Professor explains Afrocentric meaning of color green in mayor’s name

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Professor Akil Khalfani of the Essex County College Africana Institute gave his perspective on East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s last name and just what that means for his city and constituents’ prospects in 2019 and beyond. This topic was discussed Tuesday, Jan. 1, during the East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization […]

East Orange hosts first citywide Kwanzaa Celebration

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its citywide Kwanzaa Celebration from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. One day was set aside during this period to recognize each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: “Umoja” or unity on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in City Hall, featuring Principal Baruti Kafele; “Kujichagulia” or self-determination on Thursday, […]

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Reaching across township lines, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently assisted East Orange Mayor Ted Green in finding a new director to replace Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29 from the department. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

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

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 […]