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Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Plans to Share A Hug, Share A Scarf

December 17, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are planning their first Share A Hug, Share A Scarf initiative; taking on a concept that is quickly spreading across the country. The Hugging Trees trend that began in Seymour, Indiana, has people from all across the nation, taking old, new and handmade scarves, and tying them around trees in parks and ...

Make a Child's Wish Come True at Livingston Mall's Holiday Wish Wall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This holiday season, the Livingston Mall partnered with foster homes and community organizations that help children in need to create a Holiday Wish Wall, where children were invited to write down holiday wish in hopes that shoppers might purchase a gift card and grant their wish.

The Livingston Mall, which will display the Holiday Wish Wall in the upper level of ...

Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

Student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

Mayor's Message - December 2017

December 10, 2017

Small businesses are the cornerstone of our community, and when we shop and dine small in East Orange, we help to ensure that $68 out of every $100 spent remains in our local economy and we support the businesses that create two out of every three new jobs in our workforce each year.

 

East Orange is bustling with old and new businesses that represent the diversity of our great ...

Rep. Payne, Jr. Stands with Students Against the Republican Tax Scam

NEWARK, N.J. — Over the weekend, the Senate passed its comprehensive tax reform bill. Yesterday, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), joined Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Albio Sires (NJ-08) at a joint press conference at Rutgers University—Newark. 

In advance of the press conference, Rep. Payne, Jr., issued the following statement:

“The Republican tax ...

Student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

THE EAST ORANGE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. HOSTS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

EAST HANOVER, NJ --- On Saturday, December 2nd, the East Orange Education Foundation, Inc. (EOEF) hosted its annual Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr. Torchbearer for Education Awards Luncheon at The Hanover Manor. As in past several years, the Foundation acknowledged the contributions of individuals who have made a significant impact on the educational and community environment within East Orange, ...

Dahlia Vertreese Wins Her Election for Mayor of Hillside

December 10, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ— On Dec. 5 it was announced that Emerge NJ’s 2016 alumni, Dahlia Vertreese won her election to become Mayor of Hillside in Union County.

Vertreese’s labor street push helped her win against her rival, attorney Jorge Batista in the runoff election. Vertreese said, “I am a labor organizer and often deal with conflict, fear and uncertainty. No matter the ...

East Orange Transition Team Leadership Announced Today

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The leadership of the East Orange Transition Team Committees was recently announced by Mayor Elect Ted R. Green.  The committees cover eight areas that are essential to moving East Orange forward according to Mayor Elect Green. The Committee leadership is charged with developing a plan that explores and identifies important programs and services for transforming East ...

Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Plans to Share A Hug, Share A Scarf

December 17, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – The Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated are planning their first Share A Hug, Share A Scarf initiative; taking on a concept that is quickly spreading across the country. The Hugging Trees trend that began in Seymour, Indiana, has people from all across the nation, taking old, new and handmade scarves, and tying them around trees in parks and ...

Isaiah House Launches First Product to Raise Funds - Best Spice Mix Evah!

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House has a long history of service in East Orange as a homeless housing provider and advocate for residents in economic trouble. Recently however, the agency has faced financial difficulties of their own. 

In an effort to diversify their funding options, the organization has ventured into creating a new income stream by creating their own line of spices for ...

Notice of Event Change - December 8 Lecture with Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange

December 3, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Please note that due to a personal emergency, Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle is unable to speak at the December 8 training event on “Deacons in Today’s Black Baptist Church” at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange.

The event will still occur as scheduled at the church which is located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange. The facilitators will be Rev. Dwight D.

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Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Series Offered in East Orange

December 6, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with Prospect Park Apartments to provide free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free ...

The YES Project Receives Grant to Help Runaway and Homeless Youths in Essex County, NJ

December 6, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House's Youths Empowered to Succeed (YES) project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—BASIC Centers grant, to help reduce the number of homeless youths surviving on the streets in Essex County, and to help increase the number of runaway and homeless youths receiving much-needed services to help them reunite with their families; and/or ...

Make a Child's Wish Come True at Livingston Mall's Holiday Wish Wall

December 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This holiday season, the Livingston Mall partnered with foster homes and community organizations that help children in need to create a Holiday Wish Wall, where children were invited to write down holiday wish in hopes that shoppers might purchase a gift card and grant their wish.

The Livingston Mall, which will display the Holiday Wish Wall in the upper level of ...

7 Ways to Gain the Confidence Necessary to Lead Others to the Next Level in 2018

Sonya was hired to manage a team of people. There was one problem though. She lacked the confidence in her own ability in the role of leadership. She was constantly asking her boss if she should do this or say that. Her boss was starting to have doubts about his choice, even though he knew she had the skills. The team under were floundering as well without the strong confidence from ...

Mayor's Message - December 2017

December 10, 2017

Small businesses are the cornerstone of our community, and when we shop and dine small in East Orange, we help to ensure that $68 out of every $100 spent remains in our local economy and we support the businesses that create two out of every three new jobs in our workforce each year.

 

East Orange is bustling with old and new businesses that represent the diversity of our great ...