First Easter celebrated without Rev. Ron

IRVINGTON, NJ — The congregation of Christian Love Baptist Church celebrated its first Easter Sunday on March 27, since the death of its charismatic pastor, the Rev. Ron Christian, last year. The theme of the Easter Sunday sermon Rev. Alfreddy Fletcher delivered was “You can’t keep a good man down,” saying that the same can […]

Orange councilman questions 2 CPCs sharing same P.O. box

ORANGE, NJ — Orange West Ward Councilman Harold J. Johnson Jr. is up in arms regarding two political action committees allegedly linked to Mayor Dwayne Warren’s re-election campaign that share the same post office box: the American Future Leaders and the Friends of Dwayne Warren. American Future Leaders, which sent out an email blast March […]

EO mayor introduces city budget before settling union contracts

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $134 million Calendar Year 2016 City Budget with a 1.9-percent tax increase at the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 28, despite the fact that contract negotiations are ongoing with the Police and Fire department unions. But 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, chairwoman of the […]

Former mayoral candidate Jean Lamothe dies

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jean Lamothe, a 2014 mayoral candidate, local Haitian community leader and longtime Irvington Building Department municipal employee died unexpectedly Saturday, March 19. His funeral will be Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m. at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem church on Nye Avenue, with a viewing scheduled for Friday, April 1, from […]

Orange hosts first Early Childhood Education Fair

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange School District had its first Early Childhood Education and Preschool Registration Fair at the Montclair Child Development Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, and, based on the feedback from those who attended, it was an unqualified success. “It went very well,” said Community Parent Involvement Specialist Iris Ramos on Saturday, Feb. […]

Irvington well-represented at EO Mayor’s Ball

IRVINGTON, EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented Saturday, March 5, at East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor’s third annual Mayor’s Ball at The Castle Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. Taylor’s party attracted 700 people, including Mayor Tony Vauss and Building Department Director Ted Green, who said they came out to party with the man who has made turning his […]

Cop-killer’s health takes a turn for the worse; teacher’s legal battle continues

ORANGE, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and People’s Organization for Progress Minister of Information Zayid Muhammad issued an urgent press release regarding convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health and former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga’s ongoing legal battle with Orange public schools, on Monday, March 21. “On March 21, the […]

EO mayor promotes $15-an-hour minimum wage

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange — which once received national acclaim for being one of the cleanest cities in America; for its innovative use of technology to combat persistent, long-running law enforcement concerns; and for the Police Department’s historic reductions in crime through the direction of former police Director Jose Cordero during former Mayor […]

NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

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