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East Orange Welcomes Our New Firefighters

November 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our new firefighters got a head start before yesterday’s orientation serving as volunteers this past weekend for the Salvation Army’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner; a time-honored tradition in the City of East Orange.

Welcome to our new class of 25 firefighters – 23 men, 2 women, All East Orange residents! #eobravest

Our Lady of the Lake Recognized for Achieving Second Consecutive Blue Ribbon of Achievement Award

WEST ORANGE/VERONA, NJ – Our Lady of the Lake School Principal, Benjamin Ronquillo led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award win.  Mayor Kevin Ryan of Verona issued a Certificate of Achievement to Our Lady of the Lake and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi acknowledged the school with a Mayoral Proclamation.  Also ...

9 Families from Orange and East Orange Successfully Completed the Fall Cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved family bonding.  The program is offered by FAMILYConnections at safe, convenient ...

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s ...

Mayor's Message - November 2017

November 15, 2017

Nearly $750 million in redevelopment is happening in every ward of the city. This unprecedented amount of redevelopment represents 5,000 residential units and nearly 300,000 square feet in retail and light industrial.    

Under the leadership of Valerie Jackson, Director of Policy, Planning and Economic Development, East Orange was ranked ...

EAST ORANGE MAYOR-ELECT TED R. GREEN SELECTS TRANSITION TEAM LEADERSHIP IN HISTORIC ELECTION

EAST ORANGE, NJ – East Orange Mayor Elect Ted R. Green, who won a historic mayoral election on November 7th with more than 9,500 votes, has named his transition leadership team. In an off year election, where voter turnout is generally low, Ted Green received a historic turnout garnering more votes than any mayoral candidate in recent history. The Mayor Elect will take the oath of office as ...

Elmwood Park Renovations Include New Tennis Courts and City’s First Full-Service Fitness Circuit Area

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will hold an official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the much-anticipated Elmwood Park Multi-Sport Court Rehabilitation Project on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10am at Elmwood Park near Rhode Island Avenue and Oak Street. All are welcome to attend.

East Orange Mayor Lester E. Taylor III, the East Orange City Council, the Departments of Public Works ...

The ChangeMakers Show Welcomes Damian Banks Owner of Professors Nutrition 

November 7, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Damian Banks is a Essex County residence, personal trainer & Herbalife advocate for the last 2 and a half years. His business, Professors Nutrition is located in East Orange, N.J. “The nutrition club has been located on Oak Street for the past 19 months”, Damian states,  "these clubs are the best thing that happened to our community”. He ...

Mars looking to open offices in Ironside Newark building

November 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The maker of M&M candies may be coming back to Newark.

The company that got its start in 1941 in Clinton Hill, is looking to open an office in downtown's Ironside Newark building.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary US LLC has applied for 10-year, $31.5 million Grow New Jersey grant to open an office in the seven-story, mixed-use project owned by Edison Properties and ...

Bellevue Theatre Closes its Doors Forever, Maybe

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - Residents were surprised to learn that the beloved Bellevue Theatre located at 268 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair would be abruptly closing its doors after 95 years. The Bellevue Theatre opened on May 13, 1922.

The last movie was shown on Sunday at 7:45, as dozens of residents flocked to the theatre in a nostalgic display of reverence. 

National ...

Our Lady of the Lake Recognized for Achieving Second Consecutive Blue Ribbon of Achievement Award

November 21, 2017

WEST ORANGE/VERONA, NJ – Our Lady of the Lake School Principal, Benjamin Ronquillo led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award win.  Mayor Kevin Ryan of Verona issued a Certificate of Achievement to Our Lady of the Lake and West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi acknowledged the school with a Mayoral Proclamation.  Also ...

9 Families from Orange and East Orange Successfully Completed the Fall Cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved family bonding.  The program is offered by FAMILYConnections at safe, convenient ...

Three Orange Schools Among 55 Programs Throughout N.J. Awarded for Promoting Safe and Healthy Lifestyles

ORANGE, NJ - On Thurs., Oct., 19th, schools and municipalities throughout New Jersey received awards from EZ Ride in recognition of its participation in the Safe Routes to School program designed to encourage healthy and safe lifestyles among school-aged children and their families.

