in BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS, or placed in containers not exceeding 35 gallons. NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED
    All branches must be cut and tied in bundles no longer than four feet in length.
    Bagged leaves should be placed for pick-up by the curb, not in the street.
    Leaves CANNOT be piled in the streets at any time.
    DON'T place trash, garbage or other yard rubbish in with leaves.
    DON'T place leaves in catch basin.
    Landscaping Contractors and Property Owners are prohibited from blowing any type of yard waste into the street. ALL Landscaping Contractors MUST have a permit by the City of Orange Township.
    Biodegradable leaf bags are available for Orange Residents only while supplies last at Brook Alley Garage, 24 S. Center Street between the hours of 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

    For answers to questions regarding the Leaf Pick Up Program, please contact the Street Maintenance Division at (973) 266-4030

    Hon. Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., Mayor, City of Orange Township
    Marty Mayes, Director of Public Works