Salters makes a final plea for cooperation in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange Democratic Committee Executive Director Anthony Salters’ final statement to the city of Orange in which he served in one capacity or another since 2012 was a plea for consensus, cooperation and better communication between Mayor Dwayne Warren and the Orange City Council on behalf of all its constituents. “The elections […]

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the Weequahic Park Sports Authority scheduled the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new Rev. Ronald B. Christian Sports and Recreation Complex, inside the park just off Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, on Wednesday, July 20, at noon. And friends and members of Christian’s family said […]

Safety forums to address police tactics

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In the wake of the recent police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and Falcon Heights, Minn., and the killing of five Dallas police officers during a march organized to protest the those incidents, East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green and 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman have […]

Search for new superintendent continues in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange Public Schools Superintendent Ron Lee has retired from the Orange School District after eight years of service at the Orange Board of Education’s regular meeting Tuesday, June 28. According to Lee, there is a difference between resigning and retiring. “One means you’re resigning and going someplace else to work; the […]

NAACP to host workshop on housing and related issues at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, the organization hosted a workshop on discrimination in housing and employment on Saturday, July 9, at Greater New Point Baptist Church. Witcher said the NAACP will be hosting another workshop on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute […]

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held the latest installment of its “Justice Monday” rally outside the Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 11. According to P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm there was a reason for that. The Justice Monday actions are part of the advocacy group’s ongoing campaign to convince […]

EO-Council approves $23M bond ordinance for EOWC

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council unanimously approved three bond ordinances related to the East Orange Water Commission at a meeting Monday, June 27, one of which appropriates existing funds for reallocation to be used on the city’s golf course. According to Cynthia Brown, the city clerk, Bond Ordinance No. 12 provides $500,000 […]

EOCHS hosts its 2016 graduation ceremony

EOCHS hosts its 2016 graduation ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Campus High School held its commencement ceremony in Paul Robeson Stadium on Thursday, June 23, and according to three of the 340 members of the class, the long-awaited graduation day lived up to all their expectations. “I’m happy; I’m proud I made it,” said Shaneeyah Thomas, 19, on Thursday, […]

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