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Essex County Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 27, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

EO Food Drive at the Senior Center

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) -Today, starting at 8 AM at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted Street, there is a food give away for all residents, until supplies last. Residents are encouraged to come receive Emergency Food Care Packages with fresh produce. To participate, please bring proof of residency or a valid photo ID with an East Orange address. Both walk-up and drive-through ...

Essex County to Host Food Distribution Event Each Thursday Starting May 14

(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - Emergency food distribution will begin on May 14 for Essex County residents, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

The food distribution events for Essex County residents every Thursday for the next two months. The County will be distributing food to ANY County Resident who needs it.

The first ...

400 Sandwiches Delivered to EO General and the VA Hospital

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) – Yesterday, four-hundred sandwiches were delivered to East Orange General and East Orange Veterans Affairs Hospitals to the heroic emergency room staff. Additionally, each hospital was also given one-hundred surgical masks for those same employees.

Circles for Healing Nonprofit, Sandwiches Unlimited, SOMA School Board Member / Essex County College Trustee ...

Libretti's Grand Re-Opening. Eat Well and Help Keep a Local Favorite Open.

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - Libretti's Restaurant  located at 554 Nassau Street in Orange is pleased to announce their reopening since COVID-19. Starting today, April 24, at 1 PM – 7:30 PM and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after, the restaurant is getting back to doing what they do best, providing delicious homemade Italian food throughout the Oranges since ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution On Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson are partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to present an Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 2,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who ...

Fund Raiser To Pay For Rutgers Student's Funeral

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - A GoFundMe page set up to help pay for the funeral expenses of Rutgers honor student, Yasir William's, 21, has raised close to $10,000.

The School of Arts and Sciences junior, was reported missing by his father after he left his East Orange home on March 29.

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, police and fire responded to the pond located in Monte Irvin Orange ...

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Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

May 29, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and mentally. For those already struggling with mental illness, the road to recovery will be even more ...

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Proven Orange Nonprofit Community Developer Releases 2030 Plan for the Town

June 1, 2020

(ORANGE, NJ) -  HANDS has worked with the community for almost two decades in the planning process about the future of the Valley neighborhood in Orange and West Orange. The Valley 2030 Plan will reflect the opinions and visions of hundreds of people who live in, work in, and care about the Valley. The Valley 2030 Plan will qualify the Valley for 10 million dollars over 10 years in ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

(NEW JERSEY) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can receive up to $5,000, while youth camps can receive up to $2,000. 

The money can be used to purchase ...

Assembly Leaders Address the Killings of Taylor, Arbery, and Floyd by Hosting a Community Conversation and Candlelight Vigil

May 30, 2020

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - The women of the NJ General Assembly Black Women's Caucus are hosting a candlelight vigil and conversation with the community on Facebook Live, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM. The virtual event is titled, "Lifting Our Kings & Queens." The live stream is in direct response to recent and past unwarranted excessive use of force, resulting in the death of ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

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