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Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) Continues to Push for Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

July 24, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) welcomed local community leaders and constituents to his Newark District Office for a meeting on gun violence prevention. Congressman Payne demanded House Republicans allow votes on bipartisan legislation to address the gun violence epidemic that takes the lives of 91 Americans every day.

Among the attendees were City of Orange Township ...

East Orange Non-Profit Sierra House Raises Funds in Grand Style

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On June 11th, Shahieda DaSilva Porter, the Board Chair of Sierra House; Jeff Scheckner, the Director of Development; and Ebony Jackson, a graduate of Sierra House's Transitional Program and residential assistant, participated in an in-store promotion at the Eileen Fisher Company Corporate Store in Secaucus.

From the late morning through mid-afternoon, the three ...

Payne, Jr. to Hold Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Newark TODAY

NEWARK, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. will welcome local community leaders and constituents to his Newark District Office for a meeting on gun violence prevention TODAY, Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1 PM

 Earlier this month, Congressman Payne, Jr. held a symbolic sit-in with constituents at his Newark office to discuss gun violence and call on House Republicans to hold a vote on ...

Neighboring Montclair Musician and Comedian Return Home For Backyard FunFest, A Scholarship Fundraiser

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair natives, comedian Jennie Sutton and brother Giancarlo Sutton, a member of the Indie folk band, IBEX, will be performing at Backyard Funfest, a Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 23rd. from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Taking place at the Sutton family home at 112 Park Street in Montclair, the event is raising funds for Sharron Miller’s Academy ...

Neighboring Montclair Musician and Comedian Return Home For Backyard FunFest, A Scholarship Fundraiser

July 20, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair natives, comedian Jennie Sutton and brother Giancarlo Sutton, a member of the Indie folk band, IBEX, will be performing at Backyard Funfest, a Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 23rd. from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Taking place at the Sutton family home at 112 Park Street in Montclair, the event is raising funds for Sharron Miller’s Academy ...

Arts Council of East Orange (ACEO) is creating exciting new opportunities for East Orange and Essex County Artists

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Arts Council of East Orange (ACEO) hosted the first ever, Artists Meet & Greet at the East Orange General Hospital yesterday evening. Another event is planned for this coming Thursday evening July 21st at 5:30-7:30pm.

Under the direction of its new CEO Otis Story, East Orange General Hospital (EOGH) has a mission to improve the health of the community by working ...

East Orange Resident Stars in Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ - The Paper Mill Playhouse (recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre), has selected 120 of the region’s most talented students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2016; and included in this group is East Orange resident Dominique Diggs.

Members of the competitive Conservatory who earned coveted spots in the ...

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July 12, 2016

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A Message to Orange Residents From PSE&G

ORANGE, NJ - PSE&G has a statewide initiative taking place where we will be inspecting all of our gas meters throughout our service territory.

We plan to start inspecting gas meters in the City of Orange beginning Monday July 11th, and will continue inspecting meters daily through completion. You will see a number of our associates walking door to door attempting to gain access to the ...

East Orange Officials Applaud Changes to Mortgage Sale Program Announced by HUD

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced significant improvements to their delinquent mortgage sales program. 

The changes include:

·       Making principal reduction the first strategy in modification processes

·       Increased non-profit participation ...

Saint Peter's Prep Graduation

July 22, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - Saint Peter’s Preparatory School celebrated its 138th Commencement at Saint Peter’s University on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  The following local residents graduated, and their college destinations are noted:

 

Orange:  Prince Adablah (Fordham University).

 

West Orange:  Stephen Fowler (Saint Joseph's University), Avram Magnaye ...

West Orange Resident and Educator Dies Suddenly at Summer Camp Orientation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tragedy struck this weekend when West Orange resident and educator Joshua Allen died suddenly while at Camp Deeny Riback camp orientation, where he was preparing to welcome campers on Monday.

Allen, 37, is survived by his wife, Jamie, the daughter of South Orange resident and Village trustee Howard Levison, and their 4-year-old daughter, Rachel.

Allen was known as a ...

 East Orange Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Ten Graduating Seniors

EAST ORANGE, NJ - After receiving many scholarship applications from three East Orange high schools, the East Orange Education Foundation, Inc. (EOEF) awarded ten students with $500.00 each on June 20, 2016.

