Letters to the Editor

  • Mayor's Message - December 2017

    December 10, 2017

    Small businesses are the cornerstone of our community, and when we shop and dine small in East Orange, we help to ensure that $68 out of every $100 spent remains in our local economy and we support ...

  • Mayor's Message - November 2017

    Nearly $750 million in redevelopment is happening in every ward of the city. This unprecedented amount of redevelopment represents 5,000 residential units and nearly 300,000 ...

  • A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

    Dear Editor:

    As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ ...

  • A Call to Action on Healthcare

    On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to ...

  • The Warren Report: August 2017

    Dear Property Owner,

    I hope your summer is off to a fine start. As you enjoy the months ahead with family and friends, I encourage you to experience the beauty of Orange by exploring our fine ...

  • Mayor's Message: August 2017

    School is out, our parks are full, and families are spending quality time having old fashioned, traditional fun. To help keep our streets and residents safe this summer, our Department of Public ...

  • Independence Day was Celebrated First in New Brunswick, NJ

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - At noon on Sunday, July 9, New Brunswick officials will be unveiling a life-sized bronze statue in Monument Square of Col. John Neilson, commander of the local militia during ...

  • The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

    Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the ...

  • Mayor's Message: June 2017

    EAST ORANGE, NJ - Summer is fast approaching and we are excited to bring the East Orange community a great mix of special programs and enrichment activities to keep you and your family active and ...

  • Strengthening and Upgrading Recreation Programs and Services in East Orange

    EAST ORANGE, NJ - Recreation and Cultural Affairs continues to be an integral part of the municipal services available to East Orange residents. A good number of programs and services continue to be ...

  • HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

    Today is a sad day for the people of this nation, the people of New Jersey and the people of East Orange.  The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has become an integral part of the fabric of our ...

  • Mayor's Message: May 2017

    With Mother's Day just around the corner and National Women's Health Week recognized on May 14th-20th, this is the perfect opportunity to empower the women in our lives to make their health a ...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Yesterday, as people around the world were honoring the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 49th anniversary of his death, I could not help but reflect on how historically ...

  • 3,684,634.00 Million Reasons to Change Our Community

    East Orange Mayoral Candidate John Thompson Challenges Budget Claims 

    As I start my journey on finding ways to keep my promise of reducing taxes for our community, I found a staggering ...

  • Mayor's Message: March 2017

    Last month, I joined mayors across the country in urging Congress to weigh the serious impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on millions of Americans, including thousands of ...

  • East Orange Deserves Better!

    Good day East Orange,

    My name is John Thompson Jr., and I am officially declaring my candidacy for Mayor. I believe with the current state of our City, we can no long afford to wait for the ...

  • From Underground Railroads to Sanctuary Cities

    “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 ...

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Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Series Offered in East Orange

December 6, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with Prospect Park Apartments to provide free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC program is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free ...

The YES Project Receives Grant to Help Runaway and Homeless Youths in Essex County, NJ

December 6, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House's Youths Empowered to Succeed (YES) project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—BASIC Centers grant, to help reduce the number of homeless youths surviving on the streets in Essex County, and to help increase the number of runaway and homeless youths receiving much-needed services to help them reunite with their families; and/or ...

Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

Nine Ways to Empower Your Employees or Team Members to Discover and Develop Their Strengths and Make Confident Decisions

Maybe you’ve seen them; the one employee who is doing extremely well in their job. Are they ready to take on more responsibility? Perhaps they are. Or maybe they are very close but need help discovering and developing their strengths so they become more confident. The latter is where you come in as the employer, manager or team leader.

You will most likely be the one to encourage them to ...

Mayor's Message - December 2017

December 10, 2017

Small businesses are the cornerstone of our community, and when we shop and dine small in East Orange, we help to ensure that $68 out of every $100 spent remains in our local economy and we support the businesses that create two out of every three new jobs in our workforce each year.

 

East Orange is bustling with old and new businesses that represent the diversity of our great ...