AAngelsNJ hosts Tackle Breast Cancer Sunday Football fundraiser and Toy Drive

ORANGE, NJ — Taking advantage of the turnout for its annual Tackle Breast Cancer Football Sunday fundraiser at Southern Comfort Cafe on Sunday, Dec. 16, AAngelsNJ, a nonprofit cancer awareness and support organization also hosted a Toy Drive to coincide with the event. “This is actually our end-of-the-year fundraiser, which is why we combined it […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

Three ordinances re-approved to redevelop YWCA site

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council unanimously re-approved three new ordinances related to the redevelopment of the old YWCA site on Main Street, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Ordinances Nos. 49-2018, 50-2018 and 51-2018 had been approved on Wednesday, Nov. 4, but the council had to re-approve them because an email […]

A star’s significance divides football fans … in jest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Sports rivalries among fans of the NFL don’t get any better than the Dallas Cowboys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers from the AFC, or their NFC East division rivals the New York Giants. But members of the Irvington Department of Public Works Department who are Cowboys fans might have taken this adulation too […]

Local businessmen behind ‘Welcome to East Orange’ Program

ORANGE, NJ — At Orange City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson noted the number of “Welcome to East Orange” signs posted along the borders the city shares with its neighbor had recently increased dramatically. She observed that, since Orange and East Orange are “sister cities,” Orange needs to […]

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington police Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda has been officially designated as the township’s “Kids Cop,” assigned to handle all issues related to children in town in the same manner that Detective Marcus Smith has been assigned to deal with public safety issues regarding Irvington’s senior citizens. “She’s been reassigned to the mayor’s detail,” […]

EO council members, nonprofits to host Toy Drive

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge and Councilman Bergson Leneus, both of East Orange’s 3rd Ward, have joined forces with New Jersey Kids Fashion Week, the Patrick Healy Student Council and the Rubens Blanc Management company to host an annual Toy Drive at Mrs. G Lounge on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 4 […]

Superheroes and local heroes attend EO Tree-Lighting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Superheroes, including the Black Panther and the Hulk, Aquaman and Miss Incredible, joined East Orange Mayor Ted Green, City Council and the Department of Recreation to celebrate the annual Tree-Lighting and Toy Giveaway at City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6, with hundreds of children and family members in attendance. “The mayor […]

Council members praise DPW handling of snowstorm

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Members of East Orange City Council complimented Department of Public Works Director Chris Coke at the committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, for his handling of the first big snowfall of the holiday season that blanketed the city Thursday, Nov. 15. “I just want to commend the Public Works Department,” said […]

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