Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

East Orange hosts Muslim celebration in Elmwood Park

East Orange hosts Muslim celebration in Elmwood Park

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange and the East Orange City Council joined forces with the Islamic community to host an Eid al-Adha celebration in Elmwood Park on Monday, Sept. 12. “Eid is the first holiday of the Muslims,” said Imam Abdul Aziz of Masjid As-Haabul Yaamen mosque, located on 4th Avenue […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

Community Appreciation Gala a success for Nassan’s Place

Community Appreciation Gala a success for Nassan’s Place

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Fresh from their trip to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden for the HollyRod Foundation’s sensory-friendly autism event, Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr and the Nassan’s Place Board of Directors hosted their first Community Appreciation Gala at the Chateau of Spain restaurant in Newark on Thursday, Sept. 8. Billed as “An Evening of Inspiration and […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

Newark police arrest 4 for prostitution, 9 for soliciting

NEWARK, NJ — In response to quality of life complaints, Newark Police arrested four women and nine men for prostitution in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place on Friday, Sept. 9, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the Newark Police Department. The women arrested are […]

Residents invited to register for Metro YMCA’s 22nd annual golf tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To help neighbors in need, all local residents are invited to register for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ 22nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 19. Admission is charged and includes the full day of golf and all evening activities. Proceeds from the event at the picturesque Montclair Golf Club […]

Mayor and his wife help fund Eagle Flight program

Mayor and his wife help fund Eagle Flight program

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Although it may seems that the Eagle Flight Squadron Inc., of East Orange, would be permanently grounded with the death Wednesday, Aug. 17, of the Rev. Russell Reed White Jr., its founder and the former pastor of Bethel Baptist in Orange, the program will continue with the help of Bibi Taylor […]

JLOSH to hold intro meetings for prospective members

MILLBURN, NJ — Women interested in making a difference in their communities, creating new friendships and having fun are invited to attend an informational meeting with the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. JLOSH has a long history of addressing the needs of women and children. This year the league is specifically focused […]

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