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TED GREEN UNVEILS PLANS FOR HOUSING IN EAST ORANGE

EAST ORANGE, New Jersey – May 18, 2017 – Candidate for Mayor in East Orange, Ted R. Green, has unveiled portions of a plan to address housing in East Orange; including foreclosures, rehabilitation, ownership, funding and jobs.  Council President Green said, “My goal, if elected Mayor, is to provide opportunities for home ownership and to address other issues that are part of creating a comprehensive housing plan in East Orange.”
 
According to Green, there are a number of ways to improve the housing framework in East Orange; from rehabilitation to new construction to property maintenance and even community pride through programs; like the Clean and Green Program.  He added that each of the city’s five wards, while having shared concerns about neighborhoods, housing, and vacant properties, have particular concerns based on the makeup of those communities that must be addressed through a strategic plan for housing.

 

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Happy Mother's Day

Dear Friends,
 
Mother’s Day is the formal recognition of mothers on a Sunday in May.   It’s the time when we treat them to breakfast or dinner, we sometimes buy them jewelry or present them with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and other expressions of love.  These are some of the traditional activities conducted for Mother’s on this special day.
  
Mother’s Day is also a day when yet others perhaps struggle and maybe smile as they remember a mother or a mother figure with whom they shared sacred memories of their time together. On this day, while you are enjoying time with your Mother please take a moment to remember those whose mothers are no longer here.
 
When you think about it – every day is Mother’s Day.  Let’s give Mother’s and Aunts and Cousins, Grandmothers and all women who serve as surrogate Mothers, their flowers every day, by showing them love, gratitude and grace.  
 
On behalf of the Line A Team, Happy Mother’s Day to all Mother’s and to those who serve as Mother’s, too!  We are forever grateful for your love and presence in our lives.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
The Line A Team  
Ted R. Green, Candidate for Mayor
Chris James, First Ward Council Candidate 
Romal Bullock, Second Ward Council Candidate
Bergson Leneus, Third Ward Council Candidate 
Tyshammie Cooper, Fourth Ward Council Candidate
Alicia Holman, Fifth Ward Council Candidate
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Mayoral Candidate Ted Green Maps Out a Plan to Improve Public Safety

Technology Improvements Coupled with Police Patrols & Community Policing 
Are Part of His Plan for East Orange 
 
 
EAST ORANGE, New Jersey - May 10, 2017 - Mayoral Candidate Ted R. Green has begun mapping out a plan to improve public safety in East Orange that includes upgrading existing technology and adding police patrols in the city, particularly in areas that have seen an uptick in crime.  
 
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EAST ORANGE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ENDORSES TED GREEN FOR MAYOR

Executive Board & Rep Council Vote to Support Longtime Resident & Council President
Resized_20170509_163845.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey, May 9, 2017 – The East Orange Education Association today endorsed Ted R. Green for Mayor of East Orange.  The endorsement came today at the meeting of the Executive Board and Rep Council at their headquarters on Central Avenue in East Orange.
 
Jacqui Gradington, President of the East Orange Education Association (EOEA) said, “Ted has shown us through his work on the City Council, particularly as President, that he cares about East Orange.  He is a product of the public-school system – so he not only understands the value of public education, he also supports the work of educators who everyday are changing the lives of the children they teach and mentor.”
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Hundreds Join in for the Grand Opening of Ted Green and the Line A Team Headquarters

Resized_20170502_191755001.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey, May 3, 2017 - Hundreds of East Orange residents and Line A supporters turned out for the grand opening of the Line a Headquarters on Tuesday, May 2, located at 386 Main Street, East Orange.  Hundreds registered to work and volunteer for the campaign, leading up to the June 6 Primary.  
 
