Public safety takes center stage in Orange election

ORANGE, NJ — Following the recent spate of shootings that left two people dead and three more suffering from gunshot wounds, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and acting police Director John Wade announced Wednesday, April 20, “Operation Spring Cleaning,” a tactical public safety and quality-of-life initiative to proactively combat gun violence and street crime. “We have […]

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

Photo by Chris Sykes Members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 protest outside the Irvington Housing Authority on Tuesday, April 5, in response to news they will be fired by the agency they work for on Wednesday, April 20, as a cost-cutting move by Executive Director David Brown. The 13 maintenance workers slated to be […]

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Orange East Ward Councilman and 2016 mayoral candidate Kerry Coley, left, answers a question from the audience on Monday, April 25, at the Radical Orange mayoral forum as his opponents, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, center, and Mayor Dwayne Warren, third from left, observe, along with a moderator, right. ORANGE, […]

Right before election, Orange sees 2 homicides in 4 days

ORANGE, N.J. — Orange is reeling from two homicides and a spate of shootings in a four-day period. “Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, Orange police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Taylor Street on reports of a shooting in progress,” said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray on Thursday, […]

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The East Orange City Council held the second installment of a series of budget hearings Monday, April 18, in Council Chambers on the $138,194,520 budget for Calendar Year 2016 introduced by Mayor Lester Taylor last month. Taylor introduced the budget at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 28. His first […]

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

IRVINGTON/ORANGE, NJ — When the Rev. Ronald B. Christian, pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, died unexpectedly last year, his widow, Tami Christian, also a minister, split from that church and started her own New Beginnings Ministries, using the satellite church her husband had founded at the Irvington Housing Authority as the seed […]

East Orange Council resolves deadlock on its own

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council deadlocked at its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, with the votes split 5-5 regarding what is normally a routine occurrence: paying bills. Normally when this happens, the executive branch of local government is expected to break the deadlock; however, Mayor Lester Taylor was on vacation, so […]

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

  EAST ORANGE/IRVINGTON, NJ — When the dedication ceremony for the new D. Bilal Beasley Community Center in Irvington took place Wednesday, April 6, East Orange Municipal Democratic Committee Chairman and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones was among the many who came to honor the former councilman, who died in 2014. “I was […]

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