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SOFIA Walk Against Domestic Violence Draws Awareness and Support for Victims

September 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds gathered at Canterbury Park for a cause on Saturday, September 9. Families, friends and support organizations gathered together for the 7th annual S.O.F.I.A ( Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates) Walk in remembrance of those who died and continue to walk in silence and a celebration of those who survived and are willing to share their stories in order to make a ...

Hunger Action Day Food Donation To Community FoodBank of New Jersey

HILLSIDE, NJ – September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. 

Locally, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, together with the Feeding ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose: Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

EAST ORANGE, NJ - New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path. Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

Newark Boys Chorus School goes high-tech with help from community partner Horizon

NEWARK, NJ - Students at Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS) got their first look today at a new state-of-the-art Tech Hub Lab with a gala ribbon-cutting event held at the private middle school in downtown Newark.

The lab is the culmination of months of hard work and planning that turned an empty space into a room filled with high-tech equipment that will help launch the ...

East Orange Planning Director Valerie Jackson a Recipient of Women In Economic Development and Civic Engagement Award 

September 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Walker's Legacy and the Walker's Legacy Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of its Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards in partnership with the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). Both organizations will recognize eleven (11) multicultural women leaders in economic development during the 2017 Annual Legislative ...

Two-Time USDA Award Winning East Orange Summer Food Program Hosts its First Summer Food Olympics Combating Hunger and Childhood Obesity

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Dept. of Recreation and Cultural Affairs’ Summer Food Program received the USDA Champion Award for the second consecutive year at its first ever Summer Food Olympics on August 26, 2017, at Soverel Field. 

During the opening ceremony, Leslie Tejada, Projects Specialist, Office of U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker and Jeremy Julis, Constituent Services Liaison ...

It’s All About East Orange This Saturday on the The ChangeMakers Radio Show 

September 13, 2017

The ChangeMakers Radio Show will host two East Orange community based segments this Saturday.

The first segment will be about the East Orange Farmers Market featuring as special guest, Market Manager Amarilys Olivo, who will talk about the importance of our local growers and upcoming special events at the market. 

The second half of the show will feature Valerie Jackson, Director ...

ChangeMakers Radio discusses Our Schools: Socialization, Education, and Behavior Modification 

EAST ORANGE, NJ - This week the ChangeMakers Radio Show discussion will be lead by Co-Host Eric Perryman. We will facing some very specific questions. Does the community run it's educational system? Is the system geared to benefit black children and children of color? Do you have personal educational goals for your family apart from the school system? Is your culture or history taught in ...

East Orange Residents Takes First Place in Essex County Senior Citizen Art Competition

Cedar Grove, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that East Orange resident Lester James Johnson received an award in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. 

Johnson received first place in the professional sculpture category for "Nested Spheres." He was recognized during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th at the Robert J.

Newark Mayor to Announce the Economic Impact of the Arts at Press Event featuring Savion Glover

September 11, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will deliver a major announcement about the economic impact of Newark's arts and culture industry on Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m., in the Press Briefing Room at City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. Tony-Award winning artist, Savion Glover, will appear and give brief remarks. 

This announcement comes on the heels of the most recent ...

REAL TALK THURSDAYS returns in October to Discuss Local & Statewide Politics 

September 18, 2017

REAL TALK THURSDAYS returns in October to Discuss Local & Statewide Politics 

NEWARK, NJ – REAL TALK THURSDAYS will resume in October with an emphasis on politics for the 2017-2018 school year. Since the election season is taking place in Newark and in New Jersey during the upcoming school year, REAL TALK THURSDAYS is dedicating the month of October to electoral ...

9/11 Memorial Waves Again at Cedar Grove High School

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - If you drive by Cedar Grove High School you'll see the progress of the Cedar Grove Waves 9/11 Memorial Art Installation.  For the third year in a row, the lawn of CGHS will be covered with 2,977 flags that honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. 

Cedar Grove Waves organizer David Schoner began laying out the grid for the project earlier this week. Thursday, CGHS ...

EO Students Get Fresh Start for School Courtesy of Khalfani Alleyne, Force Foundation and the YMCA

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Khalfani Alleyne and Force Foundation in conjunction with the East Orange YMCA and other community partners provided free haircuts and manicures to East Orange school age children Tuesday in preparation for the first day of school today. 

The event is in keeping with the mission of the organization to strengthen and energize the community, by promoting and ...

SOFIA Walk Against Domestic Violence Draws Awareness and Support for Victims

September 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds gathered at Canterbury Park for a cause on Saturday, September 9. Families, friends and support organizations gathered together for the 7th annual S.O.F.I.A ( Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates) Walk in remembrance of those who died and continue to walk in silence and a celebration of those who survived and are willing to share their stories in order to make a ...

Hunger Action Day Food Donation To Community FoodBank of New Jersey

HILLSIDE, NJ – September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. 

Locally, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, together with the Feeding ...

The City of East Orange Announces Partnership with United Way of Essex & West Hudson for their Healthy Kids Initiative

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson (UWEWH) will partner with the City of East Orange to announce their partnership for the 4th Annual Healthy Kids Initiative Run on October 7, 2017 at the Paul Robeson Stadium/Ashland Stadium in East Orange, NJ.  

Expected in attendance will be, Mayor Lester Taylor III, Catherine Wilson, President and ...

The New York Jets Host A Football Clinic in East Orange Tonight (Tuesday 9/12/17)

September 11, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The New York Jets are hosting a football clinic for the players and coachers of the East Orange Rams North Jersey Pop Warner Football  Program Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:00PM – 8:00PM at Paul Robeson Stadium 215 North Clinton St., East Orange, NJ

The Clinic, which will feature NFL players and coaches of  the New York Jets is sponsored by SNY Play Ball, a ...

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Domestic Violence Training

September 18, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,’’ the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic ...

The Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Host A Justice and Equality Rally Sunday Afternoon

September 7, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Oranges & Maplewood NAACP is encouraging citizens in their catchment communities (Orange, East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Livingston, Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley and Verona) to attend a Justice and Equality Rally to demonstrate that Essex County citizens will be “Steadfast and Immovable” against racism, xenophobia, prejudice, ...

Watching Tropical Storm Jose: Could Produce Rain, High Winds in the Garden State

September 17, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - New Jersey residents may want to check the weather to the track the path of Tropical Storm Jose. A forecast map that was issued this morning by the National Hurricane Center has the state on the outer edges of its possible path. Tropical Storm Jose could strengthen as it heads north through the Atlantic.

The system is still days away from its center being hundreds of miles ...

It's Really Okay to Talk to Yourself

When you are first starting out online, it can be frustrating if you aren’t getting a lot of traffic to your website site, or interaction at Facebook, LinkedIn, or the other social networks. Some business owners get really frustrated and are tempted to give up because they feel as if they are talking to themselves and no one cares what they have to say.

But the secret to any online ...

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Know Your Status

(SHAMELESS PLUG #44) 

To some Medicare eligible enrollee’s, the open enrollment period can be a confusing and frustrating time.  Every person experiencing the process may experience it differently, depending on your status.  Factors ranging from health, age, financial ability, how benefits were obtained and work history all play factors related to Medicare ...