Community Life

National Night Out…A Joyous Occasion


EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The entire East Orange/Orange area was abuzz with positivity Tuesday night for the 34th Annual National Night Out Observance. 

The City of Orange sponsored a 4 1/2 hour caravan to uplift the city lead by Mayor Warren, Orange police, fire, city employees, merchants and residents. 

East Orange held a number of community events hosted by various civic organizations, clubs and block associations; including family events in Soverel Park sponsored by Councilwoman Andrea D. McPhatter & Councilman Christopher D. James, an event at 116 Rhode Island Avenue sponsored by Councilwoman Quilla E. Talmadge, Councilman Ted R. Green, & The Terraces Block Association, as well as the Farmers Market on Halsted and Central.

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Notable among all these wonderful community efforts was the Night Out celebration sponsored by Joi’s Angels.  As TAPinto staff road around the area to take a peak at the festivities we ran into a grand party at 14 South Arlington Avenue -  the home of Joi’s Angels.

Dozens and dozens of people came and went as volunteers from the organization handed out free hot meals, toys for the kids and other house hold necessities. There was a music playing, singers, poets and games for the young people to play. 

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie where neighbors celebrate in 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

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