EO mayor promotes $15-an-hour minimum wage

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange — which once received national acclaim for being one of the cleanest cities in America; for its innovative use of technology to combat persistent, long-running law enforcement concerns; and for the Police Department’s historic reductions in crime through the direction of former police Director Jose Cordero during former Mayor […]

NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

OPD union members update council on contract negotiations

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Department’s Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 89 came out in force to the City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, to inform the city’s governing body about the state of their ongoing contract negotiations with Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration. “I’m on the executive board and we’ve been without a contract […]

EO mayor’s annual ball is a success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor hosted his third annual Mayor’s Ball at The Castle Sheraton Parsippany Hotel on Saturday, March 5, with 800 guests coming out to party with the man that has made turning his city into a model of urban excellence and a destination city the twin goals of […]

Orange Council approves purchase of YWCA building

ORANGE, NJ — The purchase of the old YWCA building at 395 Main St. for $1.5 million to facilitate Mayor Dwayne Warren’s plan to convert it into a new Senior and Youth Recreation Center was approved by a majority of the Orange City Council on Tuesday, March 1. For Resolution 12-2016, North Ward Councilwoman Tency […]

Public, EO Council discuss water safety concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The recent revelations from the Newark public schools regarding elevated lead levels in students’ drinking water was a hot topic at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 14. “I heard you talking about water and it made me nervous, because I saw Steve Harvey’s show today on Flint, […]

Mayor hosts first Economic Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss hosted the township’s first Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 50 Union Ave. and, according to the mayor, it was an unqualified success. The summit was organized to provide participants information about township services and resources that can assist them in developing […]

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 […]

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