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East Orange Nonprofit Receives Major Assistance in Effort to Help Homeless Women

June 14, 2018

NJRA Board Maintains Commitment to Transforming Communities in Urban Centers

EAST ORANGE, NJ – A $350,000 New Jersey Urban Site Acquisition (NJUSA) loan for Sierra House, a mixed-use project in East Orange that will serve homeless women and their children, was approved by the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority’s (NJRA) Board of Directors at its May 23 meeting. NJRA’s ...

Founder of New Community Corporation and Newark Institution Monsignor William J. Linder dies

NEWARK, NJ - Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82.

New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing and provided critical services such as job training.

Linder grew New Community ...

Precious Little Ladies Hosts Family Empowerment Fair to Raise Sexual Abuse Awareness

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Precious Little Ladies (PLL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will host its first ever Family Empowerment Fair on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event, which will be located at 344 Prospect Ave East Orange, NJ, looks to give participants the information and resources needed to protect themselves and loved ones from sexual abuse, ...

EO 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday June 2, 2017 marks the 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower.  This event is a special collaboration between the City of East Orange, Department of Health & Human Services - Director LaDonna Johns, Joi’s Angels, the Angel Project and Bessie Mae Women and Health Center.

Recent or soon to be mothers are invited to come and get much needed supplies for young ...

East Orange Mayor Ted Green Recognizes Historic Nurse and New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee Clara Louise Maass during National Nurses Week

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition and appreciation of nurses everywhere, during National Nurses Week, the Honorable Ted Green, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey will present a proclamation in recognition of historic nurse Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901), a native of East Orange, who was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Maass was officially inducted on Sunday, May 6th.  ...

Community Members from Orange, East Orange Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Desiree Jacobs of East Orange and Sherry Caesar Johnnie Jones Tucker of Orange were sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Desiree and Sherry recently completed 33 hours of training to become advocates for Essex County's abused, ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Precious Little Ladies Event Moved to East Orange STEM Academy

June 15, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Precious Little Ladies (PLL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will host its first ever Family Empowerment Fair on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event, which will be located at STEM Academy 129 Renshaw Ave. East Orange, NJ, looks to give participants the information and resources needed to protect themselves and loved ...