P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held the latest installment of its “Justice Monday” rally outside the Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 11. According to P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm there was a reason for that. The Justice Monday actions are part of the advocacy group’s ongoing campaign to convince […]

EO-Council approves $23M bond ordinance for EOWC

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council unanimously approved three bond ordinances related to the East Orange Water Commission at a meeting Monday, June 27, one of which appropriates existing funds for reallocation to be used on the city’s golf course. According to Cynthia Brown, the city clerk, Bond Ordinance No. 12 provides $500,000 […]

EOCHS hosts its 2016 graduation ceremony

EOCHS hosts its 2016 graduation ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Campus High School held its commencement ceremony in Paul Robeson Stadium on Thursday, June 23, and according to three of the 340 members of the class, the long-awaited graduation day lived up to all their expectations. “I’m happy; I’m proud I made it,” said Shaneeyah Thomas, 19, on Thursday, […]

East Orange welcomes newest crop of police officers

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Police Department recently welcomed a new class of rookies. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, chairwoman of the council’s public safety committee, “we just had a ceremony on Thursday, June 16, where we received six officers from our police academy. They just graduated the police academy and joined […]

EO councilwoman says contracts could be settled soon

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the eve of Independence Day, Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration is preparing to settle its ongoing contract negotiations with the East Orange Fire and Police departments. According to 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, who is chairwoman of City Council’s Public Safety Committee, the city has already settled a new contract for […]

EO Council passes 2016 budget … with some reservations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Although East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget, with a 1.46-percent tax increase, at their regular meeting on Monday, June 6, some council members expressed reservations about certain aspects of it. “Within that budget there are some increases for employees; I was in favor of […]

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Surrogate Ted Stephens hosted his annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers on Saturday, June 18, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Stephens honored National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; Assemblyman Tom Giblin; Perry Funeral Home in Newark Director Samuel Arnold; Dr. Omar Bey, a pulmonary specialist […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well represented at the city of East Orange’s second Music Arts and Culture Fest East Orange’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 4. Irvington Neighborhood Preservation Program Director Melody Thomas-Scott, an East Orange native, and Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green — who is also the East […]

EO Council passes revised CY 2016 budget

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget with a 1.46-percent tax increase at its regular meeting Monday, June 6. According to city officials, the increase is a reduction from the 1.9-percent increase Mayor Lester Taylor introduced at the council’s March 28 meeting, and is […]

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