Moody’s upgrades bond rating

IRVINGTON, NJ — The internationally renowned Moody’s Investor’s Service, a bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation, upgraded Irvington’s bond rating again, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Monday, Nov. 23. Vauss said this marks the second time Moody’s has upgraded the town’s bond rating since he took office July 1, 2014. He said his administration is particularly […]

EO church celebrates 145th anniversary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The congregation of Bethel Presbyterian Church on Dodd Street in East Orange is celebrating its 145th anniversary and marked the occasion by serving members of the surrounding community a pre-Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, Nov. 22. Church member Martha Day was the featured speaker at the anniversary event, which also featured a performance […]

EO Salvation Army’s pre-Thanksgiving dinner is a big success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Salvation Army of East Orange hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for those who wanted to break bread and share a meal at the organization’s headquarters on Main Street on Sunday, Nov. 22, in collaboration with the East Orange Fire Department and the members of Firemen Mutual Benevolent Association Local 23. “We serve […]

EOWC commissioners’ court date moved to Dec. 4

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Former East Orange Water Commission Commissioner R. Greg Ward informed Worrall Media on Friday, Nov. 13, that the new court date is now Friday, Dec. 4, for the slander and defamation lawsuit Ward and fellow former commissioners Khalid Wright and Darry Walls filed against the city of East Orange, Mayor Lester Taylor, […]

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.