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East Orange Mayor & Council to Tell Federal Agencies, “Not in Our Cities! Don’t Sell Our Housing to Wall Street” 

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange joins a chorus of local elected leaders across the nation calling on Fannie Mae, HUD and Freddie Mac to sell troubled mortgages to non-profits, Not Wall Street speculators.

On 10:00 am, Thursday February 4th, Mayor Lester E. Taylor III and members of the East Orange City Council will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall to call on Fannie Mae to prioritize the bulk sale of delinquent mortgage pools to non-profit housing agencies as opposed to Wall Street speculators. Over the past few years, the federal agencies HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been auctioning off pools of very delinquent mortgages – most often to the highest bidder. Hedge funds and private equity firms have been the primary beneficiaries.  

“The foreclosure and mortgage crisis in New Jersey is the worst in the nation,” says Mayor Taylor. “East Orange has taken this crisis very seriously and worked diligently to keep families in their homes and stabilize our hardest hit communities. The City of East Orange can build on our successes, but only if the federal agencies prioritize the sales of delinquent mortgages to local non-profit partners with a commitment to our residents and our communities. I want Fannie Mae to talk with our City and our non-profit partners before selling off one more troubled mortgage to Wall Street.” 

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“On February 4th, I’m joining with colleagues and community leaders from across the country in calling on Fannie Mae to stop contributing to the problem. Instead, Fannie Mae should be working with local leaders to develop strategies that help stabilize our neighborhoods,” says East Orange First Ward Councilman Chris James. “In the coming weeks, the City of East Orange will consider a motion before City Council calling on our federal housing agencies to do what’s right for our communities and our residents.”   

The Mayor and East Orange City Council members will be joined by residents, housing activists, community leaders and members of NJ Communities United.

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Two East Orange Students Recently Accepted at Delaware Valley University

March 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce that Jahala Bennett & Jenner Moise of East Orange, NJ have been accepted for admission at the University.

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Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, DelVal emphasizes experiential and ...

County Executive Welcomes Student Artists to Essex County Hall of Records

March 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulates students from East Orange Community Charter School who participated in the Art Educators of New Jersey Student Art Exhibit at the Essex County Hall of Records on Monday, March 20th. 

Students attending the ceremony were (in front) Akeem Langevine, Eden Tom-James, Eloghosa Osarenmwinda, Joardan Joiner and ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

March 13, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

3,684,634.00 Million Reasons to Change Our Community

March 20, 2017

East Orange Mayoral Candidate John Thompson Challenges Budget Claims 

As I start my journey on finding ways to keep my promise of reducing taxes for our community, I found a staggering difference between the 2012 budget and the 2016 budget. Salary increases of 3,684,634.00. Now to some people, that may not seem like a lot, but to a community like ours, this matters! 

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Orange Chalks the Walk: In Honor of Kick Butts Day!

March 14, 2017

ORANGE, NJ - This Thursday (March 16, 2017) Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren will team with Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten, the Essex County 4H, Global Advisors on Smoke-free Policy and Rutgers University to present “Chalk the Walk” in honor of “Kick Butts Day”.

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