Defense attorney for convicted former BPD officer speaks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The defense attorney for one of the former Bloomfield Police Department officers convicted last week of official misconduct and related charges stemming from a roadside stop, thinks the judge may have a difficult time crafting a fair prison sentence. Attorney Frank Arleo, in a telephone interview earlier this week, said his client, Sean […]

Mayor issues statement following president’s visit

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka released this statement following President Barack Obama’s visit to Newark on Monday, Nov. 2. “I am grateful for all of the Newarkers, community stakeholders and students who joined with us to make President Obama’s visit to Newark exceptional,” said Baraka on Monday, Nov. 2. “We were honored to have […]

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, […]

EOWC customers upset about 81 percent rate hike

By EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several East Orange Water Commission customers came to the commissioners meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14, saying they are upset about the recent 81 percent “emergency temporary” increase in their water bills that was supposed to have taken effect Aug. 1, and which actually turned out to be retroactive to May 1. Residential […]

Orange mayor has public report on YWCA purchase

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren ended a meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, in Council Chambers regarding the status of the proposed new recreation center with a promise to hold another discussion on the same topic Monday, Nov. 16. The proposed center involves the purchase and conversion of the old YWCA building on Main Street. […]

Rev. Ron Christian honored at his funeral

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral at Newark Tech School on Saturday, Nov. 7, for Rev. Ron Christian of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, capped a three-day public period of mourning for the man many referred to as the “People’s Pastor.” There was a public viewing for “Rev. Ron,” as he was called, at the church […]

Local artist publishing book about heroin addiction

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Glen Ridge artist is using the puppet character of Pinocchio to warn pre-teens not to experiment with heroin. Visual artist Theresa DeSalvio produced a series of oil paintings with the long-nosed puppet who becomes a boy, but is living the life of a desperate drug user who forfeits his fate to […]