MACFest performers defy rain with memorable moments

MACFest performers defy rain with memorable moments

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange’s third annual Music, Arts and Culture Festival, or MACFest, took place in City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 2, featuring many great performers and performances, including Tito Puente Jr., Melisa Morgan and this year’s headliner, Raheem Devaughn. The event was hosted by actress Naturi Naughton, who stars on the […]

Coley resigning as EO Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Public Safety Department Director Sheilah Coley has officially submitted her letter of resignation to Mayor Ted Green and city administrator Solomon Steplight. “Good evening, I wanted you to hear it from me first,” said Coley on Tuesday, May 29, via text message to a Record-Transcript reporter. “I resigned as […]

East Orange mayor to host iftar at City Hall

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green is inviting the entire city community to City Hall on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., as he and other observant Muslims break their Ramadan fast. This evening meal is called the “iftar.” “Muslims have been fasting from sunup to sundown for the last month and […]

EO mayor introduces proposed $145 million budget

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Ted Green introduced a proposed city budget of $145 million for 2018, with a 2.7-percent tax increase, at the East Orange City Council’s regular meeting Monday, April 9. Green said there are no layoffs, no deferred compensation for employees and no interruptions in services for residents and business owners in […]

Coley’s 45-day extension is business as usual for directors

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman clarified her remarks with regard to city council’s vote to extend acting Public Safety Division Director Sheilah Coley’s temporary appointment by another 45 days at its regular meeting on March 26, following Mayor Ted Green’s request for the extension. “We just gave her another […]

EO mayor to break ground on SAUR redevelopment project

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green is scheduled to break ground on the new Sussex Avenue Urban Renewal project on the site of the former Arcadian Gardens public housing project, nicknamed “Lil City,” on Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m., along with the city’s redevelopment partners, J.G. Petrucci Company Inc. and TD+Partners. […]

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