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Essex County Executive Presents $5.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants & Emergency Solutions Grants

February 16, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the City of Orange and the Main Street Counseling Center were among 12 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Wednesday, February 13th for ...

East Orange Restaurants Host “Taste of the City” After Mayor Green’s State of the City Address February 21

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Departments within the City of East Orange were all abuzz with activity preparing for the Mayor Ted R. Green’s State of the City Address next Thursday February 21, 2019.

The East Orange Annual State of the City Address has become a major event over the years; featuring high tech presentations, drones, choirs and grand pageantry. This year’s event promises to be ...

Statement From Mayor Ted Green Regarding Illegal Housing in the City of East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - “In East Orange, we have zero tolerance for landlords who circumvent our laws and prey on individuals and families seeking a place to live. The City of East Orange has a very strict housing code and our inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce it.

For those slumlords who have been renting substandard and unsafe apartments to homeless people in need, you are now ...

Over 120 Participants Attend Camp Read-A-Lot at Gordon Parks Academy

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Over 120 families visited Camp Read-A-Lot in the gym of at Gordon Parks Academy on January 9th, wearing their PJs with blankets and sleeping bags in hand. 

The camping themed evening was full of fun, reading, writing and speaking activities. The school was transformed into a campground, giving the feeling of an exciting place where reading and writing magic happens.

Statement From Mayor Ted Green Regarding Illegal Housing in the City of East Orange

February 10, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - “In East Orange, we have zero tolerance for landlords who circumvent our laws and prey on individuals and families seeking a place to live. The City of East Orange has a very strict housing code and our inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce it.

For those slumlords who have been renting substandard and unsafe apartments to homeless people in need, you are now ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024 (VIDEO)

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,” Murphy ...

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Independent Prosecutor Bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Friday February 1, 2019 Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, accompanied by delegates from the N.J. Assembly, grassroots organizations and faith community, held a press conference at her East Orange headquarters to thank Governor Phil Murphy for signing into law the Independent Prosecutor Bill sponsored by Timberlake that directs the Attorney General to take over death ...

36th Annual Harambee Breakfast Keynote Speaker

February 14, 2019

ORANGE NJ - The 36th Annual Harambee Breakfast sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9am to 12pm at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

The keynote speaker will be Doris Young Boyer, author, executive coach and etiquette and protocol professional.

She ...

East Orange Restaurants Host “Taste of the City” After Mayor Green’s State of the City Address February 21

February 14, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Departments within the City of East Orange were all abuzz with activity preparing for the Mayor Ted R. Green’s State of the City Address next Thursday February 21, 2019.

The East Orange Annual State of the City Address has become a major event over the years; featuring high tech presentations, drones, choirs and grand pageantry. This year’s event promises to be ...

Over 120 Participants Attend Camp Read-A-Lot at Gordon Parks Academy

February 5, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Over 120 families visited Camp Read-A-Lot in the gym of at Gordon Parks Academy on January 9th, wearing their PJs with blankets and sleeping bags in hand. 

The camping themed evening was full of fun, reading, writing and speaking activities. The school was transformed into a campground, giving the feeling of an exciting place where reading and writing magic happens.

Ohio Man Admits Armed Robbery of Orange Mobile Communications Company Retail Store

February 7, 2019

ORANGE, N.J. – An Ohio man admitted today he robbed a mobile communications company retail store in Orange, New Jersey, at gunpoint in June 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Frederick A. White, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal ...

Essex County Executive Presents $5.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants & Emergency Solutions Grants

February 16, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the City of Orange and the Main Street Counseling Center were among 12 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Wednesday, February 13th for ...

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36th Annual Harambee Breakfast Keynote Speaker

February 14, 2019

ORANGE NJ - The 36th Annual Harambee Breakfast sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9am to 12pm at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

The keynote speaker will be Doris Young Boyer, author, executive coach and etiquette and protocol professional.

She ...

Murphy Administration: Increased Child Care Rates Now in Effect & First Child Care Improvement Grants Awarded

First Lady Murphy and Commissioner Johnson Announce Investments to Help Working Families

TRENTON, NJ  – First Lady Tammy Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the Murphy Administration’s increased child care subsidy rates have taken effect and the first child care center improvement grants stemming from its investment in quality child care have ...

How to Learn the Language Your Audience Uses on Social Media

Anytime you want to learn something about your audience, the best way to do it is to spend more time with them. Join the lists they join. Follow the influencers they follow. Become part of the group as much as you can while you research. But, pay a lot of attention to the audience and how they respond to the influencer. 

* Ask Them – Send out a poll asking your audience for an ...

Two Social Media Metrics That Matter, and How to Improve Them with Better Copywriting

As you study your metrics, you probably need to know what really matters. After all, why bother with anything until it matters? So, let’s get into the metrics you should care the most about and how you can use that information to improve your copywriting and your results.

Click-Through versus Action

If you get lots of click-throughs to an offer but no one takes the offer, you can ...

Audience Engagement on Social Media: How to measure social media engagement

All worthwhile relationships take work. Be dedicated to your audience. You want to be able to think about their future as your customers so that you can keep them satisfied for years to come. You will want to study them, poll them, and communicate with them often so that communication between you will take your engagement to a whole new level.

Using social networks to create an awesome ...

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Thu, February 21, 6:00 PM

Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts, East Orange

East Orange Mayor Ted Green Gives State of the ...

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Sat, March 2, 10:00 AM

George Bauer Community Center in Taylor Park,, Millburn

Community Groups Gather for Annual JLOSH Kids For ...

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Sat, March 2, 12:00 PM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Latin Afro Cuban Dance Master Class with Lyvan ...

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