Major Announcement to be Made by East Orange Mayor, Lester Taylor, joined by Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones

East Orange, NJ – On Thursday, February 2, 2017, East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor will be joined by Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones, Jr., members of the East Orange City Council and community residents to announce a major change in the governance of the City of East Orange.

The Mayor’s address will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. at City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ 07018


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East Orange Juvenile Arrested for Newark Attempted Armed Robbery

February 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that Newark Police arrested a male juvenile from East Orange for an attempted armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  

Shortly after 9 a.m., a 38-year old woman was accosted by a suspect who demanded her personal property at knife-point near the intersection of Ferry Street and Madison ...

East Orange & Orange First Ladies on Front Lines to Aid Homeless "Coffee & Coats" and "Cocoa & Coats" to Help Keep People Warm At Time of 'Critical Need' 

February 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - For the second year in a row, East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor and Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren will join members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. and together sponsor a unique coat giveaway program, named "Coffee & Coats" and "Cocoa & Coats." The initiative arrives at a time of critical need for the homeless population as ...

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Reads Letter from Syrian Refugee in Bloomfield on House Floor

February 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Donald Payne Jr. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week against President Donald Trump’s effort to bar Muslims and refugees.

As he addressed the House, he read a letter from Muhammad, a Syrian refugee who, along with his family, settled in Bloomfield in January prior to the signing of President Trump’s executive ...

From Underground Railroads to Sanctuary Cities

February 11, 2017

“It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.”

William Still

This February, as we celebrate Black History Month, it is fit to marvel at the courage of American heroes of The Underground Railroad such as William Still, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown, who made the choice to travel the perilous journey through a network ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 21, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Arts & Entertainment Education


Sat, February 25, 12:00 PM

University Center, South Orange

Seton Hall Graduate Open House



Sat, March 4, 8:00 AM

East Orange City Hall, East Orange

East Orange Host "Community Shred - It Event"

Giving Back Government

Essex County Enacts Code Blue to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

February 8, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 4 p.m. on Wednesday to 9 a.m. on Friday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions ...