State Senate and Assembly committees approve Marijuana Legalization Act

State Senate and Assembly committees approve Marijuana Legalization Act

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, Nov. 26, the New Jersey Senate and Assembly majorities voted to move ahead with the Marijuana Legalization Act legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, that would make marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and older. Scutari represents the 22nd Legislative District, which […]

Police shooting in East Orange being investigated

Police shooting in East Orange being investigated

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi, a member of the East Orange Police Division was involved in a shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, which the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has been called in to investigate. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Stephens announced […]

EO Hall of Fame induction caps busy weekend

EO Hall of Fame induction caps busy weekend

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Hall of Fame’s second induction ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Cicely Tyson School of the Performing and Fine Arts theater, will conclude the city’s Thanksgiving and Alumni Weekend celebration. That includes the annual football game between East Orange Campus High School and Barringer […]

JLOSH receives Community Partner of the Year Award

JLOSH receives Community Partner of the Year Award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Family Assistance Resource Center NJ hosted its fourth annual Awards & Recognition Dinner in October, honoring the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills as the Community Partner of the Year. FARC recognized JLOSH for its outstanding contributions in helping meet the basic needs of children and families who have […]

Although Orange doesn’t attend forum, marijuana legalization still a hot topic

Although Orange doesn’t attend forum, marijuana legalization still a hot topic

ORANGE, NJ — Orange was not represented at the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, because North Ward Councilwoman Tency Eason had already hosted her own marijuana legalization community meeting at St. Matthew AME Church on Oakwood Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 10. “I hosted a meeting […]

New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The new “Drive Right, Be Right” policing campaign was implemented on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in East Orange to help “take back the streets.” The campaign is “a targeted effort to improve the quality of life throughout the city.” East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Public Safety Liaison Jose Cordero and police Chief […]

Rice continues to voice his concern about legalization of marijuana

Rice continues to voice his concern about legalization of marijuana

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP hosted a Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring a panel discussion with East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Rice used […]

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