East Orange School District Male Mentoring Program Showcases Newest Members

February 2, 2018

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,  ...

East Orange Sustainable Food  Alliance Stops in to Discuss the Urban Agriculture Movement in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Sustainable Food  Alliance will visit the ChangeMakers Radio Show this Saturday to discuss the Urban Agriculture Movement in East Orange.  

In attendance:

John C. Jones, MPA Doctoral Candidate in Urban Systems
NJIT/Rutgers University. Dissertation: “Urban Food Enterprises, Economic Development, and Governance in the Post-Industrial ...

City of East Orange Issues Winter Weather Advisory for January 4, 2018

East Orange Public Schools will be closed on Thurs, Jan 4. A Reverse 9-1-1 call from the City of East Orange will be made regarding additional updates and emergency closings.

EAST ORANGE, NJ - City of East Orange officials are encouraging residents to exercise caution and adhere to all no parking rules in anticipation of the area's first snowfall of 2018. Forecasters are predicting a storm ...

9th Annual Children’s Holiday Celebration Dinner with Santa

ORANGE, NJ – Santa will be coming to town for the 9th Annual Children’s Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the Housing Authority of the City of Orange in the Washington Manor, Community Room, 340 Thomas Blvd. Orange, New Jersey, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Young residents of the Orange Housing Authority will enjoy an evening of fun, food, and music, as well as a ...

The YES Project Receives Grant to Help Runaway and Homeless Youths in Essex County, NJ

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Isaiah House's Youths Empowered to Succeed (YES) project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—BASIC Centers grant, to help reduce the number of homeless youths surviving on the streets in Essex County, and to help increase the number of runaway and homeless youths receiving much-needed services to help them reunite with their families; and/or ...


EAST ORANGE, NJ - More than 700 people packed into the auditorium at the Cicely Tyson School of the Fine and Performing Arts Saturday evening to honor those born and raised in East Orange who had gone on to impact the world.  The Inaugural Class of the East Orange Hall of Fame was filled with celebrities, business people, government leaders, athletes and those who had served in the military ...

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