East Orange school selected to take part in Healing-Centered Engagement

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Stress and trauma can take a toll on anyone, including children. Unlike many adults, children don’t necessarily have the skills to manage stress and trauma, which can take a toll on them mentally. In an effort to help troubled and struggling children, the Foundation for Educational Administration, the professional learning division […]

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Good Crowd Events is currently showing “Orange Reclaimed,” a new virtual exhibit that uses the color orange to evoke hope, optimism, and determination. This exhibit was conceived of and curated by the gallery’s visiting curator, Grace Modla. The show will be online through May 8. Participating artists are Sybil Archibald, Paola […]

East Orange’s Puryears celebrate 50 years of matrimony

East Orange’s Puryears celebrate 50 years of matrimony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange residents Thomas Langston and Mary Yvette (nee Crenshaw) Puryear will celebrate 50 years of marriage today, April 10. The couple has three children: Corey, who is deceased; Kelli; and Dayna. Mary and Tom Puryear were married at the Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange on a windy Saturday […]

Orange third-grader wins NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021

Orange third-grader wins NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021

ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children is honoring Avien Abney, of Orange, as the 2021 NJAGC Distinguished Student of the Year in the grades three through five grouping. Avien, age 10, is an honor student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School in Orange. He plays basketball with the Jersey Angels basketball team, […]

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

Orange rushes to vaccinate senior housing residents

ORANGE, NJ — The City of Orange Housing Authority partnered with the town to host a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pilot Program event for senior housing residents on Tuesday, March 30. Enthused about the city’s push to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, Mayor Dwayne Warren said the town’s current focus is to vaccinate its seniors. “Today […]

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

Essex County Commissioners celebrate Women’s History Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On March 31, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Women’s History Month celebration virtually via Zoom. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere, and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed women of Essex County.  Commissioner President Wayne Richardson began the program by speaking to […]

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

Easter bunny pays a visit to Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten, Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson of the South Ward, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, and Democratic Committee members Stacey Martin of the South Ward and William Hathaway hosted an Easter bunny event at Central Playground on Saturday, March 27. Photos Courtesy of William Hathaway

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

TRENTON, NJ — As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety have announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing motorists with good reasons to give the road their undivided […]

East Orange honors women in public safety in virtual ceremony

East Orange honors women in public safety in virtual ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On March 22, East Orange 1st Ward Councilwoman and Public Safety Chairperson Amy Lewis, along with fellow Councilwomen Alicia Holman, Tameika Garrett-Ward and Brittany Claybrooks, honored three female East Orange Police Department officers during a virtual ceremony called “An Applause for Her” for Women’s History Month. Lt. Marilyn Berrouet, Sgt. Keanna […]

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