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Community Life

May 7, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - While it has been difficult to predict the weather. One constant has been Rita's Water Ice. This week, residents were spotted wearing coats standing in line for the frozen spring/summer treat. The "sweetery" has been open since March, and no matter what the weather is, there is a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This weekend, the Annual Citywide Leap Into Spring Cleanup was held. Orange shirts could be seen throughout the city cleaning up yards, lots, and roads. The event was hosted by the Mayor and City Council.  “East Orange is our home, and we have a responsibility as a community to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating ...

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EAST ORANGE/ ORANGE, NJ- High gas prices have resulted in people cutting back on daily activities, high cost groceries, and a spike in electric car goggle searches. Jokes are circulating the internet showing people bringing the horse and buggy method of transportation back. This week, TAPinto ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Easter Egg Hunts and giveaways are happening throughout East Orange and Orange today. Here is where you can bring the kids to have some fun.  South Ward in Orange: Councilwoman Jamie Summers Johnson is hosting an egg hunt located at Metcalf Park 717 Valley Street, Orange ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Ta’Quan Michael Roberson, a product of the Orange recreational program is returning home. On May 7th, he will host a skills camp for the children of the Township. Roberson is the former quarterback for the Penn State Lion's and current quarterback at the University of Connecticut ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Are you not wanting to have more children simply because of the high cost per child for daycare? Have you or someone you know ever had to drop out of the workforce due to the cost of childcare practically equating to the same amount as a monthly salary earned?  Relief may be on ...

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ORANGE, NJ - After 35 years in the martial arts, on Saturday, March 26th, former Orange Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., also known as "Shihan E. Hawkins, Jr.", was inducted into the USA Unified Martial Arts Hall of Fame through the United States Martial Arts Federation (USMAF). His induction was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Today, it was announced Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away.  Mayor Bowser held the distinction of being the first African American in the history of the City to have been elected to serve a third term, serving four terms in total, from ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our 13th and 14th highlight this month are Amina Lee and Renee Banks, business partners providing professional services in estate sales, liquidation and ...

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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 and take the time to highlight 100 women in our communities making a difference. In honor of the many s-heroes, we have created our third annual “East Orange and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our 12th highlight this month is Christina N. Jaquez ED.M, the founder and president of Circles for Healing. Earning two Master degrees, one in Reading ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our eleventh highlight this month is Shalonda Bayless Owens, First Lady of Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ.  Shalonda Bayless Owens was born and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our ninth highlight this month is Brenda Porter is a Certified School Nurse, Born and raised in East Orange, NJ, Brenda attended Ashland School K-8 and then ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our eighth highlight this month is Wanda Adams, community advocate and real estate professional.  Wanda Adams is an experienced Senior Accounts Payable ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Calling all Orange seniors for brunch, raffles, games, and an Easter hat competition. Friday, April 8th in the "upper field house community room" at 234 Lincoln Avenue, in Orange, Mayor Dwayne Warren is having an Easter Brunch open to all senior citizens in Orange. To ensure as many ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our seventh highlight of this month is Elaine Helms, the CEO and Founder of Helms Medical Services, LGBT RAIN Foundation, and Helms and Elmore Equality ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our sixth highlight of this month is attorney Tracey S. Cosby, who TAP reported stopped the death of a homeless man in Atlantic City this past February.  Tracey ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our fifth highlight of this month is organic skin care CEO, Tiauna Hutchins.  Tiauna Hutchins, is the owner of Nani Essentials. Nani Essentials is an organic ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our fourth highlight of this month is corporate manager and Mary Washington-Nieves. Mary Washington-Nieves is a National Channel Manager at Verizon, where she ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing and using social and emotional skills. People with strong social-emotional skills are better equipped to manage daily challenges, build positive relationships, and make informed decisions. When invited by Principal ...

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ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our third highlight of this month is social entrepreneur Fatimah Z. Turner. Fatimah Z. Turner was born in Newark, NJ, and has been a homeowner and resident of the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our second highlight of this month is Dr. Conchita "Connie" Crawford. Connie is the Chief Executive Officer of East Orange/Orange Community Development ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. First up is Valerie Porter.  Valerie Porter created Afstar Associates, LLC to empower senior citizens and veterans who feel technologically left behind.

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NEW JERSEY -- When the COVID spread across America in early March 2020, it wreaked havoc on the “St. Patrick’s Season” for both 2020 and 2021. Not only did the pandemic put the kibosh New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world on March 17, but it also led to the cancellation ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Joe McQueen, Regional Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G attended the City's Public Information Virtual Meeting to share information about utility assistance. Service disconnections for non-payment will resume on March 16, 2022. East Orange has the highest number of residents ...

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NEW JERSEY - If you are a New Jersey homeowner who has fallen behind on your mortgage and/or property taxes, due to a #COVID19 hardship, you may be eligible for up to $35,000 in assistance. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Emergency Mortgage Assistance program is now open. The ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange students get ready to compete by creating your own healthy snack.  Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs have collaborated to offer students an opportunity to create their own healthy snack. The “My ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This past weekend the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Eta Pi Chapter launched the Legacy Park Project at the Ambrose-Ward Mansion in East Orange. The giant limestone shelled mansion is located at 132 South Harrison Street. The brothers revealed a mission giving ...

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