ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

East Orange’s 4th Ward City Council race heats up

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The race for East Orange City Council’s 4th Ward between Councilman Casim Gomez Sr., Councilwoman Tameika Garrett-Ward and challenger Patrick Reid, who is president of the East Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaican Organization of New Jersey, is shaping up to be the most competitive contest in the Democratic primary […]

Graham, Saunders battle for freeholder seat in Democratic primary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham will square off against former East Orange Councilman and Code Enforcement Director Dwight Saunders in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, in a race to fill former Freeholder Lebby Jones’ seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, vacant since she died of cancer […]

Bishop returns to discuss NJ gentrification

ORANGE, NJ — Bishop Reginald Jackson, the former pastor of Orange’s St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue and leader of the New Jersey Black Ministers Conference, participated in the Institute of the Black World 21st Century National Town Hall Meeting on Gentrification at the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark on Friday, […]

Oranges-Maplewood NAACP president says no more debates

ORANGE, NJ — Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear, who resides in the Presidential Heights section of East Orange and also serves as the 2nd vice president of the Presidential Heights Community Association, said the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP won’t be hosting any candidates night events ahead of the June primary and the November general election. Puryear helped […]

EO mayor steals the show during convention in NYC

EO mayor steals the show during convention in NYC

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green stole the show on Friday, April 5, at the national convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City, thanks to his participation in the “From Jail to Work” panel discussion. On panel featuring Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, […]

EO’s 5th Ward debate draws a large audience

EO’s 5th Ward debate draws a large audience

EAST ORANGE, NJ — More than 400 people were in attendance on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., for the Presidential Heights Community Association’s 5th Ward City Council debate at New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church on 4th Avenue, between 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent and challenger Royston Allman, of the Ampere Civic Improvement Association […]

JLOSH awards grants to worthy recipients

JLOSH awards grants to worthy recipients

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills’ Board of Directors and the Grants Committee recently announced the 2018-2019 grantees of the annual JLOSH Community Grants program. These grantees, along with the Littlest Volunteer Award winner, were recognized at the JLOSH general membership meeting on April 10. “JLOSH is proud […]