Old OPRA request denied by GRC is granted

Old OPRA request denied by GRC is granted

ORANGE, NJ — Katalin Gordon is an Orange resident and taxpayer who uncovered the fact that former Chief Financial Officer Jack Kelly overbilled taxpayers by $2 million during former Mayor Eldridge Hawkins Jr.’s administration. Gordon filed an Open Public Records Act request in 2013, when former city clerk Dwight Mitchell was out for an extended […]

LT3 Foundation offers higher education opportunities to EO high school graduates

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The future is bright for East Orange Campus High Class of 2017 senior class President Rael Cherry and other city high school graduates interested in pursuing a higher education, thanks to the opportunities available to them through the Lester Taylor III Foundation Civic Leadership Academy. Cherry, who graduated with his classmates […]

Sexual harassment, assault suit against mayor begins

IRVINGTON, NJ — The case of Tamara Smith v. the township of Irvington and Anthony Vauss officially began in Superior Court Judge Robert Gardner’s courtroom at the Old Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 24. The civil trial started with opening statements from the attorneys representing Vauss, Smith and the township at 9:30 a.m. […]

HSEO seeking designation of VA Hospital as historic site

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Historical Society of East Orange President Goldie Burbage is asking anyone interested in seeing the Veterans Administration Hospital on Tremont Avenue become designated a historic site to take a bus on Thursday, July 20, from the East Orange Senior Citizens Center on Halsted Street to Trenton, to testify at the hearing […]

EO elementary school hosts Spring Fling prom

EO elementary school hosts Spring Fling prom

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The month of June is prom time for students at the high schools and middle schools in East Orange; now, thanks to the Mildred Barry-Garvin School, that includes elementary school students, too. Cheyanne Rogers, 7, and the other Mildred Barry-Garvin School students had their first taste of donning formal wear on […]

Council president admits township has $2.4M deficits for 2016 and 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons admitted on the record at the last council meeting in June that the township is facing a larger budget deficit than the $3.25 million for 2015 previously acknowledged by Mayor Tony Vauss and other municipal officials, prompting employee furloughs, layoffs and givebacks that went […]