East Orange hosts first citywide Kwanzaa Celebration

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its citywide Kwanzaa Celebration from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. One day was set aside during this period to recognize each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: “Umoja” or unity on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in City Hall, featuring Principal Baruti Kafele; “Kujichagulia” or self-determination on Thursday, […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

Orange BOE swears in members at reorganization meeting

ORANGE, NJ — When the Orange Board of Education hosted its reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, board secretary and business administrator Adekunle James kicked off the event by reading the official certified results of last year’s board election, in which incumbent board member Siaka Sherif won re-election to a full term on the board […]

Irvington well-represented at EO reorganization meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented at the East Orange City Council’s annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1, with Irvington Democratic Committee Chairman Baseemah Beasley and South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones present. “Happy New Year to everyone,” said Beasley on Tuesday, Jan. 1. “This was a well-attended event for the council and we […]

Councilman has a New Year’s resolution for administration

IRVINGTON, NJ — East Ward Councilman Paul Inman isn’t up for re-election until 2020, but during the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition’s annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Brunch in Mt. Herman Church on Nesbit Terrace on Saturday, Dec. 15, he said it’s never too early to start making plans for the future, and that includes his […]

Orange BOE’s reorganization to also be swearing-in ceremony

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Board of Education’s reorganization meeting will be Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Orange School District’s headquarters at 451 Lincoln Ave., according to Essex County clerk Chris Durkin and Orange Board of Education secretary and business administrator Adekunle James. This meeting will also serve as the official swearing-in ceremony […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

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