Forest Street School earns a Beacon Blue Ribbon award

Forest Street School earns a Beacon Blue Ribbon award

ORANGE, NJ — Forest Street Community School Principal Yancisca Loften-Cooke accepted the Beacon Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award on Dec. 1 on behalf of the school staff, students and families. Forest Street is the first-ever, nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school in the Orange Public Schools.  Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Inc. visited the Orange […]

DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

Orange celebrates former Fire Chief Rudolph Scott Thomas with retirement ceremony

Orange celebrates former Fire Chief Rudolph Scott Thomas with retirement ceremony

ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange sounded sirens in honor of former Fire Chief Rudolph Scott Thomas during his retirement ceremony from the Orange Fire Department on Saturday, Nov. 26. Joined by firefighters, family, friends and community officials, Thomas is the first African American fire chief to retire in the department’s 150-year history. Councilwoman […]

Students thank Cardinal Tobin for scholarships with Thanksgiving cards

Students thank Cardinal Tobin for scholarships with Thanksgiving cards

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark provides $150,000 annually to the “We Are Living Stones” Catholic Tuition Assistance Program offered through the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, a nonprofit organization that provides partial tuition assistance for students who attend archdiocesan Catholic schools. Recently, in celebration of Thanksgiving, many of these students sent handwritten thank-you […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

Johnson, Tarver, Gravesande win Orange BOE election

Johnson, Tarver, Gravesande win Orange BOE election

ORANGE, NJ — It was a tight race for Orange Board of Education this election season, with winners being split across slates. Incumbents Shawneque Johnson and Sueann Gravesande, along with challenger Tyrone Jon Tarver, won election to the board. County Clerk Christopher Durkin certified the election on Nov. 17; all Essex County results listed came […]

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