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Giving Back

September 30, 2022

ORANGE, NJ - For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Councilwoman Quantavia Hilbert is hosting a self-defense clinic in partnership with R.A.D Rape Defense System. The program take place on October 13th-15th, but the deadline to register is October 3rd. For more information contact ...

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ORANGE, NJ - On October 3rd, at Sunset in Military Park, there will be a purple tree lighting to raise awareness about domestic violence hosted by Orange Councilwoman Andrea Wooten. The event is for survivors, those in need of help, advocates, and supporters of victims. The event has been held for ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Outside the YMCA on North Arlington families can experience games, vendors, fresh produce, vaccines, health education, get book bags, toys, and more. The event will be happening until 2 PM Saturday, September 10th. The day is brought to you by the YMCA, Mayor Ted R. Green, City ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Available to first ward residents in East Orange is a bike ride and book bags give away this Saturday. The festivities are hosted by Councilwoman Amy Lewis and Councilman Christopher James at Soverel Park at 12 PM. The two council members have represented the ward as a pair for ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ -  In additon to one "Back to School" supply giveaway happening in Orange, NJ, and another County Wide event (see photo flyers for details), retailers and parents are reminded that the state’s 10-day sales tax holiday has begun. The tax holiday temporarily exempts certain ...

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ORANGE, NJ - There are two events left to close out the summer fun in Orange, NJ. The 13th Annual Latino Festival is expected to be a great time. Residents are encouraged to come out to experience a cultural infusion. The event will be Saturday, August 27th and 28th from 12 PM - 8 PM at Monte ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - At the East Orange Golf Course, the Ted R. Green Foundation held its annual golf tournament fundraiser. There, students from the City's SWEP program were presented with a total of $20,000 in scholarships, and a laptop. Some students were able to be present to accept, while others ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - While the 5th Ward residents made their presence known in kickball at the all ward National Night Out earlier this month, this past week they also held their own block party.  Children with smiling faces and adults happy to reconnect all lined Roosevelt Ave. The smell of ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Jaylen Dukes, a 16-year-old East Orange native and the son of Hope Dukes, is collecting donations for the fire victims at 161 Prospect Street. Jaylan is asking for new and gently used items to help the 18 families that lost everything in the fire on July 22, 2022. On that fatal ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Civil Rights Leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune once said, “The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.”  Former East Orange resident Gladys E. Blount, who used to live at 36 North Oraton Parkway in East Orange and raised her two children ...

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NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among ...

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East Orange/Orange, NJ- During this month of Graduation, the East Orange High School Class of 1980 proudly awarded four students with scholarships of $1,000 each to assist with their college expenses. This close-knit class of alumni students formed a Reunion Committee shortly after graduating and ...

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  East Orange/Orange, NJ- Kenya Moncur was born and raised in Newark, NJ, with deep family roots and ties to Newark's Jazz heritage. His father was  Grachan Moncur III, a renowned composer, and trombonist who recently departed this life ironically on the day he was born into it. June 3rd,1937 - ...

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ESSEX AND UNION COUNTIES, NJ - The 10th Anniversary Union County Fatherhood Conference “Fathers & Men Leading their Families and Communities”, presented by the Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC), will convene on Saturday, June 11, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Kean University ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Six high school seniors are on their way to college with tuition money awarded to them by the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The scholarship recipients from Newark, Hillside and East Orange were recognized during the organization’s 60th ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our eighth highlight this month is Wanda Adams, community advocate and real estate professional.  Wanda Adams is an experienced Senior Accounts Payable ...

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ORANGE, NJ - Calling all Orange seniors for brunch, raffles, games, and an Easter hat competition. Friday, April 8th in the "upper field house community room" at 234 Lincoln Avenue, in Orange, Mayor Dwayne Warren is having an Easter Brunch open to all senior citizens in Orange. To ensure as many ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. Our second highlight of this month is Dr. Conchita "Connie" Crawford. Connie is the Chief Executive Officer of East Orange/Orange Community Development ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - In celebration of Women's History Month, we will be featuring women from our communities who are making a difference. First up is Valerie Porter.  Valerie Porter created Afstar Associates, LLC to empower senior citizens and veterans who feel technologically left behind.

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange residents can now get free smoke detectors courtesy of Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq., the Orange Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and the American Red Cross. Instillation comes along with the detectors.  Any resident can contact 973-518-1703 to make arrangements.

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ORANGE, NJ - Orange Township is receiving $16,500 from the NJ State Attorney General’s Office for the Junior Public Safety Academy (JPSA). The JPSA is a youth outreach and mentoring program that lasts for four weeks, five days a week, eight hours a day. The program develops life skills, teaches the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County College (ECC) is again participating in the generosity movement GivingTuesday, with a local focus of providing support for students most in need of assistance to continue their education. GivingTuesday at ECC has been designated for December 7, 2021. Donations to ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Today at 12 PM until supplies last, outside the office of Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake on the corner of Prospect and Main Streets in East Orange, coats, sweaters, gloves, hand sanitizing wipes, hats, refrigerated thawed turkeys, and other food items will be given out to ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ – Today, residents were able to walk or drive up to get Turkeys, all while dancing to house music. The annual East Orange City Hall community giveaway is happening until 2 PM or until Turkeys run out. The location is at Calvary Baptist Church, 66 S. Grove Street, East Orange, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – More than 1,000 frozen turkeys and boxes of non-perishable foods will be on-hand for area residents this month at a distribution event in Branch Brook Park in Newark. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the Essex County Board of County Commissioners will present two special ...

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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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