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November 20, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - It is that time of year again: The weekend following Thanksgiving where hometown festivities in East Orange commence. One festive tradition has quickly become attending the EO Hall of Fame (EOHOF) Induction ceremony. This year, the ceremony will be both virtual and in person.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court against the Township of Montclair and Township Manager Timothy Stafford, according to a complaint filed last week. According to published reports, Chief Financial Officer Padmaja Rao has filed a complaint alleging that the Township of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Verbal abuse is what former Montclair Township deputy clerk Juliet Lee has alleged in a complaint filed against the Township of Montclair and Town Manager Timothy Stafford. According to the complaint, she also alleges hostile working conditions, age and gender discrimination, ...

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ORANGE, NJ - If you have ever had to wait at the DMV, anywhere USA, you will know it is not always a pleasant experience. On October 20th from 10 am-2 pm, there will be a mobile DMV unit in Orange at St. Matthew AME Church. 

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ORANGE, NJ - In an effort to close the gap of direct communication between constituents and elected officials, Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten is launching a series called Coffee and Conversation.This event is "my way to have a cup of coffee with you, and address municipal issues important to you," ...

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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- Each year municipalities partner with the County to raise awareness about the need to properly dispose of prescription medicines. This year in Orange on October 29th, at the Police Station (29 Park Street), come place your medications in a safe drop box. If you live in a senior ...

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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 - The Mayor's Office of Employment and Training (MOET) is on the move. Not only do they have the General Construction Training Program. They are gearing up for the second cohort of students to be trained and certified as FAA Drone pilots. An information session at the East Orange ...

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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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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation while also being home to the country's widest racial wealth gap. Assemblywomen Britnee N. Timberlake authored a bill that is said to address both issues but is meeting hesitation from Governor Philip D. Murphy's team.

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NEWARK, NJ — Sen. Ron Rice, a former Newark West Ward councilman, announced Friday that he will retire from the State Senate at the end of August after having served in public office for more than three decades.   Rice's retirement, which was first reported by Insider NJ, comes as he has ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Residents gathered at the Paul Robeson Stadium to celebrate National Night Out. The police and fire departments were on the scene along with elected officials from all wards to interact with the residents. This was the first National Night Out of its kind. In years past, ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The air was crisp, and a nice breeze bounced off the giant water fountains into the crowd of people there to witness the renaming of City Hall Plaza. Elders and children, mothers and fathers, elected officials, family and friends all filled the plaza to remember the late ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Black Women for Congressman Payne, Jr. organized a virtual meet and greet. There the women introduced the Congressman to people who did not know him. For those who already knew him, the meeting provided a report on the vital work he has accomplished in Congress.  Many of ...

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EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ - Neighbors are still fuming over the crime they have been battling for years around the Elmwood Park area of East Orange, which borders the West Ward of Newark. A petition has been going around citing Bradley Courts as the home base of the crime. Bradley Courts is a 301 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Tonight at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts, Mayor Green is delivering his 5th State of the City Address. Watch live by clicking here. 

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - This weekend, the Annual Citywide Leap Into Spring Cleanup was held. Orange shirts could be seen throughout the city cleaning up yards, lots, and roads. The event was hosted by the Mayor and City Council.  “East Orange is our home, and we have a responsibility as a community to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association.  “What made this Conference so special for ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Are you not wanting to have more children simply because of the high cost per child for daycare? Have you or someone you know ever had to drop out of the workforce due to the cost of childcare practically equating to the same amount as a monthly salary earned?  Relief may be on ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday morning, April 2, 2022, Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away. Today at noon, employees of City Hall participated in a building-wide moment of silence in his honor. As a symbol of respect and mourning, the American flags at ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Today, it was announced Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away.  Mayor Bowser held the distinction of being the first African American in the history of the City to have been elected to serve a third term, serving four terms in total, from ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Wednesday night, a star-studded cast of elected officials, community advocates, and people from all over New Jersey gathered at Bella Italia in Orange for a fundraising event hosted by Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake. The restaurant was packed with about 250 people who ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - If you drove by 44 City Hall Plaza and saw a sea of police cars, it was for a good reason. The City of East Orange Police Department introduced 26 new fleet to its inventory yesterday, with 24 expected to arrive by July. The 50 new vehicles will replace the outdated squad cars, ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - The political dust has settled, and two new maps have emerged: One Congressional and the other State.  The new Congressional map does not translate into immediate change for East Orange and Orange. While towns in the 10th district did change, Congressman Donald M. Payne, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris lauded Newark’s lead service line replacement program during her visit to the city Friday, noting the program could set a precedent for other U.S. cities as the nation addresses its infrastructure needs. “We are not here to talk about the crisis as much ...

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ORANGE, NJ - There has been an increase in Coronavirus positive cases sweeping through the state. After reviewing the science behind the variants, and the data about the massive outbreak, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren announced he is closing municipal buildings to employees and residents until ...

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