Former Eagle Scout spreads his wings to lead EO YMCA

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When James Forde was 11, a friend showed up at school dressed in his Boy Scout uniform. “I wanted to know all about it,’’ Forde said. “And when he described summer camp, I was hooked.” Forde went on to become a scout camp counselor, earn the Eagle Scout rank and build […]

Toy drive by Giblin and Oliver proves successful

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Student Development and Campus Life Department of Montclair State University joined with Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin and Assemblywoman Oliver for their 2015 Toy Drive. More than 300 toys and books were distributed to several organizations in District 34 — Clifton, East Orange, Montclair and Orange — including Montclair Child Development […]

Green chosen as new EO Council chairman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The who’s who of Democratic Party members who attended East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization Meeting in City Hall on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, almost eclipsed the swearing-in of new members 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent, 4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez and 1st Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis, and 2nd Ward Councilwoman […]

Union reps ask EO City Council to help contract negotiations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several East Orange employees came to the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14, to make the city’s legislative body aware of difficulties they say they are having with Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration. Bennie Brantley, an employee in the Department of Public Works who is also the president of Communication Workers of […]

Outgoing EO councilwoman says goodbye

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Dec. 14, the incoming members of the East Orange City Council set to be sworn into office Jan. 1, had their pictures taken inside the Council Chambers at City Hall. Later that same evening, at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting, outgoing 1st Ward Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter bade a final farewell […]

LT3 Foundation raises $60K to fund EOCHS scholarships

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor and his wife, Bibi, raised $60,000 to fund scholarships for students from Campus High School to pursue higher education at their LT3 Foundation Scholarship Breakfast at the Galloping Hills Golf Course in Union on Saturday, Dec. 5. “I’m the co-founder, with my wife, of the LT3 Foundation […]

Public safety director attends first City Council meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor announced Dec. 11 that former Newark Police Department Director Sheila Coley has been hired as the city’s first public safety director. “I am excited for the insight and experience that Director Coley will bring to our already dynamic team of leaders,” said Taylor on Friday, Dec. 11. […]

EO mosque celebrates 20th anniversary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Muslims of Masjid As-Haabul Yameen mosque in East Orange gathered at the Atrium Country Club in West Orange on Sunday, Dec. 6, to celebrate 20 Years of Spiritual and Civic Engagement. The gathering’s theme was “The Journey Continues.” Unfortunately, the event, which had been planned months in advance, happened the same […]

EO motorcycle club serves Thanksgiving dinner to community

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The members of the East Orange-based Jerzee Trendsetterz Motorcycle Club and their friends and fellow bike enthusiasts spent Thanksgiving feeding the hungry and homeless in the parking lot of the Western Beef Supermarket on Main Street. Jose Valencia, who ate there, said he was thankful they did. He was one of the […]