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The City of Orange Township Holds Street Naming Ceremony Honoring Herman E. Hicks, Jr.

Councilwoman Wooten

ORANGE, NJ - City Council member Adrienne Wooten and the Orange Municipal City Council invite citizens and friends to join in the street naming ceremony for "Herman E. Hicks, Jr. Way" on Saturday, February 11, 2017. 

The City of Orange Township is naming Parrow Street, between Oakwood Avenue and Hickory Street, as "Herman E. Hicks, Jr. Way" in honor and memory of the outstanding community service and dedication of Herman E. Hicks, Jr.

Herman E. Hicks, Jr. graduated from Orange High School. He dedicated his post high school years to the City of Orange Township and its community.  Herman was dedicated to community development and spiritual worship within the community.   

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City Council Office writes, “The worth of a man can be measured by how he treats his faith, family and his community.  Mr. Hicks is worthy of being honored because he celebrated his faith upheld, his family and served this community to the fullest” 

About the City of Orange Township

The City of Orange Township was first settled in 1780 and named after England's ruling house, The House of Orange.  In 1836 the first railroad came to Orange, transporting passengers and freight from Orange to Newark. Orange is located on 2.2 square miles of land near the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280. Orange has a diverse population of 33,000 residents.  Orange was formerly known as "the hat manufacturing capital of the world." 

Orange was formerly known as the "hat manufacturing capital of the world." The old structures have been converted to such diverse uses as commercial printing, photographic processing, building material supply, assembly and light manufacturing businesses. The ease of access to markets and affordable facility costs make Orange especially attractive to small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Orange is most well known for its culinary offerings. Our highly rated restaurants boast a variety of cuisines including Spanish, Mexican, Creole, Southern, West Indian, and some of the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic.

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