TOP LOCAL News

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Due to inclement weather conditions, today’s scheduled 58th Men of Essex Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Thursday August 16th. The golfing related activities are scheduled for the same times; regrettably, due to club policies, the Spa/Pool Party is canceled. Spa/Pool ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Scores of northern New Jersey’s corporate and civic leaders along with a host of celebrities plan to join the Men of Essex, in their efforts to raise $50,000 at its 58th Annual Golf Classic. The prestigious charity event will be held at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 10th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29th as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County, NJ. “I love my new backpack and I got to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Over the last five years, one of the sure signs of summer in East Orange has become the annual East Orange High School Panthers ‘Up the Way / Down the Way Summer Jam at Shirley Hendricks home in Orange. As blasphemous as it sounds to host a major East Orange High School event in ...

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ORANGE, NJ  – The Housing Authority of the City of Orange, in partnership with the Albert Group, participated in the National Night Out tradition by hosting one of the city’s celebrations at the Walter G. Alexander Village on Wilson Place, August 7. National Night Out is an annual ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The National Night Out celebration is not simply an evening out with family and friends for a good time. National Night Out isn’t just an opportunity to share a hamburger with local police officers and politicians. The National Night Out isn’t just about bouncy houses,  ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Amidst all the wonderful things that the City of East Orange has to be proud of, our greatest resource is the quality of people that call East Orange home. Last month one of this newspaper’s top contributors celebrated a milestone anniversary without fanfare or celebration. We’d ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Both East Orange and Orange plan to be extremely busy Tuesday night as they join in the National Night Out Celebration.  Among a myriad of activities all across East Orange, Mayor Ted Green is hosting a candlelight vigil at STEM in honor of a teacher at the school that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - As part of the National Farmers Market week, East Orange has planned a celebration on Tuesday, August 7th from 12pm – 8pm.  This event will coincide with National Night-Out. The activities planned for “I Love East Orange Farmer’s Market” celebration, will include cooking ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of an East Orange High School ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of an East Orange High School ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Bank of America announced that five high school juniors and seniors from the New Jersey community, including Orange resident Jenny Rodriguez, have been selected as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders). This Bank of America signature philanthropic program offers young people who are ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – On July 11, 2018, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored East Orange Campus High School’s Boys Indoor Track Coach Lance T. Wigfall for being named the 2017-2018 Boys Indoor Track Coach of the Year by NJ.com. Freeholder At-Large Patricia Sebold of Livingston, along ...

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ORANGE, NJ – Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver met with Executive Director Dr. Walter McNeil and Board Chairman Ernest Williams of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange on July 25. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress the agency has made in the East Ward and to discuss future ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - With the fanfare worthy of the movie Coming to America, East Orange hosted a visit from his Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Nigerian King of the Yoruba people. The king made an extraordinary entrance into the city, complete with several luxury ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - NJDC CARES, an East Orange based non-profit organization and proponent of higher education is giving back to the community by awarding 21 incoming and current college students scholarship funds. 5 Recipients are from East Orange, 5 are from Orange, and the rest are from Middlesex, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Ted R. Green, along with Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, are proud to present African Exceptionalism and Culture featuring Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Nigerian King of the Yoruba people, who will be making ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange based nonprofit, Arts Unbound Inc. has received a Newark “ArtStart” grant to collaborate with the Jonathan Rose Companies to lead 30 Newark seniors through a personal history art project over 10 weeks starting in September 2018. Fifteen seniors will be residents of Grace West ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -  The youth group at Holy Name of Jesus, East Orange, are collecting gently used and new shoes for a fund-raiser to assist needy people.  You can help by donating your sandals, heels, boots, athletic shoes/sneakers, casual and work shoes.  They need men’s, women’s and children’s ...

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Mayor Green Announces That Jose Cordero Will Serve as Liaison For Public Safety For The City of East Orange  EAST ORANGE, NJ – Mayor Ted R. Green today announced that Jose “Joe” Cordero will return to the City of East Orange as Liaison for Public Safety.  In this role, Cordero will assist the ...

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Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This morning the Rev. Al Sharpton will join East Orange Mayor Ted Green for their 2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March against gun violence at 8:00 AM.  The March will begin at Hollywood Ave & Central Avenue in East Orange and will work its way to Oval Park. Once at the ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ - Essex Grassroots Tennis & Education Inc. (EGTE) is offering a new tennis program at Irvington Park to provide growth and development of the sport of tennis. In 2017 EGTE began offering tennis program in conjunction with the city of East Orange in a program that used fun, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ, - Mayor Ted R. Green and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi would like to remind East Orange residents, according to a long-standing ordinance, that all minors under 17 years of age are not allowed to be in any public place or establishment in the City of East Orange between ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In his continued effort to make positive change in out town, Mayor Ted Green and his team will walk the streets of East Orange talking with neighbors and addressing problems they face at each outing. In keeping his promise to be accessible and relatable, Mayor Green has ...

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Roadwork and Construction Expected to Last 45 – 90 Days EAST ORANGE, NJ, - In order to ensure the continued safety and reliability of gas service to the residents of East Orange, PSE&G will begin replacing piping throughout the community. Beginning the week of July 9th (if weather ...

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Program increases healthy food access for low-income families and supports local farmers EAST ORANGE, NJ – ShopRite will launch the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks at select New Jersey stores starting July 8. This proven program doubles the value of NJ SNAP dollars spent on ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Three local schools in the City of Orange Township won the top "Safe Routes to School" awards for the third year in a row. This year, Park Avenue School, Oakwood Avenue Community School and Heywood Avenue School won gold, silver and bronze certifications respectively. The honors were ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Arts on Fourth makes another appearance this summer with the help and support of City Council. The Ampere Civic Improvement Association will partner with 5th Ward Council Members, Alicia Holman and Mustafa Brent in the return of the highly celebrated event, Arts on Fourth Saturday ...

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