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, […]

OHS graduates its Class of 2016

OHS graduates its Class of 2016

ORANGE, NJ — Lounie Germain, the valedictorian of the Orange High School Class of 2016 loves her class, her school and the city of Orange, as she said in her valedictory speech at the school’s commencement ceremony at the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Friday, June 24. “I love Orange because this is […]

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School held its 137th commencement ceremony in the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Thursday, June 23. Keia Smith was the valedictorian of the Irvington High School Class of 2016, and the guest speaker was music writer, producer and Irvington High School alumnus Al Sherrod Lambert. “Statistics show that public […]

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