Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II issued a public response to the recent “Force Report,” published by NJ Advance Media, which details the results of the media outlet’s five-year study on the use of force by New Jersey police. Stephens said his office has been “carefully reviewing” […]

P.O.P. rally becomes march to investigate police-involved fatalities

NEWARK, NJ — At the People’s Organization for Progress’ weekly Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Jan. 28, the organization called for Gov. Phil Murphy to establish an independent prosecutor to investigate deaths that occur during encounters with police or while in their custody. P.O.P would […]

State grant will pay for much of the Rec Center

ORANGE, NJ — Almost three years ago, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Deputy Business Administrator Willis Edwards said they could buy the old YWCA building on Main Street and convert it into a new Recreation Center for $2.5 million, which wouldn’t cost the city anything because the administration had already obtained a grant from the […]

Veterans Day Parade included vets from sister cities

ORANGE, NJ — East Orange was well-represented at Orange’s annual Veterans Day Parade and Awards Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 11, which also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “I’m living in Orange, attend St. Matthews Church, love my country,” said Raymond Spence, a U.S. Marines veteran who served as grand […]

Orange Council to consider city budget July 12

ORANGE, NJ — Orange City Council President and East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley and at large Councilman Chris Jackson, the newly-elected council vice president, agree that dealing with the challenges presented by Mayor Dwayne Warren’s 2018 budget proposal will be their top priority, now that the governing body’s new leadership has been settled. “The department-focused […]

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