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The ChangeMakers Radio Show Invites some Talent from: Dear Jersey: The Empowerment Tour

December 1, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ChangeMakers Radio Show  this Saturday will have as their special guest,  Dear Jersey- The Empowerment Tour. Dear Jersey is a Multi-Genre Music tour built to empower and Influence individuals through performance arts. 

Dear Jersey is unique, creative, and versatile, and includes new and seasoned talent. They partner with Eyes Like ...

Traffic Alert: Scotland Road Closed Between Hillside and Fairview Avenues

ORANGE, NJ - Please be advised that due to construction on Scotland Road between Hillside Avenue and Fairview Avenue in Orange, this area will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 8:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Homeowners and business owners who live and work on this block will have access to and from their homes and businesses, but will not have vehicle ...

2nd Annual Blues People International Festival Stars Engage Fans at Week-Long Performances in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Jazz legend Grachan Moncour joins the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master George Coleman, world famous jazz organist Rhoda Scott, McDonald’s Gospelfest Female Soloist of the Year Marcia Sapp, Portuguese Fado vocalist Fatima Santos and Emmy Award-winning composer/producer/jazz pianist D.D. Jackson for a free city concert series to celebrate and entertain ...

Essex Vicinage To Host Expungement Seminar

NEWARK, NJ - The Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, will hold an expungement seminar on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at J. Harry Smith Lecture Hall, Essex County College, 303 University Ave., Newark.

Topics will include the process for expunging criminal and juvenile records, the types of records that can be ...

Traffic Alert: Scotland Road Closed Between Hillside and Fairview Avenues

December 1, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - Please be advised that due to construction on Scotland Road between Hillside Avenue and Fairview Avenue in Orange, this area will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 8:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Homeowners and business owners who live and work on this block will have access to and from their homes and businesses, but will not have vehicle ...

East Orange Dedicates Street to Former Councilman Steven S. Thomas

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Tuesday, despite chilly conditions, a formidable delegation of dignitaries, elected officials and ordinary town folks gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Main Street) outside the office the the late Steven S. Thomas to celebrate his life and legacy.  Mr. Thomas served as a First Ward Councilman, businessman, mentor, father, husband and notable community leader; but to ...

Orange Mayor Addresses Governor's Controversial School Funding Plan at League of Municipalities

Orange, NJ - In a speech last Wednesday at the 101st Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities in Atlantic City,  Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. stated his opposition to any plan that does not provide adequate funds to urban school districts.

Warren states that cities like Orange could not support the Governor's plan, which would provide $6,599 per student for each district, ...

The ChangeMakers Radio Show Invites some Talent from: Dear Jersey: The Empowerment Tour

December 1, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ChangeMakers Radio Show  this Saturday will have as their special guest,  Dear Jersey- The Empowerment Tour. Dear Jersey is a Multi-Genre Music tour built to empower and Influence individuals through performance arts. 

Dear Jersey is unique, creative, and versatile, and includes new and seasoned talent. They partner with Eyes Like ...

2nd Annual Blues People International Festival Stars Engage Fans at Week-Long Performances in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Jazz legend Grachan Moncour joins the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master George Coleman, world famous jazz organist Rhoda Scott, McDonald’s Gospelfest Female Soloist of the Year Marcia Sapp, Portuguese Fado vocalist Fatima Santos and Emmy Award-winning composer/producer/jazz pianist D.D. Jackson for a free city concert series to celebrate and entertain ...

ChangeMakers Radio Show Talks with Activist Nataki Kambon about the “Let's Buy Black 365 Movement”

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Nataki Kambon is the founder of Nu Business Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in small business growth and development. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her close-knit parents and siblings, each of whom are activists and notable doctors in their fields of education, psychology, medicine, and African studies. Each is also an ...

A Message From Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq

November 25, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - As we move on into the season of giving, I urge you to remember SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY by shopping at local businesses in Orange. Whether it be on our vibrant Main Street or the many plazas and shops that meet all of your shopping needs, please SHOP in Orange.

It is often said that "variety is the spice of life."  The variety of shops in Orange will add just ...

Day on the Farm for Children in East Orange YMCA’s Child Care and Saturday Program

November 27, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Children in the East Orange YMCA’s after-school program visited America’s Grow-a-Row farm, while others learned about the value of yoga as part of the Y’s Healthy U celebrations last month.

With a farm-to-school theme for Healthy U celebrations, 30 children toured America’s Grow-a-Row farm in Pittstown on Oct. 15. 

“What surprised ...

ChangeMakers Radio Show Talks with Activist Nataki Kambon about the “Let's Buy Black 365 Movement”

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Nataki Kambon is the founder of Nu Business Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in small business growth and development. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her close-knit parents and siblings, each of whom are activists and notable doctors in their fields of education, psychology, medicine, and African studies. Each is also an ...

Squirrel and the Bee in Short Hills to Host Giving Tuesday Exhibition to Benefit Greater Newark Conservancy

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Greater Newark Conservancy has partnered with Squirrel and the Bee Bake Shop in Short Hills to hold a fundraiser and gallery exhibit to benefit the Conservancy’s Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP).

