Education

August 6, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of an East Orange High School ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – On July 11, 2018, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored East Orange Campus High School’s Boys Indoor Track Coach Lance T. Wigfall for being named the 2017-2018 Boys Indoor Track Coach of the Year by NJ.com. Freeholder At-Large Patricia Sebold of Livingston, along ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - NJDC CARES, an East Orange based non-profit organization and proponent of higher education is giving back to the community by awarding 21 incoming and current college students scholarship funds. 5 Recipients are from East Orange, 5 are from Orange, and the rest are from Middlesex, ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ - Essex Grassroots Tennis & Education Inc. (EGTE) is offering a new tennis program at Irvington Park to provide growth and development of the sport of tennis. In 2017 EGTE began offering tennis program in conjunction with the city of East Orange in a program that used fun, ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Three local schools in the City of Orange Township won the top "Safe Routes to School" awards for the third year in a row. This year, Park Avenue School, Oakwood Avenue Community School and Heywood Avenue School won gold, silver and bronze certifications respectively. The honors were ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - From July 22-27, several aviation organizations are teaming to provide twenty students from Northern New Jersey a first-time introduction to the exciting world of aviation.   The 2018 New Jersey Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy is sponsored by the Federal Aviation ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - TAPinto East Orange/Orange recently spoke to Steven A. Board, President of It’s All About The Kids organization to uncover what his plan entailed as he prepares to bring his services to East Orange. To that inquiry, Board commented, “To develop extraordinary STEM programs that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will be participating in the 2018 Summer Food Service Program from June 25 to August 31, 2018. The USDA “Champion” Award winning program will operate 51 sites, serving over 6,900 meals daily. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition and appreciation of nurses everywhere, during National Nurses Week, the Honorable Ted Green, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey will present a proclamation in recognition of historic nurse Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901), a native of East Orange, who was inducted into ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) joined East Orange School District officials, students, and local officials today to break ground for the new George Washington Carver Elementary School. Once completed, the school will be the fourth new facility built by the SDA ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges (SIAO), a model high school of the Orange Board of Education is hosting business professionals at the STEM school for a Lunch N Learn event on Thursday May 17, 2018. The business lunch speaker’s series highlights STEM professionals sharing ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex, Inc. will celebrate their 60th Anniversary Essex Awards dinner banquet Wednesday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, NJ. As part of the festivities, this year’s top awardee will be track phenom Reanda ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - As new ambassadors of Fuel Up to Play 60, students from East Orange schools will lead the charge to create healthier school environments this Tuesday May 8, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at Sojourner Truth Middle School Cafeteria B (3rd Floor) 116 Hamilton Street, East Orange, NJ ...

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Jenny Rodriguez of Orange High School wins prestigious National Honor Society scholarship ORANGE, NJ - Jenny Rodriguez, a senior at Orange High School in Orange, NJ, has been selected as the 2018 national winner of the prestigious National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship. Selected from among ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.   In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago. “It ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange School District held “Tailor Made” Beautillion at East Orange Campus High School.  Eighteen young men and their escorts, the Belles, were presented to the East Orange Community in this inaugural event. The event was sponsored by the Men of Essex, Inc., members ...

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ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps looked out at the 100 residents of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) and asked, “How many of your parents were raised in New Jersey?” Three hands went up. “How many were born in the South?” The majority of hands shot up. So began Dr. Epps’s ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Educational Association FAST Committee held their 14th Annual Keepers of the Dream awards dinner at Bella Italia Restaurant in Orange, February 21, 2018. This year’s honorees were the East Orange Public Library, Dr. Kenneth King, the Family of Priscilla “Penny” Burke ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Bloomfield College is the first college to partner with the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) on an initiative to create clear pathways to college, EOHA-specific-scholarships, internship opportunities, mentoring, and academic support for EOHA assisted students at Bloomfield ...

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Urban Essex Chamber of Commerce Members Volunteer for the Celebrity Read Program at Cicely Tyson Elementary School EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, over 25 business and community leaders left the office and entered the classroom to support the Celebrity Read early childhood ...

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ORANGE, NJ – February 9, 2018 – The Housing Authority of the City of Orange kicked off its Black History Month festivities with a dance performance that brought generations together to the community room at the HACO headquarters on Thomas Blvd., February 7. Students from the Orange Conservatory, ...

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Newark, NJ – Essex County College is reporting a clean bill of health on its annual financial audit. The audit, completed last month by certified public accounting and auditing firm PKF O’Connor Davies, found no material weaknesses in the college’s internal controls and found ECC to be in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage. Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ --- On Saturday, December 2nd, the East Orange Education Foundation, Inc. (EOEF) hosted its annual Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr. Torchbearer for Education Awards Luncheon at The Hanover Manor. As in past several years, the Foundation acknowledged the contributions of individuals ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Are you in the 8, 9th, 10 or 11th grade and you want to prepare for college now?  It’s never too early to begin planning, according to Robyn M. Pitts, a retired Microsoft executive, who created “Blueprint for Success – Preparing for College, Work & Beyond.”  The all-day ...

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WEST ORANGE/VERONA, NJ – Our Lady of the Lake School Principal, Benjamin Ronquillo led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award win.  Mayor Kevin Ryan of Verona issued a Certificate of Achievement to Our Lady of the Lake and West Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved ...

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ORANGE, NJ - On Thurs., Oct., 19th, schools and municipalities throughout New Jersey received awards from EZ Ride in recognition of its participation in the Safe Routes to School program designed to encourage healthy and safe lifestyles among school-aged children and their families. Programs ...

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ORANGE, NJ - In a move heralded by some as a “positive step in the right direction”, interim Orange Township School Superintendent Ronald C.Lee recently announced an initiative he calls, the ‘Parent Academy’. This initiative is created to encourage and provide parents and guardians of Orange school ...

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