Chase turns in his gun and badge; may sue township

IRVINGTON, NJ — After more than 40 years as a police officer, Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase turned in his badge and gun Tuesday, Jan. 19, at headquarters. He had been ordered to do so by Public Safety Director Tracey Bowers in a directive hand-delivered to him at his home by detectives from the department’s Internal […]

EO mayor announces agreement with CWA union

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor announced on Monday, Jan. 18, at the city of East Orange’s annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Ashland Avenue, that his administration has reached an amicable contract negotiation agreement with the members […]

Orange Dems endorse Kerry Coley for mayor

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Democratic County Committee formally endorsed East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley for mayor in the upcoming May municipal election on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 18. “We believe Councilman Coley has the experience as a retired law enforcement professional, taxpayer and family man to help solve the issues of […]

Hamm and others rally on MLK’s actual birthday

IRVINGTON, NJ — Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of his People’s Organization for Progress spent Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Friday, Jan. 15, doing what he said the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner would have wanted them to do — hold a protest march in downtown Newark to support the fight for […]

Orange councilwoman marches with P.O.P.

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman at Large Donna K. Williams, a longtime member of the People’s Organization for Progress, joined Chairman Larry Hamm and fellow members of the organization Friday, Jan. 15, to march in downtown Newark in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. “Monday, Jan. 18, is the national holiday, but today, […]

Final ruling in Chase’s disciplinary hearing set for February

IRVINGTON, NJ — Since Friday, Jan. 1, the clock has been counting down for Sheila Ellington to make a final ruling on Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s first public disciplinary hearing case. Ellington is the hearing officer appointed almost two years ago to oversee the case, which is based on multiple misconduct charges filed by former […]

Hughes bids farewell to East Orange Council

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council bade a fond farewell to outgoing 5th Ward Councilman Lonnie P. Hughes on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. “From the mighty 5th Ward,” Hughes’ 5th Ward partner, Councilwoman Alicia Holman, said on Monday, Dec. 28. “We’re going to miss your knowledge that you brought to the table. But […]

Time for celebration

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss, left, sits with Municipal Council President Charnette Federic, center, and Superintendent of Irvington Public Schools Neely Hackett, right, on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, at the 212th Haitian Independence Day Celebration at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street. The event was organized by Frederic’s Civic Association, along with […]

Free music program offered

ORANGE, NJ — On any given Saturday, Orange Preparatory Academy business teacher Glenn Gamble can be found standing next to a yellow school bus on the Lincoln Avenue side of the school, holding a clipboard and patiently waiting for the students participating in the school district’s weekend music program to arrive for the short bus trip […]

New Irvington Manor hosts annual Kwanzaa celebration

IRVINGTON, NJ — The New Irvington Manor hosted its third annual Community Kwanzaa at the manor on Washington Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 27, from noon to 7 p.m. The Kwanzaa holiday was founded by Maulana Karenga in 1965. “It’s that time of year: holiday time, celebrating, closing out the old year and welcoming in the New […]

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