Government

West Orange Human Relations Commission Celebrates 20th Anniversary; NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking to Hold Rally January 11, 2013

7bf0a38164ed901672a0_DSCF2030.JPG
Jerry Guarino, Sue McCartney, Hilary Levine, Elizabeth Santeramo, Joe Krakoviak, Ingrid Johnson, Patty Nathan, (NCJW) Patti Spango, Victor Cirilo.  Credits: Cynthia Cumming
94364b736e7c3db8e2b3_DSCF2031.JPG
Victor Cirilo, Jerry Guarino, Patty Spango, Doug Adams, Greg Bullock, Patrecia West, Michelle Cadeau (WOHRC), Joe Krakoviak. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
421d8fc2b97c73903792_DSCF2033.JPG
Joe Krakoviak, Jerry Guarino, Sue McCartney, The Bullock Family, Patty Spango, Vic Cirilo. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
7bf0a38164ed901672a0_DSCF2030.JPG

WEST ORANGE, NJ  - The Conference portion of Tuesday night's Town Council Agenda recognized the efforts of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking and celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the establishment of the West Orange Human Relations Commission.

The first portion of the meeting focused on Mayor Parisi's Proclamation that January was Human Trafficking month in New Jersey.  Councilwoman Spango  read the Proclamation as members from Community Relations of Greater Metro West-National Council of Jewish Women looked on.  Ingrid Johnson, whose 14-year-old daughter was forced into prostitution after running away from home, spoke briefly and thanked the Mayor and Town Council for recognizing how important the fight against human trafficking was.  She spoke of the mission of NJCAHT, which was to educate and assist efforts against human trafficking, and how they were working to become the hub of community efforts in New Jersey.  

The first Rally against Human Trafficking in the nation and state will be held this Friday, January 11, declared :Human Trafficking Day" at 11:00 am  on the steps of the Statehouse, located at 125 W. State Street, Trenton.  Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Senator Nellie Pou, human trafficking survivors, and representatives from the Polaris Project, are also expected to be in attendance. 

Sign Up for E-News

Legislation has been introduced: "The Human Trafficking, Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act," which would give New Jersey, along with Washington State and Indiana, the toughest human trafficking laws in the country. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Dist. 37), is spearheading the legislation.

Division of Criminal Justice figures show 179 cases of sex and labor trafficking reported in New Jersey in the past seven years, considered a huge  underestimate by experts whobelieve the real numbers are in the thousands.  Nationally  the U.S. State Department estimates that 50,000 men, women and children are trafficked into the United States annually. That is on top of 100,000 victims already in our country when they are enslaved. Under federal law, any person under 18 involved in the commercial sex industry is considered a human trafficking victim.

Council President Cirilo then recognized the 20 year Anniversary of the Human Relations Commission and thanked Pastor Doug Adams, Chairperson, for his comments to the town council reminding us all that 'politics should not get in the way' and that while we may never all agree, we need to 'leave a legacy of collaboration.'  Adams spoke highly of the efforts of the WOHRC and its commissioners. 

Councilman Jerry Guarino then read a proclamation recognizing Gregory Bullock, a member of the WOHRC since its inception 20 years ago, for his service to the community.  He has been involved in several initiatives of the the commission, including the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, Diversity Day, and Conversations on Race.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

April 20, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

About Cloud ...

Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange - 2 Weeks FREE and more...

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange is about to start its next challenge.  Sign up before April 9, and you will receive maximum benefits, including two weeks free!

NUTRITION... MOTIVATION... RESULTS..!

SIGN UP BEFORE APRIL 9TH AND GET THE 'TAP CHALLENGE' PROMO:

12 weeks for the price of 10
Unlimited fitness classes 
Nutritional ...

deAmour Salon - Complimentary Blowout with Other Select Services - $40+ Value

Millburn, NJ - Salon Profilo in Milburn has recently rebranded to deAmour Salon & Spa! In celebration, owners Roula and Grace are inviting new and existing clients to enjoy a complimentary blowout with any color service. Call (973) 379-8300 to schedule your appointment. Promo code: TAP COLOR

deAmor Salon specializes in multiple coloring techniques and stays current on industry ...

County Announces Improvement Plans for Grover Cleveland Park Playground and Tennis Courts

April 20, 2018

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a popular site for families and children, and that the playground and tennis courts need to be ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_dbe95d918aeb3155c711_wo_selfdefense_flyer

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

West Orange High School, West Orange

FREE self-defense and safety seminar for teens ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_db004570084548800c6c_jww_pgp_headshot

Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

Letter to the Editor: Lions Club of West Orange Spaghetti Dinner

April 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Since 1953, the Lions Club of West Orange has been recognized throughout the township for our service to the blind and visually impaired. A majority of the world’s eye banks, clinics, and eye research centers are established and supported by all Lions Clubs throughout the world.

We are men and women committed to helping provide quality eye care, eye ...

West Orange Community House Seeks Community Sponsors

April 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boys & Girls Club at the West Orange Community House (WOCH) has opened its new 9,000 square foot recreational facility at 250 Main Street in West Orange.

The WOCH has been supporting families of West Orange for 100 years, and needs help to continue providing much-needed recreational programs to West Orange. By placing an advertisement banner on the gym ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...