East Orange suffers its third homicide of the year

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced the city had suffered its third homicide of the year on Wednesday, May 8. Stephens and Saldida said the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

3rd Ward race heating up in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this year, when longtime East Orange 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge announced she would not seek re-election, she made it clear who she wants to succeed her after more than 20 years of service. “I am not running for re-election,” said Talmadge on Monday, Feb. 18. “I’m supporting Vernon Pullins.” […]

Congressman visits OPA, reinforces value of financial capability

Congressman visits OPA, reinforces value of financial capability

ORANGE, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. visited Orange Preparatory Academy students participating in the SIFMA Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge program, supported by Charles Schwab, on Monday, May 6. This national 14-week financial education competition pairs individual members of Congress and financial capability programming with public schools in every congressional district nationwide to teach […]

Judge issues restraining order on EMS contract

ORANGE, NJ — Newark Superior Court Judge Keith E. Lynott issued a temporary restraining order Friday, April 5, to East Orange businessman Kevin Taylor, a former mayoral and City Council candidate, on behalf of the Americare ambulance company he co-owns, in order to block the implementation of a $333,400 contract to provide emergency medical services […]

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township has switched its EMS service provider from the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation to the Americare ambulance service, which is partially owned by Kevin Taylor, a former candidate for East Orange mayor and for the City Council in the 5th Ward. “It’s because MONOC is going out of […]

2nd Ward race is between 2 members of YPOE

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The race to fill the East Orange City Council seat of retiring 2nd Ward Councilwoman Jacqueline Johnson in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, is between Brittany Claybrooks and Khalfani Alleyne, two members of the Young Professionals of East Orange group. Claybrooks and Alleyne, who are Lines 5A and 5B […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

Freeholders honor OHA, OHDC; proclaim April as National Fair Housing Month

Freeholders honor OHA, OHDC; proclaim April as National Fair Housing Month

ORANGE, NJ — During its meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at Bloomfield Town Hall, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Orange Housing Authority and the Orange Housing Development Corporation and proclaimed April as National Fair Housing Month. The commendation was sponsored by Freeholder President Brendan Gill. The Orange Housing Authority and the […]

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