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“Ted Green in Seventeen” - Council Chairman Declares Candidacy for East Orange Mayor

February 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones and his supporters nearly pulled of the unprecedented feat of keeping secret the identity of the party’s nominee for mayor. But much to their chagrin, the proverbial cat got out the bag; and Monday afternoon East Orange Council Chairman Ted Green made it official: He is running for the office of mayor of East ...

Montclair Drifters Women’s Organization is Joined By East Orange and Orange First Ladies Raising Awareness About Giving Back With Unique Coat Giveaway Program on Main Streets in Both Cities

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor, Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren and members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. sponsored a unique coat giveaway program modeled after a program originated in Nova Scotia. That program was created to raise awareness for homelessness and the need for people to have warm coats in the winter. 

Although Monday was ...

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Reads Letter from Syrian Refugee in Bloomfield on House Floor

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Donald Payne Jr. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week against President Donald Trump’s effort to bar Muslims and refugees.

As he addressed the House, he read a letter from Muhammad, a Syrian refugee who, along with his family, settled in Bloomfield in January prior to the signing of President Trump’s executive ...

Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X Remembered at Real Talk Thursdays

NEWARK, NJ - On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School is sponsoring a free program this Thursday called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic High School’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

The event will begin at ...

East Orange Moves to Divest from Wells Fargo, Joins National Movement of Municipalities Taking Similar Action

February 15, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – In the wake of Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal, the bank’s investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as Wells Fargo’s close ties to the Trump administration and efforts to de-regulate banking, a growing movement of cities, counties and states across the country are weighing community concerns and drafting resolutions and ordinances to ...

Montclair Residents Flood Council Chambers to Demand 'Sanctuary City' Designation

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents packed into Township Council Chambers on Tuesday to demand that leaders make Montclair a 'Sanctuary City' or 'Sanctuary Township'. 

Holding signs that read, "Hate Has No Home Here" and "No Human Being is Illegal," nearly a hundred residents raised their voices to the township leaders in support of this ...

ChangeMakers Radio Show Speak with Lunic Adisson-Boyd; Founder of Iamlunic.com

February 15, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Lunic is an Inspirational Messenger and Successful Entrepreneur, who takes her message world wide empowering others to live beyond any and all current adversities. 

She is an Educator with an Explosive Message. Before entering college she had already owned her own business, traveled half way around the world doing what she loved, experienced an enormous amount of ...

Too Many Questions: An Evening with Virginia Durr at Bloomfield Public Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library presents 'Too Many Questions: An Evening with Virginia Durr' on Saturday March 4 at 2 p.m. 

Raised to be a genteel Southern lady, Virginia Foster Durr defied her family, friends, and culture to become one of the South’s most active and vocal champions of civil rights.   Her remarkable life journey and wry sense of ...

Montclair Library Hangs Original Maquette of Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Movement

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An original mural dedicated to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement now hangs in the second floor vestibule of the Montclair Public Library at 50 South Fullerton Avenue. 

In a two-part presentation for residents, the work of the late artist Don Miller was displayed for all to see. Presented by his son, Craig Miller, a pictorial ...

East Orange Moves to Divest from Wells Fargo, Joins National Movement of Municipalities Taking Similar Action

February 15, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – In the wake of Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal, the bank’s investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as Wells Fargo’s close ties to the Trump administration and efforts to de-regulate banking, a growing movement of cities, counties and states across the country are weighing community concerns and drafting resolutions and ordinances to ...

Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X Remembered at Real Talk Thursdays

February 19, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School is sponsoring a free program this Thursday called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic High School’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

The event will begin at ...

A New Program at Orange Preparatory Academy

ORANGE, NJ - On Friday, January 27th, over 75 people celebrated the Grand Opening of The Zone, a new School Based Youth Services Program at Orange Preparatory Academy that will be managed by FAMILYConnections.

“This is the 5th School-Based Program that FAMILYConnections will manage and we are very excited about this opportunity,” says Jacques Hryshko, FAMILYConnections Executive ...

“Ted Green in Seventeen” - Council Chairman Declares Candidacy for East Orange Mayor

February 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones and his supporters nearly pulled of the unprecedented feat of keeping secret the identity of the party’s nominee for mayor. But much to their chagrin, the proverbial cat got out the bag; and Monday afternoon East Orange Council Chairman Ted Green made it official: He is running for the office of mayor of East ...

