Council’s role defined in elections

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Clerk’s Office has stated that nominating petitions for the mayoral and at large City Council elections will not be available until the second week of January but, based on recent announcements by candidates, campaign season has unofficially begun. This was made clear on Monday, Nov. 16, at the council’s last […]

Irvington Park gets Senior Cafe

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones, Omar Bilal Beasley of the Garden State Grand Lodge and the new Friends of Irvington Park group welcomed Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Freeholder Lebby Jones and others to the Lyons Avenue park on Thursday, Nov. 13, for a press conference announcing the construction of the […]

Orange mayor postpones YWCA discussion until Dec. 1

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren ended his public report on the status of the proposed new Recreation Center that involves the purchase and conversion of the old YWCA building on Main Street on Monday, Nov. 9, with a promise to come to the City Council meeting Monday Nov. 16, and do it again. This […]

Community shows its respect on Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, Pastor Fred Mulligan, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 in the Camptown section of Irvington, noted during the town’s Memorial Day observance that the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is “Memorial Day is for those that died, spilled their blood for the country so that we […]

Attorney to bring new information to court

Class action lawsuit filed against East Orange Water Commission continues on Friday, Nov. 20

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Attorney Ashton Thomas, of Elizabeth, said he has contacted other East Orange Water Commission customers who are upset about the recent emergency temporary water rate increase instituted Saturday, Aug. 1, but retroactive to Friday, May 1, and plans to include their concerns in the details of the class action lawsuit he filed […]

Orange teen attend summit

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren stands with a group of students on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the sixth annual Teen Summit as they made they way between the various workshops, seminars and activities that were available for participants of all ages.

Former IPD officer inducted into NJ Boxing Hall of Fame

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Officer Valentin Contreras will be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the 46th annual Dinner and Induction Ceremonies at 7 p.m. at the Venetian restaurant in Garfield. According to the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Contreras will be immortalized in the […]

Students will ‘get it together’ for Teen Summit 2015

ORANGE, NJ — Teen Summit 2015 – Get it Together will be at Lincoln Avenue School, 216 Lincoln Ave., Orange, on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students from grades six through 12 throughout the Orange Public School District — seven elementary schools, […]

OMDC to host annual Coat Drive

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Municipal Democratic Committee will host its annual Coat Drive from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Sandwiches Unlimited restaurant, 23 North Center St., Orange. “To whom much is given much is expected,” Orange Municipal Democratic Committee Chairwoman Shelley Alexander said Tuesday, Nov. 10. “This is the season for […]

Former EO police officer among those to mourn Rev. Ron

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Although the death of Rev. Ron Christian on Friday, Oct. 30, was a shock to the parishioners of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington and the surrounding communities, following the appropriate ceremonies, the church will continue to operate. Rev. Alfreddy Fletcher, assistant pastor for Christian Love Baptist Church, said Monday, Nov. 2, […]