East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange resident Vashti White turned 106 on Nov. 3. In a drive-by celebration, she was feted by Mayor Ted R. Green and her family and friends.  On behalf of the city of East Orange, Green gifted White with a personal portrait by artist Kojo Aidoo, a bouquet of flowers, and […]

Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 19, a fire damaged multiple buildings on Amherst Street near Central Avenue in East Orange. According to East Orange public information officer Connie Jackson, the four-alarm fire broke out at approximately 4:18 a.m. at 135 Amherst St. and quickly spread to three neighboring houses: 131, 137 and 139 Amherst […]

Star East Orange Campus High School basketball player murdered

Star East Orange Campus High School basketball player murdered

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange community is grieving the death of 16-year-old Letrell Duncan, a star basketball player at East Orange Campus High School, where he was a sophomore. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and East Orange Police Department, on Oct. 3 at approximately 3:15 p.m., just after school let out, […]

First class graduates from EO’s free training program in the construction trades

First class graduates from EO’s free training program in the construction trades

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The first class of East Orange’s free training program in the construction trades successfully completed requirements to receive certificates of completion in general construction from the National Career Institute. A commencement ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 9, in City Council chambers.  A component of the East Orange General Laborers Training Program, […]

The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter welcome Vauss as new member

The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter welcome Vauss as new member

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 600 people attended the induction ceremony reception of Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity on Sept. 1. Vauss and his line brother Chris Porter became members of the spring 2022 line of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter.  Chapter President George Darby and […]

East Orange mayor’s annual cookout is huge success

East Orange mayor’s annual cookout is huge success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green’s annual cookout on Aug. 20 outside East Orange Campus High School delighted the many residents who attended. The event featured food, music, tug of war, face painting, bouncy houses, games, prizes, vendors, family fun and more. Photos Courtesy of East Orange City Hall

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