Oranges-Maplewood NAACP president says no more debates

ORANGE, NJ — Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear, who resides in the Presidential Heights section of East Orange and also serves as the 2nd vice president of the Presidential Heights Community Association, said the Oranges-Maplewood NAACP won’t be hosting any candidates night events ahead of the June primary and the November general election. Puryear helped […]

EO Council candidates to square off in debate

EO Council candidates to square off in debate

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Presidential Heights Community Association will host a debate on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church, 209 4th Ave., East Orange, for the candidates vying for the 5th Ward seat on the East Orange City Council in the Democratic primary on […]

Local branch of NAACP gearing up for 2019 elections

Local branch of NAACP gearing up for 2019 elections

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP is gearing up to take a leading role in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4. The “catchment communities” the group represents include Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Livingston, Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley and Verona. “We have a meeting at noontime today with East Orange […]

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

    ESSEX, NJ — Members of the “Essex 5” local civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy groups were honored by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety Building. […]

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 […]

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