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Experts Detail Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Essex County

May 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County experts provided residents a comprehensive look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted Tuesday night by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The opioid crisis has impacted Essex County as much as any of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Of ...

The Changemakers Show Welcomes Sophia Desanges- Harriott of the DeAngels Foundation

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Sophia Desanges- Harriott is a Preschool Teacher who works with the children of NJ to prepare them for their early stages of education. Sophia believes that education is an outlet for all children to learn and succeed. She is certified from Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade. In addition, fire and safety, domestic violence and child abuse trained.

The DeAngels foundation is a ...

“Transformational Living” theme Marks the Essex Association of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey’s 48th Annual Business Meeting & Rally

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Church dignitaries and ministry leaders from across Essex County will gather for its 48th Annual Business Meeting and Rally on Saturday, June 9th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange, located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange, NJ.

The theme for this year’s event is “Transformational Living.” The annual program brings together ...

Schools Development Authority Officials Break Ground for New George Washington Carver Elementary School in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) joined East Orange School District officials, students, and local officials today to break ground for the new George Washington Carver Elementary School. Once completed, the school will be the fourth new facility built by the SDA in East Orange.

“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the start of ...

Essex County Will Host A Job Fair Thursday

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Department of Economic Development Office of Training & Employment cordially invites you to this year’s Essex County Job Fair.

The Job Fair will be held this Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Essex County College Gymnasium 303 University Avenue Newark, NJ.

For ...

East Orange to Begin Hydrant Flushing Program May 21-June 4, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Water Department will be flushing hydrants May 21-June 4, 2018 between 8pm and midnight. Residents may experience low pressure and cloudy water during this time. Flushing is conducted during off-peak hours in order to minimize the inconvenience this may cause.

If water becomes brownish in color, residents should run the cold water tap for a few moments and the ...

Bloomfield Town Hall to Bring Opioid Crisis to the Forefront in Essex County 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County residents are invited to be a part of the discussion on the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey and the nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The Town Hall will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., ...

The Changemakers Show Welcomes Sophia Desanges- Harriott of the DeAngels Foundation

May 23, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Sophia Desanges- Harriott is a Preschool Teacher who works with the children of NJ to prepare them for their early stages of education. Sophia believes that education is an outlet for all children to learn and succeed. She is certified from Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade. In addition, fire and safety, domestic violence and child abuse trained.

The DeAngels foundation is a ...

East Orange to host Career Day for Construction Trades on Thurs, May 17

May 15, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The City of East Orange’s Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training will be hosting a Career Day for Construction Trades on Thursday, May 18th between 10am and 12pm at the East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Avenue.  The event is free and open to the public.

“We are working to create job ...

Schools Development Authority Officials Break Ground for New George Washington Carver Elementary School in East Orange

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) joined East Orange School District officials, students, and local officials today to break ground for the new George Washington Carver Elementary School. Once completed, the school will be the fourth new facility built by the SDA in East Orange.

“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the start of ...

The STEM Innovation Academy of The Oranges Hosts A Professional Lunch N Learn Event

ORANGE, NJ - The STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges (SIAO), a model high school of the Orange Board of Education is hosting business professionals at the STEM school for a Lunch N Learn event on Thursday May 17, 2018. The business lunch speaker’s series highlights STEM professionals sharing information about STEM related industries and professional occupations. The keynote speaker for ...

Reanda Richards of West Essex Regional High School Selected as Recipient of Men of Essex 60th Anniversary Essex Award

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex, Inc. will celebrate their 60th Anniversary Essex Awards dinner banquet Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ. As part of the festivities, this year’s top awardee will be track phenom Reanda Richards of West Essex Regional High School. Legendary All-American and East Orange Hall of Fame ...

A Dozen Arrested Following Narcotics Investigation Including One From EO

May 20, 2018

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, along with local, state and federal agencies, executed seven search warrants this week in Newark, East Orange and Irvington and recovered narcotics valued at ...

Orange Homicide Investigation

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting.

Yesterday, May 13, at approximately 1:13 p.m. Raymond C. White, 32, of East Orange was shot in the 100 block of ...

Community Members from Orange, East Orange Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Desiree Jacobs of East Orange and Sherry Caesar Johnnie Jones Tucker of Orange were sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Desiree and Sherry recently completed 33 hours of training to become advocates for Essex County's abused, ...

Community Members from Orange, East Orange Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Desiree Jacobs of East Orange and Sherry Caesar Johnnie Jones Tucker of Orange were sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Desiree and Sherry recently completed 33 hours of training to become advocates for Essex County's abused, ...

AKA 1908 Playground Mobilization Day

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM the Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will participate in the AKA 1908 Playground Project SM at Elmwood Park in East Orange, NJ.  This project is part of Alpha Kappa Alpha's International initiative focused on Environmental Ownership. 

The AKA 1908 Playground Project SM was launched in 2014 to ...

“Transformational Living” theme Marks the Essex Association of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey’s 48th Annual Business Meeting & Rally

May 23, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Church dignitaries and ministry leaders from across Essex County will gather for its 48th Annual Business Meeting and Rally on Saturday, June 9th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange, located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange, NJ.

The theme for this year’s event is “Transformational Living.” The annual program brings together ...

Reanda Richards of West Essex Regional High School Selected as Recipient of Men of Essex 60th Anniversary Essex Award

May 10, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex, Inc. will celebrate their 60th Anniversary Essex Awards dinner banquet Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ. As part of the festivities, this year’s top awardee will be track phenom Reanda Richards of West Essex Regional High School. Legendary All-American and East Orange Hall of Fame ...

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Essex County Will Host A Job Fair Thursday

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Department of Economic Development Office of Training & Employment cordially invites you to this year’s Essex County Job Fair.

The Job Fair will be held this Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Essex County College Gymnasium 303 University Avenue Newark, NJ.

For ...

Memorial Day Service and Parade Monday May 28th!

May 20, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the most certain signs of spring soon turning into summer in East Orange is the towns annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade has been a city tradition for decades and continues to be one of the major rallying events for community pride and camaraderie. 

Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council cordially invites our residents, supporters and friends to ...

Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at Bloomfield College Commencement

May 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. 

The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam ...

When Good Stress Becomes Bad Stress

In the last email, we looked at how to set your own goals in life so you do not feel as if things are out of control and that everyone is driving your life except you. Your boss can’t have that kind of stressful power over you if you know you are doing your best and actively adding to your skills all the time.

Your mother can’t pull your strings like a puppet if you cut them and ...

Two Goal-Setting Techniques to Gain Control of Your Life

In the last email, we discussed how keeping a stress journal can help you identify your stressors. Then you can come up with various success strategies for dealing with them.

In this article, we want to discuss one of the most useful things you can use your new stress journal for is goal setting, in order to take control of your own life so you don’t feel as if you are at the mercy of ...

How a Stress Journal Can Help You Cope

Welcome to the May series on positive and negative stress. I hope you learn a lot from it.

In this series, I will be discussing how stress can sometimes be positive, but what to do if it starts to have a negative impact on your life.

Keeping a Stress Journal

Any journal can aid you in personal reflection, to help you spot patterns, reveal your feelings, and note down what you’ve ...

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Fri, June 15, 7:00 PM

The Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair

Taste of the Oranges Soiree

Giving Back

Experts Detail Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Essex County

May 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County experts provided residents a comprehensive look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted Tuesday night by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The opioid crisis has impacted Essex County as much as any of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Of ...