NJ committees approve pot legalization

State Senate, Assembly committees vote to send Marijuana Legalization Act to full Legislature vote

NJ committees approve pot legalization

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 […]

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 […]

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice’s opposition to marijuana legalization in New Jersey found someone who shares his viewpoint in Kathleen Witcher. A longtime resident of Irvington who is a former Irvington NAACP president, former Irvington Board of Education member, former Irvington Housing Authority commissioner and a retired teacher, Witcher is vocal on many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local NAACP hosts Cannabis Education Forum at Bloomfield College

Local NAACP hosts Cannabis Education Forum at Bloomfield College

ORANGE, 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. Assemblywoman Britnee […]

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

BLOOMFIELD, 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 Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, East Orange Mayor Ted Green, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Sandra King, […]

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice Sr. hosted a community forum at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 644 Chancellor Ave., Irvington, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to discuss the potential impact of pending marijuana legalization legislation from fellow Sen. Nick Scutari that is making its way through the state Legislature. Scutari is the driving force behind […]

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP will host a community forum on marijuana legalization legislation pending in the state Legislature on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloomfield College, College Hall Classroom 016, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. The forum will be moderated by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Sandra King, of Rutgers University, the producer […]

Memorial Day celebrated throughout Irvington

Memorial Day celebrated throughout Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington Municipal Council once again joined forces with the Board of Education and the veterans of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 and other organizations to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. “We’re just here celebrating Memorial Day,” said Vauss on Monday, May 29. “We […]