Giving Back

East Orange City Leaders Support March For Peace Rally


EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange hosted a March for Peace on Saturday, August 12th at 8:00 am beginning at Hollywood Ave & Central Ave and ending at Oval Park to focus awareness on the devastating impact of guns and violence in our community.  The event was marketed as a celebration for the Community United As One Day to bring about awareness with music, food, youth activities, vendors, sports, back to school giveaways and more.

The inspiration for the event was birthed by Deborah and Dy-Shawn Simpkins in response to the senseless act of violence that took the lives of their son Dy-Shawn Simpkins Jr., 18, along with their nephew Kee-Ayre Griffin, 29, who were killed in a triple shooting in East Orange.

4th Ward Councilman Casim Gomez replies, “It was amazing all the support East Orange received today for the March for Peace. The plague of Gun Violence is not quarantined to a single City or community and the remedy is going to take the input of as many concerned citizens as possible. 

Sign Up for E-News

Gun Violence is not just a problem here, it is a National issue.  As the White House declares opioids a National Epidemic, those who suffer under this infection of senseless killings ask,

‘Where is the alarm for Gun Violence that torments Our Neighborhoods?’

Violence has become so common that many of us have become desensitized to it. We feel that we are immune until it touches us, our family, our friends; then we are overwhelmed.

We need to work between these extremes; find a balance between the apathy and grief. That is the path towards peace. Not the fairytale, magical peace, but one that is earned from effort, commitment and patience. 

We are going to have to continue to help each other in order for this process to grow and manifest a Cure. True change comes from the People,  it has to be organic. It must be nourished and nurtured. 

That's why I am so inspired by our rally, because it represents our Community...our people getting involved to heal our Neighborhoods”. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Orange/Orange

Man Charged with Crashing Truck into East Orange Planned Parenthood Clinic

February 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheliah Coley announced Friday that Marckles Alcius, 31, with a last known address in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been charged with carrying out a truck attack on the Planned Parenthood East Orange Health Clinic on February 14, 2018, using a stolen bakery delivery truck.

Alcius has ...

Mayor Green and the City of East Orange Hosts A Black History Debate

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will host a reenactment of the age-old debate between Booker T. Washington and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium.

The debate which pits those in favor of Washington’s philosophy of self-help and racial solidarity ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Procrastinating About Keeping Up to Date on Your Data Entry

Last time we talked about maintaining good records and saving receipts; this time we’ll focus on why you should not procrastinate on your data entry.

Taxes are on a pay-as-you-go basis. You owe taxes every quarter on your earnings minus your expenses. If you’re not doing your bookkeeping as needed, including reconciliation of accounts and closing out accounts, then you’re ...

Not Saving All Receipts and Keeping Good Records

We talked last time a little bit about overstating income and not counting the deductions that you can. We also talked a bit about receipts. But, it’s so important that we’re going to bring it up again here.

Keeping receipts and keeping good records is an important thing to do for your business because it’s going to make a lot of difference when you look at your financial ...

Cheating Yourself Out of Money

Do you have a system in place for saving relevant receipts for your business? If not, you need to get one. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is avoiding saving receipts in an organized manner, which forces them to end up not deducting what could be deducted. This can cause you to overstate your business income, and consequently, you’ll end up paying more taxes.

The best ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, February 26, 6:00 PM

Lincoln Avenue School Gymnasium , Orange

Football Lovers, the Season Is Not Over: Orange ...



Thu, March 1, 6:00 PM

Lincoln Avenue School Gymnasium , Orange

Football Lovers, the Season Is Not Over: Orange ...