EO Council gets earful about taxes, water rate increases

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the East Orange City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, several residents spoke up during the public comments portion of the meeting to express concern about property taxes and the recent water-rate increase. “I have some concerns,” said Brighton Avenue resident Marion Brantley on Monday, March 14. “First off, […]

NJ Civil Service now approves layoff of former police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has changed its opinion about Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s job title and status with the Irvington Police Department. “The layoff plan was approved,” said Vauss on Saturday, March 5, during a break in the action at East Orange Mayor Lester […]

Orange Council has public meeting about water company switch

ORANGE, NJ — With a hearing in Lincoln Avenue School on Monday, March 14, the Orange City Council kept its promise to host a public meeting before voting on whether to approve Mayor Dwayne Warren’s deal to switch the management of the city’s water utility from Suez, formerly known as United Water Company, to the […]

Clerk has drawing for election ballot positions

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener held a drawing to determine ballot positions for the seven candidates running for the four available ward seats in his office in the Municipal Building on Monday, March 14. “With the exception of Mr. Pinkney in the East Ward — he was short in the number of […]

Drawing determines Orange candidates’ positions on ballot

ORANGE, NJ — Orange City Clerk Joyce Lanier held a drawing on Tuesday, March 15, in Council Chambers to determine the ballot positions for candidates in the non-partisan municipal election scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. According to Lanier, the ballot positions for mayor are: incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren, 1A; former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, […]

Local NAACP, Urban League host PARCC Test Workshop

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP joined forces with the Essex County Urban League on Saturday, March 5, to host a free Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Workshop for parents and guardians of students in the public schools throughout the Greater Newark Area at Cicely Tyson School in East Orange. […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

18 candidates file for upcoming Orange election

  ORANGE, NJ — Monday, March 7, was the filing deadline for candidates running for mayor and three open at-large seats on the Orange City Council in the May 10 nonpartisan municipal election, and several nominating petitions were turned in at the City Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. According to Joyce Lanier, the city clerk, […]

Mayor says crime is down in 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers say crime is down in Irvington due to a crackdown that began late last year with two major busts. In both instances, Vauss and Bowers said illegal drugs and firearms were confiscated. “On Dec. 17, the Irvington Police Intelligence Unit, while conducting surveillance […]

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