NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

NJ 11th for Change executive director takes leading NJ Democrats role

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Saily Avelenda, executive director of the grassroots organization NJ 11th for Change, is taking on a new role: executive director of the NJ Democratic State Committee. She is replacing Kevin Olasanoye in that position. Under Avelenda’s leadership, NJ 11th for Change grew to more than 8,000 members. During the 2018 election, […]

‘Immigration Law and Policy in the Trump Era’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange town team of NJ 11th for Change will host Gemma Solimene, clinical associate professor at Fordham University’s School of Law, to provide an overview of U.S. immigration law and policy in both historical and contemporary contexts on Monday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Orange […]

Frelinghuysen announces retirement

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District, announced Jan. 29 that he would not be seeking re-election in the November 2018 election. Below is his statement: “Today as I announce my retirement at the end of this session of Congress, I want to use the opportunity to […]

TBA’s 24th annual Women’s Interfaith Forum explores dissent

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 17, braving frigid temperatures and the aftermath of a morning snowstorm, 140 participants from numerous houses of worship and faith-based groups from greater Essex County attended Temple B’nai Abraham’s 24th annual Women’s Interfaith Forum. Sponsored by the temple’s Social Action Committee and Sisterhood–The Women’s Connection since 1994, the Women’s […]