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City of Orange Township Summer Food Program: No Child Left Hungry

June 13, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren has announced the start of the City of Orange Township Summer Food Program beginning July 1, 2019 at various locations within the city. This initiative has been created to ensure adequate healthy and nutritious food supplies are available to families throughout the township.

The program offers free breakfast, lunch and fun activities all summer long; and is ...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Approve Budget Insertion for Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a budget insertion of $192,000.00, from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to provide summer employment opportunities for low income youth who reside in Essex County.

Essex County was selected by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as one of eight ...

West Orange High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

June 8, 2019

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7 a.m. Thursday, according to ...

Success Does Not Fuel Happiness

It’s easy to simplify happiness and claim that it’s obvious that successful people are happy. However, if you really interviewed 100 successful people, you may be surprised that a large percentage of them are not as happy as you think they ought to be. The fact is, you can be a millionaire, have a wonderful spouse, great kids, and everything you think you want and still not be happy.

Self-Sabotaging Thoughts That Hinder Happiness

Most people go through times when they have trouble getting their thoughts to align with their intentions. When that happens, it can hinder your happiness. It can get in the way of your happiness because these types of thoughts are focusing on what’s wrong, what’s missing, or the negativity of the situation instead of the positives. 

I Don’t Like People – Many ...

Is True Happiness Possible?

Many people who have struggles in life often pooh-pooh happiness and like to claim that true happiness is not even possible.  The truth is there are different levels of happiness that you can experience in your life. It’s not a straight line. There are ups and downs that you will experience all throughout life but whether you are happy or not is all about your feelings. 

You ...

Minimum Wage Increase Creating Child Care Crisis

June 6, 2019

Dear Editor,

As the minimum wage rises to $10 an hour on July 1, child care providers like me, who care for the more than 50,000 children from low-income New Jersey families may be forced to go out of business.  We rely on state assistance or “child care subsidies” to pay for that care, as child care costs are often out-of-reach for those struggling families who are ...

Newark Gets $800K Federal Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites

June 9, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Newark received $800,000 in federal funding to clean up contaminated sites known as brownfields, which could lead to the redevelopment of properties that have been hard to sell.

Newark was one of 149 communities across the country selected by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency for the Brownfields Multipurpose Grant. A 1,250-acre, heavily industrialized area ...