EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The East Orange City Council held the second installment of a series of budget hearings Monday, April 18, in Council Chambers on the $138,194,520 budget for Calendar Year 2016 introduced by Mayor Lester Taylor last month. Taylor introduced the budget at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 28. His first […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

East Orange Council resolves deadlock on its own

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council deadlocked at its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, with the votes split 5-5 regarding what is normally a routine occurrence: paying bills. Normally when this happens, the executive branch of local government is expected to break the deadlock; however, Mayor Lester Taylor was on vacation, so […]

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

  EAST ORANGE/IRVINGTON, NJ — When the dedication ceremony for the new D. Bilal Beasley Community Center in Irvington took place Wednesday, April 6, East Orange Municipal Democratic Committee Chairman and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones was among the many who came to honor the former councilman, who died in 2014. “I was […]

East Orange joins protest in Irvington against racism and sexism

EAST ORANGE/IRVINGTON, NJ — East Orange was well-represented at the protest rally against racism and sexism that took place Saturday, April 9, at the corner of Clinton and Springfield avenues, adjacent to the Irvington Bus Terminal. The rally was organized by Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition President Elouise McDaniel, in conjunction with the Essex County Chapter […]

Comedy for a Cause raises funds for autism awareness

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week’s Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of Nassan’s Place was an unqualified success, thanks to comedian Talent & Friends, the members of Orange Elks Lodge 135 and all who came out to support the organization, founder Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said on Thursday, March 31. “We had an awesome night […]

Local men arraigned on multiple weapon and drug charges following Monday arrests

NEWARK — Two alleged male Bloods gang members and a female suspect were arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following their arrests on Monday by a law enforcement task force composed of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the investigation began on Friday […]

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