Kick off the holiday giving season and celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, with events on ...

Police Investigate Shooting Homicide in Orange

December 1, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren have announced that authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Orange late Wednesday night (11/30/16).  Shortly after 11:00 p.m., Orange police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Snyder Street on reports of a motor vehicle crash. Arriving officers observed that a livery cab ...

Suspect Who Fired Gunshot During EOPD Pursuit Subdued and Arrested: Mayor Taylor Commends Bravery and Handling of Incident

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm, the East Orange Division of Police Communications Division received an anonymous tip that two males were observed exchanging a handgun in the area of Park Avenue and North Walnut Street, city officials said.

This information was immediately broadcast to patrol units in the field and several School Resource Officers who were ...

Montclair Minority Officers Speak Out Regarding PBA Facebook Post

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Less than a week after the Montclair PBA came under fire by local residents for what some have perceived as insensitive comments made on their Facebook page, The Sentinels 16-87, Montclair's minority police officers organization has issued a statement asking for the PBA local 53 to assist them in "remedying the situation" among residents. 

The Trump-supported ...

Essex Vicinage To Host Expungement Seminar

November 28, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - The Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, will hold an expungement seminar on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at J. Harry Smith Lecture Hall, Essex County College, 303 University Ave., Newark.

Topics will include the process for expunging criminal and juvenile records, the types of records that can be ...

Special Enforcement Bureau Police Arrest Two Men For Possession of Loaded Handgun

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that members of the Police Special Enforcement Bureau (S.E.B.) arrested Sherome Hubbard, 20, of Newark, and Malcolm Jones-Carter, 21, of East Orange, for possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 

At approximately 10:15 p.m., detectives patrolling the 200-block of Fairmount Avenue ...

Two Cousins Arrested in Irvington Murder

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that Jahyde Easterling, 26, of Irvington and Shadeek Easterling, 34, of East Orange have been charged in connection with the murder of Lloyd Brummel, Jr., 38, of Irvington.

Shadeek Easterling is charged with conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and ...

Former NY Giant Steve Weatherford and The Shauger Group Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

November 25, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Shauger Group, Inc. (TSG) has once again partnered with former New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford to spread holiday cheer and help families in need around Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Weatherford and Donald Shauger, vice president of TSG, handed out turkeys to underprivileged families in Newark in an effort organized by the Believe in Newark Foundation.

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Issues Donation Challenge for 'Giving Tuesday'

HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) has launched a new campaign to promote Giving Tuesday. This national day of charitable giving will be Tuesday, Nov, 29.

An anonymous donor has issued a $25,000 Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Challenge. On Giving Tuesday only, every gift to the FoodBank will be doubled up to a total of $25,000. Donations of money to CFBNJ helps the food ...

New Jersey Red Cross Assisting Nearly 100 People Displaced by Home Fires Since Friday

NEWARK, NJ — The American Red Cross New Jersey Region is currently assisting at least 98 people in 33 families who have been displaced by recent home fires across New Jersey.

Since Friday afternoon, the Red Cross has responded to ten home fires including two in Newark:

Trenton – November 21, 2016

Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to assist families displaced by ...

Day on the Farm for Children in East Orange YMCA’s Child Care and Saturday Program

November 27, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Children in the East Orange YMCA’s after-school program visited America’s Grow-a-Row farm, while others learned about the value of yoga as part of the Y’s Healthy U celebrations last month.

With a farm-to-school theme for Healthy U celebrations, 30 children toured America’s Grow-a-Row farm in Pittstown on Oct. 15. 

“What surprised ...

East Orange Jr. Jaguars Varsity Boys are Going to Disney World

November 27, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Jr Jaguars, Jr Varsity boys are the Eastern Region Division 2 JV Champs, and are preparing to travel to ESPN Zone in Disney World in Orlando Florida to compete in the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

This is a great accomplishment for the kids from East Orange. They worked very hard to get to this point, having an undefeated Division 2 season (only losing once to a ...

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Police Investigate Shooting Homicide in Orange

December 1, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren have announced that authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Orange late Wednesday night (11/30/16).  Shortly after 11:00 p.m., Orange police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Snyder Street on reports of a motor vehicle crash. Arriving officers observed that a livery cab ...

Hundreds of Montclair Residents March for Peace (Video)

November 21, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly 500 Montclair residents assembled outside of Montclair Library on Saturday to march across town in solidarity. As they walked up Bloomfield Avenue to Valley Road holding signs, demonstrators chanted, "Love Not Hate," "No Hate, No Fear, Everyone is Welcome Here," and "This is What Democracy Looks Like."

Many passersby honked their horns in ...

A Message From Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq

November 25, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - As we move on into the season of giving, I urge you to remember SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY by shopping at local businesses in Orange. Whether it be on our vibrant Main Street or the many plazas and shops that meet all of your shopping needs, please SHOP in Orange.

It is often said that "variety is the spice of life."  The variety of shops in Orange will add just ...