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East Orange Campus Service Learners Present, Superhero Day

April 27, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Today at the East Orange Arlington Branch Library (21 South Arlington Avenue) the East Orange Campus Service Learners will present Superhero Day. The program is run from 3:30 - 5:30 P.M. on the second floor conference room.

This event is specifically for children Kindergarten - 8th grade that are interested in comics and superheroes. The purpose of the event is to promote ...

Rutgers Newark Professor Explores Gullah Culture in South Carolina

NEWARK, NJ - Recent reports about tax hikes, black land loss, and the near extinction of Gullah culture in the Low country of regions of Georgia and South Carolina have made headlines in the New York Times, and featured on national TV networks like CNN. Missing from these reports is an account of how these unique African Americans emerged in the national imagination as distinct populations whose ...

Jazz House Kids and Community Volunteers Take Time Out to Pamper Exceptional Children from Newark

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Monday, Jazz House Kids, the Bravitas/Silver Family Foundation and a group of community partners, pampered 50 Students, parents and caregivers from the John F. Kennedy School, an ungraded special education district-wide program, in Newark. 

Located at the Vault, at 491 Bloomfield Ave., community volunteer partners came together to pamper students and their ...

East Orange Resident Joins Centenarian Club

BELLEVILLE, NJ - East Orange resident Sallie Kindred joined an exclusive club of centenarians as she commemorated her 100th birthday on April 18, 2017.  Joining in the celebration were Tania Manago, Assistant Director, Patient Experience & Volunteer Services and Maria Paradiso, Nurse Manager, ICU from the Clara Mass Medical Center in Belleville.  

Now back at home, ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 23, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Transforming Freeway Drive: Recommendations and Dialogue  

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County, Orange, East Orange and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority are concluding their study to make Freeway Drive and the areas around the Orange, Brick Church and East Orange train stations safer, more attractive and more livable Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00PM to 7:30 PM at East Orange City Hall, Council Chambers 44 City Hall Plaza, East ...

Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake Visits The Changemakers Show Saturday Morning

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ChangeMakers Radio Show is excited to have Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake as their guest this coming Saturday morning. 

 

President Timberlake is the youngest Freeholder elected in the state of New Jersey and the only current sitting African-American female president. Her commitment to public service helps positively transform the lives of people in ...

Rutgers Newark Professor Explores Gullah Culture in South Carolina

April 27, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Recent reports about tax hikes, black land loss, and the near extinction of Gullah culture in the Low country of regions of Georgia and South Carolina have made headlines in the New York Times, and featured on national TV networks like CNN. Missing from these reports is an account of how these unique African Americans emerged in the national imagination as distinct populations whose ...

Saturday ChangeMakers Discusses Autism/Special Needs with Safiyyah Amina Muhammad and Wafiyyah Muhammad 

EAST ORANGE, NJ - This Saturday April 29, 2017, the ChangeMakers Radio Show will discuss the impact of autism and special needs with Safiyyah Amina Muhammad and Wafiyyah Muhammad. ChangeMakers airs every Saturday from 10am-11am EST on 107.9 FM. In Studio Call In Lines: (973) 672- 1271 & (973) 677- 3753. You can also tune in online for Facebook Live on the The ChangeMakers Show ...

West Orange Student Competes on Circus-Themed "Chopped Junior"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A special circus-themed episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” entitled “Three Ring Kitchen,” featured West Orange fifth-grader Megan Hackett—who was the runner up in the competition, but was surrounded by friends and family at SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, as she viewed the episode for the first time on Tuesday.

Megan ...

Opportunity New Jersey Breakfast Promotes Data-Based Education

April 24, 2017

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Opportunity New Jersey held a breakfast at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Woodbridge Friday to promote the non-partisan organization's data-based education about policy actions in New Jersey.

The event, sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors' Bureau, featured speakers Thomas Bracken and Michele Siekerka.

East Orange Campus Service Learners Present, Superhero Day

April 27, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Today at the East Orange Arlington Branch Library (21 South Arlington Avenue) the East Orange Campus Service Learners will present Superhero Day. The program is run from 3:30 - 5:30 P.M. on the second floor conference room.

This event is specifically for children Kindergarten - 8th grade that are interested in comics and superheroes. The purpose of the event is to promote ...

The Destruction of Hip Hop Discussion at Real Talk Thursdays

NEWARK, NJ - Thursday April 27,  2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  This week’s forum topic will focus on The Destruction of Hip Hop.The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  

The focus of ...

The Rise of Donald J. Trump to the United States Presidency is Discussed at Real Talk Thursdays

NEWARK NJ - This Thursday April 20, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  

The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education ...

