East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 4, East Orange held a closeout event for its 2022 Summer Work Experience Program, which teaches area youths about entrepreneurship and leadership, while paying them to create their own businesses and maintain internships. “We are so proud of all of you for the outstanding job that you did this […]

National Night Out in East Orange builds connections

National Night Out in East Orange builds connections

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to building connections with East Orange’s first responders at the town’s 2022 National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, residents had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Army, National Guard and FBI, as well as Joi’s Angels, ADAPT and CareWell Health, who all came together to […]

East Orange Fire Department visits Community Day Nursery

East Orange Fire Department visits Community Day Nursery

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Fire Department visited Community Day Nursery in East Orange on Wednesday, July 27. The children were delighted to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and to climb onto a real fire engine. Firefighters distributed fire hats to all the children and made them honorary firefighters. They explained that children […]

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

Victim of East Orange fatal fire identified at 69-year-old woman

Victim of East Orange fatal fire identified at 69-year-old woman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced July 26 that the victim of a fatal fire on Friday, July 22, has been identified as Cherry Davis, 69, of East Orange. The three-alarm fire broke out at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 22 […]

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey officials announced July 21 that funds may be available to help property owners mitigate damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1, 2021. Area residents could potentially qualify for assistance by filling out a survey online.  The state has been awarded $228 million in Community Development […]

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