East Orange Interactive Museum

Like history itself, this site is in constant motion and change as time moves us from past to future
with only a quick glimpse at the present as we pass on by.

Check back daily to see what's old and what's new!

An Interactive Timeline History of East Orange
(1666 to 2015)

national debt

Foot Fits


East Orange True News
Updated: 04/02/2015
You won't find this much EO news in
the East Orange Record, Local Talk,
The Essex News "Daily"
or The Alternative Press!

East Orange Weather Report
Climate Change News

Tea Party Month

04/01/15 Menendez Indicted on 14 Federal
Corruption Charges

03/29/15 Armed Carjacking on Park Street

03/29/15 Fatal 3:00 AM Shooting on Halsted Street

EOUM Band Played at NJIT Game #3

3/25/15 Mayor's 2015 Budget includes 3.5% Tax Increase
ON TOP of last year's increase.

03/24/15 Arthur Negron, Jr. and Nygera Arrington of EO
Arrested in Drug Bust - 3 Guns Seized

03/24/15 - Terry Swanson Tucker Appointed to
Board of Education - What's Wrong With This?

03/24/15 Family Medicine & Pediatrics's Dr. Khanna Yash
Gets 9 Months in Prison

First Crocus of Spring

EOUMB Performs at NJIT vs Cleveland Game

03/23/15 Maurice Douglas of EO Pleads Guilty
to Insurance Fraud

Photo by Frederick Goode
First Day of Spring in East Orange ...
Opening Day of FREE ice cream at Rita's!

EOUM Band Invited BACK to NJIT
for Round #2
on 3/23/15

03/18/15 David Moore of EO Arrested for Parole Violation

03/17/15 Mayor's March Message Arrives on
St. Patrick's Day - No Irish Need Apply

EOUMB Performs for NJIT vs NH Game

03/16/15 EO Teen Conspires with WO Teens to Steal Phone

03/16/15 Kasaan Harris of EO Arrested in Newark for Carjacking

03/15/15 Kevin Clervil of EO Arrested at Linden Club

03/15/15 More Budget Shenanigans - New
High Salary Position Created by mayor

03/15/15 Budget Biddies Battle Begins

03/14/15 Edward Purcell Found Dead in Elizabeth

Photo credit: John Henry - SOTI
Goldie Burbage Receives Award From
The Historical Society of East Orange

Fine Fare Supermarket Fire, S. Orange Ave.
Three Fire-Fighters Injured

03/10/15 Shooting on Main and Harrison in East Orange

Landmark Harris Diner Destroyed by Fire
Photos and Videos

03/09/15 Kenneth Grant of EO Admits to Robbing Bank

03/08/15 Leonard Watts of EO Arrested on Drug Charges

03/07/15 Mayor's Annual Ball Held at "The Castle"
in Parsippany-Troy Hills. Only Wealthy Invited.

03/07/15 Darius Randall of EO Reported Missing in Camden, NJ

03/06/15 Lancie Marchan Sentenced to 5 Years

03/06/15 EO Firefighter Marc Jackson Reinstated in Job

03/06/15 Senator Robert Menendez to be Charged

03/04-03/05/15 Power Failure on N. 17th St & Park Ave.

03/03/15 Kyle Hollar-Gregory Sues EO for Negligence

03/02/15 Nakia Jacobs of EO Arrested in Newark

EO Unified Marching Band at Philly 76ers
Game in Philadelphia

Older East Orange News is Archived in the Timeline

THIRD WARD MAP - Shame of the City

Battle for the Bands - April 25, 2015

03/07/15 Mayor's Annual Ball Held at "The Castle"
in Parsippany-Troy Hills. Only Wealthy Invited.

How's that for "Quality of Life?"

East Orange 2014 Property Taxes:
Average Residential Property Value: $172,082.00
Average Property Taxes: $8,444.00

Net Value EO Taxable - $2,513,103,146.00

County Taxes: $14,544,693.99
County Open Space Tax: $440,422.70
Total County Taxes: $14,985,116.69

EO School District: $20,544,012.00

EO Municipal: $86,299,608.00
EO Municipal Open Space: $502,621.00
EO Library Tax: $991,610.00
EO Total Municipal: $87,793,839.00

Here's the man responsible:

Lester Taylor Delivers State of the City Speech
Video Part 1
Video Part 2

I was not there, so I cannot tell you what was said,
but I CAN tell you what was NOT said. No mention
was made of the seven East Orange residents who
were murdered last year
, nor the two more residents
who were murdered this year
. There was NO
EXPLANATION as to how our public schools
were the highest in numbers of violent incidents and
highest in substance abuse in all of Essex County

this past year during mayor Taylor's watch.
given for the mayor's inability to provide true
transparency and accountability of government by
posting the budget on-line and the city codes and
ordinances on-line.

I was not there, so I am only guessing that the above
statement is completely true. If I am wrong, play me
the video recording of the speech and prove me
wrong and I will apologize to the mayor and council.
01/21/15 Jim Gerrish - E. Orange, NJ
UPDATE: 3/18/15 There has been no complete video
of the State of the City Address released and no
written transcript. The pitiful information that HAS
been released
and the above videos show that every
statement I made above is TRUE NEWS.


