Mayor gives state of city speech

Mayor gives state of city speech

EAST ORANGE — Mayor Ted. R Green gave the 2024 State of the City address on Thursday, April 11 in the Cicely L. Tyson Performing Arts Center on Winans Street. More than 200 people attended the event that included music from a Cicely Tyson school choir, an invocation from Rev. J. Jamal Pearson, the Pledge […]

Man convicted of using East Orange Bloods to murder informant

Man convicted of using East Orange Bloods to murder informant

An Essex County man was convicted last week for ordering and committing three murders and for his role in a large-scale narcotics enterprise. Michael Healy, 43, of Montclair, was convicted by a federal jury of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiring to murder a federal witness, three counts of murder in aid of racketeering, […]

Flying kites to raise awareness

Flying kites to raise awareness

EAST ORANGE — The Precious Little Ladies kite flying event is meant to be fun but it is also designed to raise awareness, empower families and foster community bonds with a goal of combating child sexual abuse and gender-based violence. Precious Little Ladies (PLL) is again having their Awareness Raising Kite Flight (ARK) that will […]

Isaiah house gets $2 million gift

Isaiah house gets $2 million gift

Isaiah House, a homeless shelter on North Munn Avenue in East Orange, recently announced it was receiving a $2 million grant from philanthropist and billionaire MacKenzie Scott and her organization, Yield Giving. “This is real. I could not speak,” said Zammeah Bivins-Gibson, executive director of Isaiah House. “I kept saying ‘Thank you God’ over and […]

Bus company operated unsafe buses, hired unqualified driver

An East Orange-based school bus company and one of its owners have pleaded guilty after hiring unqualified drivers, failing to perform drug tests and background checks, operating unsafe buses and attempting to conceal their misconduct. In addition to being unqualified to drive school buses because of licensing requirements, several bus drivers for East Orange-based F&A […]

Orange honors former top cop

Special to the Essex News Daily ORANGE — The city’s first African American police director was honored recently during a ceremony in the municipal courtroom. Charles “Charlie” Cobbertt’s life story is a powerful example of overcoming adversity and revolutionary change in New Jersey law enforcement. He was born on June 24, 1939, in Drew, Miss., […]

Orange cadets pass inspection

Orange cadets pass inspection

Orange High School’s Naval Junior ROTC held its annual inspection on March 5, welcoming a former Navy commander to preside over the high school students in the program. In its seventh year, the NJROTC boasts 102 cadets, some of whom have gone on to military service. The inspection honors the cadets who have won awards […]

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