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

Tomato Tower


East Orange True News
Updated: 05/26/2015
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

The LINE A Violations Continue in the Parade

Memorial Day Parade with EOUMB

Memorial Day at City Hall

05/24/15 Once Again, Chris Sykes Uses His Dog Story
to Try to Influence the June Primary
- Comments

Reflection For Memorial Day

Continued Violations of Code 238-4, This Time
by School Board Vice President Mustafa Brent
and the "Gang of Five" LINE A Candidates

Shame of the Third Ward - 121 Sanford Street
05/23/15 -
UPDATE! Will YOU be Surprised?

Partial Victory - Some of the LINE A signs have been
removed... but not all.

05/21/15 Third Verified Day of Quilla Talmidge Thumbing Her Nose
at City Codes She Has Sworn to Uphold

05/21/15 Essex News Daily Completely Ignores
LINE A Scofflaws Violating City Code 238-4

05/20/15 Support Your Local Marching Band

LINE A Vandals are Back in East Orange
Violating Code § 238-4

05/17/15 Kevin Taylor Politically Attacked by Dwight Saunders

EOUMB March in Irvington's Haitian Flag Day Parade

BJ's Walk For Hope at Elmwood Park

Auditions for Cheyney University
Held at Cicely Tyson HS

05/12/15 Kasia Rivera of EO Accused of Jury Tampering in
Homicide Trial

05/11/15 Murderer Andre Higgs Released from Hospital

First Fruits of Spring

05/07/15 Bullet Pierces Window at Daycare on N. Clinton

05/06/15 Double Shooting on Mountain View Avenue
Tyjid Campbell EO Homicide Victim #10
Victim was 10th Grade Student at EOCHS

05/06/15 Murderer Damon Hairston of EO Arrested In PA

05/05/15 Quilla Talmadge Campaigns for a Fifth Term
as Third Ward Councilwoman

Time to Review -
The Shame of the City

EOUMB Performs at City Hall

05/01/15 EO Teacher, Latrena May, Shot on Tremont
NJ12 News - More Details - EO Homicide Victim #9

05/01/15 Kevin Taylor Uses Internet to Get City Action

After April Showers come...
May Flowers!

04/29/15 Former Banneker Academy Teacher Edward Wortman
Found Dead in Colonia

East Orange Being Invaded Today
by University and High School Bands!

04/24/15 Arbor Day in East Orange

Older East Orange News is Archived in the Timeline

THIRD WARD MAP - Shame of the City

Join The True News InterNetWork

East Orange Alumni
2015 College Graduates

Neil Davis
Military School of Music

Denzel Thompson
Delaware State University

Khalil Welch
Essex County Community College

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

Next East Orange Council Elections
June 2nd, 2015

Line A: Essex County Democratic Committee
First Ward:
Amy Lewis
Second Ward: Jacqueline Johnson
Third Ward:
Quilla Talmadge
Fourth Ward:
Casim Gomez
Fifth Ward:
Mustafa Brent

Line B: Democrats Taking Our City Back

First Ward:
Andrea McPhatter
Second Ward:
Muzzemil Mohammad Stevens
Third Ward: Belinda Jackson
Fourth Ward:
Zaimah Abdullah
Fifth Ward:
Kevin Taylor - Website



Holding Mayor Lester Taylor Accountable

Stated Campaign Goals Addressed

City Codes are Online +
City Budgets are Online +
Except for 2015 Proposal

Stated Campaign Goals NOT YET Addressed

On-line list of Municipal Workers & Salaries -

Complete 2015 Budget Proposal is NOT on-line -

On-line Budgets in Searchable Spread-sheets -

On-line Videos of all Public Meetings -

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


Alumni Begin Coming Home for
The Summer Break


EOUMB March in Irvington's
Haitian Flag Day Parade

BJ's Walk For Hope
at Elmwood Park

Dr. Ben Carson's Facebook Page

05/10/15 Don't Believe What the Media is Saying About Chris Wallace "schooling" Ben Carson:
Read the actual transcript of the interview and decide for yourself.

05/06/15 Transcript of Interview on "The Kelly File"

05/03/15 Dr. Ben Carson Announces his Candidacy for President of the United States

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

Yourself To Blame
by Mayme White Miller (c. 1936)

If things go bad for you
And make you a bit ashamed,
Often you will find out that
You have yourself to blame.

