Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Sheridan Street Block Association and the Irvington NAACP have joined forces to host a public meeting about Irvington Township’s water quality Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. According to press release from the Sheridan Street Block Association on Wednesday, April […]

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

Photo by Chris Sykes East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, right, and his wife, Bibi Taylor, lead the way on Saturday, April 23, at the third annual Nassan’s 5K Walk for Autism in Elmwood Park, alongside Nassan’s Place founder, Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr, center, while acting Recreation Department Director Osner Charles, rear left, and Lori Williams and others […]

Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Orange mourns shooting death of teen

Photo by Chris Sykes Kamiah Caraway wears a memorial T-shirt of her cousin, 17-year-old Davon Jones, who was shot and killed on Taylor Street in Orange on Thursday, April 14, during his funeral on Saturday, April 23. ORANGE, NJ — Emotion flowed freely at the funeral for Davon Jones, 17, of Orange at St. Matthews AME […]

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

Guarino pushes anti-smoking legislation through council

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two ordinances on second and final reading during its April 19 meeting: one increasing the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in town to 21, and one requiring vendors who sell e-cigarettes to be licensed by the township. Both ordinances were passed by 4-1 votes, […]

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Photo by Chris Sykes Keith Pressey, the basileus of the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity that is also known as the ‘Community Q’s’ and a board member of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, right, stands with David Hamlin, left, the chairman of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, Orange Municipal […]

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Team Irvington Strong members, clockwise from front, West Ward Councilman Vern Cox, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, at large Councilwoman and Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, wait to address the audience who came for the Irvington NAACP unit’s Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7. […]

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

Maplewood student exhibits gritty photos at SHU’s Walsh

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Some of the brightest stars in Seton Hall University’s arts program have an opportunity to shine in the Walsh Gallery’s all-student art exhibition, “Vividly Obscure,” which opened April 4; pieces were selected by a panel of professional artists for inclusion in the exhibit, and one local student received special […]

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

Photo by Chris Sykes Members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 protest outside the Irvington Housing Authority on Tuesday, April 5, in response to news they will be fired by the agency they work for on Wednesday, April 20, as a cost-cutting move by Executive Director David Brown. The 13 maintenance workers slated to be […]

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Orange East Ward Councilman and 2016 mayoral candidate Kerry Coley, left, answers a question from the audience on Monday, April 25, at the Radical Orange mayoral forum as his opponents, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, center, and Mayor Dwayne Warren, third from left, observe, along with a moderator, right. ORANGE, […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]