Essex County News

East Orange Mourns the Death of Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins, East Orange Resident, Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Rev. Dr. Leora Liggins was the Founder and Pastor of Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in East Orange and active member of the East Orange Clergy until her demise. 

Rev. Liggins ministerial career began in 1994 when she was licensed to preach and joined the staff at Imani Baptist Church in East Orange, and she was ordained in 2000 by the late Rev. Moses Knott, Jr. She founded Christ Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in 2002 and the church was fully recognized by the American Baptist Churches organization in 2011. 

Under her leadership, the church provided various ministries to help the less fortunate, homeless and mentally ill, including a community feeding program, nursing home ministry, clothing distribution program, domestic violence awareness program, and flower distribution program for the sick and shut-in parishioners. 

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Services will be held at the St. Paul Baptist Church 119 Elm Street Montclair, N.J.

The Wake will be held on:

Monday, August 14

From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebration of Life Service:

Tuesday, August 15 at 11 a.m. 

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Grocery Shopping With A Twist

Grocery shopping takes on a new meaning at Sadie’s! 

This week we are introducing the brand Groceries Apparel. Their focus is to create fashion pieces with a purpose by using organic and recycled materials and made right here in the USA. With a focus on seed to skin these new items are sexy meets “green” with super soft shirts made from eucalyptus and versatile ...

Election Day Is Over. Now What?

Election Day 2017 has passed with some significant changes to both the school board and Maplewood Township Committee (TC), but perhaps not as big as some might have expected.

But where do both governing bodies go from here? Will we see a new mayor or a new school board president in 2018?

If the voting results are any indication, perhaps not.

Both Mayor Vic DeLuca and Board President ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

South Orange Police Blotter - Three Burglaries to Autos Reported

November 11, 2017

South Orange Police Blotter as of November 11

Theft - A Longview Rd resident reported that sometime between 1:00 and 2:30 am, Tuesday, November 7, actor(s) unknown stole all four emblem, center wheel caps off the tire rims of his vehicle (2014 Cadillac Escalade), while it was parked in his driveway.

Burglary to Autos - Two Cameron Rd residents reported that sometime ...

Maplewood Police Blotter - Theft, Shoplifting, Disorderly Reported on Halloween Night

October 30 - Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle parked on Madison Ave was entered and a GPS unit and change were taken from it.

October 31 - Shoplifting; At approximately 7 p.m., four individuals wearing Halloween costumes and masks removed candy from the 7-11 on Irvington Ave and fled.

October 31 - Shoplifting/Disorderly; At approximately 7:30 ...

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Maplewood and South Orange

November 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Wondering what's open on Thanksgiving? Here is a list of SOMA restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores that are open this Thursday, November 23: 

MAPLEWOOD

Maple Leaf Diner (165 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood) is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maplewood Diner (1473 Springfield Ave., Maplewood) is open 24 hours.

Parkwood Diner (1958 ...

Maplewood Observes Veterans Day with Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Veterans Day was observed and celebrated in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Saturday, November 11.

Music was provided for the observance by the Maplewood Concert Band under the direction of Steve Kimmons, Former Commander of the Eighth Air Force Band.

After the first musical number was played, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca called the ceremony to order, and called ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, November 22

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Giving Back

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Wed, November 22, 10:30 AM

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Ryan Roa - It's Complicated

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, November 22, 12:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

The Purposes and Rhythms of Jewish Living

Education Religions And Spirituality

Thu, November 23

The GenWealth Group, Maplewood

Jersey Cares Coat Drive

Giving Back

Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

East Orange Man Found Dead After Shooting in New Brunswick

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Orange man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, age 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Downtown Millburn Offers Free Parking for Holiday Season

MILLBURN, NJ - The free parking season kicked off this week in downtown Millburn and in lots around town. Beginning on Wednesday, November 15, the free parking will last through the holiday season. The suspension of parking fees in downtown have traditionally started on Black Friday, but shoppers will get extra time away from the meters to encourage the community to shop at local ...

Investigation Continuing Into Sunday's Fiery Crash on Springfield Avenue in Union

November 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – The man who died in what began as a shoplifting incident on Sunday afternoon has not yet been identified.

According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour, the incident in which the suspected shoplifter led police on a vehicle pursuit before crashing into a building, killing him, is still under investigation.

At just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a ...

Grad Students Pushing for Rutgers University to Respond to Tax Bill in Congress

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers ​University ​graduate students are pushing the university president for assurance that he’d advocate for them against a potential tax-hike by Congress, which ​many argue ​could hit graduate students particularly hard.

The House of Representatives plan, which passed last week, would turn the tuition remission for graduate and teaching assistants into a ...

Paterson's Great Falls National Park Celebrates Birthday

November 9, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - There’s Yosemite and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Grand Teton, celebrations of beauty, centers of tourism. But, thanks to the work of so many that lived in and loved Paterson, the Silk City, since 2011, can boast of being the home to its very own national park. 

Calling the history of the falls, and the role the natural wonder has played in the development of ...

St. Joseph's CYO Basketball Slam Dunks its Opening Games

November 20, 2017

St. Joseph's CYO program kicked off the 2017-2018 season this weekend with three of its teams participating in the 9th Annual St. Peter's Prep Invitational in Jersey City.  In the opening game, St. Joseph's 7th Grade boys White team played a thrilling contest against St. Helen's of Westfield.  Trailing 35-28 heading into the 4th quarter, the Celtics erupted for 23 points ...

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tours are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at ...

Maplewood Job Fair: Improve Your Chances for a Successful Job Search

The Maplewood Library and DCH Millburn Audi are teaming up to offer a job fair for those seeking employment on a multitude of skill levels in all career areas.

The fair, free and open to all adults, will be held on Wednesday, December 6 from 10:00 am to noon at the Maplewood Library, 51 Baker St.

This event will include presentations by human resources professionals on how to create an ...