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Community Leaders Rally to Save Former Mayor Cooke's Home

Save Mayor Tom Cooke's Home Credits: Tapinto East Orange/Orange
Save Mayor Cooke's Home 2 Credits: Tapinto East Orange/Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Council President & Mayor-elect Ted Green with a coalition of grassroots organizations and elected officials came to the defense of former Mayor Tom Cooke in his time of desperate need to ‘Save His Home’

Also in support of the Mayor was 4th ward Councilman Casim Gomez and 1st ward Councilman Chris James joining  forces with Fredricka Bey and the Women In Support of the Million Man March, the People's Organization for Progress and the Irvington NAACP to help prevent foreclosure procedures on our 88-year-old ex-Mayor Tom Cooke's home.

Also in attendance for the rally was Assemblyman Tom Giblin and Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, with several dignitaries, community leaders and local residents.

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The rally was at the home of the former mayor at 74 Hawthorne Avenue, East Orange NJ. Despite the personal nature of foreclosure and financial crisis, Mayor Cooke thought it important to allow his personal trials to be publicized; letting other residents know that if a former mayor was facing such a dark prospect, anyone can. 

At the conclusion of the rally, members of city, county and local neighborhood pledged to do whatever possible to save the Mayor’s home. Ms. Bey pledged to keep fighting for more just foreclosure laws for residents across the state.

Watch the event video for specific details.

For More information contact Ed Kaiser at 973-478-0210

 

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