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EO Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Kidnapping in Morristown One Day Before Women's March

January 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police arrested a 47-year-old East Orange man Friday on a string of charges related to a Tuesday kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Morristown. He is also believed to be connected to a slew of residential burglaries that occurred in November and Decembers.

The man’s arrest comes on the heels of Morristown’s first Women’s March yesterday, where ...

East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green will join Mayors Ras Baraka, Tony Vauss and Dwayne Warren in a “Unity Rally Against Hatred” on Thursday, Jan 18 at 12 noon at Newark City Hall

EAST ORANGE, NJ, On Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:00 noon at Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Mayor Ted R. Green will stand in solidarity with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren to denounce discriminatory U.S. immigration policies and hateful rhetoric targeting people of color.

The four mayors represent eastern Essex County whose towns are ...

Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex County Democrats Endorse Mikie Sherrill for NJ 11th Congressional District

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Tuesday the Democratic county chairs of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex
counties announced their full support for Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

In a statement released Tuesday, East Orange and Essex Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones said, “Mikie has shown through her hard work ...

New Business Entity Host Inaugural Networking Gala in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On the day of celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Urban Essex Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking gala at the Ambrose-Ward Mansion in East Orange to announce the formation of their new organization. According to members of their “Founder’s Circle” this events was strategically held on the slain civil rights leader’s birthday in ...

East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green will join Mayors Ras Baraka, Tony Vauss and Dwayne Warren in a “Unity Rally Against Hatred” on Thursday, Jan 18 at 12 noon at Newark City Hall

January 17, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ, On Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:00 noon at Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Mayor Ted R. Green will stand in solidarity with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren to denounce discriminatory U.S. immigration policies and hateful rhetoric targeting people of color.

The four mayors represent eastern Essex County whose towns are ...

East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green Issues Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End TPS Designation for El Salvador

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador:

“Every time the Trump Administration reverses an immigration policy that has allowed hard-working families to find sanctuary, peace and a better quality of life, our nation is taking a huge ...

Brendan Byrne's Career Forged in Newark Before Becoming N.J. Governor

NEWARK, NJ - Before he became New Jersey's governor, Brendan Byrne carved his career path in his native Essex County, as county prosecutor during a tumultuous era in Newark's history. 

Tested and tempered, he was ready for his time in Trenton. 

Byrne, who died Thursday, is fondly remembered by those who watched his life, and his legacy, spring to life as a young lawman who ...

ChangeMakers Hosts The Young Professionals of East Orange and the Urban Essex Chamber of Commerce During Saturday Afternoon Show

January 12, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Change Makers Radio Show has invited The Young Professionals of East Orange and the Urban Essex Chamber of Commerce this Saturday (January 13th) to discuss their service in the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. 

Change Makers has been making waves since it aired in October of 2015. Each week it features politicians, entertainers, ...

New Business Entity Host Inaugural Networking Gala in East Orange

January 16, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On the day of celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Urban Essex Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking gala at the Ambrose-Ward Mansion in East Orange to announce the formation of their new organization. According to members of their “Founder’s Circle” this events was strategically held on the slain civil rights leader’s birthday in ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, has announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the ...

Essex County College Reports Favorable Financial Audit as Major Milestone

January 11, 2018

Newark, NJ – Essex County College is reporting a clean bill of health on its annual financial audit. The audit, completed last month by certified public accounting and auditing firm PKF O’Connor Davies, found no material weaknesses in the college’s internal controls and found ECC to be in compliance with all federal and state sponsored programs. In addition, the ...

Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex County Democrats Endorse Mikie Sherrill for NJ 11th Congressional District

January 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Tuesday the Democratic county chairs of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex
counties announced their full support for Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

In a statement released Tuesday, East Orange and Essex Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones said, “Mikie has shown through her hard work ...

EO Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Kidnapping in Morristown One Day Before Women's March

January 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police arrested a 47-year-old East Orange man Friday on a string of charges related to a Tuesday kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Morristown. He is also believed to be connected to a slew of residential burglaries that occurred in November and Decembers.

