East Orange offers incentives to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates

East Orange offers incentives to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In anticipation of upcoming family gatherings this holiday season, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Department of Health and Human Services have launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program to encourage community members 18 and older to receive the Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccinations and booster shots. […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

Awe and Jelks-Bandison run for 2nd Ward council seat

Awe and Jelks-Bandison run for 2nd Ward council seat

EAST ORANGE, NJ — This election season in East Orange has been fairly quiet. Democratic Mayor Ted R. Green is running for reelection unopposed, as are the following Democratic council members: Ward 1 Councilman Christopher James, Ward 3 Councilman Bergson Leneus, Ward 4 Councilwoman Tameika Garrett-Ward and Ward 5 Councilwoman Alicia Holman. The only contested […]

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Oct. 24, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network held a community town-hall meeting to discuss the Haiti migrant crisis. The town hall was held at Eglise Baptiste De La Nouvelle Jerusalem church on Nye Avenue in Irvington.  Irvington Council Second Vice President Charnette Frederic, who is also NHAEON vice chairperson, […]

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange celebrated recently as a group of high school filmmakers won Best Documentary at the Newark International Film Festival, a five-day showcase of independent talent and creative thinking from around the globe. The documentary, ‘Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,’ turns a spotlight on the aftereffects and personal impact […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]

Haitian leaders gather in East Orange to speak out against treatment of migrants at U.S.–Mexico border

Haitian leaders gather in East Orange to speak out against treatment of migrants at U.S.–Mexico border

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey chapter of National Haitian American Elected Officials Network, East Orange representative Mayor Ted Green and East Orange Council representative 3rd Ward Councilman Bergson Leneus hosted a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 44 City Hall Plaza to speak out against the inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants in […]

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When it comes to representation, it’s important for children to know that there’s no ceiling for their dreams. Role models are important, especially within the black and brown communities. Thus, East Orange launched its 10,000 Fathers Initiative beginning Sept. 8, 9 and 10, with volunteer role models welcoming students back to […]

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and East Orange fire and police personnel remembered the lives lost, their loved ones and the heroic first responders. Photo Courtesy of East Orange City Hall

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