MEND Hunger Relief Network Sharpens its Focus on Healthy Food

February 18, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website (

Robin Peacock was named to the newly created Executive Director position, after working ...

CASA Essex Welcomes New Advocates

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they took an oath to advocate for the best interest of foster children in family ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 4 Percent of US Nonprofits for Seventh Year

EAST ORANGE, NJ — For the seventh consecutive year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges—which includes the West Essex YMCA and six other branches—has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability.

The Metro YMCA serves an estimated 30,000 people through its ...

Mayor Green and EO Staff ‘Go RED’ For Women’s Health

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted Green and members of the staff of the City of East Orange stood in solidity for women’s heart health by ‘Going Red’ on February 2, 2018. This demonstration of unity was prompted by a campaign created by the American Heart Association to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women. The American ...

Orange Housing Authority Launches Black History Month With Exciting Dance Performance

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, Park Avenue School, and Concepts in Choreography, performed before an audience of ...

Orange Housing Authority Manager Cristina Mateo Buys Her First Home in Orange

Orange Housing Authority Manager Cristina Mateo Buys Her First Home in Orange

ORANGE, NJ – In so many ways, Cristina Mateo embodies everything the Orange Housing Authority stands for. An employee of the OHA since she was 20, Cristina rose through the ranks, all in the service of her community. Now, she used her housing expertise to buy her first home in the East Ward, ...

Hundreds Attend Morristown Women's March to Reflect on State of Country, Issues That Divide the Nation

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Hundreds of Montclair residents and women from our area boarded buses sponsored by local non-profit organization BlueWaveNJ headed for the Morristown Women's March on Saturday. BlueWave sent five bus-loads of people from all over to the march.

Thousands of men, women and children filled the streets of Morristown for the Women’s March on New ...

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