Business & Finance

Soulful Fridays at the Central Promenade Begins August 5th

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Central Avenue Business District (CABID) is transforming every Friday evening in August, between 5-8pm, into Soulful Fridays on Central Avenue in East Orange. Soulful Friday is a creation of CABID to share and to showcase the many fine shops and stores populating our central business corridor. 

We spoke to Mark Cheatam, the event coordinator, who informed us that CABID is hosting this outdoor business networking gala, complete with dining opportunities, special musical artists and other festivities, at the Central Avenue Promenade; to literally transform this prominent public space into an innovative creative space. But more importantly, CABID hopes to galvanize the support and patronage of local area residents in response to this outreach.

Cheatam remarks, “CABID is demonstrating its commitment to the revitalization of the Central Business District. Local business integration is the key component of the project. The event will provide great summer entertainment and spotlight local businesses. This is a true Shop Local Initiative”. 

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When asked is there a theme, Cheatam responds, “The Avenue is Central”.

What is a BID?
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district.

BIDs have helped revitalize neighborhoods and catalyze economic development throughout New Jersey. BIDs deliver supplemental services such as:

• Sanitation and Maintenance

• Public Safety and Hospitality

• Marketing and Promotions

• Capital Improvements

• Beautification

• District Representation

• Business Development

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Essex County Will Host A Job Fair Thursday

May 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Essex County Department of Economic Development Office of Training & Employment cordially invites you to this year’s Essex County Job Fair.

The Job Fair will be held this Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Essex County College Gymnasium 303 University Avenue Newark, NJ.

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Memorial Day Service and Parade Monday May 28th!

May 20, 2018

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Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council cordially invites our residents, supporters and friends to ...

Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at Bloomfield College Commencement

May 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. 

The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam ...

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In this series, I will be discussing how stress can sometimes be positive, but what to do if it starts to have a negative impact on your life.

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Giving Back

Mayor Ted Green to Recognize Historic Nurse and NJ Hall of Fame Inductee Clara Louise Maass during National Nurses Week

May 8, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Tomorrow, May 9th in City Hall’s Rotunda at 12 noon East Orange Mayor, Ted Green will be presenting a proclamation in honor of the historic nurse, Clara Louise Maass, a native of East Orange who was posthumously inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame. 

History-making nurse Clara Maass (1876-1901) is a native of East Orange who lived on Main Street. She was officially ...