Council Chairman Ted Green Makes Major Announcement Tuesday

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Amidst wide speculation, conjecture and just old fashion guessing, many East Orange residents are anxiously awaiting an announcement from Councilman Ted Green regarding his intention to run in the upcoming mayoral election. 

Yesterday, the Councilman posted on his Facebook page he would be making a major announcement Tuesday afternoon at 12:00 noon on the corner of ...

South Orange Police Assist in Newark Vehicle Chase; Three Suspects Arrested

February 21, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The South Orange Police Department joined New Jersey State Police (NJSP), the Essex County Sheriff's Office, and Newark Police on Feb. 18 in a pursuit which resulted in the arrest of Richard D. Williams (age 39), Terrell Norris (age 28) and a 16-year-old girl all of Newark, and an unidentified woman from East Orange, reported Newark Public Safety Director Anthony ...

East Orange Juvenile Arrested for Newark Attempted Armed Robbery

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that Newark Police arrested a male juvenile from East Orange for an attempted armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  

Shortly after 9 a.m., a 38-year old woman was accosted by a suspect who demanded her personal property at knife-point near the intersection of Ferry Street and Madison ...

East Orange Juvenile Arrested For Newark Shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that the Fugitive Apprehension Team (F.A.T.) has arrested a 17-year old male from East Orange who was wanted for a shooting that occurred on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Shortly after 10 p.m., a 25-year old Newark male arrived at University Hospital seeking treatment for a non-life threatening shot wound, which detectives ...

Two Men Charged in Maplewood Triple Homicide Now in Custody

February 11, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Two men are now in custody and have been charged with committing the triple homicide that occurred in Maplewood in January. Specifically, both men have been charged with three counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, felony murder, robbery and weapons charges, stated the Essex County Prosecutor's office in a release.

Early Saturday morning, Lavelle T. Davis, 33, ...

Montclair Drifters Women’s Organization is Joined By East Orange and Orange First Ladies Raising Awareness About Giving Back With Unique Coat Giveaway Program on Main Streets in Both Cities

February 20, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor, Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren and members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. sponsored a unique coat giveaway program modeled after a program originated in Nova Scotia. That program was created to raise awareness for homelessness and the need for people to have warm coats in the winter. 

Although Monday was ...

East Orange Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Applications Are Now Available

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Department of Policy Planning & Development, Office of Community Development released their 2017-2018 Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) on February 1, 2017. Interested applicants should immediately contact the Community Development Office at 973-266-5140 to get a copy of the RFQ.

In addition, there will be a CDBG Technical Training Workshop this coming ...

Girls Basketball: East Orange Triumphs over West Essex, 56-52

February 14, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange girls basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter, coming from behind for a 56-52 victory over West Essex on Tuesday.

West Essex (16-4) led, 43-39, going into the fourth quarter. Lilly James connected on four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead West Essex.

The Lady Knights also got 10 points apiece from Nicole Realbuto, Brielle Krause and ...

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East Orange Political Landscape Changes as New Candidate Declares Run for Mayor

February 20, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The first candidate to declare his candidacy for the Office of Mayor of the City of East Orange will be announced by the State, County & Local Elected Officials, Business & Community Stakeholders at a press conference Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 12 Noon.  

The candidate will announce his candidacy on the corner of Intersection of Steuben Street and ...

East Orange & Orange First Ladies on Front Lines to Aid Homeless "Coffee & Coats" and "Cocoa & Coats" to Help Keep People Warm At Time of 'Critical Need' 

February 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - For the second year in a row, East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor and Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren will join members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. and together sponsor a unique coat giveaway program, named "Coffee & Coats" and "Cocoa & Coats." The initiative arrives at a time of critical need for the homeless population as ...

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Reads Letter from Syrian Refugee in Bloomfield on House Floor

February 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Donald Payne Jr. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week against President Donald Trump’s effort to bar Muslims and refugees.

As he addressed the House, he read a letter from Muhammad, a Syrian refugee who, along with his family, settled in Bloomfield in January prior to the signing of President Trump’s executive ...

From Underground Railroads to Sanctuary Cities

February 11, 2017

“It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.”

William Still

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, it is fit to marvel at the courage of American heroes of The Underground Railroad such as William Still, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown, who made the choice to travel the perilous journey through a network ...

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Sat, February 25, 12:00 PM

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Seton Hall Graduate Open House

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East Orange City Hall, East Orange

East Orange Host "Community Shred - It Event"

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Essex County Enacts Code Blue to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

February 8, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 4 p.m. on Wednesday to 9 a.m. on Friday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions ...