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Bloomfield College Announces Honorary Degree Recipients for its 149th Commencement

April 30, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Two nationally prominent and distinguished citizens will receive honorary degrees from Bloomfield College on May 20, 2022 as part of the private, four-year College’s 149th commencement, President Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D., announced today.

Judge Jose L. Linares (Ret.)

The Honorable Jose L. Linares is a retired judge and practicing attorney who ...

Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident on So. Orange Avenue in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO).

Early reports indicate that the vehicle involved, possibly a white Ford Escape, fled the scene with damage ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Essex County News: Devastating Fire Ravages Historical Building in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business.

Fire units from several surrounding ...

Essex County Municipal Clerks Celebrated at Annual Conference

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association. 

“What made this Conference so special for the Essex County Clerks” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, ...

Missouri Man Charged with Sexually Exploiting Two Newark Children Online

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that John Carpenter, 41, of Lebanon, Missouri, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, manufacturing child exploitation material and subjecting two young children to sexual abuse.

The charges arose out of an investigation that started in South Carolina where authorities ...

Toni's Kitchen Looking for Drivers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen Food Ministry is looking for drivers to assist with pick-uos and deliveries.

Toni’s Kitchen, a food ministry of St Luke’s Episcopal Church has a mission of providing food to those in need. Toni's Kitchen food ministry is in need of weekday morning drivers for various pickups and deliveries.

If interested in volunteering, ...

Three Shot, One Dead in Palm Sunday Afternoon Shooting in Bloomfield

 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  A shooting was reported this afternoon in Bloomfield on First Avenue between N. 13th St. and N. 15th Street. 

The Bloomfield Police Department confirms that there were three people shot, one of whom succumbed to his wounds.

The incident preliminarily appears to be an isolated targeted incident.

Township of Bloomfield Mayor Michael ...

Suspected Shoplifter Attacked Store Employee in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A suspected shoplifter fled the scene after attacking a store employee, police officials allege.

An East Orange man was arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk in Montclair last week. Employees reported that the attack occurred during a shoplifting incident.

According to the Montclair Police officials, officers responded to The Wine Guys on Bloomfield ...

Moment of Silence and Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Former Mayor Bowser

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday morning, April 2, 2022, Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away. Today at noon, employees of City Hall participated in a building-wide moment of silence in his honor. As a symbol of respect and mourning, the American flags at municipal buildings are flying at half-staff. The Mayor was the ...


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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

North Jersey Jack & Jill: Senior Teens Donate over $21,000 to Wynona's House

May 16, 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - On May 9, 2022, Wynona’s House CEO Dominic Prophete and his staff warmly welcomed the Jack and Jill North Jersey chapter delegation to the facility and was overwhelmed by the Senior Teens’ generous $21,228.94 donation.  Mr. Prophete expressed profound gratitude, passionately spoke about the organization’s mission and services and conducted a tour of the ...

Ascendia Bank, Formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, to Hold Grand Opening Celebration at All Branches in Glen Rock, Hawthorne & West Orange - May 14th

NEW JERSEY - Ascendia Bank, Formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, to Hold Grand Opening Celebration at All Branches in Glen Rock, Hawthorne & West Orange - May 14th

The event will include a special “Ascending Rate CD” offer, giveaways, refreshments and a raffle for a Microsoft® Surface Go 3.

Hawthorne, NJ – Ascendia Bank, formerly Glen Rock Saving Bank, will ...

Watch Live Memorial Service of Beloved East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser

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 capacity, registration is required. To register, please visit ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, May 20, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Union Congregational Church, Montclair

The Oratorio Society of NJ Performs Works of ...

Arts & Entertainment


Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Numbers Are Rising, Get Vaccinated in Orange with La Casa de Don Pedro

May 11, 2022

ORANGE, NJ - Numbers of COVID-19 are beginning to rise again. It seems everytime the commuity puts its guard down, the numbers creep up to pandemic levels. Science tells us the best defense against the virus is to be vaccinated. La Casa de Don Pedro is hosting an event on Wednesday, May 11th at the Orange Public Library, 348 Main Street, Orange, NJ, 1 PM - 4 PM.