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Illtown Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the East Orange Community

October 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The term “Urban Legend” is an expression that should only be used in the most reverent circumstances; and only for people that have done extraordinary things in the community. Said Boykins is one of those individuals. Boykins, and his wife Gigi have long been a positive fixture in East Orange and yesterday the couple celebrated 25 years of business at Illtown Unisex ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

British Swim School Adds Livingston, Fairfield Locations

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County.

The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim School franchise. Although both facilities were officially opened to the ...

New Art Gallery Opening In East Orange Saturday September 22, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the stated objectives of Mayor Ted Green’s administration has been to bring new, innovative businesses to the City. The city is preparing a welcome for 10Ten Gallery this coming weekend.

In the Mayor’s absence, Dan Jennings, the Director of Policy, Planning and Development will officiate a ribbon cutting at the 10Ten Gallery Grand Opening this Saturday, ...

NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild.

At ceremonies Thursday marking the opening of the NJBuild office in New Brunswick, McGreevey said the ...

Music Superstar Lauryn Hill Hanging Out at New East Orange Eatery

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Last Friday Lauryn Hill of the famed group the Fugees was spotted at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Main Street for her good friends, personal cook Chef Roger Millers and his wife Andrea Tucker-Miller. The ribbon cutting was for their new store, Spice N Things, a Caribbean eatery opening at 442 Main Street in East Orange 

Chef Roger Miller is an East Orange home owner who ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Better Biz Better You Column Celebrates its First Anniversary!

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Amidst all the wonderful things that the City of East Orange has to be proud of, our greatest resource is the quality of people that call East Orange home. Last month one of this newspaper’s top contributors celebrated a milestone anniversary without fanfare or celebration. We’d like to celebrate her today.

July 4, 2018 (Independence Day) marked the first ...


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