East Orange and Essex County Chairman Leroy J. Jones, Jr. led the brief program that also included Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, Senator Nia Gill, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake. The anchor of the evening, East Orange City Council President and candidate for Mayor, Ted R. Green, spoke last and was joined by his running mates; First Ward Councilman Chris James, Second Ward Councilman Romal Bullock, Third Ward Council Candidate Bergson Leneus, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper and Fifth Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman.  Except for the Third Ward Councilperson, Bergson Leneus, all other candidates are incumbents.
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HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

Today is a sad day for the people of this nation, the people of New Jersey and the people of East Orange.  The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has become an integral part of the fabric of our society.  President Obama fought a long and tough race to bring healthcare to all.  We won that race, bringing healthcare to more than 20 million Americans, including 500,000 people in New Jersey.  With yesterday's actions by Congress, we now face the strong possibility that Americans will lose one of their inalienable rights – the provision of healthcare for themselves and their families.  The United States has taken a giant step backwards in the healthcare arena, leaving many to wonder – why…why have we as a nation, devalued the health of its citizens?  Our struggles with a White House that refuses to put the interests of people first, paints a picture devoid of hope and of a future that allows us to become a healthier America, a healthier New Jersey and a healthier city.  I stand with my colleagues and with you to do everything in my power to ensure healthcare remains a priority for you and for all of us.
 
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ENGINEERING UNION ENDORSES TED GREEN FOR MAYOR

ESPA Says Consistent Concern for the City and Employees is Reason for Support
 
EAST ORANGE, New Jersey, April 30 2017 -  ESPA, the Engineering Supervisory Personnel Association, the trade group for engineering and professional level engineering employees, has thrown their endorsement for Mayor behind Ted R. Green.
Donald Wharton, longtime President of ESPA said, “As President of ESPA, we would like to formally endorse Ted Green for Mayor of the City of East Orange.”
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LINE A CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS TO OPEN WITH JOBS, REFRESHMENTS AND FUN

Sign Up for Jobs at Main Street Grand Opening on Tuesday
EAST ORANGE, New Jersey – April 30, 2017 – The Line A Team, with Ted R. Green, as the candidate for Mayor, will celebrate the grand opening of their Line A headquarters at 386 Main Street on Tuesday, May 6.  The kickoff begins at 6 p.m.  
The kickoff will provide an opportunity for people to register for work leading up to and on Election Day, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Refreshments will also be provided, along with music and other fun activities.  
Members of the Line A team will join Council President Ted R. Green.  His running candidates are:  1st Ward Councilman Chris James, 2nd Ward Councilman Romal Bullock, 3rd Ward Candidate Bergson Leneus, 4th Ward Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper, and 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman.  
For more information or to register go to jobs@green-in-17.com or call 862-600-0528.  The event is free and open to the public. 
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SENIOR CITIZENS, TENANT PRESIDENTS ENDORSE MAYORAL CANDIDATE

20170425_123421.jpgApril 26, 2017 - East Orange - East Orange Tenant Leaders from 18 senior citizen buildings have announced their endorsement of East Orange Mayoral Candidate Ted R. Green.  Ted Green said, “I want to thank the Senior Building Tenant Presidents.  Each of them plays an important role in the provision of housing and the quality of life for seniors in East Orange.”  The endorsement was made at a lunch meeting.  He continued, “This listening session, was for us - all of the City Council candidates, 1st Ward Councilman Chris James, 2nd Ward Councilman Romal Bullock, 3rd Ward Council Candidate Bergson Leneus, 4th Ward Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper and 5th Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman, an important part of understanding the needs of seniors living in senior housing.  Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, who is seeing re-election, participated in the meeting as well.  Green said, "The meeting was an opportunity to hear first-hand from those on the front line of housing for one of our most vulnerable populations.”  East Orange is home to thousands of seniors – some of the larger senior buildings house up to nearly 1,000 people. The Green Team has conducted a number of listening sessions with East Orange seniors on a number of issues including housing, programs and services, access to health care, public safety and more.  "We will continue to work closely with the Presidents and the tenants to ensure the best quality of life possible for them."
 
20170425_123835.jpgGreen and the entire Line A Team have also been endorsed by the East Orange Democratic Party and the Essex County Democratic Party.  
 
The Primary will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  To get more information about Ted R. Green and the Line A candidates, visit them on line at TedRGreen.com or on Facebook at tedgreenin17.

 

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Fiscal Responsibility is Needed Now More Than Ever

One of the most important tenets of any elected official or arm of municipal government is to practice fiscal responsibility, especially in planning for a city’s future.  To do otherwise, is irresponsible.  In the long term, irresponsible government actions can negatively impact city programs and services, and citizens also. We are at a financial crossroads in this nation, and cities, like East Orange are in a holding pattern until we are informed of the cuts our city will face as the result of a new administration in the White House, who has shown little regard for urban cities.    

