Community Life

May 30, 2020

(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - The YMCA is now offering licensed emergency childcare for all essential workers at no cost. This program is at no cost to families of essential workers. The State of New Jersey will confirm your status as an essential worker and approve you for emergency child care ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake has introduced legislation requiring a uniformed forbearance of mortgage loans and the suspension of rental payments for any resident who requests a payment reprieve during the existing COVID-19 public health emergency. Certain business ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) – On April 1, the East Orange and Orange community received sad news that a beloved Essex County community organizer passed away due to COVID-19.  Recently prominently featured in our inaugural TAPinto East Orange/Orange’s first “100 Women of Power and Progress” list, ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - On this last day of Women’s History Month, before the clock strikes 12 midnight, TAPinto wanted to pause from all the Coronavirus news and take the time to highlight women in our communities making a difference. In honor of the many s-heroes, we have created our first ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - TAPinto East Orange / Orange supports youth as they desire to enter the field of journalism. Our TAPinto Youth Corespondent, Madison Green covered East Orange Mayor's 2nd Town Hall meeting below: On the 24th of March, East Orange Mayor Ted Green and local officials hosted the ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - In hopes of helping local East Orange and Orange restaurants survive during this pandemic, as a part of a new TAPinto East Orange/Orange series, we will be featuring local restaurants open for takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you own a restaurant or would like to see ...

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(EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ) - COVID-19 has resulted in us all living in a time when anxiety is high. People are stressed, worried, and some even lonely; but, love and kindness can calm fears and extend past the barriers of social distancing. This is why TAPinto East Orange/Orange is starting a ...

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(EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020) - Curious about foreclosure and evictions during COVID? School lunches? Working from home? The digital divide? Voting by mail? Upcoming elections? TAPinto East Orange / Orange has neatly compiled all the laws that address these issues and more ...

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(East Orange/ Orange) - Closed schools, conference calls, empty restaurants, and canceled vacations. Your mind begins to race, "what is happening to the world as we know it?" Earlier in the week, officials urged residents to stock up on 2 weeks worth of food and medicine just in case. You get to ...

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(EAST ORANGE) - In East Orange, the children in the public school district are eating food inspired by the same chef who cooked for celebrities and athletes such as, Cicely Tyson and Tom Brady. Now lucky students and their families will have an opportunity to experience upscale meals prepared by ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) The City of East Orange, in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Newark, the VITA Program and East Orange General Hospital, is sponsoring Free Tax Preparation Services for East Orange residents and employees between January 22, 2020 and April 30, 2020 at East Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In order to recognize North Jersey organizations making a difference in the area, Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake hosted her monthly “Hour of Power” event as part of her ongoing community empowerment series on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Assemblywoman Timberlake began ...

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U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® to Welcome the First Class of the New Decade CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Veteran astronauts Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Pamela A. Melroy and Scott Kelly, who have all demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Over 650 distinguished guests filled the Marriott Whippany's grand ballroom for the 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Cotillion — the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated's eagerly awaited event of the year. Each year surpasses the last and this year's event did not ...

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TAPinto East Orange/Orange would like to wish all our readers, advertising partners, well-wishers and friends peace and joy this holidays season.  Season’s Greetings to all.

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ORANGE,  NJ — Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, the City has decided to move the location of the Annual Halloween Fall Festival event to Lincoln Avenue School Gymnasium (216 Lincoln Avenue) to better accommodate children and families wanting to attend. For more information please ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ -- At the annual East Orange Education Foundation (EOEF) Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., Torchbearer for Education Award Luncheon Ceremony, held Saturday, October 19, at the Hanover Manor, East Hanover, N.J. the East Orange Education Foundation, Inc. (EOEF) received an unexpected, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursdays, you will find a number of East Orange Seniors sitting in chairs at the Department of Senior Services (EODSS).  While they are resting, they are also practicing Kemetic Yoga.  Every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. seniors from across East Orange participate in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The City of East Orange will rename the corner of Main and Halsted Streets in honor of the late community leader and nationally-renowned pastor Bishop Limmie Nathaniel Forbes on Thursday, Thursday, October 24 at 12:00 PM. Until his death on May 23, 2019, Bishop Forbes was the ...

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EAST ORANGE — An admission free SAFE SPACE Halloween Party is being hosted by Eagle Flight Squadron at their Firehouse Headquarters — 410 Springdale Avenue in East Orange — on Thursday, October 31, 2019. This “safe space” gathering for youngsters, parents and guardians, who may or may not wish to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Khalil Oliviera and Syid Griggs, East Orange Department of Public Works Employees who work in the Traffic Division, were performing their regular duties along North Harrison and Main Street in East Orange when they heard a commotion and then heard an elderly woman scream that a ...

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Frances Clayton Gray November 1, 1943 – September 23, 2019 EAST ORANGE, NJ — During August 2019 the City of East Orange was all abuzz with celebration honoring the late tennis star and humanitarian, Althea Gibson. However, working behind the scene to make it all happen was Fran Gray. Gray was ...

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