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East Orange/Orange Top Stories

August 11, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A new study says East Orange has one of the lowest 'stressflation' rates in New Jersey. From longer work hours to increased demands at home, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed Americans to new levels of stress in almost every aspect of their lives. And now after two years of ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. For the last week or so, in the Oranges, residents have noticed a ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - A car port collapsed in Orange over the weekend. While no one was hurt, several vehicles were crushed and trapped leaving motorist stranded. The car port is located at 749 Scotland Road in Orange. The collapse occurred overnight while residents were sleeping. The vehicles ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Aaryn Terry, a lifelong resident of East Orange was struck by a driver who fled the scene. On Thursday, Aaron passed away at University Hospital where he was originally brought to for his injuries.  The accident took place on the 400 block of Central Avenue, around 2:00 am. A ...

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East Orange, NJ - Yesterday marked the end of the East Orange (SWEP) Summer Work Experience Program for the youth. This program was sponsored by the Mayor's Office Of Employment and Training.  LaDonna Johns and her team were responsible for making the program a success. Supporters of program ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Residents gathered at the Paul Robeson Stadium to celebrate National Night Out. The police and fire departments were on the scene along with elected officials from all wards to interact with the residents. This was the first National Night Out of its kind. In years past, ...

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EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ - In May, residents in East Orange started a petition to close Bradley Court. At the same time, there was a movement started by Newark residents to stop a homeless container village from being constructed. What did these two resident-driven campaigns have in common? Both ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Jaylen Dukes, a 16-year-old East Orange native and the son of Hope Dukes, is collecting donations for the fire victims at 161 Prospect Street. Jaylan is asking for new and gently used items to help the 18 families that lost everything in the fire on July 22, 2022. On that fatal ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Civil Rights Leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune once said, “The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.”  Former East Orange resident Gladys E. Blount, who used to live at 36 North Oraton Parkway in East Orange and raised her two children ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The sound of police cars, fire trucks, and wailing was all that could be heard outside 161 Prospect Street as people gazed at the blaze in disbelief. The smell of a burning building is still present in and around the Prospect St. and Park Ave. area.  The building burned ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month. AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week. Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Naeem Jackson, 22, of East Orange, New Jersey, is charged in a four-count complaint with Hobbs Act violence in furtherance of a planned robbery, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, conspiracy to use a firearm during a crime of violence and possessing a firearm as a ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- This is the final series for Rising Scholars/Graduates of 2022 On The Move.  Last but not least are two awesome young ladies being recognized for their outstanding academic achievements as well as their work in the church and various community organizations. Bios were ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- During this month of Graduation, the East Orange High School Class of 1980 proudly awarded four students with scholarships of $1,000 each to assist with their college expenses. This close-knit class of alumni students formed a Reunion Committee shortly after graduating and ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- Please join us in congratulating these rising scholars and graduates of 2022 who were chosen by the administrators, guidance, and staff of  East Orange Campus High School, Nicholas Edwards: Nicholas is a rising senior at East Orange Campus High School. Although Nicholas ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Father Knows Best Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Anyone remember the old television program Father Knows Best? It was about the life and times of a ...

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  East Orange/Orange, NJ- Kenya Moncur was born and raised in Newark, NJ, with deep family roots and ties to Newark's Jazz heritage. His father was  Grachan Moncur III, a renowned composer, and trombonist who recently departed this life ironically on the day he was born into it. June 3rd,1937 - ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Elmwood United Presbyterian Church, located at 135 Elmwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ will host a Father's Day Breakfast. The event is open to all fathers in the community. Please RSVP by clicking here.

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ORANGE, NJ - Throughout the month of June, in honor of Father's Day, TAPinto East Orange/Orange will be featuring fathers within our two towns. Today's feature is all about Donald N. Payne, Jr., a husband, father to triplets, and Congressman who represents East Orange/Orange: U.S. Representative ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Throughout the month of June, in honor of Father's Day, TAPinto East Orange/Orange will be featuring fathers within our two towns. Today's feature is all about the Mayor of Orange, New Jersey, Dwayne Warren Esquire: City of Orange Township Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. received his ...

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ESSEX AND UNION COUNTIES, NJ - The 10th Anniversary Union County Fatherhood Conference “Fathers & Men Leading their Families and Communities”, presented by the Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC), will convene on Saturday, June 11, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Kean University ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Throughout the month of June, in honor of Father's Day, TAPinto East Orange/Orange will be featuring fathers within our two towns. First-up is East Ward Councilman, Kerry Coley, a husband, father, grandfather, and Bethel Baptist Church Trustee in Orange, NJ. He has been living, serving ...

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NEW JERSEY - With June officially marking the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraging residents along the Atlantic Coast to get prepared.  NOAA’s current outlook of the 2022 Atlantic ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The air was crisp, and a nice breeze bounced off the giant water fountains into the crowd of people there to witness the renaming of City Hall Plaza. Elders and children, mothers and fathers, elected officials, family and friends all filled the plaza to remember the late ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- On Thursday, May 26, 2022, the seniors at Norman Towers enjoyed an early Memorial Day celebration; it was a fun-filled day of food, music, dancing, and socializing for the seniors. The new General Manager who recently joined the staff, Vivian McLeod, and Social Services ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ  – A 17-year-old East Orange male was charged with a weapons offense on Saturday, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced. According to a statement, Detectives Luis Roca, Joseph Aboyoun, Brian Culmone, John Traynor and Kenneth Kerwin, members of the city’s Special ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Renowned photographer from East Orange, John Henry was on the scene at the East Orange Memorial Day Parade. Enjoy these photos through his eyes. 

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Black Women for Congressman Payne, Jr. organized a virtual meet and greet. There the women introduced the Congressman to people who did not know him. For those who already knew him, the meeting provided a report on the vital work he has accomplished in Congress.  Many of ...

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NEW JERSEY - The recall of Jif products has prompted Fresh Del Monte to recall fresh cut fruit and vegetable products containing ready-to-eat Jif peanut butter packs. The peanut butter within the packs has been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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