Community Life

December 12, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted Green and several hundred of his closest friends met in front of City Hall to enjoy a cup of free hot chocolate, listen to the incredible sounds of the Cecily Tyson Performing Arts Middle/High School Choir and take pictures with Santa for the City’s annual Tree Lighting ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Not only did yesterday’s snow event cause schools, municipalities and businesses to close their doors early, it also created a chaotic condition for local area commuters.  There were massive travel delays reported from the East Orange/Orange train stations, bus lines, cabs and ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Newark Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted Newark native Hawaiian Thompson-Epps into their ranks during their 30th Annual Induction Dinner. After achieving many accomplishments, including being named All American at the NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Division III ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Some say you can never go home again; but long time East Orange resident and author Leroy Bennett begs to differ. After decades on the road Leroy has returned to the home of his childhood with a ton of experience and a story to tell. Today at 1;00 pm Bennett will showcase his ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - An invitation is extended to all East Orange residents, businesses and stakeholders to join Mayor Ted Green and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake for a special event planned at the East Orange Farmers Market on October 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:30pm.  They have invited East Orange ...

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Come Enjoy Free Massages, Kemetic Yoga, Deep Breathing Exercises and More WEST ORANGE, NJ - The North Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is partnering with the Summit Medical Group to host this year’s Small Steps to Better Health and Wellness annual walk and wellness day. The walking ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Mayor’s Office of the City of East Orange  just announced that there is a power outage in the area of Prospect Street between Park Ave and Springdale Ave. The Power Company is working on restoring it as quickly as possible. In the meantime cooling stations are available at ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - NFL standout Rasul Douglas, a cornerback with the Philadelphia Eagles came back home to East Orange Friday (August 24, 2018) to host an event he is calling a ‘Community Giveback’ event. The event was held at Firehouse #2 at 60 Main Street in East Orange. There was music, games, ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The National Night Out celebration is not simply an evening out with family and friends for a good time. National Night Out isn’t just an opportunity to share a hamburger with local police officers and politicians. The National Night Out isn’t just about bouncy houses,  ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Both East Orange and Orange plan to be extremely busy Tuesday night as they join in the National Night Out Celebration.  Among a myriad of activities all across East Orange, Mayor Ted Green is hosting a candlelight vigil at STEM in honor of a teacher at the school that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This morning the Rev. Al Sharpton will join East Orange Mayor Ted Green for their 2nd Annual Love & Not Hate March against gun violence at 8:00 AM.  The March will begin at Hollywood Ave & Central Avenue in East Orange and will work its way to Oval Park. Once at the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ, - Mayor Ted R. Green and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi would like to remind East Orange residents, according to a long-standing ordinance, that all minors under 17 years of age are not allowed to be in any public place or establishment in the City of East Orange between ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Dept. of Recreation and Cultural Affairs’ Summer Food Program was declared National Recreation & Parks Association Park Champion 2018 for the second consecutive year at its annual Summer Food Kickoff Event, on June 15, 2018, at Rowley Park.  During the opening ceremony, ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the sure signs that summer is in full swing is the announcement of the Annual July 4th Independence Day fireworks East Orange.  It’s that time again: Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council invite  East Orange residents, stakeholders and friends to join in ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Family Success Center will be hosting a Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day” at the Ambrose Mansion 182 South Harrison St., East Orange this Saturday, June 23rd 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American history and heritage. This American ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Tyler Tolson from East Orange caught the first fish in the boys' category and the most fish in the boys' 11-15 age category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park on Saturday, June ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Wear your finest seersucker, linens, hats and caps and prepare to pedal your way through Newark at the 2018 Newark Historical Renaissance Ride on Saturday, June 16th. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in Newark’s Washington Park (33 Washington Street). The ride begins at 10:00 a.m. Sponsors ...

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Child performed Heimlich maneuver on best friend; Mayor presents proclamation in observance of “National Heimlich Maneuver Day” EAST ORANGE, NJ – Mayor Ted R. Green today presented 9-year old, Kori Scott, with a proclamation for saving her best friend’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The ladies of Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are hosting a screening of We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ.  ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - One of the most certain signs of spring soon turning into summer in East Orange is the towns annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade has been a city tradition for decades and continues to be one of the major rallying events for community pride and camaraderie.  Mayor Ted R.

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NEWARK, NJ  – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its Annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” Program on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Freeholder At-Large and President of the Board Brendan W. Gill of Montclair began the program with welcoming remarks ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ, - East Orange Mayor Ted Green and the East Orange City Council, along with over 500 volunteers, took to the streets to clean up targeted neighborhoods throughout East Orange during the Earth Day Citywide Clean-Up on Sat, April 21, 2018. The event was coordinated under the direction ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Clergy Association is hosting a city-wide Holy Week Service on Wednesday March 28th, 7:00 PM at Messiah Baptist Church 13-17 Oak Street in East Orange. This year’s celebration of Holy Week holds special meaning for the organization in light of the passing of two ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in East Orange to replace a little over 2 miles of old gas pipes with new piping – ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future. Beginning in mid-March work will take place ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, First Ward Councilwoman Amy Lewis and the East Orange Division of Senior Services will honor a dynamic group of 19 women who have made their mark in a variety of fields, including education, business, government, social services and more. The distinguished ...

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NEWARK, NJ – As part of a year-long cultural series created to highlight Essex County's diversity, the county hosted its annual African American History Month celebration on Wednesday, where Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. presented the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will host a reenactment of the age-old debate between Booker T. Washington and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the East Orange Campus High School Auditorium. The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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