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Proven Orange Nonprofit Community Developer Releases 2030 Plan for the Town

June 1, 2020

(ORANGE, NJ) -  HANDS has worked with the community for almost two decades in the planning process about the future of the Valley neighborhood in Orange and West Orange. The Valley 2030 Plan will reflect the opinions and visions of hundreds of people who live in, work in, and care about the Valley. The Valley 2030 Plan will qualify the Valley for 10 million dollars over 10 years in ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

(NEW JERSEY) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can receive up to $5,000, while youth camps can receive up to $2,000. 

The money can be used to purchase ...

Assembly Leaders Address the Killings of Taylor, Arbery, and Floyd by Hosting a Community Conversation and Candlelight Vigil

May 30, 2020

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - The women of the NJ General Assembly Black Women's Caucus are hosting a candlelight vigil and conversation with the community on Facebook Live, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM. The virtual event is titled, "Lifting Our Kings & Queens." The live stream is in direct response to recent and past unwarranted excessive use of force, resulting in the death of ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

This data will not match ...