Instead of working to put the city budget on-line,
as promised many times, or to put the city codes
and ordinances on-line, again as promised many
times, the mayor and council have come up with a
scheme to run the Police and Fire departments by
committee, adding layers of bureacracy and
removing accountability. This move will increase
the number of people working for the city, but not
the number of police officers or fire fighters. Unless
YOU show up to demand accountability and REAL
transparency, the mayor and council will sign this
into EO law on January 26th with a flick of the pen.
We don't need another water commission (water
department run by committee) on our hands.

01/17/15 - Jim Gerrish - E. Orange, NJ

02/19/15 -Ohio Teacher of the Year, Stacie Starr,
resigned because of Common Core. That took a
great deal of courage of conviction.
Read her reasons
why she resigned HERE.


Holding Mayor Lester Taylor Accountable

Stated Campaign Goals Addressed

Stated Campaign Goals NOT YET Addressed

Lower Property Taxes - - -
Create new development in our city - -
Create good jobs for our residents -
Create a "better" educational system - -
Create Recreational opportunities for our young people +
Deal with adequate services for our seniors -
Deal with the issue of harrassment of our police department -
Provide both police and fire dept. adequate resources
to keep our community safe
- -
Develop a parking garage at or near Brick Church Station -
Additional Goals Quoted in Ebony Article 03/24/14:
"Make this community safer" - -

"Stabilize and reduce taxes" - - -
"Improve the city's unemployment rate" - -
"Create livable wage jobs" - -
"Use organized labor programs to train people and expose
them to career options" - -
"Prepare our students for college and careers" +

Reality Sets In...

2015 Tax Increase of 3.5%

Mayor appoints Terry Tucker to
Board of Education

South Orange Stops Buying Water
from East Orange Water Works

Poor Attendance at State of City

EO Schools Highest in Violence
and Substance Abuse 2013-14

Lester Taylor For Governor -2017

Uniform Crime Report 2014

Bread and Circuses *
Second Annual Mayoral Ball
Held at "The Castle" in

* "The people did not realize
that they were merely recovering
a portion of their own property,
and that their ruler (mayor)
could not have given them
what they were receiving
without first having taken it
from them in taxes."
Translated from the Latin -
Decimus Junius Juvenalis
a.k.a. Juvenal c.100 AD


Home of the
East Orange Unified Marching Band


EO Alumni Meet at Mardi Gras Parade

EOUM Band Played
at NJIT Game #3

EOUMB Performs at
NJIT vs Cleveland Game

East Orange Wiz Kids, Inc. News


Essex County Gun Buy-Back Scoreboard

Gun Control & Registration News

Climate Change News

Common Core News

Planned Parenthood & Abortion News


Reverence For Life

Thomas Sowell on:
Civilian Casualties in Gaza
Children as Illegal Immigrants
Increasing the Minimum Wage

A Convention Of States Can Amend The Constitution

States In Favor of a Convention of States (COS)

02/04/14 Georgia Senate passes COS application 37-17

04/19/14 Alaska Senate passes COS application 12-8

04/21/14 Florida House passes COS application

04/11/14 Project Veritas Exposes Wisconsin Senator

01/22/14 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Gives Surplus Money Back to Taxpayers

02/05/14 Wisconsin's Economy Continues To Thrive

02/11/14 Senator Cruz: Use New Sources of Energy to Pay Down National Debt

Become an Abolitionist- Save the Slaves
Slavery Under Islam

05/22/14 Dr. Ben Carson's Interview on The Glenn Beck Program

01/28/14 Dr. Ben Carson on Raising the Minimum Wage

11/12/13 : Dr. Ben Carson's Five Warning Signs of America's Decline

Written Transcript of Dr. Ben Carson's Speech (2/7/13) HERE

Ben Carson Scholars and Reading Rooms


America : Freedom to Fascism

02/11/14 - Three NJ Republicans who voted FOR the “clean” debt limit increase:
REMEMBER: Rep. Frank LoBiondo, Rep. Jon Runyan, Rep. Chris Smith
Here is the complete list of all who voted for the increase

Why the Budget Deal was Bad 12/19/13

Remember These 9 Republican Senators Who Caved In on 12/18/13

Remember the Names of House Reps who Caved In on the Sequester Cuts (12/12/13)

28 Senate RINO that Need to be Dismissed

88 House RINO that Need to be Dismissed

Truth Matters in Minnesota: Why Not New Jersey?