Swiftly we ran to mischief
And then the bad luck came.
Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame.

Whatever happens to us,
Here is what we say,
“Had it not been for so-and-so
Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”

And if you are short of friends,
I’ll tell you what to do,
Make an examination,
You’ll find the fault's in you.

You're the captain of your ship,
So agree with the same
If you travel downward
You have yourself to blame.


3/31/15 - Trey Gowdy asks Hillary Clinton to Testify on Her Use of Personal E-mail by May 1st.

Remember - Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

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

East Orange Wiz Kids, Inc. News

Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki's Book was accepted
in The Magic Castle Library in Los Angeles, CA


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


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

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

A National Police Force

Founded in 1925, the “Schutzstaffel,” German for “Protective Echelon,” initially
served as Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler’s (1889-1945) personal bodyguards,
and later became one of the most powerful and feared organizations in all of
Nazi Germany. Heinrich Himmler (1900-45), a fervent anti-Semite like Hitler,
became head of the Schutzstaffel, or SS, in 1929 and expanded the group’s
role and size. Recruits, who had to prove none of their ancestors were Jewish,
received military training and were also taught they were the elite not only of the
Nazi Party but of all humankind. By the start of World War II (1939-45), the SS
had more than 250,000 members and multiple subdivisions, engaged in activities
ranging from intelligence operations to running Nazi concentration camps. At the
postwar Nuremberg trials, the SS was deemed a criminal organization for its direct
involvement in war crimes.


March 2, 2015 - Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing:

0.1 OVERARCHING RECOMMENDATION: The President should support and provide
funding for the creation of a National Crime and Justice Task Force to review and evaluate all
components of the criminal justice system for the purpose of making recommendations to the
country on comprehensive criminal justice reform.


March 3, 2015 - "We have a great opportunity … to really transform how we think about
community law enforcement relations. We need to seize that opportunity … this is something
that I'm going to stay very focused on in the months to come." Barrack Obama

May 2, 2015 - "We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country.
In the Twentieth-Century, we had to fight states' rights to get the right to vote.
We gonna have to fight states' rights in terms of closing down police cases." Al Sharpton

May 6, 2015 - "After a federal monitor works with the city to reform its law enforcement
practices, Newark will have the best police department in the United States."

Police Director Eugene Venable as reported in NJ.com

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

1942 - Der Fuehrer's Face - Walt Disney

"Marching and heiling, heiling and marching. In him is planted
no seed of laughter, hope, tolerance or mercy. For him - only
heiling and marching, marching and heiling. The grim years
of regimentation have done their work. Now he's a good Nazi.
He sees no more than the party wants him to. He says nothing
but what the party wants him to say. And he does nothing
than what the party wants him to do. And so he marches,
with millions of comrades, trampling on the rights of others.."

May, 2015 - Bosch Fawstin's Winning Cartoon

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

04/07/15 Muslim Cartoons Mocking the 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

4/13/15 -280 Muslims representing Muslim Brotherhood front groups
invaded Capitol Hill in Washington DC on ‘Muslim Hill Day.’

04/16/15 Holocaust Remembrance Day - Muslim Cartoons Mocking the Holocaust

Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace


Remember Barack Hussein Obama

05/11/15 Tim Brown's 1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying

5/19/15 Smoking Gun

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

Official Web Site of the City of East Orange
City Codes are Online
City Budgets are Online - Except for 2015 Proposal

East Orange City Hall Facebook Page

EO Recreational & Cultural Affairs Facebook Page

East Orange Public Library Web Site

East Orange Board of Education Web site

East Orange School District Facebook Page

East Orange Campus High Facebook Page

East Orange Campus High School Sports

East Orange Neighborhood Profile - Statistics


Local Newspapers and On-Line News:

LocalTalk News covering Oranges, Bloomfield, Montclair, Irvington and Newark - Also use to report potholes and other city repair issues

Worrall Community Newspapers Electronic Editions

Essex News Daily

Record-Transcript Facebook Page

Metro Breaking News for NJ

NJ Spotlight

The Newark Star Ledger: NJ.com

North Jersey Dot Com (Essex)

Patch Sites

Newark Patch

South Orange Patch

West Orange Patch

Montclair Patch

Bloomfield Patch

Belleville-Nutley Patch

Millburn-Short Hills Patch

Livingston Patch

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