Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington police Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda has been officially designated as the township’s “Kids Cop,” assigned to handle all issues related to children in town in the same manner that Detective Marcus Smith has been assigned to deal with public safety issues regarding Irvington’s senior citizens. “She’s been reassigned to the mayor’s detail,” […]

EO council members, nonprofits to host Toy Drive

EO council members, nonprofits to host Toy Drive

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge and Councilman Bergson Leneus, both of East Orange’s 3rd Ward, have joined forces with New Jersey Kids Fashion Week, the Patrick Healy Student Council and the Rubens Blanc Management company to host an annual Toy Drive at Mrs. G Lounge on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 4 […]

Superheroes and local heroes attend EO Tree-Lighting

Superheroes and local heroes attend EO Tree-Lighting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Superheroes, including the Black Panther and the Hulk, Aquaman and Miss Incredible, joined East Orange Mayor Ted Green, City Council and the Department of Recreation to celebrate the annual Tree-Lighting and Toy Giveaway at City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6, with hundreds of children and family members in attendance. “The mayor […]

Council members praise DPW handling of snowstorm

Council members praise DPW handling of snowstorm

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Members of East Orange City Council complimented Department of Public Works Director Chris Coke at the committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, for his handling of the first big snowfall of the holiday season that blanketed the city Thursday, Nov. 15. “I just want to commend the Public Works Department,” said […]

NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

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