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EO Public Library Participates in #MannequinChallenge for Essex County’s “The Big Read”

March 27, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – East Orange Public Library (EOPL) Adult Services Librarian, Nathalia Bermudez and Coordinator of Public Relations and Community Outreach, Matthew Powell, stood tall and still for a Facebook Live #MannequinChallenge among other Essex County Librarians for The National Endowment for the Arts and Essex County’s “The Big Read.” 

Librarians and teens ...

The Importance of Mentorship in the Communities of Color at REAL TALK THURSDAYS

NEWARK, NJ -  Thursday March 30, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic high school will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to ...

Residents Reflect On Segregation and the Magnet School System in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents were treated Wednesday night to an informative film and discussion on the history of the magnet school system in Montclair.

Hosted by the Montclair History Center, the Montclair community gathered at the Montclair Public Library Wednesday, March 22 to view the film “Our Schools, Our Town. The film – which is part of 2017 Price of ...

Residents Organize Clean-Up of Foreclosed & Vacant Wells Fargo-Owned Homes to Draw Attention to Bank’s Negative Impact on Communities

NEWARK, NJ – Following the recent legislative action by East Orange in response to Well Fargo mishandling of foreclosed properties, residents in Newark’s West Ward mobilized a neighborhood clean-up this weekend sponsored by NJ Communities United. The clean-up targeted a list of vacant homes recognized in the neighborhood as hot spots of blight. The homes – all of which have been ...

East Orange Invites the Community to Help Plan the Future in Master Plan Workshop Series

March 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange held the first city-wide Master Plan Workshop Wednesday March 8th at East Orange General Hospital. By all accounts this first event was a success with more than 80 participants in attendance; however the goal of the city is to ascertain information and encourage participation from every sector of the community. 

The Master Planning process is ...

East Orange Prepares for Winter Storm Stella

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In anticipation of the hazardous blizzard conditions of Winter Storm Stella, the City of East Orange is asking for the cooperation of the entire community to help ensure safe passages on our roadways.

A blizzard warning from the National Weather Bureau is in effect from 2am Tuesday, March 14, 2017 until Tuesday afternoon with more light snow and gusty winds into Wednesday.

Mayor Lester E. Taylor Proposes .5% reduction in Taxes During Budget Address 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  Mayor Lester E. Taylor III introduced a budget to the East Orange City Council during Monday’s City Council Meeting that he says marks the culmination of four years of hard work that has brought financial stability and balance to the city, while preserving programmatic goals and making targeted investments to bring East Orange into a new era of progress.

The ...

The ChangeMakers Radio Show Speak with Matthew Clerk Founder of ‘No Plays Off Next Level’

March 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Matthew Clerk is founder of ‘No Plays Off Next Level’. He created this nonprofit organization to help student athletes overcome obstacles that he has faced personally, as well as ones that he has witnessed. 

‘No Plays Off Next Level’ specializes in aiding young inner city males in enhancing their lives physically, mentally and most ...

Gayle King to Speak at Bloomfield College March 29

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - CBS This Morning host and 'O The Oprah Magazine' Editor-at-Large Gayle King will speak at Bloomfield College on Wednesday March 29 at 3 p.m.  in the Van Fossan Theatre on campus. King will address students, faculty, staff, and notable members of the Bloomfield College community and then take questions from the students. 

“Having ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

EO Public Library Participates in #MannequinChallenge for Essex County’s “The Big Read”

March 27, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ – East Orange Public Library (EOPL) Adult Services Librarian, Nathalia Bermudez and Coordinator of Public Relations and Community Outreach, Matthew Powell, stood tall and still for a Facebook Live #MannequinChallenge among other Essex County Librarians for The National Endowment for the Arts and Essex County’s “The Big Read.” 

Librarians and teens ...

The Importance of Mentorship in the Communities of Color at REAL TALK THURSDAYS

NEWARK, NJ -  Thursday March 30, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic high school will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to ...

Residents Reflect On Segregation and the Magnet School System in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents were treated Wednesday night to an informative film and discussion on the history of the magnet school system in Montclair.

