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East Orange Celebrates Independence Day With Free Concert at Robeson Stadium

June 28, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ, - One of the most anticipated events of summer in the city is the East Orange 4th of July Independence Day Celebration. The City of East Orange will once again host its Annual Independence Day Celebration, which includes a free concert and fireworks show for the whole family. 

Weather permitting, next Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Paul Robeson Stadium located at 215 N.

Nico Hischier, Devils' 1st Overall Draft Pick, Welcomed by Newark, Introduced at Press Conference

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils franchise has never had the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft, so of course Nico Hischier deserved to be treated like royalty Monday. 

And royal treatment he received, as Hischier, the Devils’ and NHL’s first pick in this year's draft, was welcomed by the city of Newark and introduced to the media in a press conference at ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies Kick Off with Disney nature's 'African Cats' July 5

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" begins this Wednesday Juy 5 with Disneynature African Cats. 

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during July and ...

JVS Recognizes Individuals for Philanthropic Efforts at Fundraising Gala

EAST ORANGE, NJ - EO based Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. 

The event’s purpose was to personally thank those who continuously performed at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” 

This ...

East Orange Named One of the “Most Livable” Cities in America

June 25, 2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2017 City Livability Award Winners at 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach

EAST ORANGE – Mayor Lester E. Taylor III has been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach.

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies Kick Off with Disney nature's 'African Cats' July 5

June 28, 2017

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" begins this Wednesday Juy 5 with Disneynature African Cats. 

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during July and ...

Systas 4 Systas Visits the Changemakers Radio Show this Saturday June 24th

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange based non-profit organization Systas 4 Systas will join the hosts of the ChangeMakers Radio Show Saturday to discuss the work the organization has been doing to encourage young ladies (and men) to make healthy, competent and mature life choices. 

In keeping with their mission to empower youth to take control of their destiny Systas 4 Systas will discuss ...

East Orange Celebrates MAC Fest 2017 With Star Studded Lineup

EAST ORANGE, NJ - For the 3rd year in a row, the City of East Orange has held an annual Music and Arts Festival (MAC Fest) in celebration of the many artists, singers and performers of multiple creative genres that live, work and reside in the city.

This past Saturday the city rolled out MAC Fest 2017. Although rain threatened to damper the festivities, the festival went off without a hitch.

East Orange Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Business Breakfast to Enthusiastic Group of Professionals

June 18, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural business breakfast which included an impressive group of business owners and public service professionals over the weekend.

Most notable among the attendees for the event was East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, Keynote speaker Jill Johnson, CEO of the Institute For Entrepreneurial ...

East Orange Chamber of Commerce Makes a Comeback

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Chamber of Commerce for the City of East Orange is making major changes for 2017, in hope of benefiting the city’s residents, businesses and overall economy. 

The proposed changes include a new President, an array of networking and educational events, a new social media manager, enhanced communication with the city’s residents and business owners, and ...

Proactive Policing and Community Tips Lead to the Apprehension of Seven Suspects, Illegal Drugs, and Two Guns

June 27, 2017

EOPD’s Enhanced Community Safety Team removes guns and illegal drugs from the Linden Avenue Area during three separate incidents in one day

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  A combination of proactive policing, patrolling, and anonymous community tips led to the seizure of two handguns, hollow point bullets, illegal drugs and the arrest of seven men late last week in an area marked with recent ...

Watchung Man Found Guilty in East Orange Murder of Teacher

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Andre Higgs, 45, of Watchung of the murder of Latrena May, 27, a teacher at Pride Academy Charter School in East Orange.

Following a jury trial before the Honorable Ronald Wigler, the Essex County Presiding Criminal Court Judge, yesterday, the jury deliberated for less ...

JVS Recognizes Individuals for Philanthropic Efforts at Fundraising Gala

June 27, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - EO based Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. 

The event’s purpose was to personally thank those who continuously performed at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” 

This ...

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NJBS urges the public to donate to replenish the community’s critically low blood supply.
 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or ...

East Orange Senior Volunteers Corp Serving Other East Orange Seniors

The East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp was established in 2005. The mission of EOSVC is to serve as a volunteer outreach program that provides information and service for the benefit of the elderly and disabled person who resides in The City of East Orange, NJ.

As part of it’s service to the community, three of East Orange Senior Volunteer Corp went to Brookhaven Health & ...

Community Members Join Councilman Ted Green For The Chairman’s Iftar

June 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Very few things foster peace and goodwill better than a good meal with friends. In keeping with the tradition of Ramadan, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green hosted a dining event called Iftar for the citizens of the city this past Tuesday evening. 

While the Councilman was surrounded by a host of Moslem believers, many non-Moslem citizens and well-wishers ...

Nico Hischier, Devils' 1st Overall Draft Pick, Welcomed by Newark, Introduced at Press Conference

June 28, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils franchise has never had the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft, so of course Nico Hischier deserved to be treated like royalty Monday. 

And royal treatment he received, as Hischier, the Devils’ and NHL’s first pick in this year's draft, was welcomed by the city of Newark and introduced to the media in a press conference at ...

Essex County Executive Divincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park

NEWARK, NJ - One of the enduring traditions of late spring/early summer in our parks is the Essex County Fishing Derby. This year is no exception. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is pictured congratulating all the winners in their various age and gender groupings. The derby took place Saturday June 10th.  The next fishing derby is Saturday, June 17th in Essex County ...

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Proactive Policing and Community Tips Lead to the Apprehension of Seven Suspects, Illegal Drugs, and Two Guns

June 27, 2017

EOPD’s Enhanced Community Safety Team removes guns and illegal drugs from the Linden Avenue Area during three separate incidents in one day

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  A combination of proactive policing, patrolling, and anonymous community tips led to the seizure of two handguns, hollow point bullets, illegal drugs and the arrest of seven men late last week in an area marked with recent ...

East Orange Celebrates Independence Day With Free Concert at Robeson Stadium

June 28, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ, - One of the most anticipated events of summer in the city is the East Orange 4th of July Independence Day Celebration. The City of East Orange will once again host its Annual Independence Day Celebration, which includes a free concert and fireworks show for the whole family. 

Weather permitting, next Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Paul Robeson Stadium located at 215 N.