OPL board questions need of council to cut $500K from its budget

OPL board questions need of council to cut $500K from its budget

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, July 25, Orange Public Library Board of Trustees President Esney Sharpe officially responded to Orange City Council’s cutting $500,000 from the local historic landmark institution’s funding request in Mayor Dwayne Warren’s Calendar Year 2018 proposed budget. Sharpe and the board had asked the council to approve $1.2 million to fund […]

Orange and East Orange get ready for NNO on Aug. 7

Orange and East Orange get ready for NNO on Aug. 7

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Orange will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 10 p.m., with a variety of safe, family-friendly activities at the Central Avenue Playground. The list of activities includes the annual Anti-Violence National Night Out Caravan, led by Mayor Dwayne Warren, which leaves from Central Avenue Playground […]

EO mayor has ‘Coming to America’ moment with visiting Nigerian king

EO mayor has ‘Coming to America’ moment with visiting Nigerian king

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange experienced its own “Coming to America” moment straight out of the hit movie from 1988 starring Eddie Murphy on Friday, July 27, when Mayor Ted Green, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and members of City Council welcomed Nigerian monarch Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

EO City Council members organize citywide graduation party for Class of 2018

EO City Council members organize citywide graduation party for Class of 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council and the East Orange Board of Education recognized every graduate of the Class of 2018 with a citywide graduation party in the Ampere Parkway section on Saturday, June 30. East Orange 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent and his wife, Kareemah Williams-Brent, joined forces with his Councilwoman Alicia […]

Former EOPD chief honored by many at wake

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, July 19, a wake was held for former East Orange Police Chief Michael J. Cleary Sr., at the McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals in South Plainfield. According to his obituary, Cleary died on Saturday, July 14, at age 67. His wake was Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, followed […]

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