Programs that included:

·         Identifying priorities and ...

Murphy/Oliver Win Gubernatorial Election

November 8, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - At midnight, with approximately 98% of the votes counted, exit polls numbers confirm the Murphy/Oliver team handily won the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial election 55.5% to 44.4%.

East Orange is extremely proud of the fact that one of our own long-time residents, Sheila Oliver  will remain in the State House, but this time serving as Lieutenant Governor.

The team of ...

East Orange Welcomes Our New Firefighters

November 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our new firefighters got a head start before yesterday’s orientation serving as volunteers this past weekend for the Salvation Army’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner; a time-honored tradition in the City of East Orange.

Welcome to our new class of 25 firefighters – 23 men, 2 women, All East Orange residents! #eobravest

An East Orange man found dead after shooting in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Authorities Investigate Homicide in East Orange, NJ

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley  have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which a male was fatally shot in East Orange, NJ earlier this month (11/11/17). At approximately 6:30 a.m., East Orange police officers discovered an unresponsive male on the ground in the area of North 15th ...

An East Orange man found dead after shooting in New Brunswick

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Join Isaiah House For a Day of Free Foot Care

November 18, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House, a long standing East Orange nonprofit advocating for homeless woman and children is inviting ladies (and gentlemen) to join them this Sunday for an afternoon of free foot pampering.

They will be joined by Dr. Michael Goldberger, M.D, one of the most preferred and recognized orthopedic surgeons of northern New Jersey. 

Since 1998 the doctor has served as ...

Annual Turkey Drive To Help Provide For New Jersey's Hungry

HILLSIDE, NJ – Close to 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing and all. To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys and will gather even ...

Khalfani Alleyne & Force Foundation Answer Budget Cuts With Generous Donation of Snacks for Students

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Recently word reached our office that a young father in the 2nd Ward was making donations of snacks for children in the school district. In speaking to him (Khalfani Alleyne) we discovered his passion to help collecting and distributing snacks for the kids at school stemmed from his concern for his own two young boys as well as a love for East Orange and Orange.  

In his ...

Respected Author and Lecturer Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle to Speak at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange

November 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and distinguished novelist, will present a lecture on “Deacons in Today’s Black Baptist Church,” based on his latest book which covers the same topic.

The event is scheduled for Friday, December 8 at the church, which is located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange. The ...

Kick Off the Holiday Shopping Season at the Elmwood Holiday Bazaar

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Elmwood United Presbyterian Church is hosting a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ.  The Bazaar strives to promote entrepreneurship, support economic development, and foster empowerment within our community during the prime holiday purchasing season. 

This year’s bazaar will feature local ...

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Authorities Investigate Homicide in East Orange, NJ

November 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley  have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which a male was fatally shot in East Orange, NJ earlier this month (11/11/17). At approximately 6:30 a.m., East Orange police officers discovered an unresponsive male on the ground in the area of North 15th ...

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

November 20, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo Kicks Off Nov. 17

November 14, 2017

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 11th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as ...

Ending Holiday Stress: The Easy Way

You might remember the day Santa Claus brought you your first bicycle.  It had green handlebars and seemed to shine under the Christmas tree lights.  It was hard to believe that the present of your dreams had actually arrived.  You knew you’d always remember it as the best Christmas ever.

Fast forward a few years.  It’s Christmas week, and you’re a basket ...

Mayor's Message - November 2017

November 15, 2017

Nearly $750 million in redevelopment is happening in every ward of the city. This unprecedented amount of redevelopment represents 5,000 residential units and nearly 300,000 square feet in retail and light industrial.    

Under the leadership of Valerie Jackson, Director of Policy, Planning and Economic Development, East Orange was ranked ...

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9 Families from Orange and East Orange Successfully Completed the Fall Cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex

November 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved family bonding.  The program is offered by FAMILYConnections at safe, convenient ...