Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

IRVINGTON / ORANGE, NJ — On May 10, voters in Irvington and Orange headed to the polls for municipal elections. In both towns, voters overwhelmingly supported incumbents. In Irvington, Mayor Tony Vauss won reelection, as did his running mates and Irvington Municipal Council incumbents Renee Burgess, Charnette Frederic and October Hudley. In Orange, City Council […]

60-year-old man shot to death in East Orange store

60-year-old man shot to death in East Orange store

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, April 11, at approximately 12:45 p.m., an employee was shot to death in an East Orange store located at the corner of Springdale Avenue and Lincoln Street. Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Katherine Carter told the Record-Transcript that the victim was Gregorio Reyes, 60, of Newark. According to surveillance […]

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grant to West Orange

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grant to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding 38 grants, totaling $1.3 million, to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests throughout New Jersey, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced March 21. The grants support Gov. Phil Murphy’s environmental justice initiatives in vulnerable neighborhoods, with 75 percent of the […]

SOMA Board of Ed, teachers union reach contract agreement

SOMA Board of Ed, teachers union reach contract agreement

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education reached an agreement in principle with the South Orange–Maplewood Education Association, the teachers union, early Friday morning, March 25, for a contract that runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024. “After 14 hours of negotiations, the South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education […]

Community garden returns to Belleville for second year

Community garden returns to Belleville for second year

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville Township’s community garden — a place where residents are invited to grow their own produce — is now entering its second year at Fairway Park on Riverdale Avenue. The 12 vegetable garden planters, each measuring 4 feet by 8 feet, are available to Belleville residents on a first-come, first-served basis for […]