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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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This Figured: New Works Exploring Memory, Context and Subversion  

June 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, welcomes an exciting encore exhibit: This Figured: New Works Exploring Memory, Context and Subversion” by David Dixon.      

The display will be on view in the Montclair Public Library Gallery, 50 South Fullerton Avenue,

during library hours from June 1 – June ...

East Orange Family Success Center Hosts Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day 2018” 

June 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Family Success Center will be hosting a Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day” at the Ambrose Mansion 182 South Harrison St., East Orange this Saturday, June 23rd 12:00 - 5:00 PM.

Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American history and heritage. This American holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at South Mountain Recreation Complex

June 19, 2018

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante congratulate Pedro Ildefonso from Orange for catching the first fish in the boys’ 6-10 age category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex on Thursday, June 14th. He caught four fish.

Gen Z on Twitter - Influencers and Trends

In the last article, we discussed the main differences between Gen Z and Millennials in terms of their favorite social networks. We also looked in detail at what they do on Facebook and the fact that less than half of Gen Z used it, as compared to nearly three-quarters of Millennials.

This time, we will look in more detail at what the 13% of Gen Z who use Twitter do on that network.

As we ...

Gen Z: Social Media is What It’s All About

In the last article, we looked at Gen Z’s very heavy music consumption on their smartphones, and their willingness to pay for online music services.

In this article, we want to focus on another main activity Gen Z does on their smartphones: engage with others on social media.

Here the patterns are very different from Millennials. In response to the question, "Which of the ...

Gen Z Music Consumption — a Marketing Gold Mine?

In the last article, we discussed the many things that Gen Z do on their smartphones. The main one is listening to music. 

This time, we want to look at their music consumption in more detail to see what marketing doors their patterns can open.

How Often Do They Listen to Music?

In a recent survey, 84% of Gen Z report listening to music every day on their smartphone, as compared ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

EAST ORANGE, NJ  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...