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NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

June 2, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Assembly Leaders Address the Killings of Taylor, Arbery, and Floyd by Hosting a Community Conversation and Candlelight Vigil

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - The women of the NJ General Assembly Black Women's Caucus are hosting a candlelight vigil and conversation with the community on Facebook Live, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM. The virtual event is titled, "Lifting Our Kings & Queens." The live stream is in direct response to recent and past unwarranted excessive use of force, resulting in the death of ...

Memorial Day Still Commemorated in East Orange Despite Social Distancing

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Monday, May 25, 2020, Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council under the leadership of Council Chair, Christopher James held an abbreviated Memorial Day celebration.

On a day the City is usually bustling with politicians, students, community activist, and most importantly, veterans throwing candy from fancy floats and cars while dancing across the grandstand, the ...

Mixed Reactions to Re-Opening the State

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Coronavirus is causing many to draw a hard line in the sand about how far they are willing to go to protect one another from a virus that has no vaccine, can be contracted anywhere, and has killed over 11,144 NewJerseyians as of 1 PM, May 25, 2020.

While the Governor moves to open the state at a calculated pace: Some critics believe he is reopening too ...

East Orange Will Have Summer Food Program July 1- August 31st

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - The City of East Orange will be participating in the 2020 Summer Food Service Program from July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture. This program provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by ...

A Tiny Increase in Taxes. No Mention of Layoffs. A Promise to Support all Community Needs. Mayor Ted Green Introduces Proposed 2020 Budget Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Mayor Ted R. Green introduced his administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 during the East Orange City Council’s Virtual Meeting held on Monday, April 27, 2020.

“As you can imagine, this is not how we planned on entering the Fiscal Year 2020,” said Mayor Green. “Since March 16, when we first decided to close our doors ...

Coronavirus: Gov. Murphy Unveils 6-Point Plan for Reopening NJ; No Timetable for Lifting Social Distancing Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery.

Gov. Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring the state’s economic health ...

Save a Small Business by Visiting "East Orange Shops Local," a New Website Launched by the City.

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Now more than ever, the mom- and pop- small businesses in our communities are struggling to stay open during these challenging times. Along with providing resources and updates about COVID-19, TAPinto East Orange/Orange is committed to our ongoing effort to help the business district survive during and after the pandemic.  We received news of a website called “East ...

Walk-up and Drive Through Food Distribution in East Orange

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - In collaboration with the City of East Orange, Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council, the Community Food Bank of NJ and Interfaith Pantry of the Oranges donated about 14 tons of food to the city. In an organized effort to distribute, the city announced the following locations for residents to walk or drive up to get free groceries during ...

Donna K. Williams Fighting COVID Amid the Loss of Her Mother. An Exclusive Interview with Her Brother who Says His Sister Will Get Better and the Campaign is Going On.

(ORANGE, NJ) - Donna K. Williams, a current Orange councilwoman and candidate for Mayor is fighting for more than just the community of Orange these days. Donna, is fighting Coronavirus while mourning the loss of her mother, Francis Williams. Ms. Williams transitioned from this side of life on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, due to preexisting health conditions not expected to be COVID ...

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Cancellation of Essex County Summer Concert Series and Fireworks

June 2, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

Proven Orange Nonprofit Community Developer Releases 2030 Plan for the Town

(ORANGE, NJ) -  HANDS has worked with the community for almost two decades in the planning process about the future of the Valley neighborhood in Orange and West Orange. The Valley 2030 Plan will reflect the opinions and visions of hundreds of people who live in, work in, and care about the Valley. The Valley 2030 Plan will qualify the Valley for 10 million dollars over 10 years in ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

June 2, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Need a Hair Cut or Ready to Get Your Hair Done? The Date Barber Shops and Beauty Salons Can Open is Announced.

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later on June 22, as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...