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First African American Woman President to Take Office at Bloomfield College June 1

February 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as ...

Essex County Executive Presents $5.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants & Emergency Solutions Grants

ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the City of Orange and the Main Street Counseling Center were among 12 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Wednesday, February 13th for ...

East Orange Restaurants Host “Taste of the City” After Mayor Green’s State of the City Address February 21

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Departments within the City of East Orange were all abuzz with activity preparing for the Mayor Ted R. Green’s State of the City Address next Thursday February 21, 2019.

The East Orange Annual State of the City Address has become a major event over the years; featuring high tech presentations, drones, choirs and grand pageantry. This year’s event promises to be ...

Statement From Mayor Ted Green Regarding Illegal Housing in the City of East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - “In East Orange, we have zero tolerance for landlords who circumvent our laws and prey on individuals and families seeking a place to live. The City of East Orange has a very strict housing code and our inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce it.

For those slumlords who have been renting substandard and unsafe apartments to homeless people in need, you are now ...

Statement From Mayor Ted Green Regarding Illegal Housing in the City of East Orange

February 10, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - “In East Orange, we have zero tolerance for landlords who circumvent our laws and prey on individuals and families seeking a place to live. The City of East Orange has a very strict housing code and our inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce it.

For those slumlords who have been renting substandard and unsafe apartments to homeless people in need, you are now ...

36th Annual Harambee Breakfast Keynote Speaker

February 14, 2019

ORANGE NJ - The 36th Annual Harambee Breakfast sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9am to 12pm at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

The keynote speaker will be Doris Young Boyer, author, executive coach and etiquette and protocol professional.

She ...

East Orange Restaurants Host “Taste of the City” After Mayor Green’s State of the City Address February 21

February 14, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Departments within the City of East Orange were all abuzz with activity preparing for the Mayor Ted R. Green’s State of the City Address next Thursday February 21, 2019.

The East Orange Annual State of the City Address has become a major event over the years; featuring high tech presentations, drones, choirs and grand pageantry. This year’s event promises to be ...

First African American Woman President to Take Office at Bloomfield College June 1

February 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as ...

Ohio Man Admits Armed Robbery of Orange Mobile Communications Company Retail Store

February 7, 2019

ORANGE, N.J. – An Ohio man admitted today he robbed a mobile communications company retail store in Orange, New Jersey, at gunpoint in June 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Frederick A. White, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal ...

Essex County Executive Presents $5.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants & Emergency Solutions Grants

February 16, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the City of Orange and the Main Street Counseling Center were among 12 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.5 million from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Wednesday, February 13th for ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

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Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

36th Annual Harambee Breakfast Keynote Speaker

ORANGE NJ - The 36th Annual Harambee Breakfast sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women, Section of the Oranges, will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9am to 12pm at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

The keynote speaker will be Doris Young Boyer, author, executive coach and etiquette and protocol professional.

She ...

Tips for Writing Social Media Post Headlines

Writing social media post headlines is an important part of ensuring that your audience sees your update. What’s more, the more of your audience who respond to it by liking it, sharing it, or commenting on it, the more of your audience who will see it and get a chance to respond. This is a win-win.

What you write has so much more effect than you think on social media. You don’t ...

How to Learn the Language Your Audience Uses on Social Media

Anytime you want to learn something about your audience, the best way to do it is to spend more time with them. Join the lists they join. Follow the influencers they follow. Become part of the group as much as you can while you research. But, pay a lot of attention to the audience and how they respond to the influencer. 

* Ask Them – Send out a poll asking your audience for an ...

Two Social Media Metrics That Matter, and How to Improve Them with Better Copywriting

As you study your metrics, you probably need to know what really matters. After all, why bother with anything until it matters? So, let’s get into the metrics you should care the most about and how you can use that information to improve your copywriting and your results.

Click-Through versus Action

If you get lots of click-throughs to an offer but no one takes the offer, you can ...

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Thu, February 21, 6:00 PM

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