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Mayor Ted R. Green Presents Lifetime Citizen Awardee Lt. Governor Oliver with Portrait by East Orange artist Kojo “Drift” Aidoo

March 11, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On February 28th, The City of East Orange hosted a Black History Month Celebration & Lifetime Citizen Awards at Cicely Tyson School Performing Arts Center featuring Special Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver. 

The theme was centered on the “Great Migration,” the movement of African Americans from the South to the North. As a token of ...

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Three Female Inductees Who Call New Jersey Home During Women’s History Month

ORANGE, NJ - The National Inventors Hall of Fame has three female Inductees who call New Jersey home.  During Women’s History Month, celebrate their contributions to our nation as local innovators and inspiration. 

The co-founder and first president of the Society of Women Engineers, Beatrice Hicks invented a gas density sensor that is used in space travel. She was born in ...

Orange Resident, Employee of Clara Maass Medical Center Receives Humanitarian Award at 2019 Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) hosted its Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration and Luncheon was held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in The Learning Center. This year’s theme was “Empowering our Youth” and its keynote speaker, was 8 year-old Master Hilton Rawls, III, prolific speaker, minister, orator and actor who recited one of the last ...

The Community Comes Together for Paint Party to Renovate East Orange LGBT Homeless Shelter

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Renovations are just being finished up on the RAIN Foundation Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth & Young Adults in East Orange. On Dec. 8, 2018, about 20 volunteers came together to repaint the bedrooms in the shelter vibrant red, blue, yellow and purple shades. 

Approximately 18 gallons of paint were donated by Barbra 'Babs' Siperstein, the only openly ...

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

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 ...

ProudLiving Partners with Local Entities to Host a Spectacular Holiday Experience for Struggling Families

EAST ORANGE, NJ –  On Friday, December 21st ProudLiving, in partnership with the City of East Orange, East Orange Housing Authority, and Sierra House will be hosting a Holiday Coat & Toy Drive. During the event, families and children will be provided with winter coats, hats, gloves, and toys. This heartfelt holiday event will feature music, food, refreshments, and special guests ...

Hundreds Attend East Orange Tree Lighting & Toy Giveaway

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted Green and several hundred of his closest friends met in front of City Hall to enjoy a cup of free hot chocolate, listen to the incredible sounds of the Cecily Tyson Performing Arts Middle/High School Choir and take pictures with Santa for the City’s annual Tree Lighting and Toy Giveaway. But most of the children in attendance came to the event for the ...

Inclement Weather Causes Massive Delays For Local Commuters

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Not only did yesterday’s snow event cause schools, municipalities and businesses to close their doors early, it also created a chaotic condition for local area commuters. 

There were massive travel delays reported from the East Orange/Orange train stations, bus lines, cabs and even Uber service. Many road became impassable due to the timing and intensity of the ...

Hawaiian Thompson-Epps Receives Honors at Newark Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Newark Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted Newark native Hawaiian Thompson-Epps into their ranks during their 30th Annual Induction Dinner.

After achieving many accomplishments, including being named All American at the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Division III Championship, Epps went on to become a successful track coach at Barringer and Hillside ...

Former Homeless Resident Turned Author Returns Home To Promote New Book

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Some say you can never go home again; but long time East Orange resident and author Leroy Bennett begs to differ. After decades on the road Leroy has returned to the home of his childhood with a ton of experience and a story to tell.

Today at 1;00 pm Bennett will showcase his book, Hotel California at the East Orange Farmer’s Market. Hotel California is a biographical ...

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Social Advocate and Educator Fatimah Z. Turner Appointed Board Member to Orange Housing Development Corporation

March 10, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Orange resident Fatimah Z. Turner brings more than 20 years of experience working with residents in low socio-economic communities to her appointment as a board member to the Orange Housing Development Corporation.

In her career, Turner has focused on issues such as low academic success, unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, social injustices, teenage pregnancy, and ...