The man’s arrest comes on the heels of Morristown’s first Women’s March yesterday, where ...

The City Mourns the Untimely Death of Sgt. Tahmesha Dickey

EAST ORANGE, NJ - It is with deep regret that we announce the tragic passing of Sgt. Tahmesha Dickey, a veteran of the East Orange Police Department, who passed away during childbirth on the same date that she became an East Orange Police Officer 16 years ago on January 7, 2002.

Born and raised in Newark, Sgt. Dickey was a hard-working officer and true team player who leaves behind three ...

“The Power of the World Lies in the Gentle, Yet Strong Hands of the Women of this Nation.”  

January 20, 2018

Today women from across this nation and world came together to build upon and continue the movement for women’s rights; from equality and equity to employment and equal pay.  Last year millions of women marched in cities across this nation and world – in fact, many of you joined together to represent our sisters, our mothers, our aunts, grandmothers, nieces, and friends.  ...

HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, has announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the ...

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Winter Weather Advisory for Northern NJ Tuesday through Wednesday

January 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Northern NJ beginning 4 p.m. Tuesday through 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Snow is expected to begin late tonight and continue into midday Wednesday.

Drivers should plan on slippery road conditions, especially during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are ...

Discover Why It’s Never Too Late To Make Changes In Your Life Unless You Just Don’t Want To Do So

A lot of people get stuck in a rut and stay there. They do the same things every day, day after day, because they are easy, comfortable, and non-threatening. They pose no challenge, and no difficult decisions have to be made. 

But there is a big difference between merely existing, and living life to the full. If we have only one life to live, we should try to make it count. And since ...

10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Out Of Your Rut

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same things over and over again. We have job and family responsibilities, time commitments, a tight budget, and so on. But that’s no reason to feel stuck. There are lots of free and inexpensive ways to get out of a rut and make life more exciting, with something interesting to look forward to every day. It might take a little planning, but ...

8 Warning Signs That It Might Be Time To Leave Your Current Job

It’s never easy to make large changes in your life. This is particularly true when it comes to a job. It can be even more traumatic if you are thinking about not just a job change, but a career change as well.

However, there are often clear signs that it is time to leave your current position. Watch out for them and decide on practical next steps so you can start living a better life, ...

Common Triggers For People To Follow A Different Direction In Life

There are a number of common triggers that might cause someone to start looking for a new direction in life. Some are external and some internal.

Career Change

There are a number of reasons a person might make a career change. They include:

* Loss of a job - Getting laid off or fired will often cause someone to take stock of their career to determine if they are on the right track. Some ...

The Importance Of Having Supportive People Around You

Last time, we discussed the kinds of questions you need to ask in order to be sure that you and the person you are dating/in a romantic relationship with or married to is on the same page about what you want from life, and how you see yourselves growing together.

Sometimes the answers will be perfect. At other times, you may not like what you hear. In this case, you will have to decide whether ...

How A Bucket List Can Take Your Life In A New Direction

Last time, we looked at a number of different people who changed their lives and careers completely, daring to take a new direction when most people would have stayed stuck in a rut or not had the confidence to change, or to seize the moment when the opportunity presented itself.

Life is short, but it can seem richer and fuller if there is meaning and purpose to it. We each have our own ...

“The Power of the World Lies in the Gentle, Yet Strong Hands of the Women of this Nation.”  

January 20, 2018

Today women from across this nation and world came together to build upon and continue the movement for women’s rights; from equality and equity to employment and equal pay.  Last year millions of women marched in cities across this nation and world – in fact, many of you joined together to represent our sisters, our mothers, our aunts, grandmothers, nieces, and friends.  ...

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Red Cross and Irvington to Honor MLK Day of Service Teaching Fire Safety and Installing Free Smoke Alarms

January 12, 2018

IRVINGTON, NJ – As part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Municipal Council and Office of Public Safety Fire Division have partnered with the Red Cross to help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities in Irvington.

“We are happy to join forces again with the American Red Cross and provide free smoke alarm ...