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Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

The Victor of Orange's Council Race Identified

(ORANGE, NJ) - Final election results are in from the Orange municipal election. As of 6:48 PM on May 15, the Essex County Clerk has finally determined incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren has won. As for At-Large Council, the top three were: Wooten, Ross, and Montague III. Since Tuesday, there was a one-vote difference between Montague III and Marable, Jr, with Montague III in the ...

Orange Election Results are in, Warren is Mayor and Council Race is Close.

(ORANGE, NJ) - Preliminary elections results are in from the Orange municipal election. As of 9:42 PM on May 12, the Essex County Clerk has determined that incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren has won. Although the election will not be officially certified until Thursday, May 14, at 8 PM as mail-in ballots are still working their way through the postal system, the results are clear.  

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Last Day to Vote & You Can Do it in Person

(ORANGE, NJ) - Although this year's Orange municipal election is vote by mail, today, on this last day to vote, you can do so in-person at the Hall of Records. To personally cast your ballot, go to the County Board of Elections located at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Room 411, Newark, NJ 07102, Telephone: 973-621-5070 anytime between 6 am - 8 ...

Orange Election Re-Cap: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

(ORANGE, NJ) - Mother's Day weekend marks the last weekend before all mail-in ballots are due for the Orange Municipal Mayor and Council At-large Election. Ballots must be mailed back and postmarked on or before May 12th. As the Orange election comes to an end, we are providing a recap of this campaign season, while encouraging everyone to fill out and mail in your ballots.

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How to See the Candidate Forum? Which Candidates Were Missing? Is Vote Splitting at Play?

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - The HUBB's Virtual Mayoral Candidate Forum, where only four of the six candidates attended, occurred with technical difficulties. Because of COVID, the forum was hosted via a zoom/Facebook live stream. Many eager viewers were not able to immediately see the discussion linked here.

In a statement posted by HUUB on Facebook, they said, "Thank ...

Orange Mayoral Candidates Forum Live on Facebook

(ORANGE, NJ) - On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 7 PM- 8:30 PM there will be an Orange Mayoral Candidates Forum. The forum will take place on Facebook live from: https://www.facebook.com/OrangeHUUB/ 

The HUUB, in partnership with the University of Orange and RADICAL:Orange, are continuing our tradition of hosting candidate forums for local elections in Orange, NJ. 

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Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 29, 2020

(UNITED STATES) - Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

(NEW JERSEY) - We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and mentally. For those already struggling with mental illness, the road to recovery will be even more ...

Memorial Day Still Commemorated in East Orange Despite Social Distancing

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Monday, May 25, 2020, Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council under the leadership of Council Chair, Christopher James held an abbreviated Memorial Day celebration.

On a day the City is usually bustling with politicians, students, community activist, and most importantly, veterans throwing candy from fancy floats and cars while dancing across the grandstand, the ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

This data will not match ...