East Orange man is one of three sentenced for carjacking

EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ — Three men were sentenced to state prison on Friday, March 18, for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, […]

EO mayor introduces city budget before settling union contracts

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $134 million Calendar Year 2016 City Budget with a 1.9-percent tax increase at the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 28, despite the fact that contract negotiations are ongoing with the Police and Fire department unions. But 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, chairwoman of the […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Little hands make a big difference at Junior League event

MILLBURN, NJ — Proving that little hands can make a big difference, more than 120 children, in addition to 40 Girl Scout members, 100 parents and 50 Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills members took part in the fourth annual Kids For Kids, which is a children’s volunteer event organized by JLOSH in […]

Irvington well-represented at EO Mayor’s Ball

IRVINGTON, EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented Saturday, March 5, at East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor’s third annual Mayor’s Ball at The Castle Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. Taylor’s party attracted 700 people, including Mayor Tony Vauss and Building Department Director Ted Green, who said they came out to party with the man who has made turning his […]

Cop-killer’s health takes a turn for the worse; teacher’s legal battle continues

ORANGE, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and People’s Organization for Progress Minister of Information Zayid Muhammad issued an urgent press release regarding convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health and former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga’s ongoing legal battle with Orange public schools, on Monday, March 21. “On March 21, the […]

EO mayor promotes $15-an-hour minimum wage

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange — which once received national acclaim for being one of the cleanest cities in America; for its innovative use of technology to combat persistent, long-running law enforcement concerns; and for the Police Department’s historic reductions in crime through the direction of former police Director Jose Cordero during former Mayor […]

EO mayor’s annual ball is a success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor hosted his third annual Mayor’s Ball at The Castle Sheraton Parsippany Hotel on Saturday, March 5, with 800 guests coming out to party with the man that has made turning his city into a model of urban excellence and a destination city the twin goals of […]

Public, EO Council discuss water safety concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The recent revelations from the Newark public schools regarding elevated lead levels in students’ drinking water was a hot topic at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 14. “I heard you talking about water and it made me nervous, because I saw Steve Harvey’s show today on Flint, […]

EO Council gets earful about taxes, water rate increases

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the East Orange City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, several residents spoke up during the public comments portion of the meeting to express concern about property taxes and the recent water-rate increase. “I have some concerns,” said Brighton Avenue resident Marion Brantley on Monday, March 14. “First off, […]

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