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NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips: How Fast Will a Dry Christmas Tree Burn?

December 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - It took less than 2 minutes for the fire that started in the dry Christmas tree to flashover in the demonstration room without sprinklers setting the entire room ablaze.  In the other demonstration room, equipped with sprinklers, in less than a minute the sprinklers triggered and extinguished the fire leaving only some smoke and minimal damage!

This is what the public was ...

'Social Shark Tank' at Seton Hall Awards $5,000 for Best Project




SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - “Meet Her at the Gate,” a reentry program for women returning from incarceration to Essex County, won first prize in the Shark Tank-style competition for social services held at Seton Hall University.

The competition was part of an eight-week Social Justice Certificate program which was a collaboration between the Center for Community Research ...

Spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting

December 7, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A beautiful display of Christmas lights, seasonal songs, and hot beverages were all enjoyed at the East Orange Christmas Tree lighting. 

This was the first tree lighting using the City's new tree since the old one needed to be cut down. The new tree was accompanied by new lights, a bright star, and illumination all around City Hall. 

Toy vouchers were handed ...

National Black Political Convention to Come to Newark This Spring, 50 Years After Groundbreaking Gathering 

December 3, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A convention that aims to bring together African-American politicos, educators, activists and leaders from across the country to outline what goals and policies should be prioritized in the Black community is planned to come to Newark this spring. 

The event will be the third National Black Political Convention, which was announced on Wednesday by Newark Mayor Ras ...

NJ High School Soccer Player, 15, Dies in Fatal Train Strike After Losing Battle With Depression

December 7, 2021

Michael R. DeOliveira

Disclaimer: Although this is not an East Orange/Orange/Essex County story, teen suicide is a very real issue in all communities. This story may bring awareness, start conversations, or motivate someone to reach out for help. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael R. DeOliveira's family. Information is below about how to get help for you or a loved one ...