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October 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Some say you can never go home again; but long time East Orange resident and author Leroy Bennett begs to differ. After decades on the road Leroy has returned to the home of his childhood with a ton of experience and a story to tell. Today at 1;00 pm Bennett will showcase his ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Two Early Voting Facilities will be opened to Essex County Registered Voters. The Essex County Clerk’s Office, Christopher J. Durkin, County Clerk will open an additional Early Voting Center located at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) Education Building, 560 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. The Freeholder Board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The term “Urban Legend” is an expression that should only be used in the most reverent circumstances; and only for people that have done extraordinary things in the community. Said Boykins is one of those individuals. Boykins, and his wife Gigi have long been a positive fixture in ...

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Over 200 participants will go on field trip on Sun, Oct 21 to see feature film based on novel. EAST ORANGE, NJ - Third Ward Councilman Bergson Leneus ― in conjunction with Mayor Ted R. Green, Council Chair Christopher James, Third Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, and the East Orange School ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has selected New Jersey Tree Foundation to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of NJ Tree Foundation will join ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On September 27, 2018 over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The two and ½ hour training was conducted by Caring Contact and sponsored by the Social Work Student Association and spearheaded by Adjunct Professor Mary ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On Friday, New Jersey Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake was inducted into the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Hall of Heroes as its first ever inductee for her advocacy this past budget cycle to restore $15 million to the State’s Affordable Housing Trust ...

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No, this isn’t about how to be more attractive to you mate. This is about how to become attractive to a potential partner in a way that can help thrust your business into the stratosphere. That way, before you even approach the big business on the block, you look like someone they want to work ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - An invitation is extended to all East Orange residents, businesses and stakeholders to join Mayor Ted Green and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake for a special event planned at the East Orange Farmers Market on October 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:30pm.  They have invited East Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Britnee N. Timberlake will host the “Covered with Compassion” Wig Giveaway for women who have hair loss due to diseases like cancer. The event will take place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Susan G.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ: Following leads in an ongoing public safety investigation into illegal drug distribution, East Orange’s newly-re-established Violent Crimes Task Force arrested four East Orange residents and seized four loaded handguns after executing a search warrants at 103 North 16th Street and ...

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Come Enjoy Free Massages, Kemetic Yoga, Deep Breathing Exercises and More WEST ORANGE, NJ - The North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is partnering with the Summit Medical Group to host this year’s Small Steps to Better Health and Wellness annual walk and wellness day. The walking ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The late Hugh B. Mendez, an East Orange native and sports legend, was honored earlier this year with the Whittier College Baseball Stadium in Whittier, California, being dedicated in his name. A graduate of East Orange High School and Springfield College in Massachusetts, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Following leads in an ongoing public safety investigation into illegal drug distribution, East Orange’s newly re-established Violent Crime Task Force arrested three East Orange men in connection with a drug-dealing operation allegedly being conducted out of a senior building in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating a police involved shooting that resulted in the death of Allen Travers, 37, of East Orange. The preliminary investigation ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Humanitarian Michael Gray and Save Our Nations. Inc. presents the 4th Annual Dream Maker Scholarship Awards to honor leaders in public service, business, and civic life in Newark, NJ. The event will be hosted on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Rutgers University, Paul Robeson Center, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Bear, a Hoboken-based e-commerce retailer of mattresses, pillows and sleep accessories, in partnership with Good Sports, announced a $30,000 donation of athletic equipment to the East Orange Jr. Jaguars youth football and cheerleading program. The donation, which has a retail ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In two raids by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, six suspects were arrested and $150,000 in heroin and cocaine was seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged Friday’s raid at an ...

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More than 400 Students from Garvin Elementary School in East Orange Receive Donated Backpacks Filled with Back-to-School Essentials.  EAST ORANGE, NJ - This back-to-school season, Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, joined the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a ...

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MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the stated objectives of Mayor Ted Green’s administration has been to bring new, innovative businesses to the City. The city is preparing a welcome for 10Ten Gallery this coming weekend. In the Mayor’s absence, Dan Jennings, the Director of Policy, Planning and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – On Monday September 17, The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) is proud to announce a grant reception for its participation in the state-funded, “Fade to Books” literacy initiative featuring a video conference with Derrick Barnes, author of the award-winning picture book, “Crown: ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green is proud to announce the appointment of two new directors to his leadership team to head the Departments of Policy, Planning and Development and Health and Human Services. “These two gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in each of their ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House will celebrate its 30th anniversary October 11, 2018 with a ‘high profile’ gala at the EO Golf Course Par 440 Restaurant in Short Hills. The event will highlight those individuals and organizations that have supported the agency over the year(s) with hope of ...

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