EO Council candidates to square off in debate

EO Council candidates to square off in debate

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Presidential Heights Community Association will host a debate on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church, 209 4th Ave., East Orange, for the candidates vying for the 5th Ward seat on the East Orange City Council in the Democratic primary on […]

Local branch of NAACP gearing up for 2019 elections

Local branch of NAACP gearing up for 2019 elections

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP is gearing up to take a leading role in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4. The “catchment communities” the group represents include Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Livingston, Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley and Verona. “We have a meeting at noontime today with East Orange […]

EO well-represented at councilwoman’s funeral

EO well-represented at councilwoman’s funeral

IRVINGTON, NJ — East Orange was well-represented by Mayor Ted Green, former 4th Ward Councilwoman Sharon Fields, Melody Thomas and many others at the funeral of Irvington South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones at Solid Rock Baptist Church on Chancellor Avenue in Irvington on Friday, March 29. Green was one of the featured speakers, along with […]

Graham officially sworn in as new at large freeholder

Graham officially sworn in as new at large freeholder

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, was in attendance along with many others at the swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed at large Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham. She had been serving as president of the Irvington Board of Education before being sworn into her new office at the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders […]

Graham chosen to fill Lebby Jones’ vacant freeholder seat

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 […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Beasley honored with bronze statue, memorial plaque, renaming Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Council’s tribute to D. Bilal Beasley, a former Municipal Council president, Essex County freeholder and co-founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, was a star-studded affair that featured a performance by singer Hunter Hayes and a host of elected officials on Saturday, Sept. […]

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