Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a resolution demanding the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement promptly grant the release of all detainees currently incarcerated due solely to their immigration status. The Essex County Correctional Facility has housed […]

NAACP calls for widespread policing reforms

NAACP calls for widespread policing reforms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Oranges and Maplewood Unit sent the following statement to the newspaper on June 9: “For a fortnight citizens throughout our country have by their public actions voiced their concerns about policing in communities of color. It is the sincere hope of the Oranges […]

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The 30-day extension of the public health emergency in New Jersey inspired Cicely L. Tyson High School/Middle School Assistant Principal Elvin Williamson to host a virtual karaoke event for staff.  “I thought that it would be a great activity to uplift our staff,” Williamson said. “Karaoke is fun, entertaining and good […]

Orange School District holds its usual celebrations virtually

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange School District has launched and continues to support distance learning, including distributing devices, and student access to the internet, and “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch for school families. Further, the district has not let COVID-19 guidelines stop many of its yearly activities, including Orange Week, school spring concerts and […]

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently stood in solidarity with the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County and Essex County Sheriff’s Department to denounce the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department officer who killed George Floyd. Baraka’s father was beaten by police during the 1967 Newark Riots. At one point, every […]

East Orange honors former mayor in street-naming ceremony

East Orange honors former mayor in street-naming ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On May 29, the city of East Orange honored former Mayor Thomas Cooke Jr., who died May 18, by renaming in his honor the corner of Hawthorne and Central avenues, a place he called home for more than three decades. Viewers watched as the virtual ceremony was broadcast via the city’s […]

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Oct. 31 is still months away, but it’s fast approaching for the Census Bureau, and it’s the last day for residents to be counted in the 2020 census. The once-a-decade system for measuring the population has been thrown off a little bit this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Essex […]

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