East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

EAST ORANGE, NJ — National affordable housing developer Community Preservation Partners announced Aug. 7 its first rehabilitation project in New Jersey: a $123 million overhaul of the Norman Towers senior apartments in East Orange in a joint venture with L+M Development Partners. CPP and L+M purchased the property for $94 million and will invest more […]

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s competition will be held virtually. The deadline to submit artwork is Monday, Aug. 24. “Essex County has […]

‘A Virtual Night of Worship’ with Slater Joel

‘A Virtual Night of Worship’ with Slater Joel

EAST ORANGE, NJ — New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange will present “A Virtual Night of Worship,” a night of worship through songs, on Friday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. The online event will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Baptist-Church-of-East-Orange-Inc-119442224733080/. The event will feature singer Slater Joel, who gained worldwide recognition […]

Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

Orange’s ‘Operation Valley Fresh’ yields four arrests

ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 6, Orange Chief Law Enforcement Office Vincent L. Vitiello stated that detectives of his department’s narcotics unit had completed a successful investigation in the Valley section of Orange. Members of the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant operation, dubbed “Operation Valley Fresh,” […]

Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

Freeholders call for elimination of for-profit prisons in New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 5, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted a resolution supporting the elimination of private for-profit prisons in the state of New Jersey. The resolution noted the historic legacy of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States. It also addresses the “Punishment Clause” of the […]

Orange firefighter competes for women’s Titan title in NBC’s ‘The Titan Games’

Orange firefighter competes for women’s Titan title in NBC’s ‘The Titan Games’

ORANGE, NJ — One Orange firefighter has never labeled herself as a quitter and won’t start now — because titans aren’t born, they’re made. Shantal Athill, who is originally from Montclair, has made waves throughout both Orange and Montclair due to her recent appearance on NBC’s hit competition show “The Titan Games.” She is competing […]

ECEA expresses opposition to reopening school buildings this fall

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Education Association President Anthony Rosamilia, in collaboration with local teachers union presidents across the county, penned a letter to interim Executive County Superintendent Joseph Zarra and the county’s legislators expressing ECEA’s opposition to reopening school buildings this fall. “Out of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States, […]

Census caravan wends its way through low-response areas

Census caravan wends its way through low-response areas

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Saturday, Aug. 1, Essex County hosted a caravan to raise awareness about the U.S. census and motivate residents to complete their census questionnaires. The parade went through Newark, Irvington, Orange and East Orange, four municipalities with low response rates. “Being counted in the census is important because the federal money […]

Donors provide students with laptops, learning kits for East Orange’s Virtual SWEP

Donors provide students with laptops, learning kits for East Orange’s Virtual SWEP

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the heels of the creation of the city of East Orange’s Virtual Summer Work Experience Program, also known as SWEP, a virtual learning experience held in collaboration with VIP Online Academy and Seton Hall University, the program has seen buy-in from many donors. Most recently, Greg Campbell of Electronic Access […]

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