Lamothe funeral brings out many mourners

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for 2014 mayoral candidate, longtime Irvington municipal employee and local Haitian community leader Jean Lamothe was at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem Church on Saturday, April 2. The church, located on Nye Avenue, just off Springfield Avenue and across the street from Civic Square, had an area outside cordoned […]

Nassan’s Place to have Comedy for a Cause fundraiser

ORANGE, NJ — Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr and the Nassan’s Place autism nonprofit organization she founded will host the Comedy for a Cause fundraiser, featuring comedian Talent and Friends, at the Elks Lodge on Main Street in Orange on Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. “Autism awareness is every day,” said Wright-Arbubakrr on Tuesday, March 29. “However, […]

NAACP to host Candidates Night Forum on April 7

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP unit will host a Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue for candidates running in the Irvington Board of Education election Tuesday, April 19, and in the Municipal Council election Tuesday, May 10 election. Irvington NAACP President Merrick […]

United Clergy of the Orange hosting Mayoral Candidates Forum

ORANGE, NJ — The United Clergy of the Oranges has organized and sponsored a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church, on the corner of Park Avenue and North Day Street, for the three candidates running for mayor in the nonpartisan municipal election on Tuesday, May 10. […]

EO mayor introduces submits 2016 budget to council

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 Budget to the City Council at the regular meeting on Monday, March 28, he admitted that, while it is the third consecutive year his administration has produced a budget with a tax increase, at 1.9 percent, it is the […]

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. […]

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