EO City Council to submit CY 2016 budget to state

EAST ORANGE, NJ — With the conclusion of the final installment of public budget meetings on Wednesday, April 27, 3rd Ward Councilwoman and Council Budget Committee Chairwoman Quilla Talmadge could barely conceal her pleasure that the process was moving right along. “The hearings went good,” said Talmadge on Tuesday, May 17. “After the hearings, we […]

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The East Orange City Council held the second installment of a series of budget hearings Monday, April 18, in Council Chambers on the $138,194,520 budget for Calendar Year 2016 introduced by Mayor Lester Taylor last month. Taylor introduced the budget at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 28. His first […]

East Orange Council resolves deadlock on its own

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council deadlocked at its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, with the votes split 5-5 regarding what is normally a routine occurrence: paying bills. Normally when this happens, the executive branch of local government is expected to break the deadlock; however, Mayor Lester Taylor was on vacation, so […]

EO mayor introduces submits 2016 budget to council

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 Budget to the City Council at the regular meeting on Monday, March 28, he admitted that, while it is the third consecutive year his administration has produced a budget with a tax increase, at 1.9 percent, it is the […]

EO Council gets earful about taxes, water rate increases

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the East Orange City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, several residents spoke up during the public comments portion of the meeting to express concern about property taxes and the recent water-rate increase. “I have some concerns,” said Brighton Avenue resident Marion Brantley on Monday, March 14. “First off, […]

EO police union members are visible presence at council meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several members of the East Orange Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police Local 188 and Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 16 were at the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, to let the governing body know of their dissatisfaction regarding ongoing contract negotiations with Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration. This time, […]

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