TOP LOCAL NEWS

Systas 4 Systas Visits the Changemakers Radio Show this Saturday June 24th

June 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange based non-profit organization Systas 4 Systas will join the hosts of the ChangeMakers Radio Show Saturday to discuss the work the organization has been doing to encourage young ladies (and men) to make healthy, competent and mature life choices. 

In keeping with their mission to empower youth to take control of their destiny Systas 4 Systas will discuss ...

Community Members Join Councilman Ted Green For The Chairman’s Iftar

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Very few things foster peace and goodwill better than a good meal with friends. In keeping with the tradition of Ramadan, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green hosted a dining event called Iftar for the citizens of the city this past Tuesday evening. 

While the Councilman was surrounded by a host of Moslem believers, many non-Moslem citizens and well-wishers ...

East Orange Senior Volunteers Corp Serving Other East Orange Seniors

The East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp was established in 2005. The mission of EOSVC is to serve as a volunteer outreach program that provides information and service for the benefit of the elderly and disabled person who resides in The City of East Orange, NJ.

As part of it’s service to the community, three of East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp went to Brookhaven Health & ...

Mayor & Mrs. Lester Taylor III Host First Annual Golf Outing to Raise Funds For LT3 Foundation

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, Mayor Lester E. Taylor III and his wife Mrs. Bibi Taylor hosted their first Annual Golf Outing for the LT3 Foundation at East Orange’s newly renovated clubhouse, Par 440 Restaurant and Lounge in Short Hills. 

The event was, by any definition, a grand success - evidenced by the testimony of several supporters we spoke to.  In attendance were first-time ...

Systas 4 Systas Visits the Changemakers Radio Show this Saturday June 24th

June 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange based non-profit organization Systas 4 Systas will join the hosts of the ChangeMakers Radio Show Saturday to discuss the work the organization has been doing to encourage young ladies (and men) to make healthy, competent and mature life choices. 

In keeping with their mission to empower youth to take control of their destiny Systas 4 Systas will discuss ...

East Orange Celebrates MAC Fest 2017 With Star Studded Lineup

EAST ORANGE, NJ - For the 3rd year in a row, the City of East Orange has held an annual Music and Arts Festival (MAC Fest) in celebration of the many artists, singers and performers of multiple creative genres that live, work and reside in the city.

This past Saturday the city rolled out MAC Fest 2017. Although rain threatened to damper the festivities, the festival went off without a hitch.

Ronald J. Mount Lion & Hyena Exhibit Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo was opened today by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. The exhibit is a part of the African Adventure area of the zoo. Turtle Back Zoo is now home to animals from North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. 

“The lion is the central figure on the Essex ...

East Orange Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Business Breakfast to Enthusiastic Group of Professionals

June 18, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural business breakfast which included an impressive group of business owners and public service professionals over the weekend.

Most notable among the attendees for the event was East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, Keynote speaker Jill Johnson, CEO of the Institute For Entrepreneurial ...

East Orange Chamber of Commerce Makes a Comeback

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Chamber of Commerce for the City of East Orange is making major changes for 2017, in hope of benefiting the city’s residents, businesses and overall economy. 

The proposed changes include a new President, an array of networking and educational events, a new social media manager, enhanced communication with the city’s residents and business owners, and ...

Students from East Orange Among Participants at the Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program

June 13, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ – Novartis hosted its 19th Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring program for over 175 students from around 40 New Jersey schools at its East Hanover campus to help the students make better, more informed career choices.

Students in grades 8 through 12 spent three days in April participating in a range of activities designed to help them navigate future career ...

Shavar Jeffries delivers rousing speech to North Star Academy graduates

NEWARK, NJ - Invoking hip-hop, Beyonce, and the wise words of his grandmother who raised him, Shavar Jeffries delivered a rousing graduation speech at North Star Academy in Newark, telling the graduating class that they had been given the power to change the world.
 
“The world only changes when smart, passionate people like you change it,” Jeffries, former Newark Public ...

