Community Life

May 6, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Insurify Insights analyzed over 4 million insurance applications, who reported one or more citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The results were two New Jersey cities listed as seven and eight most deadly for pedestrians: Paterson and East Orange. This news comes after ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Not long ago, community members had to be told not to cancel their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine appointments in anticipation of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Now, many who got the J&J are concerned about what effect it may have on their bodies. The concerns ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ribbon-cutting of the Black Lives Matter street mural was the largest socially distanced gathering of residents from East Orange and neighboring towns since the pandemic began. The outdoor event attracted about 300 mask-wearing people to appreciate the art. On a day that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — The word “Parking” brings out strong opinions in East Orange residents. If you have ever been ticketed, argued over a spot, drove around town looking for a space, lost your monthly spot because the lot filled to capacity quickly, had to take off work to buy a permit, woke up to ...

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ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — During 2020, the Oranges lost hundreds of people to COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths caused families heartbreak, and for many, financial stress. To alleviate some of the financial pressure, FEMA is soon accepting applications to reimburse people for funeral expenses paid ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — COVID-19 relief in the form of federal funding outlined in the American Rescue Plan, brings New Jersey $10.189 billion.  The funds are to help keep essential workers working, struggling families and small businesses, and for infrastructure.  The State of New Jersey will receive ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The first African-American Southward Councilwoman, Jamie Summers-Johnson received special recognition on Friday, March 12th. A lifelong Orange resident, the honor was bestowed from Orange High School, where she graduated from.  Principal Belton, Superintendent Dr. Fitzhugh, and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - A beloved East Orange employee Mike Davis, 56, fondly known as "Big Mike" and the “Voice of East Orange,” suddenly passed.  There are very few people in the community of East Orange recreation and sports who did not know Mike Davis. For 35 years, he was instrumental guiding ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — People from all over the area gathered Saturday to remember the founder of Weslande Taxi, Charles Desrin Archelus, 70, who died February 13. Yes, Weslande is the green taxi cars. Charles was celebrated as a confident, strong, compassionate, brilliant scholar, with a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Bored in the house while still social distancing? The East Orange Public Library is offering grab-and-go crafts for people of all ages. Call 973-266-5600 to request a weekly craft. Specify how many you need and the ages of those requesting. The crafts range from planting to ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — According to a study released by WalletHub, a Washington D.C. based finance website, New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the country. The average effective property tax rate in New Jersey is 2.42%, compared to the national average of 1.07%. In East Orange, in 2020 ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Fast winds could blow around unsecured objects, knock down tree limbs and cause power outages Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph are anticipated to gust at up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said in an ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Imagine you are in a hospital room all alone. You have been very ill and searching for answers. While you are waiting for test results from the doctor, your mind races. The doctor enters and tells you the prognosis. She is kind in her delivery, but the news is not good. You ...

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On February 10, 2021, former Orange Councilwoman Vivian M. Gaunt peacefully made her transition. The three-term councilwoman most known for environmentalism and beautification was celebrated at St. Matthews church in Orange, Saturday, February 20, 2021.  Her daughter April Gaunt-Butler, who ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Five facts you may not have known about Orange, NJ and its history.  1. Baseball's Monte Irvin, Heavyweight Boxer Tony Galento, and Actor William Bendix lived and worked in Orange. 2. Orange used to be the hat-making capital of the United States. As a nod to this history, Hat ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Sr., Esq., Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church (MBC, Newark, N.J.), Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Debra Fraser-Howze Founder of Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Action Plan and ministers representing 10 Newark churches in partnership with Saint ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — As the numbers continue to come in throughout Essex County during the second wave of COVID-19, Orange and East Orange are being impacted. This past week, positive cases of COVID-19 began to increase again by 45 since the previous week's decline, although the death toll ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — A widespread dangerous ice storm is expected to occur sometime by Tuesday night. The storm is tracking into the Northeast after bludgeoning the south. According to weather channel meteorologists, the storm is expected to “produce widespread snow and damaging ice” making ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Each year, AAngelsNJ, a cancer nonprofit in Essex County releases a calendar featuring one breast cancer survivor for each month. This year, the 2021 features Orange resident Tracy R. Thompson. Her story of survival is included in the calendar. Tracy is one of eleven other women ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – Another winter weather advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service that will commence Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning. A second coastal storm will make its way into New Jersey Monday afternoon, following that same path as Saturday night’s weather ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — This year's Superbowl Sunday, meteorologists are predicting the Oranges could experience 3-8 inches of snow beginning at 6 am and lasting until about 4 pm. This pending storms will arrive at a time when excess snow in the streets is just beginning to disappear. Snow parking ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Jessica Felix of East Orange Campus High School has been tapped by the Nike and NY Jets sponsored Girl's Flag Football League. The league will begin Spring 2022. Jessica currently plays on the high school football team, and is the only female Jaguar. Jessica is making East Orange ...

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ORANGE, NJ — All over the Tri-State area, the snow has caused much inconvenience. With some streets being narrower than others, the leftover snow, which is plentiful, has cars waving and waiting for one another to pass. This Saturday, Feb. 6, the Township of Orange will have snow removal ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Norman Towers, one of the largest senior and disabled buildings in the City of East Orange lost a resident in an apartment fire. The fire claimed the life of Mr. Charles Rodgers. He was 61 years old.  The fire broke out at around 4:30 am on the first day of February.

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ORANGE, NJ — Updates on the snow storm from SUEZ, Orange's snow servicer, and parking rules from the city are below:  SUEZ is prepared for snow and heavy winds which arrived in New Jersey earlier today  and is expected to last through Tuesday. The company is also reminding customers to check ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Please be advised that our area is expecting a winter storm starting tonight, January 31, 2021, at 7pm until 6am on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 with snow accumulations of between 8-12 inches.   According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, snow is expected to start ...

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