The students are: Makiyah Baptiste, Jamiroquai Ellison, David Garcia, Yuvenca Georges and Mary Pierre-Louis from Cicely Tyson High School; Joshua Ali and Awa Niang from East Orange Campus ...

Emerge New Jersey Graduates 20 Women in 2016: Including EO First Lady

July 18, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Emerge New Jersey proudly celebrated the graduation of its third class with a ceremony held at BlueWave NJ President Marcia Marley’s home in Montclair, New Jersey on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The premier political training organization, dedicated to giving Democratic women who want to run for office the necessary skills to win, selected 20 dynamic women from ...

Newark Wins Statewide “Cleanup Award” from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council

July 18, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - The City of Newark has received the “Urban Cleanup Team Award” from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC).

Every Saturday, from April 9 to May 14, the City of Newark held the annual city-wide clean up, focusing the majority of the work around the “Model Neighborhoods Initiative,” an effort to transform neighborhoods in Newark into model ...

East Orange Non-Profit Sierra House Raises Funds in Grand Style

July 22, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On June 11th, Shahieda DaSilva Porter, the Board Chair of Sierra House; Jeff Scheckner, the Director of Development; and Ebony Jackson, a graduate of Sierra House's Transitional Program and residential assistant, participated in an in-store promotion at the Eileen Fisher Company Corporate Store in Secaucus.

From the late morning through mid-afternoon, the three ...

Neighboring Montclair Musician and Comedian Return Home For Backyard FunFest, A Scholarship Fundraiser

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair natives, comedian Jennie Sutton and brother Giancarlo Sutton, a member of the Indie folk band, IBEX, will be performing at Backyard Funfest, a Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 23rd. from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Taking place at the Sutton family home at 112 Park Street in Montclair, the event is raising funds for Sharron Miller’s Academy ...

East Orange YMCA & City Team Up for ‘Body and Soul’ Initiatives for Healthier Residents

The East Orange YMCA and the City of East Orange are spearheading efforts to inspire healthier eating, better access to nutritious foods, and more walking through a $10,000 New Jersey Healthier Communities Network grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health.

"The Body and Soul Initiative will help congregants of houses of worship lighten up their favorite recipes with the help of ...

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) Continues to Push for Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

July 24, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) welcomed local community leaders and constituents to his Newark District Office for a meeting on gun violence prevention. Congressman Payne demanded House Republicans allow votes on bipartisan legislation to address the gun violence epidemic that takes the lives of 91 Americans every day.

Among the attendees were City of Orange Township ...

Payne, Jr. to Hold Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in Newark TODAY

NEWARK, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. will welcome local community leaders and constituents to his Newark District Office for a meeting on gun violence prevention TODAY, Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1 PM

 Earlier this month, Congressman Payne, Jr. held a symbolic sit-in with constituents at his Newark office to discuss gun violence and call on House Republicans to hold a vote on ...

Emerge New Jersey Graduates 20 Women in 2016: Including EO First Lady

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Emerge New Jersey proudly celebrated the graduation of its third class with a ceremony held at BlueWave NJ President Marcia Marley’s home in Montclair, New Jersey on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The premier political training organization, dedicated to giving Democratic women who want to run for office the necessary skills to win, selected 20 dynamic women from ...

Faith Temple OFWB: Community Day Because, COMMUNITY MATTERS

July 21, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Pastor and members of the Faith Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church in East Orange will be hosting their 3rd Annual Community Day Celebration this Saturday July 23, 2016 beginning at 11am - 5pm. The activities take place at the corner of Halsted and MLK Blvd. 

The pastor, Bishop Arinzor Blue and his congregants have consistently exceeded expectations in previous ...

Memorial Services Announced for Roth and Tom Brown

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Tribute and Celebration of Life of Roth and Thomas Brown will take place on July 9, 2016.

The service will begin at 3:00pm at St. Paul Baptist Church located at 119 Elm St. in Montclair.

 

Homicide Investigation Begins in Orange

July 24, 2016

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Acting Orange Township Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Ahmad Cauthen of Orange.

Cauthen  was shot in the 300 block of Central Avenue in Orange ...

Fugitive Apprehension Team Arrest Two Men Wanted for Two Separate Shooting Incidents

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Two East Orange men (Marquis Belnavis, 22 and Kazimir Jones, 20) were arrested today after being sought for two separate shootings by Criminal Investigative Detectives.  

