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East Orange YMCA Opens Its Doors to Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

January 19, 2019

As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the East Orange YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month membership and waiving joiner ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

East Orange Celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with “Spoken Word” Celebration at City Hall Plaza on Tues, Jan 15

January 14, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will host an evening of spoken word to commemorate the 90th birth anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday January 15 at East Orange City Hall at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.

The evening will include special performances by East Orange Poet Zayid Muhammad and students of East Orange Public ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold and Snowy Weather Forecast

January 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Tuesday, Jan. 22, due to extreme cold weather and cold in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well ...

Inspirational quotes to help overcome adversity

In life, to paraphrase Forrest Gump, "stuff happens". Adversity is an inescapable part of the human condition. Ever since humans began drawing on walls and writing on clay tablets, we’ve recorded adversity — death, accident, illness — as well as inspirational words to help us keep going. If you are going through a rough patch, here are a few thoughts that might ...

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There are different analytics that Google uses to tell you how a blog ...

Common Sponsored Blog Post Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Anyone writing a blog knows the frustrations of not being able to put words to paper or on a screen. Writing can seem difficult at times but having writer’s block isn’t something to be too concerned about. It happens to all writers from time to time. What you want to avoid are the common mistakes people make when doing sponsored blog posts.

Not writing about the sponsor’s ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 15, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...