East Orange City Wide Holy Week Service

March 21, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Clergy Association is hosting a city-wide Holy Week Service on Wednesday March 28th, 7:00 PM at Messiah Baptist Church 13-17 Oak Street in East Orange.

This year’s celebration of Holy Week holds special meaning for the organization in light of the passing of two of its stalwart members during 2017: the Late Reverend Dr. Leora Liggins and Late Reverend ...

PSE&G to Upgrade Aging Gas Pipes in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in East Orange to replace a little over 2 miles of old gas pipes with new piping – ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. Beginning in mid-March work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and some Saturdays weather ...

19 Women to be Recognized During Women’s History Month Celebration Event will be held March 23rd at East Orange Senior Center

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, First Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis and the East Orange Division of Senior Services will honor a dynamic group of 19 women who have made their mark in a variety of fields, including education, business, government, social services and more.

The distinguished honorees include:

Ruth Ashby, Toby Bess, Barbara Booker, Cynthia Brown, Dorothy Cole-Young, Gloria ...

Black History Month celebrated in Newark

NEWARK, NJ – As part of a year-long cultural series created to highlight Essex County's diversity, the county hosted its annual African American History Month celebration on Wednesday, where Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. presented the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Coretta Scott King Leadership ...

Mayor Green and the City of East Orange Hosts A Black History Debate

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will host a reenactment of the age-old debate between Booker T. Washington and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium.

The debate which pits those in favor of Washington’s philosophy of self-help and racial solidarity ...

East Orange School District Male Mentoring Program Showcases Newest Members

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Pictured are the new members of the Sigma Beta Club, the East Orange School District's Male Mentoring Program sponsored by Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.'s Northern NJ Alumni. These young men are from East Orange Campus High, Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, STEM Academy and Fresh Start Academy!

The Sigma Beta Club was established ...

Weequahic High School Plans Special Black History Month Celebration

NEWARK, NJ – During this year’s Black History Month, Weequahic High School’s Black History Month Committee will be sponsoring a myriad of cultural programs for the students. This year school’s theme is Forward Ever Backwards Never. The quote is taken from Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah, who helped liberate Ghanaians from British colonialism in the 1950s. Here ...

Rep. Payne, Jr. to Bring Undocumented Newark High School Student to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., announced he will bring Juan Lopez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform at the 2018 State of the Union. Lopez immigrated to the United States from Uruguay at age two and was raised in Newark, New Jersey. He was selected for the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, which is ...

Fifth Ward Community Meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ - City Council members Alicia Holman and Mustafa Al-M. Brent will be hosting a Fifth Ward Community Meeting this coming Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Norman Towers Community Room, 500 North Walnut Street.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM sharp to have a discussion with members of the East Orange Department of Public Safety.

Residents of the Fifth Ward ...

East Orange Resident Selected as New Leader Council 2018 Fellow

Dianna Houenou Will Join Nearly 900 Nationally to be Trained as Millennial Change-Makers

EAST ORANGE, N.J. – New Leaders Council New Jersey, the local chapter of the nation’s leading organization for progressive Millennial thought leadership and skills-based training, announced today the selection of Dianna Houenou as a 2018 NLC Fellow.  Houenou, an East Orange resident,  ...

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Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

April 16, 2018

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...