East Orange’s 4th Ward City Council race heats up

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The race for East Orange City Council’s 4th Ward between Councilman Casim Gomez Sr., Councilwoman Tameika Garrett-Ward and challenger Patrick Reid, who is president of the East Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaican Organization of New Jersey, is shaping up to be the most competitive contest in the Democratic primary […]

Irvington well-represented at Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival

Irvington well-represented at Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival

ORANGE, NJ — Irvington Township was represented by Lionel Leach at this year’s annual Orange Caribbean Festival, organized by Nikki Amos and Campanella Godfrey, in Monte Irving Park on Central Avenue in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 4. A former Communications Workers of America Union official, as well as part of former Mayor Wayne Smith’s unsuccessful […]

Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival gets rave reviews

Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival gets rave reviews

ORANGE, NJ — Every year, Nikki Amos and Campanella Godfrey organize Orange’s Caribbean Festival in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Central Avenue, with the support of the local mayor, Orange City Council and a host of public and private supporters. On Saturday, Aug. 4, this year’s efforts attracted the attention of Carol Thomas and her […]

Local leaders take issue with immigration policies, president’s alleged remarks

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Historical Society of East Orange President Goldie Burbage and East Orange Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Reid both recently expressed dismay regarding U.S. immigration policy shifts and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s revocation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, El Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and others, as well as the fate of the […]

Historical Society of EO kicks off Black History Month

Historical Society of EO kicks off Black History Month

Photo by Chris Sykes Historical Society of East Orange members, including President Goldie Burbage, right, and East Orange Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Reid, second from right, stand in front of the traveling local history exhibit on Monday, Feb. 5, during the city’s official Black History Month observance kickoff ceremony inside City Hall. The exhibit […]