DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

Prospect Medical Holdings completes acquisition of East Orange General Hospital

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Prospect Medical Holdings completed its acquisition of East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, helping ensure the community health care provider’s future as an acute care hospital; Otis L. Story Sr. was named the hospital’s permanent president and chief executive officer, according to a press release from Prospect Medical Holdings. […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Boosting your health with effective breathing

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Do you, or someone you know, experience pain or anxiety, or feel overwhelmed by stress? Do you know that breathing focused on the outbreath can help resolve these complaints and improve your energy, create deep relaxation and help you manage stress? On Saturday, March 12, from noon to 2 p.m., at […]

Junior League brings community groups together for ‘Kids For Kids’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Community groups are joining forces — for a fourth year — in Millburn next month for a children’s volunteering event to help youngsters in need. ‘Kids For Kids,’ organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, brings together local groups and children for a morning of hands-on volunteering […]

East Orange well-represented at the annual Labor Breakfast

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The honorees at the Essex County Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Breakfast, hosted on Friday, Feb. 19, at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, were: Susan M. Cleary, the president of District 1199J, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Peter Growing, the council representative of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; Mark […]

Woman arrested and charged with kidnapping 11-month old baby from East Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced that Christiana Fitzpatrick, 20, of Chicago has been arrested and charged with kidnapping an 11-month old baby boy from East Orange. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Fitzpatrick, who was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody, […]

New Hope Baptist Church makes history with female deacons

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In the 38-year history of New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange, Barbara James and Brenda Thurmond will become the church’s first female deacons at a formal ordination ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. at the church, located at 144 Norman St., East Orange. At New Hope Baptist Church […]

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