Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 600 turkeys and hundreds of other food items filled more than 10 trucks, SUVs and vans as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy and homeless. This is the 30th year that Sheriff Armando Fontoura and officers have worked with the community for this […]

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

Orange PD ‘pays it forward’ with turkey giveaway

ORANGE — In an effort to help some of the residents feeling the financial pinch around holidays, the Orange Police Department hosted its first Thanksgiving turkey giveaway Monday, Nov. 25 at Police Headquarters, where Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren joined his brother, police Director Todd Warren, to host the event for local families. “The spirit […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Local mayors attend conference in Atlantic City

Local mayors attend conference in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Thousands of municipal employees and elected officials from New Jersey’s 565 municipalities connected at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, which kicked off on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and concluded Thursday, Nov. 21. The state League of Municipalities is a voluntary association created to help communities do a better job […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Seventy-five years ago, Clifford Beers was released from the hospital after suffering from a mental illness and founded the New Jersey Mental Hygiene Association, which aims to improve treatment for mental illnesses in hospitals. Beers’ organization still exists, but under a different name; the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is […]

Church reaches out to homeless in Orange and at Newark Penn Station

Church reaches out to homeless in Orange and at Newark Penn Station

ORANGE, NJ — The NAACP of Montclair State University came together with Ebenezer Baptist Church in Orange and the Brown Paper Bag Movement to host “Lending a Helping Hand” for the local homeless community on Saturday, Nov. 16. Clothes, toiletries, cooked food, canned goods and more were distributed at the event, which was originally planned […]

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush and East Orange Campus High School Principal Ronnie Estrict have been named the recipients of the Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection 2019 Financial Literacy Advocacy Award for Teens. Both principals will be recognized at the fourth annual CORESWCC Recognition […]

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