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Corporate, Civic Leaders and Celebrities Set to “Swing” Into Action at 58th Annual Men of Essex Charity Golf Classic

August 12, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Scores of northern New Jersey’s corporate and civic leaders along with a host of celebrities plan to join the Men of Essex, in their efforts to raise $50,000 at its 58th Annual Golf Classic. The prestigious charity event will be held at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, Livingston, New Jersey, on Monday, August 13, 2018. Registration and lunch ...

10th Anniversary Smiles! Over 850 Children Shop Cost-Free at the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 10th Annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store (B2SS) brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29th as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County, NJ.

“I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little girl to her mother as she emerged ...

Memorial Rally For Slain East Orange Teacher Wednesday

On Wednesday, August 8th, the Newark AntiViolence Coalition will participate in a memorial rally for Kofi Owens, the East Orange teacher who was tragically slain in a shooting on August 3rd.         

The rally will take place on So.16th Street, between Central Avenue and 9th Avenue in East Orange at 6pm.

Among those joining the rally will be his wife Gloria Owens, ...

Bank of America Helps Teens Build Skills for Workforce Success Through Summer Jobs Student Leaders® Program

ORANGE, NJ — Bank of America announced that five high school juniors and seniors from the New Jersey community, including Orange resident Jenny Rodriguez, have been selected as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders). This Bank of America signature philanthropic program offers young people who are passionate about improving the community an opportunity to build their workforce and ...

Ironbound Community Corp and Table to Table partner to feed the community

NEWARK, NJ - Every Friday morning between April and November, a truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables pulls up to the Ironbound Community Corp. (ICC) Family Success Center on Cortland Street in the easternmost section of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood.

As jets bound for Newark Liberty International Airport scream overhead, large pallets are taken off the truck and ICC staff ...

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  The youth group at Holy Name of Jesus, East Orange, are collecting gently used and new shoes for a fund-raiser to assist needy people.  You can help by donating your sandals, heels, boots, athletic shoes/sneakers, casual and work shoes.  They need men’s, women’s and children’s shoes of every size and color. 

Don’t forget to ask ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

Men of Essex Starting Something New: A Spa Pool Party

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex, Inc. recently celebrated their 60th year of service, making them one of the oldest athletic scholarship organizations in the state. And for 57 years golfers from all over the area have supported the Men of Essex Golf Classic at their various golf fund raisers held at fabulous venues throughout Essex County. 

Monday August 13, 2018 will mark the 58th ...

Sussex Avenue Shelter Reopens for July

NEWARK, NJ - The city today announced the temporary homeless shelter on Sussex Avenue has reopened for at least the month of July following outcry after it closed earlier this week.

The city received a commitment of funds for the shelter from multiple, unspecified corporate sponsors. The sponsors will be announced at a press conference next week, according to a city press release.

City ...

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Memorial Rally For Slain East Orange Teacher Wednesday

August 7, 2018

On Wednesday, August 8th, the Newark AntiViolence Coalition will participate in a memorial rally for Kofi Owens, the East Orange teacher who was tragically slain in a shooting on August 3rd.         

The rally will take place on So.16th Street, between Central Avenue and 9th Avenue in East Orange at 6pm.

Among those joining the rally will be his wife Gloria Owens, ...