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Giving Back

October 22, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In East Orange, where many residents are in arrears on their utility bills, President Fiordaliso joined Mayor Ted Green, State Senator Nia Gill, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake who all urged their constituents in need to reach out for the help that ...

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ORANGE, NJ — October is Fire Prevention Month. To celebrate, the Orange Early Childhood Center, was visited by the Orange Fire Department. Firefighters spoke to Pre-K students about fire safety, 911 fire emergency, stop-drop-and-roll, and showed how they dress quickly in firefighter gear. The ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Balloons, music, proclamations, and community was the vibe as Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson, the South Ward Councilwoman, celebrated Mrs. Victoria Dyer on her 104th birthday. The Orange HS band performed as a parade unfolded before the 104-year-old's eyes. Public safety ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — In honor of National Hunger Action Month and “Help Bag Hunger Day”, the East Orange Police Department helped bag groceries at the ShopRite on Main Street. The bags of food will be delivered to local food banks, to help combat hunger. 

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ORANGE, NJ — Many food distributions have halted, but there will be one in Orange on August 31st. The event will take place at back to school night. The city administration is encouraging people to bring their own bags to receive name brand groceries. Residents are asked to only take what they can ...

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Newark, N.J. – Parishes within the Archdiocese of Newark have been invited to take up a special collection during Masses this weekend to help those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the southwestern region of Haiti on Aug. 14. All proceeds from the collection will benefit ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As in person celebrations return, New Hope Village for Veterans (NHVFV) hosted a successful gala at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The CEO, Cheryl "Kit" Turner reported the success of over 35,000 groceries given to families throughout Essex County in 2020. She announced community ...

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(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Ashley Cruz of Newark, and Nicole Johannson and Neyah Johnson, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2021 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County College is the recipient of a $90,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for life-long careers upon graduation. In ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Who do you picture when you hear a person had a stroke? Is the person tall or short? Thin or full-figured? Physically fit or not? Elderly, middle-aged, young, adolescent, or a baby? As Alexis Bolivar of East Orange knows, strokes have no identity. They can affect anyone, including ...

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ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, the City gave away Easter baskets. The line at City Hall was long. Hundreds of families adorned with smiles stretched past the post office. City Council members, the Mayor, and volunteers gave baskets to motorist who pulled up, and families who came on foot.  The ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Saturday, April 3rd from 12-1 PM at East Orange City Hall, residents ages 2-12 years old can receive an Easter basket. The event is sponsored by Melanin Queen, LLC, the Ted R. Green Foundation, the City, and it's Department of Recreation. People will be able to drive or walk-up to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Today, Pastor Jean Maurice of the Temple of Unified Christians Brick Church, gathered community members to receive cash gift cards from First Lady Tammy Murphy, the wife of Governor Phil Murphy. The line stretched around the iconic Brick Church on Main Street, and wrapped around ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — During 2020, the Oranges lost hundreds of people to COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths caused families heartbreak, and for many, financial stress. To alleviate some of the financial pressure, FEMA is soon accepting applications to reimburse people for funeral expenses paid ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Greeted by Pastor Melvin Wilson and local elected officials, Governor Phil Murphy, and Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver entered St. Matthew to celebrate their vaccination operations. Present were NJ State Assembly Members Britnee N. Timberlake and Thomas P. Giblin, Mayors Dwayne Warren ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Precious Little Ladies Inc. (PLL) is giving away kids tablets to families for their annual awareness day #ItsOKToTell Day. Celebrated on March 16th during Women’s History Month, #ItsOkToTell Day is a day that can be used as a tool for parents to encourage open conversation ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten-year-old West Orange resident Veronica DiPauli has been waiting for a bone marrow transplant for three years but no match has been found. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the community members between the ages of 18-44 will have the opportunity to register and see if they can help. A ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of East Orange in collaboration with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Common Market Share, and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, have been providing emergency food relief to its residents. This Friday, January 15th, from ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This Wednesday, from 10 AM - 2 PM, get ready for a large scale food distribution for East Orange residents by the Food Bank of NJ and the City. The event will take place at the East Orange Senior Center on Halstead Street.  The pandemic has highlighted the need for financial ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) – For all you out of state NFL team fans out there, the NY/NJ NFL home team is supporting our youth. The East Orange School District has received a $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from the New York Giants in partnership with American Dairy Association North East’s school wellness ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Writing is something I have always enjoyed doing. It is now an honor to write for our community, highlighting the heroes who walk beside us by shining light and bringing awareness to what they do to better our communities every day. First up, in honor of Veteran's Day, is ...

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