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January 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey. The Rev. Dr.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The 34th Legislative District Assemblywoman, Britnee N. Timberlake hosted a press conference regarding legislation she sponsored (Bill A3115) that calls for an independent investigation be conducted whenever a person dies in police custody or during and encounter with law ...

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Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp. appointed CC Minton, a resident of West Orange NJ, as President of the company.  Ms. Minton joined the Board of Directors in September 2018 and has led the company, as President, since her appointment in November 2018.  She is a President’s Council on ...

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February SNAP Benefits Paid Early Amid Continued Federal Shutdown State Continues to Urge End to Federal Shutdown TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Under the direction of the Department of Policy & Planning, the City of East Orange has procured the services of UCEDC to provide professional training for local area ‘Micro’ business owners.  The training course will take place at the East Orange Senior Center 90 Hasted ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students ...

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TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit ...

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Essex County, NJ – Freeholder Brendan W. Gill of Montclair and Freeholder Wayne L. Richardson of Newark were unanimously re-elected President and Vice President, respectively, of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Board’s annual Reorganization Meeting held on Wednesday, January ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather 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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only ...

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New Community Workforce Development Center is actively recruiting students for its next session, slated to begin in early 2019. The accredited post-secondary career and technical institute offers several programs that prepare students to launch successful careers with family supporting ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The alarming increase in the numbers of reported incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence prompted a bill -- sponsored by Assembly members Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak-- aiming to help non-profit organizations protect ...

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ORANGE, NJ - More than 125 children and their families from Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) joined JLOSH on December 15th  to share in the holiday spirit. At the 'A Holiday Celebration for Every Child' event, New Jersey Foster children had a chance to enjoy games and holiday-themed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a dozen Montclair students were the recipients of laptops on Thursday. As part of a laptop refurbishing initiative called Laptop Upcycle, the students also received free WiFi for their homes for four years. The eligibility is based on need. Twelve recipients, all ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College will be one seven two-year schools in the nation to participate in a new program that could send students to space camp at a NASA center.   To qualify for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program, students majoring in STEM fields will have to ...

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The City Council of East Orange has voted to approve a PILOT agreement with developer Blackstone 360 LLC for its proposed luxury residential building at 260 S. Harrison Street. With the approval of the PILOT, the Newark-based developer is expected to break ground on the building in January ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the East Orange Department of Health and Human Services (EODHHS) a $1.6 million grant to help protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. East Orange is a first-time ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that Soaring Heights Charter School in Jersey City and Forest Street Elementary School in the City of Orange were selected as 2018 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Schools. Soaring Heights ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Monday, December 10, 2018, Olympic medalist & Pro Boxer Shakur Stevenson, New Jersey Hall of Fame Boxing Coach "Wali" Moses along with CEO Robyn Moses were the special guests at the Stevenson Moses Boxing for Life Ringside for a Cause Benefit. The event was co-hosted by CC ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said on Thursday, December 20th that he believes Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones is a perfect fit to serve as New Jersey State Democratic Party Chairman should the position open up and the opportunity become ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Multiple groups collaborated to bring toys to hundreds of mostly local children this past Saturday at Essex County College.   Joi’s Angels, an East Orange-based organization founded by Mark and Joi Smith, sponsored a Christmas carnival in the college’s gym, while a non-profit known ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Walking into the AJW Martial Arts Academy on Main Street in Orange, one would think they had just entered a science classroom rather than karate dojo. Approximately 20 martial arts students varying from the age of 7 to 12 showed off their knowledge of phalanges, patellas, other parts ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake’s legislation (A3115) to ensure fairness and impartiality in the investigation of police-involved deaths throughout New Jersey was passed yesterday by the New Jersey General Assembly.  The bill was introduced back in February of this year and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ –  On Friday, December 21st ProudLiving, in partnership with the City of East Orange, East Orange Housing Authority, and Sierra House will be hosting a Holiday Coat & Toy Drive. During the event, families and children will be provided with winter coats, hats, gloves, and toys.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -- East Orange boys basketball team narrowly lost to the Columbia boys basketball team 48-44 in their season opener Friday night. Columbia broke out to an 18-8 lead, but East Orange rallied with a 12-2 run in the second quarter to forge a 20-20 halftime tie. The game was close ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The North Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. capped off its 2018 Christmas party focused on the spirit of giving back. On December 15, the children gathered at The Woodland in Maplewood and put their heart and soul into a community service project dubbed ‘Operation Love ...

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