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East Orange YMCA Opens Its Doors to Federal Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

January 19, 2019

As the federal government shutdown drags on, the seven branches of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges are extending support to those impacted.

Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the East Orange YMCA’s facilities free of charge. The YMCA is offering federal employees a free one-month membership and waiving joiner ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

East Orange Celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with “Spoken Word” Celebration at City Hall Plaza on Tues, Jan 15

January 14, 2019

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 Orange Poet Zayid Muhammad and students of East Orange Public ...

Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield

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. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

Four Inspirational People Who Have Overcome Adversity

Accidents, illnesses and unfortunate events can happen to anyone - whether young or old, famous or ordinary. Here are four inspirational people from all walks of life who have overcome adversity and gone on to achieve great things. 

* Silken Lauman - Shortly before the 1992 Olympic Games, Canadian rower Silken Lauman crashed her boat, shattering her right leg. In just 27 days, Silken ...

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist and 1965 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil ...

Inspirational quotes to help overcome adversity

In life, to paraphrase Forrest Gump, "stuff happens". Adversity is an inescapable part of the human condition. Ever since humans began drawing on walls and writing on clay tablets, we’ve recorded adversity — death, accident, illness — as well as inspirational words to help us keep going. If you are going through a rough patch, here are a few thoughts that might ...

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 20, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 15, 2019

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 caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...