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October 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange native son, Isaiah Lewis, wrote a book called From the Bleachers: A Millennial View on Power and Democracy  Lewis hosted a successful book signing at the East Orange Golf Course on Thursday evening. About 120 people stopped by to buy the book and meet the author.

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EAST ORANGE. NJ - The State of New Jersey Chapter of National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON), The City of East Orange with Mayor Ted R. Green and the City Council represented by Third Ward Councilman Bergson Leneus, the board's first Haitian American member, held a press ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Downtown Main Street is getting a facelift.  Construction will begin next week, and is expected to be complete in the spring. The “Main Street Streetscape Improvement Project” will include the reconstruction of buildings, and upgrades to storefronts on the lower portion of Main ...

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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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EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor and City Council named the corner of South Maple and Central Avenues in honor of the late and former Fourth Ward Councilwoman/Civic Leader, Sharon Fields. Councilwoman Fields was the Fourth Ward District Leader and Ward Chairperson with the East Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — All over the nation, red and blue lights flashed through the streets. With smiles being the only thing brighter than the first responders' lights; police, and firefighters came together with elected officials to celebrate National Night Out. Caravans of first-responders ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Tuesday was National Jersey Day. In honor of the day, Governor Phil Murphy announced the NJ Turnpike Authority is re-naming service areas on the Garden State Parkway after nine members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. One of the famous trailblazers is Whitney E. Houston, East ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - It has become a annual tradition to gather at East Orange City Hall for the Christmas tree lighting. Earlier this year the tree was removed due to rotting. On Thursday the tree was replaced with the planting of a large evergreen. The tree's location is on the opposite side of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that would support increased funding for school security. Additional funding may be awarded to schools already in compliance with the law that are seeking to implement additional security improvements such as surveillance ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Sad news has been received about the passing of former Councilwoman Sharon Fields. Councilwoman Fields served as the 4th ward council person for approximately ten years. The Councilwoman was sworn into office November 2005, to complete the unexpired term of former Councilman ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Affordable housing, cannabis legislation and COVID-19 response were among the topics discussed at the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event last week, where the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County invited a panel of local mayors to discuss the many ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The first African-American Mayor of the City of Orange Township, Robert L. Brown, Esq. will have a street named after him. The event will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 1:00pm — 3:00pm at Main Street to Williams Street (in front of Orange City Hall, 29 N. Day Street). 

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — Remember looking at the giant Christmas tree growing outside East Orange City Hall and thinking, “this tree could one day make it to Rockefeller Center...?” Okay, perhaps that was just us. Nevertheless, what happened to the Christmas tree? In a public statement on social media, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — You are driving down the street peacefully until... Wait. Watch out. It's too late. Bam. Your car just took a deep dive into a pothole. Your tires may never be the same.  Potholes are one of the most common complaints in government. They are caused by weather, snow, salt, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to encourage residents to get vaccinated, on May 14, Essex County resident Whoopi Goldberg, Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Reverend Melvin Wilson, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – On April 26, East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green proposed a zero-percent tax increase for a 2021 budget of $152.7 million. If this budget is accepted, it will be the first time in over ten years there has not been a tax increase, the last being during the recession.  In his remarks, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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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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