East Orange ratifies new CWA contract

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Feb. 4, as union members throughout New Jersey were rallying in support of increasing the minimum wage to $15, East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor announced the ratification of the city’s new contract with the approximately 400 members of the Communications Workers of America Local 1077. Taylor said the completion of […]

Council discusses 2016 budget at special meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council’s special meeting inside Council Chambers on Monday, Feb. 8, had been rescheduled three times and wasn’t widely publicized so it was unattended by members of the public. But that didn’t stop Council President Charnette Frederic, Councilwoman at Large Renee Burgess, South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones and West Ward Councilman […]

Orange Council majority approves YWCA purchase

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Orange City Council approved an amended version of Resolution No. 27-2016, “authorizing actions in preparation for 395 Main Street,” also known as the old YWCA building. The resolution was approved by a 4-1 vote, with council Vice President Elroy Corbitt, North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason, South Ward Councilwoman […]

Orange passes ordinance regulating sale of toy guns

ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Orange City Council unanimously approved on second reading Ordinance No. 5-2016 to regulate the sale of realistic-looking toy guns in the city. The new ordinance amends and supplements Chapter 150 of the Municipal Code, called “Peace and Good Order,“ and creates new chapters regulating the sale of toy […]

Federal probes sought into fatal police killings in NJ

IRVINGTON, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its second Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Feb. 8, as part an ongoing effort to get U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman to start official investigations into several deaths involving police officers. Specifically, POP is seeking […]

EO YMCA invites all to help kick off annual fundraiser

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In the spirit of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the East Orange YMCA on Monday, Jan. 25, took center ring to kick off its six-week, circus-themed annual campaign to raise $80,000 for families and individuals in need. “Lasting personal and social change can only happen when we invest in our kids, […]

Councilmen claim they were tricked into purchasing YWCA

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to East Ward Councilman and mayoral candidate Kerry Coley and West Ward Councilman Harold J. Johnson, the YWCA deal Mayor Dwayne Warren has been pushing City Council to approve was already done last year. The Warren administration has expressed an interest in buying the old YWCA building on Main Street for […]

Four new Bobcat snowplows bought for DPW

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 1, Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Public Works Director Jamel Holley unveiled four new Bobcat snow plows the township purchased to help with the snowplowing and removal during future snowstorms. Business Administrator Musa Malik said the new plows are officially CASE sr240 skid steer loaders, but he and everyone […]

Mayor unveils S.E.R.T. at State of the Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Thursday, Jan. 28, Mayor Tony Vauss and police Director Tracey Bowers took a step toward upholding the promise to make Irvington clean and safe with the unveiling of the Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team. Vauss said the S.E.R.T.’s […]

EOWC announces end of water rate increase

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Residents received some good news when the East Orange Water Commission announced on Sunday, Jan. 31, the official end of the emergency temporary rate increase that had retroactively been in effect since May 2015, although the public was not notified about it until August 2015. According to EOWC Board President Michele Antley, […]

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