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TEAMSTERS ENDORSES TED GREEN

20170418_164007(0).jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey – April 19, 2017 – Teamsters Industrial and Allied Workers Union, Local 97, has announced their endorsement of East Orange Mayoral candidate, Ted R. Green.   The endorsement was led by President John Gerow and included the Executive Board.

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Easter Statement from Council President and Mayoral Candidate Ted R. Green

Dear Citizens of the great City of East Orange,

On behalf of myself and The Green Team, I would like to wish you, your family, loved ones, and all believers, a Happy Easter.

In addition to the traditional meaning of Easter, let it also represent hope for our communities, for our city and for each of us.  Our city will continue to rise, as we stand together to bring about the best in each of us.

Best wishes for a great holiday!

 

Council President Ted R. Green
Candidate for Mayor

Councilman Chris James
First Ward Council Candidate

Councilman Romal Bullock
Second Ward Council Candidate

Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper
Fourth Ward Council Candidate 

Councilwoman Alicia Holman
Fifth Ward Council Candidate

Bergson Leneus, Third Ward Council Candidate

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EAST ORANGE MAYORAL CANDIDATE TED R. GREEN AND THE GREEN TEAM FILE RECORD NUMBER OF PETITIONS


20170403_134735.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey – April 3, 2017 - East Orange mayoral candidate and City Council President Ted R. Green, and The Green Team candidates for City Council today filed a record number of petitions for the Office of Mayor and City Council, surpassing their goal by nearly doubling the 4,000 signatures.  All petitions were due to the City Council by 4 p.m. Monday, April 3.  

The Green Team candidates running for reelection are First Ward Councilman Chris James, Second Ward Councilman Romal Bullock, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper and Fifth Ward Councilwoman Alicia Holman.  Bergson Leneus is seeking the City Council seat for the Third Ward, which was vacated by Ted Green for his mayoral run.

 

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CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT & MAYORAL CANDIDATE GREEN RECOGNIZES VIETNAM VETERANS

Resized_20170329_123115001.jpgEast Orange, New Jersey, March 30, 2017 - Council President Ted R. Green joined Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake to recognize and thank Vietnam Veterans residents of East Orange for their service.  The appreciation luncheon was held at the East Orange Senior Center on March 29, 2017.  President Barack Obama declared March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day in 2012.  

 

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EAST ORANGE COUNCILMEN AND ASSEMBLYMAN TALK TO COMMUTERS

Resized_20170328_084951001.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey – March 31, 2017 - East Orange Council President Ted R. Green, joined by Second Ward Councilman Romal Bullock and Assemblyman Tom Giblin, recently toured the East Orange New Jersey Transit train stations and talked to commuters about quality of life issues as a resident of the city.
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COUNCIL PRESIDENT GREEN PARTICIPATES IN PROGRAM FOR ‘SURVIVORS’

Resized_20170329_113404001.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey, March 31, 2017 - East Orange City Council President Ted R. Green joined local women at “Covered With Compassion” an East Orange based program that supplies cancer survivors with wigs.  The program, held at East Orange General Hospital, in conjunction with the Guyana American Heritage Foundation, included wigs, and information on programs and services to assist cancer survivors.  Participating in the program were AAngels and Sister’s Network, two cancer support programs serving women throughout Essex and Union County.   

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AFRICANS FOR GREEN IN ’17 THROW THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND COUNCIL PRESIDENT & CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR TED R. GREEN

DC5_4811.JPGEAST ORANGE, New Jersey – March 28, 2017 – “AFRICANS FOR GREEN in ’17,” a group of East Orange residents and area stakeholders have announced their support for Ted R. Green for Mayor of East Orange.  The endorsement was made at a meet and greet event held by the group on Friday, March 24, 2017.  
According to one of the event organizers, Felix Asuquo, “We are mobilizing the African community to support Ted Green’s candidacy for Mayor.”  Asuquo continued, “This is a kickoff event that intends to introduce Ted to our community stakeholders and to gain their support.”  
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EAST ORANGE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT & MAYORAL CANDIDATE TED R. GREEN MEETS with CITY’S RED HAT SOCIEY TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF SENIOR WOMEN IN EAST ORANGE Women’s History Month Meeting Recognizes Women Engagement in City’s Progress

Resized_20170322_134202.jpgEAST ORANGE, New Jersey, March 28, 2016 – East Orange City Council President and candidate for the office of Mayor, Ted R. Green, met with the city’s Red Hat Society recently at the East Orange Senior Citizen Center.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss opportunities, programs and services for senior women in East Orange.

