East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

Three ordinances re-approved to redevelop YWCA site

Three ordinances re-approved to redevelop YWCA site

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council unanimously re-approved three new ordinances related to the redevelopment of the old YWCA site on Main Street, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Ordinances Nos. 49-2018, 50-2018 and 51-2018 had been approved on Wednesday, Nov. 4, but the council had to re-approve them because an email […]

Local businessmen behind ‘Welcome to East Orange’ Program

Local businessmen behind ‘Welcome to East Orange’ Program

ORANGE, NJ — At Orange City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson noted the number of “Welcome to East Orange” signs posted along the borders the city shares with its neighbor had recently increased dramatically. She observed that, since Orange and East Orange are “sister cities,” Orange needs to […]

EO council members, nonprofits to host Toy Drive

EO council members, nonprofits to host Toy Drive

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge and Councilman Bergson Leneus, both of East Orange’s 3rd Ward, have joined forces with New Jersey Kids Fashion Week, the Patrick Healy Student Council and the Rubens Blanc Management company to host an annual Toy Drive at Mrs. G Lounge on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 4 […]

East Orange couple charged with animal cruelty

East Orange couple charged with animal cruelty

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 12 that an East Orange couple has been charged with animal cruelty for leaving a mixed-breed dog and a black cat in deplorable conditions in their Park Avenue apartment. Betty L. Freeman, 24, and Andrell M. Brown, 25, both of East […]

Superheroes and local heroes attend EO Tree-Lighting

Superheroes and local heroes attend EO Tree-Lighting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Superheroes, including the Black Panther and the Hulk, Aquaman and Miss Incredible, joined East Orange Mayor Ted Green, City Council and the Department of Recreation to celebrate the annual Tree-Lighting and Toy Giveaway at City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6, with hundreds of children and family members in attendance. “The mayor […]

Council members praise DPW handling of snowstorm

Council members praise DPW handling of snowstorm

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Members of East Orange City Council complimented Department of Public Works Director Chris Coke at the committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, for his handling of the first big snowfall of the holiday season that blanketed the city Thursday, Nov. 15. “I just want to commend the Public Works Department,” said […]