Freeholder Gill Seeking Re-Election, Files Petitions

April 14, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill filed petition signatures in seeking reelection last Thursday.  Currently serving as Freeholder At Large, he represents the Twenty-two municipalities throughout the County of Essex.  With strong grassroots support, he filed more than 300 signatures with Essex County Clerk Christopher ...

Police Confirm: Body Found on Arlington Avenue Bloomfield

April 20, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Police have confirmed that a body was found today on Arlington Avenue near the East Orange border.

The deceased is a 73 year old male. His last known address is in East Orange. Bloomfield Police believe that he was possibly homeless.

At this time it appears to be natural causes. 

TAPinto Bloomfield will share more details as they become ...

Police Arrest East Orange Man for Lafayette Street Robbery and Shooting

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Daron J. Morgan, 19, of East Orange, for a robbery and shooting that occurred outside of Alondra’s Bar, located at 149 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ on Thursday, March 30, 2017. 

At approximately 11:28 p.m., officers responded to the bar on a call of a man shot. The 39-year old male victim was outside ...

Ohio Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Orange, NJ Mobile Communications Store

ORANGE, N.J. – A Westerville, Ohio, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for his alleged role in a June 2016 armed robbery of a retail store in Orange, New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Frederick A. White, 43, is charged by indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of Hobbs Act robbery, and one count ...

Judge MeLinda Hawkins Taylor Newest Member of the East Orange Municipal Court

April 14, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange recently swore in the Honorable Judge MeLinda Hawkins Taylor as the newest member of the East Orange Municipal Court. Mayor Lester E. Taylor III (no relation) administered the oath during the ceremonial event held in City Council Chambers to a host of family, friends and well-wishers. 

Judge Hawkins Taylor, who holds a Bachelor of Business ...

Jazz House Kids and Community Volunteers Take Time Out to Pamper Exceptional Children from Newark

April 27, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Monday, Jazz House Kids, the Bravitas/Silver Family Foundation and a group of community partners, pampered 50 Students, parents and caregivers from the John F. Kennedy School, an ungraded special education district-wide program, in Newark. 

Located at the Vault, at 491 Bloomfield Ave., community volunteer partners came together to pamper students and their ...

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, JVS is celebrating its Clients from the Organization’s Career Discovery Program

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) is celebrating its clients from the organization’s Career Discovery Program. The program trains individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to obtain competitive employment within the community and ultimately earn above minimum wage.

As of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control ...

Montclair Mayor Jackson Single-Handedly Cleaning Up Montclair Park, Inspires Others

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson had no idea that his decision to walk around Montclair's Glenfield Park picking up trash would inspire others to do the same.

Dennis Crawley, a longtime 4th ward resident, said that he saw Mayor Jackson in Glenfield Park picking up trash for two days straight. He said, "I saw that he was in the park with a trash bag picking ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Spring Block Party

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark between Springfield and South Orange Avenues (across from the new ShopRite of Newark).

This year's Block Party will ...

Friends of Watsessing Park Will Plant 400 Trees on Sunday April 23rd.

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy will be planting 400 native trees and shrubs in various areas of the park on Sunday, April 23. This is one small step in the conservancy’s broader long term goal of revitalizing the botanical milieu within the park. 

Many of the trees living in the park are 100 years old or more. It is important to augment the ...

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Essex County Republican Gubernatorial Forum Cancelled After Candidates Pull Out

April 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - After initially confirming attendance to a non-partisan forum set for Monday at Essex County College, all of the Republican candidates except Hiram Singh cancelled.

The forum was to feature the declared Republican candidates who would present their vision for New Jersey and engage in a question and answer from the audience. 

“While Essex County is largely Democratic, ...

"The Point of Change”: Sierra House Greenwood Area Community Study Results

April 26, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ- Saturday October 15th, 2016, more than 350 East Orange residents attended the 1st Annual Greenwood Community Street Festival hosted by Sierra House and the Ampere Civic Association. It was unquestionably a productive event that allowed the community to come together, interact with local business owners, engage in fun-filled activities, and listen to music; it also allowed Sierra ...

Orange Resident Among Local Youth Awarded by Essex County Freeholders

April 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized several outstanding youth from around Essex County during its Annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” Program on Wednesday, April 19.

Held at the Hall of Records in Newark, this annual event acknowledges and encourages outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and ...

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East Orange Resident Joins Centenarian Club

April 26, 2017

BELLEVILLE, NJ - East Orange resident Sallie Kindred joined an exclusive club of centenarians as she commemorated her 100th birthday on April 18, 2017.  Joining in the celebration were Tania Manago, Assistant Director, Patient Experience & Volunteer Services and Maria Paradiso, Nurse Manager, ICU from the Clara Mass Medical Center in Belleville.  

Now back at home, ...