DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

BLOOMFIELD, 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 Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, East Orange Mayor Ted Green, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Sandra King, […]

Irvington NAACP to host branch officer elections on Nov. 1

Irvington NAACP to host branch officer elections on Nov. 1

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP’s branch officer election is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. “It’s this Thursday,” confirmed outgoing Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 30. “The meeting starts at 7 p.m.” Harris previously went on the record to describe […]

IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Fire Division Lt. Mike Scott and his division kicked off the eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. “This is good walking weather,” said Scott on Sunday, Oct. 14, as he walked down Grove Street, alongside Melody Scott. “It’s good. A good turnout. I’m looking for a little bit […]

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice Sr. hosted a community forum at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 644 Chancellor Ave., Irvington, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to discuss the potential impact of pending marijuana legalization legislation from fellow Sen. Nick Scutari that is making its way through the state Legislature. Scutari is the driving force behind […]

OCAG to host second BOE Candidates Forum

OCAG to host second BOE Candidates Forum

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Citizens Action Group will host the second of its Candidates Night forums on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Valley Arts building on South Jefferson Street in the Valley section of the city, for the six candidates running for the three seats available in the Orange Board of Education election on […]

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP will host a community forum on marijuana legalization legislation pending in the state Legislature on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloomfield College, College Hall Classroom 016, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. The forum will be moderated by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Sandra King, of Rutgers University, the producer […]

Irvington ranked in Top 25 U.S. Cities Becoming Safer

Irvington ranked in Top 25 U.S. Cities Becoming Safer

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the website www.yourlocalsecurity.com, Irvington Township is on of the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer in America. In fact, Irvington ranks 20th out of the 25 American cities becoming safer, ahead of Flagstaff, Ariz., and right behind Three Rivers, Mich. According to the website, the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer are […]