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In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, JVS is celebrating its Clients from the Organization’s Career Discovery Program

April 20, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) is celebrating its clients from the organization’s Career Discovery Program. The program trains individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to obtain competitive employment within the community and ultimately earn above minimum wage.

As of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control ...

Montclair Mayor Jackson Single-Handedly Cleaning Up Montclair Park, Inspires Others

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson had no idea that his decision to walk around Montclair's Glenfield Park picking up trash would inspire others to do the same.

Dennis Crawley, a longtime 4th ward resident, said that he saw Mayor Jackson in Glenfield Park picking up trash for two days straight. He said, "I saw that he was in the park with a trash bag picking ...

Talented Musician Named East Orange YMCA’s Youth of the Year

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Sixteen-year-old Adrian Geronimo made such a strong impression as a camp counselor at East Orange YMCA last summer that he was hired to work at the Y’s School Age Child Care program during the school year.

“Adrian comes to work daily, wearing a winning smile,” said East Orange YMCA After School and Program Director Kim Winslow. “He greets the ...

East Orange To Host HBCU Fair and Summer Employment Kick-Off on Sat, April 8

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  The City of East Orange is proud to announce that the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training will host its annual Summer Work Experience Program Kickoff in conjunction with an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair) to connect local students with institutions of higher education across the country.

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, beginning at 10AM, ...

Nassan’s Place Takes their Message of Autism on the Road to Miami to Celebrate National Autism Month

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Last week we spoke to Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr to find out exactly what the agency was planning in April for National Autism Month. When we arrived for the interview, she was packing to travel to Miami for a fundraising event given by her stepson and members of the NBA. 

This certainly is not the first time we’ve caught Nadine ‘on the go’ raising funds ...

East Orange Housing Authority Takes A Stand on Capital Hill

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) took time during their attendance last week at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials NAHRO Convention to take part in "NAHRO on Capital Hill". 

This was an initiative where the agencies in attendance went to Capital Hill to speak to their respective Senators and ...

POP Chairman Larry Hamm and Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake Join ChangeMakers to discuss April 8th One United March against Trump's Direction

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Both Chairman Hamm and Freeholder Timberlake will join the ChangeMakers Radio Show this Saturday at 10:00 am for what promises to be a very exciting show. They will talk about their involvement in planning and supporting the April 8th United March Against President Trump’s policies and general direction for the country.

People’s Organization for Progress (POP) ...

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