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Inclement Weather Conditions Still Unable to Dampen the Spirit of 58th Annual Men of Essex Golf Classic

August 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Though the start of the 58th Annual Men of Essex Golf Classic was delayed  a few days, it appears the rain and inclement weather conditions could not damper the spirit of this joyous occasion. Even with the disruption caused by the change of date from Monday until Thursday August 16th, by all accounts, this year’s event was still a huge success. 

Dozens of ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Newark Receives $5.6M Settlement from East Orange Over Sewage Dispute

NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality.

The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater Collection System. Under a 1919 Sewer Agreement between the two municipalities, ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Receives $5.6M Settlement from East Orange Over Sewage Dispute

August 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality.

The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater Collection System. Under a 1919 Sewer Agreement between the two municipalities, ...

Essex County Executive Calls on Governor, legislature to Re-enact 2 Percent Salary Cap for Police and Fire

NEWARK, NJ -  Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through arbitration. 

The measure was first adopted in 2011 by the Democratically-controlled ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

BREAKING NEWS: 58th Men of Essex Golf Classic Rescheduled For Thursday August 16th

August 13, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Due to inclement weather conditions, today’s scheduled 58th Men of Essex Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Thursday August 16th.

The golfing related activities are scheduled for the same times; regrettably, due to club policies, the Spa/Pool Party is canceled. Spa/Pool participants, may be refunded or adjust their tickets to attend the Cocktail Hour and Awards ...

“I Love East Orange Farmer’s Market” Celebration Begins Noon Tuesday August 7th

EAST ORANGE, NJ - As part of the National Farmers Market week, East Orange has planned a celebration on Tuesday, August 7th from 12pm – 8pm.  This event will coincide with National Night-Out.

The activities planned for “I Love East Orange Farmer’s Market” celebration, will include cooking demonstrations, tastings, educational events, guest chefs, a public safety ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Better Biz Better You Column Celebrates its First Anniversary!

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Amidst all the wonderful things that the City of East Orange has to be proud of, our greatest resource is the quality of people that call East Orange home. Last month one of this newspaper’s top contributors celebrated a milestone anniversary without fanfare or celebration. We’d like to celebrate her today.

July 4, 2018 (Independence Day) marked the first ...

Candlelight Vigil for Kofi Owens at 8pm on Tues, Aug 7

August 6, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of an East Orange High School teacher.

Kofi A. Owens, 45, of Newark was fatally shot on South 16th Street in East ...

Two Juveniles Arrested After Their Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into Parked Truck

August 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested by Essex County Sheriff’s and Newark Police Officers after their stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck.  The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a patrol unit from his department observed a 2015 ...

Inclement Weather Conditions Still Unable to Dampen the Spirit of 58th Annual Men of Essex Golf Classic

August 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Though the start of the 58th Annual Men of Essex Golf Classic was delayed  a few days, it appears the rain and inclement weather conditions could not damper the spirit of this joyous occasion. Even with the disruption caused by the change of date from Monday until Thursday August 16th, by all accounts, this year’s event was still a huge success. 

Dozens of ...

Corporate, Civic Leaders and Celebrities Set to “Swing” Into Action at 58th Annual Men of Essex Charity Golf Classic

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Scores of northern New Jersey’s corporate and civic leaders along with a host of celebrities plan to join the Men of Essex, in their efforts to raise $50,000 at its 58th Annual Golf Classic. The prestigious charity event will be held at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, New Jersey, on Monday, August 13, 2018. Registration and lunch ...

10th Anniversary Smiles! Over 850 Children Shop Cost-Free at the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 10th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29th as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County, NJ.

“I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little girl to her mother as she emerged ...

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Essex County Executive Calls on Governor, legislature to Re-enact 2 Percent Salary Cap for Police and Fire

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through arbitration. 

The measure was first adopted in 2011 by the Democratically-controlled ...

Two Juveniles Arrested After Their Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into Parked Truck

NEWARK, NJ – Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested by Essex County Sheriff’s and Newark Police Officers after their stolen vehicle crashed into a parked truck.  The suspect vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on Friday

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a patrol unit from his department observed a 2015 ...

2018 National Night Out Possibly One of the Best Nights of the Summer

August 7, 2018

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The National Night Out celebration is not simply an evening out with family and friends for a good time. National Night Out isn’t just an opportunity to share a hamburger with local police officers and politicians. The National Night Out isn’t just about bouncy houses,  games, music, swimming, basketball or watching Black Panther on a huge video screen.

Why Linking to Authority Sites Helps You and Your Business

A lot of advice out there cautions against linking out from your website. But the truth is, if you know for a fact that a site has authoritative and good information, then you should do it. There are many reasons for this, so let’s go over a few.

* Trackable Traffic – If you send someone a lot of trackable traffic, you’ll end up on their radar. If they’re a bigwig in ...

How to Legally Steal Your Competition’s Keywords

When you want to start developing ideas for keywords, they always say to go to your competition. But how do you figure out what they’re using for keywords just by following them? Well, guess what - you can and it’s perfectly okay. Just don’t plagiarize their content and you’ll be fine.

* Join Their Lists – Join their email lists to see what subject lines they use.

Ways to Increase and Sharing

One factor of SEO is how much your information is engaged with and shared. This goes beyond keywords to behavior. Engaging and sharing enables the search engines to see that you’re a real entity and that you may have authoritative content that’s important for them to send their searchers to.

Remember, a search engine’s job is to please their customers. Their job isn’t ...