Governor visits Irvington to support local candidates

Governor visits Irvington to support local candidates

IRVINGTON, NJ — After many stops throughout New Jersey, beginning in Monmouth County, the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, also saw Gov. Phil Murphy campaigning with Mayor Tony Vauss, Team Irvington Strong and Irvington Democrats as the governor made a scheduled stop in Irvington to campaign and show his support for Jamillah Beasley, Orlander Glen […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Graham chosen to fill Lebby Jones’ vacant freeholder seat

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education President Romaine Graham has been appointed to fill the seat left vacant on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders by former Freeholder Lebby Jones, who died of cancer Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Romaine was elected today replacing one of the icons of this township, Lebby Jones, who also […]

East Orange comes out for Lebby C. Jones’ funeral

East Orange comes out for Lebby C. Jones’ funeral

NEWARK, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder Lebby C. Jones at Franklin-St. John’s United Methodist Church in Newark on Thursday, Jan. 17, was attended by a host of local officials, including those from East Orange: Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Mayor Ted Green, East Orange and Essex County Democratic committees Chairman Leroy Jones […]

Many turn out to praise memory of Lebby C. Jones

Many turn out to praise memory of Lebby C. Jones

NEWARK, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder Lebby C. Jones at Franklin-St. John’s United Methodist Church in Newark on Thursday, Jan. 17, was attended by a host of local officials, including: Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, East Orange and Essex County Democratic committees Chairman Leroy Jones, Essex County […]

Witcher recalls Jones’ place in civil rights struggle

IRVINGTON, NJ — Prior to her death on Wednesday, Jan. 9, Essex County Freeholder Lebby Jones remarked that she was one of the last of a dying breed of Irvington elected officials and political and social activists who had worked with D. Bilal Beasley, her friend and political partner, former freeholder and Municipal Council president, […]

NAN Chapter president vows to carry on Jones’ legacy

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington National Action Network Chapter President and at large Councilwoman October Hudley has vowed to carry on the legacy of civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy that former NAN chapter President and founder Lebby Jones bequeathed to her last year, prior to the group’s sixth annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on […]

Residents fondly recall Jones after her recent death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder and former at large Councilwoman Lebby Jones is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Franklin Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave., Newark. Jones, who had been battling cancer for the last year, died Wednesday, Jan. 9. A viewing prior to […]

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