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Illtown Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the East Orange Community

October 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The term “Urban Legend” is an expression that should only be used in the most reverent circumstances; and only for people that have done extraordinary things in the community. Said Boykins is one of those individuals. Boykins, and his wife Gigi have long been a positive fixture in East Orange and yesterday the couple celebrated 25 years of business at Illtown Unisex ...

City of East Orange and East Orange School District Partner to Form Book Club, starting with New York Times Best-Seller “The Hate U Give”

Over 200 participants will go on field trip on Sun, Oct 21 to see feature film based on novel.

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Third Ward Councilman Bergson Leneus ― in conjunction with Mayor Ted R. Green, Council Chair Christopher James, Third Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, and the East Orange School District ― have partnered to begin a Book Club to provide middle and high school students with a forum ...

TD Bank Partners with NJ Tree Foundation to Expand Urban Forest Initiative in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has selected New Jersey Tree Foundation to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of NJ Tree Foundation will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 50 native trees at Oval Park in East Orange on ...

Essex County College Offers Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training

NEWARK, NJ - On September 27, 2018 over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The two and ½ hour training was conducted by Caring Contact and sponsored by the Social Work Student Association and spearheaded by Adjunct Professor Mary Jenkins.

The Student Life and Activities Office paid for the event. The training shared ...

NJ Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake Becomes First Ever Inductee in Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Hall of Heroes for Affordable Housing

October 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - On Friday, New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake was inducted into the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Hall of Heroes as its first ever inductee for her advocacy this past budget cycle to restore $15 million to the State’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The ceremony took place at the Network’s Annual Community Development ...

Lords of the Underground Kick off 25th Anniversary Celebration Headlining Hip Hop Day at the 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival

October 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - This year Lords of the Underground kicked off the 25th anniversary celebration of their debut album Here Come The Lords by headlining Hip Hop Day at the 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival this past July.  Special guests included Flipmode Squad/Outsidaz MCs Rah Digga, Grammy nominated Treach of Naughty By Nature and legendary ‘80s rap superstar Kangol Kid ...

A Nobel Prize Winner Among 38 Inductees in 2nd Annual East Orange Hall of Fame Class

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A news conference to announce the second annual class of East Orange Hall of Fame (EOHOF) inductees will be held on Wednesday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fines Arts, 35 Winans Street, East Orange, N.J. 

An induction ceremony and celebration will be held on Thanksgiving weekend -- Saturday, November 24, 6:00 p.m. at ...

Illtown Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the East Orange Community

October 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The term “Urban Legend” is an expression that should only be used in the most reverent circumstances; and only for people that have done extraordinary things in the community. Said Boykins is one of those individuals. Boykins, and his wife Gigi have long been a positive fixture in East Orange and yesterday the couple celebrated 25 years of business at Illtown Unisex ...

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships 

October 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

TD Bank Partners with NJ Tree Foundation to Expand Urban Forest Initiative in East Orange

October 17, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has selected New Jersey Tree Foundation to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of NJ Tree Foundation will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 50 native trees at Oval Park in East Orange on ...

Nonprofits Hold Meet & Greet Golf Outing This Monday at East Orange Golf Course

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Monday, October 15, 2018 the recently formed Non Profit Network of East Orange will be hosting a meet and greet event for local nonprofits that serve the East Orange community. 

The event will begin at 11:00 am with a greeting by East Orange Mayor Ted Green; followed by a few informative speakers and nonprofit professionals offering support and important information.

New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake Hosts Wig Giveaway Event for Women with Hair Loss

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Britnee N. Timberlake will host the “Covered with Compassion” Wig Giveaway for women who have hair loss due to diseases like cancer. The event will take place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, East Orange General Hospital, University Hospital, Delta Sigma Theta ...

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New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships 

October 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

East Orange Hall of Fame Inductee Rev. Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. guest preacher at Christian Education Ministry Sunday at Union Baptist Church of Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 11:00am, Union Baptist Church of Montclair invites the community to share in their Christian Education Ministry Annual Day where the Rev. Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., will be the celebrant. He was recently named to be an inductee in the 2018 East Orange Hall of Fame on November 24, 2018 in the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performance and ...

Come Join Mayor Ted Green and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake for a Special Event at the East Orange Farmers Market on October 23, 2018

October 11, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - An invitation is extended to all East Orange residents, businesses and stakeholders to join Mayor Ted Green and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake for a special event planned at the East Orange Farmers Market on October 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:30pm. 

They have invited East Orange native son, Leroy Bennett, who has authored Welcome to the Hotel California, a novel ...

How to Get Started with Profitable Partnerships

Now that we’ve talked about how profitable partnerships can be, you probably want to get started as soon as possible. Follow these steps to accomplish it.

* Pick an Event to Collaborate On – You can choose from many different ideas, from book writing, webinars, affiliate projects, and more. Choose something to do that you know, and that the partner you want will enjoy and want to ...

Why Engagement with Potential Partners Works

The thing to understand most at this point is probably how to ensure that you’ll be able to get partners for your ideas, right? Well, we talked about being attractive to potential partners and engagement was mentioned. Engagement means more than you may think, but you must do it right.

* Listen More – One of the best skills you can develop in life is the ability to truly listen.

Proven Profitable Partnership Ideas

There are many profitable partnership ideas that make a big impact. You’ve likely seen some and didn’t even realize. You may have even participated and didn’t know you’d entered any type of partnership at all. Let’s look at them and talk about what makes them work great.

* Host a Webinar Together – Webinars are a great way to start with partnerships. A ...

Essex County College Offers Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training

October 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - On September 27, 2018 over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The two and ½ hour training was conducted by Caring Contact and sponsored by the Social Work Student Association and spearheaded by Adjunct Professor Mary Jenkins.

The Student Life and Activities Office paid for the event. The training shared ...