Irvington NAACP to host branch officer elections on Nov. 1

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP’s branch officer election is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. “It’s this Thursday,” confirmed outgoing Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 30. “The meeting starts at 7 p.m.” Harris previously went on the record to describe […]

OCAG to host second BOE Candidates Forum

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Citizens Action Group will host the second of its Candidates Night forums on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Valley Arts building on South Jefferson Street in the Valley section of the city, for the six candidates running for the three seats available in the Orange Board of Education election on […]

Orange BOE misses filing deadline for special election

ORANGE, NJ — According to at-large Orange Councilwoman Donna K. Williams, 2016 mayoral candidate Janice Morrell and the Rev. Anthony P. Johnson of the Committee for an Elected Orange School Board, the Orange Board of Education failed to meet the first filing deadline for paperwork needed to facilitate the change from a Type 1 District […]

Imam still looking for a new home for mosque

IRVINGTON, NJ — Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in Newark operated the Waris Cultural Center out of the building at 62 Howard St. in the South Ward for years, thanks to support from D. Bilal Beasley, a fellow Muslim and former Irvington Municipal Council president. Beasley also served as an Essex […]

Orange’s forced to rehire wrongfully terminated city attorney

ORANGE, NJ — Residents were swift to comment when news broke that the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ordered Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren to rehire a former assistant city attorney who said he was wrongly terminated because he blew the whistle on Willis Edwards, the former acting business administrator, deputy business administrator and […]

Orange BOE files petition to block changeover to elected board

ORANGE, NJ — Although Tuesday, Jan. 31, was the deadline for the Orange Board of Education to add a referendum to the special election ballot on Tuesday, March 14, asking city voters for permission to bond for the $2.5 million that Board of Education President Cristina Mateo said is needed to perform much-needed capital improvements […]

Warren re-elected mayor in landslide victory

ORANGE, NJ — The polls for the municipal election on Tuesday, May 10, closed at 8 p.m. and, by 9 p.m., the results showed incumbent Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren had won re-election in a landslide victory against his challengers, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell and East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley. According to the preliminary […]

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

IRVINGTON/ORANGE, NJ — When the Rev. Ronald B. Christian, pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, died unexpectedly last year, his widow, Tami Christian, also a minister, split from that church and started her own New Beginnings Ministries, using the satellite church her husband had founded at the Irvington Housing Authority as the seed […]