Hosted by the Montclair History Center, the Montclair community gathered at the Montclair Public Library Wednesday, March 22 to view the film “Our Schools, Our Town. The film – which is part of 2017 Price of ...

The Green Team to Host Community Reunion at Bogies

March 14, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Members of the Committee to Elect Ted Green for Mayor are hosting what one supporter calls, “a fundraiser for the common man”.  The donation is a mere $25.00 and held at Bogies; a popular neighborhood establishment, instead of the more “upscale” out of town restaurants generally associated with election fundraising events.

The Community Reunion ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wisniewski, in Newark, discusses urban housing issues

Democratic Assemblyman and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski campaigned in Newark to talk about the state's housing issues, believing that they should be tackled with a practical approach as part of a progressive agenda. 

"Affordable housing is a moral obligation. We have to address this gap in our humanity," said Wisniewski, of Middlesex County, to a group ...

Straphanger Fatality at East Orange Station

March 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - There was a fatal accident earlier today at the East Orange Station. According to firefighters and other emergency personnel on the scene, witnesses they spoke to reported that a young man was spotted siting on the tracks and was struck by an eastbound train. Any additional information, including the name of the victim has yet to be released. 

Morris & Essex line ...

Newark Man Sentenced 15 Years for Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old East Orange Girl

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Craig Holifield, 33, of Newark has been sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to one count of first degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Holifield ...

Off-Street Parking Availability for Orange Residents During Storm

NOTICE TO ORANGE RESIDENTS: 

Off street parking for residents will be available at the following locations:

St. Matthew AME Church Parking Lot  - 336 Oakwood Avenue, Orange

Old Police Building Parking Lot - 593 Lincoln Avenue, Orange

Orange High School Parking Lot - Clarendon Place, Orange

Rec. Center Parking Lot - 395 Main Street Street (High Street Side)

United ...

East Orange Clergy Association Hosts Unified Lent Service Wednesday April 5th

March 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The president, officers and members of the East Orange Clergy Association (EOCA) send a special invitation to all East Orange churches and residents of every faith to join in fellowship for a unified Lent Service Wednesday evening April 5, 2017.

Founded by the late Reverend Arthur Jones, Pastor of St. Marks AME, the EOCA has been active in East Orange for more than 25 years.

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NJ Sharing Network Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Opportunities

March 24, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network announces the availability of two (2) scholarships, the Betsy Niles Scholarship and the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship, for high school seniors attending college in fall 2017.  The scholarships are both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.  The deadline for submission is Friday, April 7, ...

Residents Organize Clean-Up of Foreclosed & Vacant Wells Fargo-Owned Homes to Draw Attention to Bank’s Negative Impact on Communities

March 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Following the recent legislative action by East Orange in response to Well Fargo mishandling of foreclosed properties, residents in Newark’s West Ward mobilized a neighborhood clean-up this weekend sponsored by NJ Communities United. The clean-up targeted a list of vacant homes recognized in the neighborhood as hot spots of blight. The homes – all of which have been ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

March 13, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

3,684,634.00 Million Reasons to Change Our Community

March 20, 2017

East Orange Mayoral Candidate John Thompson Challenges Budget Claims 

As I start my journey on finding ways to keep my promise of reducing taxes for our community, I found a staggering difference between the 2012 budget and the 2016 budget. Salary increases of 3,684,634.00. Now to some people, that may not seem like a lot, but to a community like ours, this matters! 

Increasing ...

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How Life Insurance Can Help to Manage the Grieving process and loss of a spouse

(SHAMELESS PLUG #43)

I have been working with insurance for over 10 years, and always talk to my clients about the peace of mind aspect that life insurance can afford.  Let’s face it, already losing your spouse is tragic enough, but compound this with the fact that life just does not stop, adds extra pressure to the situation.  From bills to the children’s schooling, ...

Orange Chalks the Walk: In Honor of Kick Butts Day!

March 14, 2017

ORANGE, NJ - This Thursday (March 16, 2017) Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren will team with Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten, the Essex County 4H, Global Advisors on Smoke-free Policy and Rutgers University to present “Chalk the Walk” in honor of “Kick Butts Day”.

This event is in response to the negative influence of smoking; and a formal demonstration of a commitment to a ...