Armelia Ponton-Grooms, a veteran of East Orange politics, passed away on March 13. She served as the East Orange Democratic Municipal Vice Chairwoman and was the Third Ward District Leader for fifteen years. She also served as the Rent Leveling Manager for the City of East Orange and worked for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-9 PM at the Cavalry Baptist Church in East Orange, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 AM.
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