 

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Council President and Mayoral Candidate Ted R. Green's Statement regarding the Mayor's Budget Proposal

The East Orange Council voted not to accept the administration’s budget in its current form. We have several questions about the legitimacy of the proposed expenditures, revenue streams, and their classifications, which in its existing state, hampers the authenticity of a real tax decrease.  We are the stewards of our great city and its financial well-being.

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EAST ORANGE COUNCIL PRESIDENT TED GREEN'S STATEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Today, I salute the women of East Orange, who are truly the foundation of our community.  It is through their love, nurturing behavior, mentorship, friendship and leadership that our city has and will always be a beacon of hope for others, particularly for young women and women who have taken advantage of my programs focused on record expungement and returning to the workforce.  In addition, I continue to look to the women of our great city for guidance, support and direction as we move the agenda forward, creating a better city for women who live, work and play here and for all East Orange citizens.  In addition, I stand committed to be on the front line for equal work/equal pay and to lead on matters of equity.  I want to extend a special expression of gratitude to the women of the Third Ward, who have played a major role in my professional growth and to the women throughout the city, who have embraced my leadership, my ideas, my principles and my purpose in making East Orange the best we can be.  Finally to the two women who are most important to me; my mother, Lula and my wife, June, thank you for giving me life and purpose.  

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Green announces his candidacy for EO mayor in 2017 (from The Essex News Daily)

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Emotions were running high at the crowded intersection of Steuben and Winthrop streets in East Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 21, where hundreds gathered to witness City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green announce his 2017 mayoral campaign.

Green is running for mayor with the blessing and endorsement of his friend and mentor, Leroy Jones, chairman of the East Orange Democratic Committee and Essex County Democratic Committee, who gave him the coveted party line on the ballot in the Democratic primary on tuesday, June 6, which, in this predominantly Democratic stronghold, practically guarantees victory in the Nov. 7 election.
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EAST ORANGE COUNCIL PRESIDENT TED GREEN READS TO DAY CARE STUDENTS IN “READ ACROSS AMERICA” PROGRAM

 Ted Green_Read Across America

March 4, 2017 – EAST ORANGE, NJ – Read Across American came to East Orange recently with city officials and others from around the city reading to schoolchildren.  

The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss's birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  Council President and Candidate for Mayor, Ted R Green recently read to students at Wahlstrom Academy pre-school, located on Prospect Street. 

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Irvington Politicians Support Green’s Run for EO Mayor (from The Essex Daily News)

IRVINGTON, NJ — When East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green hosted his campaign kickoff at the intersection of Steuben and Winthrop streets in East Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Irvington Township was well represented.

Irvington’s presence was expected because Green serves as the director of the Irvington Building Department in addition to being a longtime friend, Mayor Tony Vauss. The two also share a birthday, and their families have vacationed together for years, all of which was revealed at the campaign kickoff.
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Irvington Building Department Director Running for East Orange Mayor (from The Essex News Daily)

IRVINGTON/EAST ORANGE, NJ — In a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green announced he will run for mayor in the June 6 Democratic Party primary at the top of an East Orange Democratic Committee slate. Green also works as the Irvington Building Department director in Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration. Incumbent East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor announced he would not run for re-election to a second term earlier this month.
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ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS CELEBRATE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Screen_Shot_2017-03-23_at_11.12.29_PM.png(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2017 African-American History Month Celebration recognizing excellence on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African- American community. The ceremony was followed by a catered reception. 

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TED R. GREEN DECLARES CANDIDACY FOR EAST ORANGE MAYOR

Councilman Ted Green_Stueben StreetLifelong Resident, Council Chairman, Business Owner & Public Servant Seeks City’s Highest Office

EAST ORANGE, New Jersey, February 21, 2017 – Lifelong East Orange resident, a product of the East Orange School District, business owner and City Council Chairman, Ted R. Green today announced his candidacy for Mayor of the city of East Orange before a crowd of supporters, including East Orange City Council colleagues, State, County, and municipal elected officials, family members and friends.

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