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Wed, November 18, 12:00 PM

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The Patriot Challenge

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Add to My Calendar 11/18/2020 12:00pm 12/04/2020 11:45pm America/New_York The Patriot Challenge

Take the Patriot Challenge

Registration is open for this fun-filled virtual challenge.

One full week to complete a 5K, 10K or Marathon. Easy, post your distance and raise at least $50 in sponsor money in support of Homeless and at-risk veterans.

Do a Facebook live stream and you get bragging rights to share with your family and friends and challenge them to get on board and see who the ...

55 Bank St. Sussex, NJ 07461
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Thu, November 19, 9:00 AM

Essex County Codey Arena, West Orange

Essex County Thanksgiving Food Distribution

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Add to My Calendar 11/19/2020 9:00am America/New_York Essex County Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present a special Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Events to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. There will be 1,500 frozen turkeys and boxes of non-perishable food distributed. The program is meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able ...

560 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ

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NJ Human Services Announces $46.6 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

November 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in December to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional estimated $46.6 million will be provided to about 260,000 New Jersey households for December.

SNAP ...

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

“Our nation’s ...

East Orange City Employee Saves Man's Life on Golf Course

November 23, 2020

EAST ORANGE, NJ — "Just another day on the green", thought the patrons and employees of the East Orange Golf Course. Suddenly the ordinary day turned into a life or death situation. It was the quick reaction of Kent Poges, a Department of Public Works employee whose response told death, "not today." Kent spotted a man having a heart attack on the green. Immediately, Kent ...

Newark BOE Member, Youth Advocate Octavio “Tave” Padilla Dies at 57

November 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Longtime youth mentor and sitting Newark Board of Education member Octavio “Tave” Padilla, 57, died Wednesday at University Hospital. 

Padilla, a lifelong Newarker, was taken to UH last week after suffering a stroke, according to individuals close to him. He is survived by a son, daughter, granddaughter, five siblings and his mother, Carmen ...

A Look Back, this Past Week's Orange and East Orange COVID-19 Numbers

November 24, 2020

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - As the numbers continue to rise during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to rise. From November 15th-November 21st, there was a combined total of 247 new cases in the two municipalities  (161 in East Orange and 86 in Orange) and two deaths in Orange. Residents ...