HANDS focus group discusses local economy and development in Orange

HANDS focus group discusses local economy and development in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Housing and Neighborhood Development Services held a Heart of Orange virtual focus group on economic development on Nov. 17 to discuss what would benefit the city in terms of bringing jobs, economic development and better business to Orange.  HANDS Director of Programs Khady Ndiaye hosted the meeting and drew attendees’ attention to […]

Search for missing East Orange teen continues, teen’s mom asks public for help

Search for missing East Orange teen continues, teen’s mom asks public for help

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council, East Orange Mayor Ted Green and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi held a press conference on Friday, Nov. 5, with the family of missing 14-year-old Jashyah Moore, where they discussed efforts to find the teenager and the investigation into her disappearance. Since the teen’s disappearance, […]

Irvington Council passes Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District’s budget

Irvington Council passes Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District’s budget

IRVINGTON, NJ — During the Oct. 25 Irvington City Council meeting, council members unanimously voted to adopt the Irvington Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District’s 2021-2022 budget. Introduced Sept. 27 and passed on second reading Oct. 25, the ISABID’s 2021-2022 budget is for $450,900. According to Council President Renee Burgess, this approved budget will allow the […]

Orange Housing Authority holds community meeting

Orange Housing Authority holds community meeting

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority held a community meeting on Oct. 20 at the Walter G. Alexander Village apartments to discuss its Small Homes Initiative, which is in the beginning stages of planning; the initiative is to create residential spaces that encourage community growth and are safe. The special guest panel was led […]

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

Haitian leaders address Haiti migrant crisis at town hall in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Oct. 24, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network held a community town-hall meeting to discuss the Haiti migrant crisis. The town hall was held at Eglise Baptiste De La Nouvelle Jerusalem church on Nye Avenue in Irvington.  Irvington Council Second Vice President Charnette Frederic, who is also NHAEON vice chairperson, […]

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange celebrated recently as a group of high school filmmakers won Best Documentary at the Newark International Film Festival, a five-day showcase of independent talent and creative thinking from around the globe. The documentary, ‘Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,’ turns a spotlight on the aftereffects and personal impact […]

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