Campaign Finance Abuses
04/09/13 I don't see Campaign Finance Reform on anybody's Election Promises

7/3/13 Campaign Reporting Violations

10/02/13 Joe DiVincenzo Caught in Campaign Fund Violations

Remembering History

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

Saul Alinsky's 12 Rules For Radicals

Freedomworks' 13 Rules For Patriots

national debt

Remember Al Sharpton & Other Race Baiters

2/24/15 Video Reveals Al Sharpton's True Motive

Remember - US Senator Cory Booker

02/26/14 Newark Watershed Scandal

02/25/14 Booker's Involvement in Newark Watershed Scandal

Remember - NJ Senator Robert Menendez

04/01/15 Menendez Indicted on 14 Federal Corruption Charges

03/06/15 Menendez to be Charged After 2 Year Investigation

What's this about New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez?
Follow-up story 3/2/13
Follow-up possible retraction story 3/5/13
Sen. Robert Menendez under investigation by grand jury 3/15/13
Prostitution scandal surrounding Sen. Menendez was a lie, officials say 3/19/13

6/23/13 Scandal just won't "Go Away." Here's a new one...

01/24/14 The Investigation Continues...

Remember - Thirteen Embezzlers
Tally in Illinois: 13 Charged, $16M Embezzled

Remember - Hillary Rodham Clinton

3/28/15 Hillary Has Broken the Law and Defied Congress

3/12/15 - The 1996 "Blizzard of Lies."

Historic World News
History Repeats Itself

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
attributed to Albert Einstein

"Ethics is nothing other than Reverence for Life.
Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality,
namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting and enhancing life,
and to destroy, to harm or to hinder life is evil."
— Albert Schweitzer

Jihad vs Crusades

Get the facts before you embarrass yourself, Mr. President.

Here's a former President with a different view:

"No state paper from a Christian hand, could, without trampling
the precepts of its Lord and Master, have commenced by an
open proclamation of hatred to any portion of the human race.
The Ottoman (Muslim) lays it down as the foundation of his discourse."
John Quincy Adams
The American Annual Register for the Years 1827-8-9, Blunt, Joseph (1830)

Historic Executions of Homosexuals


12/04/14 Arizona Baptist Cleric Advocates Executions of Gays

Muslims Don't Just Talk About Gay Executions in 2015

Another man thrown off a roof and stoned to death by a crowd.

Another man murdered for the delight of the crowd
of Muslims below, who finished him off by stoning.

1/15/15 -
Muslims Execute Men by Throwing From Tall
Building as Crowd of Muslims Watches From Street.

Muslim Atrocities Continue into 2015

Eleven Year Old Iraqui Boy Executed by Iranian-backed Militia

2/15/15 Twenty-one Christians Beheaded - Why? Because They Are Christians.

Iraqi Soldier Decapitated - Muslim Watchers Invited to Step on Body

Three New Decapitations by Muslims - Iraqui Victims from Sinjar

History Repeating Itself Once Again

USA TODAY Editorial Cartoon, February 2, 2015

1943, Nazi Controlled Germany

History Repeating Itself Once Again

The Turkish massacres of Armenians
in 1894, 1895, 1896, and 1909

February, 2015 - Starbucks Poster Celebrates Armenian Holocaust

Historic World News from 2014 is archived HERE


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

02/17/15 Click on their Pictures - Learn Who They Are

1991 - The Muslim Brotherhood's Strategic Plan for America

The Silence of Moderate Muslims


Remember Barack Hussein Obama

Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

4 Reasons to Remember Benghazi

Benghazi Questions That Won't Go Away

Original Benghazi Theory from October, 2012

Back to the original Benghazi theory from June 2012

06/17/13 Special Forces Were Only Hours From Benghazi

08/03/13 New Questions about Benghazi

08/13/13 More Benghazi Revelations

10/22/13 Before Benghazi and Still No Answers: Sgt. Bergdahl

10/28/13 "60 Minutes" Finally "Discovers" Benghazi Scandal is Real
Follow-Up: 11/26/13 CBS Backtracks on Part of the "60 Minutes" Story

10/30/13 More of the "Truth" Comes Out on CBS
Follow-Up: 11/26/13 CBS Backtracks on Part of the "60 Minutes" Story

11/16/13 What Benghazi Attackers Knew in Advance

The Complete Report on Benghazi from September 11, 2012 to February 14, 2014

03/14/14 CIA Fails to Investigate Benghazi Attack

04/30/14 Proof in e-mails That the President and Hillary (etc.) Lied

05/02/14 John Boehner Forms Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi

05/11/14 Trey Gowdy Questions the Media

06/13/14 Benghazi Filmmaker CONFIRMED To Be Agent Of Eric Holder

12/01/14 Benghazi was the Definition of an Intelligence Failure

07/01/14 New Water Rates for East Orange

06/18/14 EOWC Agendas and Resolutions have STILL not been updated
Who can find the missing $3.1 Million?
Contact Jim Gerrish

04/04/14 EOWC News has not been updated since 2010
06/03/14 Still Waiting for News of the Indicted Commissioners (from 2013).
No news from the city - but the Star Ledger has some HERE

3/5/13 East Orange Water Commission may face fines up to $400,000

East Orange Water Commission Indictments - 2/13/13

Resolution of Board of Water Commissioners from December 11, 2012
Board of Water Commissioners Agenda for January 8, 2013

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East Orange Campus High School Sports

East Orange Neighborhood Profile - Statistics

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