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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]