East Orange welcomes newest crop of police officers

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Police Department recently welcomed a new class of rookies. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, chairwoman of the council’s public safety committee, “we just had a ceremony on Thursday, June 16, where we received six officers from our police academy. They just graduated the police academy and joined […]

EO councilwoman says contracts could be settled soon

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the eve of Independence Day, Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration is preparing to settle its ongoing contract negotiations with the East Orange Fire and Police departments. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, who is chairwoman of City Council’s Public Safety Committee, the city has already settled a new contract for […]

EO Council passes 2016 budget … with some reservations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Although East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget, with a 1.46-percent tax increase, at their regular meeting on Monday, June 6, some council members expressed reservations about certain aspects of it. “Within that budget there are some increases for employees; I was in favor of […]

IHA commissioners lay off 13 maintenance workers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday, June 21, and passed two resolutions to lay off 13 maintenance workers and approve a new shared-services agreement with the township. “They had a meeting with the commissioners in the back and, the next thing you know, they came back […]

Orange Council to again vote on creation of three new positions

    ORANGE, NJ — Despite being recently tabled, resolutions creating three new government positions are back on Orange City Council’s agenda. According to the Orange City Clerk’s Office, resolutions to create a chief of staff, an aide to the mayor and a deputy business administrator were on the council’s agenda and scheduled to be […]

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Surrogate Ted Stephens hosted his annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers on Saturday, June 18, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Stephens honored National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; Assemblyman Tom Giblin; Perry Funeral Home in Newark Director Samuel Arnold; Dr. Omar Bey, a pulmonary specialist […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well represented at the city of East Orange’s second Music Arts and Culture Fest East Orange’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 4. Irvington Neighborhood Preservation Program Director Melody Thomas-Scott, an East Orange native, and Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green — who is also the East […]

EO Council passes revised CY 2016 budget

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget with a 1.46-percent tax increase at its regular meeting Monday, June 6. According to city officials, the increase is a reduction from the 1.9-percent increase Mayor Lester Taylor introduced at the council’s March 28 meeting, and is […]

Coley elected chairman of Orange Democratic Committee

ORANGE, NJ — East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley was re-elected chairman of the Orange Democratic Committee at the group’s reorganization meeting Monday, June 13, at the Sandwiches Unlimited restaurant on Center Street. Outgoing City Council President April Gaunt-Butler was elected vice chairman. According to Orange Democratic Committee rules regarding gender equity, if the chairman is […]

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