East Orange/Orange News

November 12, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Pride Parent Council set a huge goal for themselves that will bring great big smiles to the faces of the Pride scholars. Members are working to raise $20,000 to re-build a playground for the scholars of Pride Academy Charter School.   This goal honors the achievement of ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus on Saturday afternoon.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand.

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Joseph Juliano, who serves as vice chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the City of Orange, has been certified as a public housing manager by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. This certification is not required, and Dr.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ –  Sierra House announced today it has been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.  Sierra House provides housing, social services, and life skills for homeless families, low to moderate income ...

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Six-Week Period Runs Nov. 1-Dec. 15 TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is providing $375,000 in funding and support to five community organizations that will help enroll New Jersey residents in health ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Registered voters in Essex County will be able to cast their ballot at two early voting locations rather than one this year in order to meet increased demands. The Hall of Records on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark has always served as an early voting facility. This year, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Newark Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted Newark native Hawaiian Thompson-Epps into their ranks during their 30th Annual Induction Dinner. After achieving many accomplishments, including being named All American at the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Division III ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Conchita Lewis-Crawford, affectionately known as “Connie” was given the 2018 Community Service Awarded from the East Orange Rotary at their Community Night Award Dinner Dance. As Chief Executive Director of the East Orange/Orange Community Development Corporation, Connie ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief David Irizarry of the Metuchen Police Department said a second man has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of a 24-year old borough resident. Leland Alexander, 30, of East Orange has been arrested and charged ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney, who is suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother in mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Some say you can never go home again; but long time East Orange resident and author Leroy Bennett begs to differ. After decades on the road Leroy has returned to the home of his childhood with a ton of experience and a story to tell. Today at 1;00 pm Bennett will showcase his ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two Early Voting Facilities will be opened to Essex County Registered Voters. The Essex County Clerk’s Office, Christopher J. Durkin, County Clerk will open an additional Early Voting Center located at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) Education Building, 560 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. The Freeholder Board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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No, this isn’t about how to be more attractive to you mate. This is about how to become attractive to a potential partner in a way that can help thrust your business into the stratosphere. That way, before you even approach the big business on the block, you look like someone they want to work ...

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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 ...

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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.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ: Following leads in an ongoing public safety investigation into illegal drug distribution, East Orange’s newly-re-established Violent Crimes Task Force arrested four East Orange residents and seized four loaded handguns after executing a search warrants at 103 North 16th Street and ...

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Come Enjoy Free Massages, Kemetic Yoga, Deep Breathing Exercises and More WEST ORANGE, NJ - The North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is partnering with the Summit Medical Group to host this year’s Small Steps to Better Health and Wellness annual walk and wellness day. The walking ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The late Hugh B. Mendez, an East Orange native and sports legend, was honored earlier this year with the Whittier College Baseball Stadium in Whittier, California, being dedicated in his name. A graduate of East Orange High School and Springfield College in Massachusetts, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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