Essex County remembers 9/11

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

EO mayor has ‘Coming to America’ moment with visiting Nigerian king

EO mayor has ‘Coming to America’ moment with visiting Nigerian king

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange experienced its own “Coming to America” moment straight out of the hit movie from 1988 starring Eddie Murphy on Friday, July 27, when Mayor Ted Green, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and members of City Council welcomed Nigerian monarch Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja […]

Irvington gearing up to host National Night Out 2018

Irvington gearing up to host National Night Out 2018

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington’s government is joining with its Police and Fire divisions to gear up for National Night Out 2018 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Civic Square for a local celebration of the nationwide event. “Thank you to all our sponsors,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on Monday, July 23. […]

Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

IRVINGTON, NJ — North Ward Councilman David Lyons was chosen by his Irvington Municipal Council colleagues to serve a second consecutive term as council president during the reorganization meeting held at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Sunday, July 1. The council majority also voted to have at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess serve a […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Candidate for lieutenant governor visits for National Night Out

Candidate for lieutenant governor visits for National Night Out

IRVINGTON, NJ — Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, the state Democratic Party’s candidate for lieutenant governor, stopped by Irvington’s annual National Night Out event in Civic Square on Tuesday, Aug. 1. “She’s here all the time and that’s one of the things about having one of our own on the ticket as lieutenant governor,” said Mayor Tony […]

District celebrates Murphy’s choice of Oliver as running mate

District celebrates Murphy’s choice of Oliver as running mate

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A campaign kickoff was hosted July 27 by the 377 South Harrison Street Tenants Association in East Orange for New Jersey Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and running mate Sheila Oliver, who currently represents the state’s 34th District. The previous day Murphy had announced his choice for Oliver, the former […]

ODMC hosts annual Breakfast Fundraiser at Elks Lodge 135

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Democratic Municipal Committee held its annual breakfast fundraiser at the Orange Elks Lodge 135 on Saturday, March 18, and although featured guest speaker gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy was unable to attend, those who did come more than filled in for him. “I stay in trouble in Trenton because I am […]