Green chosen as new EO Council chairman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The who’s who of Democratic Party members who attended East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization Meeting in City Hall on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, almost eclipsed the swearing-in of new members 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent, 4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez and 1st Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis, and 2nd Ward Councilwoman […]

Irvington well-represented at EO Reorganization Meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington was well-represented at the East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization Meeting on Jan. 1, when Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green was chosen to serve as that legislative body’s new chairman. Green, who previously served as the council’s vice president in 2015, serves as the 3rd Ward councilman in addition to his […]

Corbitt attends Irvington’s Haitian Independence Day fete

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilman at Large Elroy Corbitt is a black man without ties to the Caribbean island of Haiti, but he represents many Haitian-American constituents in the city. Those constituents gave Corbitt to come out to celebrate Haitian independence on New Year’s Day along with Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic, Mayor Tony Vauss and […]

212th Haitian Independence Day celebrated

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic was joined by Mayor Tony Vauss and several local dignitaries and members of the Haitian diaspora at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street on Friday, Jan. 1, to celebrate 212th anniversary of Haitian independence from France. FamiCare founder Thecy Faustin, the Ring the Bell for […]

Gone but not forgotten

Photos by Chris Sykes IRVINGTON, NJ — A member of Christian Love Baptist Church on Lyons Avenue in Irvington holds up a CLBC Strong button, for sale on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the church during the New Year’s Eve prayer service and vigil that takes place annually to welcome in the New Year at midnight. This […]

Union reps ask EO City Council to help contract negotiations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several East Orange employees came to the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14, to make the city’s legislative body aware of difficulties they say they are having with Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration. Bennie Brantley, an employee in the Department of Public Works who is also the president of Communication Workers of […]

Newark honors Rev. Ron by renaming street after him

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the city of Newark renamed the corner of Wickliffe and West Market streets in Newark, directly across the street from Newark Tech School, Essex County Veterans Memorial Park and the Society Hill apartments complex, in honor of Rev. Ronald B. Christian, also known as “Rev. Ron,” the former […]

Evans remembered for his impact at funeral, candlelight vigil

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral was held Friday, Dec. 18, at Irvington’s Christian Pentecostal Church for Darrel “Creep” Evans, the former Crips gang member who became famous for appearing on the Sundance television documentary “Brick City” a few years ago. According to police, Evans was shot to death on Clinton Place in Newark on Monday, Dec. […]

Community set to celebrate Haitian Independence Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic will again sponsor a Haitian Independence Day event Jan 1, 2016 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street. “You are cordially invited to attend our annual celebration of the 212th Haitian Independence Day,” Frederic said in an email blast sent on Monday, Dec. 21. “The event […]

Outgoing EO councilwoman says goodbye

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Dec. 14, the incoming members of the East Orange City Council set to be sworn into office Jan. 1, had their pictures taken inside the Council Chambers at City Hall. Later that same evening, at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, outgoing 1st Ward Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter bade a final farewell […]

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