New Hope Baptist Church to host three-night Spring Revival

New Hope Baptist Church to host three-night Spring Revival

EAST ORANGE, NJ — With the spring season soon arriving with its beauty, rebirth and renewal, New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange believes that this is the perfect time to also offer a chance for rejuvenation and revitalization from a spiritual perspective for its members and the community. That’s why the church is hosting […]

Newark man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault of 11-year-old EO girl

NEWARK, NJ — Craig Holifield, 33, of Newark, was sentenced on Thursday, March 16, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic, after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Holifield admitted to sexually assaulting […]

Multi-family sales total 170 Units/$12.82 million featured in East Orange, Orange, Irvington

ESSEX COUNTY — In East Orange/The Oranges and Irvington, where transit-fueled multi-family investment is facilitating a regional renaissance, Gebroe-Hammer Associates Managing Director David Oropeza has arranged four separate sales totaling 170 apartment-rental units and $12.82 million. In each of the transactions, the 30-year investment brokerage veteran exclusively represented the sellers and identified the buyers of […]

Orange, East Orange prepare for Winter Storm Stella

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — The threat of a nor’easter, Winter Storm Stella, that was expected to dump between 10 and 18 inches of snow on New Jersey had officials in Orange and East Orange scrambling to make last-minute preparations for snow removal, street plowing and salting, and other essential emergency services. “Due to inclement weather […]

Senior art classes available in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the support of South Orange and the Baird Community Center, Arts Unbound is bringing its participatory art program to local seniors at an affordable rate. These group fine art classes include quality visual arts instruction, first-rate art supplies and a professional teaching artist experienced in working with seniors. In […]

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

NEWARK, NJ — At the State of the Black World Conference in Newark last year, People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm said his organization would hold a meeting Saturday, March 4, to begin working on developing a comprehensive black agenda for New Jersey ahead of the primary election Tuesday, June 6, and the general […]

County honors Murphy, Durkin and O’Hara Roth

County honors Murphy, Durkin and O’Hara Roth

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County hosted its 13th annual Irish Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, March 8. During the afternoon ceremony, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. recognized Mary K. Murphy, executive director of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, as the 2017 Essex County Irishwoman of the Year and Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin as […]

Lifelong WO resident honored for 5 decades of public service

ORANGE, NJ — Lifelong West Orange resident and U.S. Postal Service customer service supervisor Louis Ruggieri was honored for his 50 years of public service on Thursday, March 2, by postal executives, managers, colleagues and friends at a special ceremony at the Orange Main Post Office. U.S. Postal Service Northeast Area Vice President Edward Phelan […]

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