Tony Ortega resigns as Village Voice editor

“Next week will be my last as editor of the Voice,” writes Tony Ortega. “I will be leaving to pursue a book proposal about Scientology in its time of crisis.” Writer, editor and music critic Maura Johnston is also leaving the weekly.

* Scientology watchers: A message from Tony Ortega (
* Sources say Ortega’s exit was not his decision (
* It’s Maura Johnston’s last day at the Voice, too (