On July 18, Belnavis allegedly shot three people in the 200 block of Georgia King Village.  The victims were released after being treated at Rutgers NJ Medical School.  

On June 27th, ...

Prosecutor's Office Indicts East Orange Man for Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County Grand Jury has indicted Jeffrey Holland, 27, of East Orange on 17 counts for the murder of Ashley Jones, 23, Jarrell Marshall, 28, and Tiniquah Rouse, 21 all of Newark. 

In addition to murder, Holland was also indicted for felony murder, burglary, desecration of human remains,  ...

East Orange to Host Free Skate Park Demo at Memorial Park on Thursday: Area Skaters Welcome to Participate

July 12, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will be hosting a Skate Park Installation Demonstration at Memorial Park, South Arlington and Freeway Drive, on Thursday, July 14, 2016 between 3-6pm. All area skaters and bicyclists are welcome.

The American Ramp Company (ARC), a premiere leader in modular skatepark technology with custom-designed skateparks in 37 countries around the world, will be ...

Union Catholic Hurdler Will Be Youngest U.S. Track Athlete at Rio Olympics

EUGENE, OR -- Sydney McLaughlin a member of the Class of 2017 at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, set a high school and new world junior record in the women's 400 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trails. McLaughlin ran the race in 54.15 to break the world junior record, which stood for a decade. 

The 16-year-old will be the youngest track athlete to compete ...

Write on Sports: Summer Program For Aspiring Sports Journalist

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Several East Orange students were among the many participants in this year’s Write on Sports camp hosted at Montclair State University (MSU) last week.

This special inspirational event combined the Newark and MSU camps to welcome Kim Jones (NFL Network) and Eric LeGrand (former Rutgers football player and current sports analyst/motivational speaker) as special guests.

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Homicide Investigation Begins in Orange

July 24, 2016

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Acting Orange Township Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Ahmad Cauthen of Orange.

Cauthen  was shot in the 300 block of Central Avenue in Orange ...

Take the 2016 TAPinto Reader Survey

July 12, 2016

What news is of most interest to you?  Would you like to see TAPinto have an app?  These are a few of the questions for readers in our 2016 TAPinto Reader Survey.

We want to hear from you!

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help TAPinto better report on the news and issues of most importance to you. 

Take the 2016 TAPinto Reader ...

Fugitive Apprehension Team Arrest Two Men Wanted for Two Separate Shooting Incidents

July 22, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Two East Orange men (Marquis Belnavis, 22 and Kazimir Jones, 20) were arrested today after being sought for two separate shootings by Criminal Investigative Detectives.  

On July 18, Belnavis allegedly shot three people in the 200 block of Georgia King Village.  The victims were released after being treated at Rutgers NJ Medical School.  

On June 27th, ...

Sunshine Has its Benefits

July 24, 2016

During the summer months, it’s very important to keep the skin protected.  But is it too much promotion of skin protection over the benefits of sun exposure?

The sun provides activation for the body to naturally manufacture vitamin D.

Studies show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to heart disease, bone deformities, some cancers, autoimmune diseases and even ...

Sunshine Has its Benefits

July 24, 2016

During the summer months, it’s very important to keep the skin protected.  But is it too much promotion of skin protection over the benefits of sun exposure?

The sun provides activation for the body to naturally manufacture vitamin D.

Studies show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to heart disease, bone deformities, some cancers, autoimmune diseases and even ...

East Orange YMCA & City Team Up for ‘Body and Soul’ Initiatives for Healthier Residents

The East Orange YMCA and the City of East Orange are spearheading efforts to inspire healthier eating, better access to nutritious foods, and more walking through a $10,000 New Jersey Healthier Communities Network grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health.

"The Body and Soul Initiative will help congregants of houses of worship lighten up their favorite recipes with the help of ...

HEAT ADVISORY FOR THE CITY OF ORANGE TOWNSHIP

ORANGE, NJ - Due to the hot weather, a cooling center has been set up for your comfort at the Orange Public Library, 348 Main Street in Orange at the Essex Street entrance. 

Cooling center hours of operation are Monday 9am to 8pm, Tuesday 9am to 6pm, Wednesday 9am to 7pm, Thursday 9am to 6pm and Friday 9am to 7pm.

The library will have movies for kids and a sitting place for adults if ...