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 […]

10th and 11th homicides of 2015 occur in township

$10K reward offered for information on gas station shooting on corner of Union and Stuyvesant

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township recently recorded its 10th and 11th homicides of the year. The 11th homicide occurred on Thursday, Nov. 5. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced that day the Crimestoppers program is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the 10th homicide, which occurred […]

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