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Calling All East Orange Dads to Participate in National Dads Take Your Child To School Day Today

September 16, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - As part of National “Dads Take Your Child To School Day” the City of East Orange, in collaboration with the East Orange Public School District, is encouraging fathers and significant male caregivers to get involved and stay involved in their child’s academic and social lives.

Today, Tuesday September 17, 2019 is National Dads Take Your Child To School Day ...

Sierra House Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

EAST ORANGE, NJ –  On behalf of Sierra House, Executive Director Keely Freeman, Vice President Ron Wilson, and President Pearlene Fields accepted a Major Grant of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their Transitional Program.  Presenting the grant on behalf of the foundation were Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Michael ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is locally headquartered in West Orange, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable affiliate that “works to end senior ...

Impact100 Essex Extends Grant Application Deadline and Adds Grant Awards Opportunities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Impact100 Essex is extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to September 26th. Essex County nonprofits seeking funds for a transformational, high impact project are encouraged to apply. This year’s grant winning proposal will receive a $120,000 grant. In addition, Impact100 Essex has announced that all of this year’s finalists will receive grant of at ...

The Oranges Poised To Become Top New Homeowner Destination

September 15, 2019

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Well Fargo Bank recently announced a five million dollar initiative to attract first-time home buyers to cities in Essex County, including East Orange and Orange. The initiative promises to provide up to $20,000 in grant dollars for interested buyers looking to live in our towns.   

This announcement comes on the heels of an aggressive plan by both East ...

NeighborhoodLIFT Down Payment Assistance Program Will Create 180 Essex County Homeowners with $20,000 Grants 


BREAKING NEWS: Newark Deputy Mayor Ladd, Orange Mayor Warren and Irvington Mayor Vauss will join Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks® America and New Jersey Community Capital to announce a multi-million dollar program to boost local homeownership. The announcement will convene at 89 Baldwin Avenue in Newark today at 12:00 pm.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its ...

New Jersey Human Services Announces Wage Increase for Professionals Who Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

New $36 Million Increase Marks Second Consecutive Year of Rate Increases to Support Higher Wages

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that wage increases totaling $36 million have taken effect for direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live ...

Calling All East Orange Dads to Participate in National Dads Take Your Child To School Day Today

September 16, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - As part of National “Dads Take Your Child To School Day” the City of East Orange, in collaboration with the East Orange Public School District, is encouraging fathers and significant male caregivers to get involved and stay involved in their child’s academic and social lives.

Today, Tuesday September 17, 2019 is National Dads Take Your Child To School Day ...

Retired Tennis Pro Wants The Sport To Make A Comeback Teaching Tennis to Youths

NEWARK, NJ -- Bob Bynum grew up in Newark learning how to play tennis at Weequahic Park. 

At age 14, he played on his school team at South Side High School, now called Malcolm X Shabazz High School. He started coaching at age 16.

The retired tennis pro and Director of Tennis for The Greater Newark Tennis and Education has been coaching ever since.

Forty years later, he fights for ...

Murphy Administration Announces $54 Million Investment in Child Care

Administration commitment to working families focuses on affordable, quality child care

TRENTON, NJ  – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that families throughout the state who receive support from New Jersey’s child care subsidy program will see $54 million ($30 million federal; $24 million state) in increased ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

September 15, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is locally headquartered in West Orange, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable affiliate that “works to end senior ...

Impact100 Essex Extends Grant Application Deadline and Adds Grant Awards Opportunities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Impact100 Essex is extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to September 26th. Essex County nonprofits seeking funds for a transformational, high impact project are encouraged to apply. This year’s grant winning proposal will receive a $120,000 grant. In addition, Impact100 Essex has announced that all of this year’s finalists will receive grant of at ...

Precious Little Ladies (PLL) Sponsors Awareness Raising Kite Flight Event

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Summer may be coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over yet - neither is the mission. For Precious Little Ladies the mission is year-round, and there’s still time for some fun in the sun. On Saturday September 21st fun and games will be paired with unity and community as they raise awareness - literally and figuratively at the PLL Kite Flight.

City Council ...

The Oranges Poised To Become Top New Homeowner Destination

September 15, 2019

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Well Fargo Bank recently announced a five million dollar initiative to attract first-time home buyers to cities in Essex County, including East Orange and Orange. The initiative promises to provide up to $20,000 in grant dollars for interested buyers looking to live in our towns.   

This announcement comes on the heels of an aggressive plan by both East ...

NeighborhoodLIFT Down Payment Assistance Program Will Create 180 Essex County Homeowners with $20,000 Grants 


BREAKING NEWS: Newark Deputy Mayor Ladd, Orange Mayor Warren and Irvington Mayor Vauss will join Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks® America and New Jersey Community Capital to announce a multi-million dollar program to boost local homeownership. The announcement will convene at 89 Baldwin Avenue in Newark today at 12:00 pm.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its ...

Retired Tennis Pro Wants The Sport To Make A Comeback Teaching Tennis to Youths

September 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Bob Bynum grew up in Newark learning how to play tennis at Weequahic Park. 

At age 14, he played on his school team at South Side High School, now called Malcolm X Shabazz High School. He started coaching at age 16.

The retired tennis pro and Director of Tennis for The Greater Newark Tennis and Education has been coaching ever since.

Forty years later, he fights for ...

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New Jersey Human Services Announces Wage Increase for Professionals Who Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

September 12, 2019

New $36 Million Increase Marks Second Consecutive Year of Rate Increases to Support Higher Wages

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that wage increases totaling $36 million have taken effect for direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live ...

Essex Residents and Officials Gather in West Orange for 18th Anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Marking the 18th anniversary of the tragedies that occurred in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, Essex County residents, elected officials, local clergy members and more attended the “Essex County Remembers” ceremony held annually at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial in West Orange.

Standing in front of a backdrop of the New York ...

Community Spotlight: TAPinto EO/Orange Youth Corespondent Madison Green

September 3, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Community Spotlight has been used by TAPinto East Orange/Orange to bring attention to many worthy people and organizations in ur community like pastors, politicians, business & non-profit leaders. But today we pause to ‘spotlight’ and appreciate one of our own teenagers: TAPinto EO/Orange Youth Corespondent Madison Green.

Madison’s work with TAPinto ...

How to Stay Focused and Passionate About Your Business (and Why It Matters)

Many entrepreneurs think their biggest problem is finding funding. But what those entrepreneurs forget is the demon of distraction. 

Lack of focus and distraction can destroy any business, making it lose its momentum. By year three, 44% of businesses fail. This means that focus is essential to a business’s success. And maintaining your short-term and long-term goals can help you ...

How to Embrace a Growth Mindset

Have you ever faced a challenge in your business that you couldn’t break from or move forward? Or maybe you’re in a challenging situation, circumstance or condition at this moment.

Every challenging condition you go through has a silver lining, even if you can’t see it right away. The secret to seeing the value of every struggle is shifting your mindset about the ...

How to Critically Evaluate Your Business and Your Future

When you establish a business and it’s running well, you may not want to make any changes. But it’s important to review your business regularly and make sure it still aligns to market forces. This could lead to small changes or it may lead to a major business overhaul.

Evaluating your business helps you predict how it will perform in the future. Revisiting a business plan at the ...

Celebrating Life and Liberty Event Hosts the Journey through Cancer Survival

September 9, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ - The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those in the cancer community who are still in treatment or recovery. 5,000 patients, survivors ...