Sherif, Daughtry and Henry win Orange BOE election

Sherif, Daughtry and Henry win Orange BOE election

ORANGE, NJ — Siaka Sherif, Brenda Daughtry and Derrick Henry were the winners of the Orange Board of Education election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, according to the Essex County Clerk’s Office. Sherif received 2,779 votes, Daughtry got 2,445 votes and Henry came in third with 2,413 votes. Incumbent appointed board member Rhoda Irodia finished fourth […]

Orange councilwoman named ‘Outstanding Woman in Government’

Orange councilwoman named ‘Outstanding Woman in Government’

ORANGE, NJ — Orange North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason will be recognized as an “Outstanding Woman in Government” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference for Women in Municipal Government 2018 Networking and Awards event. The 103rd NJLM Conference will be at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Tuesday, […]

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice’s opposition to marijuana legalization in New Jersey found someone who shares his viewpoint in Kathleen Witcher. A longtime resident of Irvington who is a former Irvington NAACP president, former Irvington Board of Education member, former Irvington Housing Authority commissioner and a retired teacher, Witcher is vocal on many […]

Although Orange doesn’t attend forum, marijuana legalization still a hot topic

Although Orange doesn’t attend forum, marijuana legalization still a hot topic

ORANGE, NJ — Orange was not represented at the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, because North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason had already hosted her own marijuana legalization community meeting at St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10. “I hosted a meeting […]

Dancy elected as new branch president of Irvington NAACP

Dancy elected as new branch president of Irvington NAACP

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the Irvington NAACP’s election on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue, Thurman Dancy was elected as its new president. Dancy beat out at large Councilwoman Charnette Frederic 7-3, with 10 members participating in the election. “It feels challenging and exciting to be the new president,” […]

New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The new “Drive Right, Be Right” policing campaign was implemented on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in East Orange to help “take back the streets.” The campaign is “a targeted effort to improve the quality of life throughout the city.” East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Public Safety Liaison Jose Cordero and police Chief […]

Rice continues to voice his concern about legalization of marijuana

Rice continues to voice his concern about legalization of marijuana

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP hosted a Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring a panel discussion with East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Rice used […]

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