Orange BOE election to be in November

Orange BOE election to be in November

ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the actions of the Orange Board of Education in May, its next election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, the same day as the statewide general election. “If a school board election is held in April, it is managed by the local school board. If the local school board decides to […]

NAACP Awards Banquet honors local individuals and groups

NAACP Awards Banquet honors local individuals and groups

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP unit honored the Committee for an Elected Orange School Board at its 105th annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet at the Wilshire Caterers in West Orange on Sunday, April 29, along with a host of others, including East Orange Democratic Committee Chairman and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy […]

Orange’s NAACP has a busy schedule in April

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP has a full slate of events scheduled for this month, starting with a screening of the movie “Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America” on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange and ending with the annual Freedom Fund Banquet on on […]

NAACP standing up for immigrant rights, U.S. immigration policy reform

ORANGE, NJ — Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris agree there is a direct correlation between the civil rights movement and U.S. immigration. They teamed up with Karol Ruiz and Cynthia Osorio of Wind of the Spirit, a faith-based nonprofit immigration advocacy and legal aid group, and Pastor E.T. Stoddard, […]

NAACP and Wind of the Spirit host Immigration Workshop

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP branch hosted an Immigration Workshop at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 270 Reynolds Terrace, Orange, on Saturday, Jan. 27, in conjunction with Karol Ruiz and Cynthia Osorio of Wind of the Spirit, a nonprofit immigration advocacy and legal aid group, with the support of Pastor E.T. Stoddard. “We’re excited because […]

Local NAACP branches going to bat for immigrants and Dreamers

ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP branch has decided to wade into the debate about the federal Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision to revoke the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 El Salvadorans, 45,000 Haitians and 2,500 Nicaraguans that have been living and working in this country for years by organizing an Immigration Workshop at […]

Orange BOE misses filing deadline for special election

ORANGE, NJ — According to at-large Orange Councilwoman Donna K. Williams, 2016 mayoral candidate Janice Morrell and the Rev. Anthony P. Johnson of the Committee for an Elected Orange School Board, the Orange Board of Education failed to meet the first filing deadline for paperwork needed to facilitate the change from a Type 1 District […]

Irvington NAACP, others defend actions of Orange vice principal

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP is speaking out about the incident that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, at the intersection of Central and Lincoln avenues in Orange that involved Orange police officer Hanifah Davis, twin sisters from Orange High School and Orange High School Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz, who is also the school’s athletic […]

Community reaction to Orange police officer’s suspension is swift police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — Reaction to the news of the alleged use of excessive force by an Orange Police officer against twin sisters, who are Orange High School seniors, and Orange High School Assistant Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz on Thursday, Oct. 12 has been swift. The incident occurred outside a pizza parlor and corner store at […]