Bloomfield College Receives $150,000 from the Partners for Health Foundation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Partners for Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund at Bloomfield College just grew by $150,000 following a recent grant from the foundation. The funds will be used to support junior and senior nursing students. 

Pam Scott, Executive Director of Partners for Health, said, "Scholarship recipients will be able to focus on their academics rather than ...

Watchung Man Found Guilty in East Orange Murder of Teacher

June 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Andre Higgs, 45, of Watchung of the murder of Latrena May, 27, a teacher at Pride Academy Charter School in East Orange.

Following a jury trial before the Honorable Ronald Wigler, the Essex County Presiding Criminal Court Judge, yesterday, the jury deliberated for less ...

Authorities Investigate Fatal Shooting in East Orange (6/9/17)

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which three people were shot early Friday morning. Two of the victims have died as a result of the shootings.

Shortly after midnight, East Orange police officers responded to the 100 block of Hollywood Street on ...

East Orange Senior Volunteers Corp Serving Other East Orange Seniors

June 20, 2017

The East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp was established in 2005. The mission of EOSVC is to serve as a volunteer outreach program that provides information and service for the benefit of the elderly and disabled person who resides in The City of East Orange, NJ.

As part of it’s service to the community, three of East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp went to Brookhaven Health & ...

Mayor & Mrs. Lester Taylor III Host First Annual Golf Outing to Raise Funds For LT3 Foundation

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, Mayor Lester E. Taylor III and his wife Mrs. Bibi Taylor hosted their first Annual Golf Outing for the LT3 Foundation at East Orange’s newly renovated clubhouse, Par 440 Restaurant and Lounge in Short Hills. 

The event was, by any definition, a grand success - evidenced by the testimony of several supporters we spoke to.  In attendance were first-time ...

SAVE of Essex County Selected as Outstanding Non-Profit by NECC

The North Essex Chamber of Commerce has named SAVE of Essex County as an Outstanding Non-Profit or Charitable Organization. The award was given at the Chamber’s 2017 Leadership Recognition Banquet at the Manor in West Orange on June 8.

The Montclair-based SAVE of Essex County, a program of Family Service League, is dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence through a ...

Community Members Join Councilman Ted Green For The Chairman’s Iftar

June 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Very few things foster peace and goodwill better than a good meal with friends. In keeping with the tradition of Ramadan, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green hosted a dining event called Iftar for the citizens of the city this past Tuesday evening. 

While the Councilman was surrounded by a host of Moslem believers, many non-Moslem citizens and well-wishers ...

Essex County Executive Divincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park

June 15, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - One of the enduring traditions of late spring/early summer in our parks is the Essex County Fishing Derby. This year is no exception. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is pictured congratulating all the winners in their various age and gender groupings. The derby took place Saturday June 10th.  The next fishing derby is Saturday, June 17th in Essex County ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Rutgers Researchers Invent Sensor that Could Improve Treatment of Asthma

June 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit ...

East Orange Employee Cyrus Ferguson Receives Distinguished Commissioner’s Award

June 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City is happy to announce Cyrus Ferguson, Health Department Supervisor in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Division, received the Distinguished Commissioner’s Award this week from the Northern New Jersey Boy Scout Council and the Lenape Trail District for his exceptional and outstanding service to the Lenape Trail District which serves East Orange, Orange, ...

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out for Women, Minorities, and Veterans

June 8, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY - On June 7, 2017, Essex County Freeholder President Britnee N. Timberlake, together with Freeholders Lebby C. Jones and Rufus I. Johnson, introduced a law establishing a set-aside and joint venture program to increase economic opportunity for women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, and veteran-owned businesses. The law is expected to pass unanimously at the Freeholder ...

The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

June 11, 2017

Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the value of their assets (particularly homes that have appreciated markedly).*

Fraudsters target older Americans because they may be experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility or other ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, June 24, 5:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Latin Night at OSPAC

Arts & Entertainment