All-access playground opens in Watsessing

All-access playground opens in Watsessing

BLOOMFIELD / EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County was highlighted at Watsessing Park in Bloomfield on Friday, July 26, as local, county and state officials commemorated the opening of the first all-access children’s playground in the Essex County Parks System, as well as the opening of a new township community center nearby; both facilities are […]

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection presented $24,052 in scholarships and awards to three age groups during its third annual Financial Literacy and Awards Ceremony on July 19 at West Orange Town Hall. Students across the state were recognized for successfully completing courses and projects in the […]

Orange to host 19th annual Caribbean Heritage Day Festival

ORANGE, NJ — The Caribbean Diaspora community continues to grow throughout the state of New Jersey. To celebrate this, Orange is hosting the “Caribbean Heritage Day Festival” on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Monte Irvin Park. The highlight of the festival is the diverse Caribbean community, showcasing local arts, food, music and culture. The dynamism and […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

5th Ward to host Movies at the Masjid

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The 5th Ward will screen “The Secret Life of Pets” on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. as part of the Movies at the Masjid series at Masjid As Habul Yameen on 18th Street in East Orange, as a collaboration between Imam Abdul Aziz, the East Orange City Council, and 5th […]

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today outlined a new initiative in law enforcement and public safety. The initiative, which is expected to be implemented Jan. 1, will create a shared services K-9 task force between Essex County and its municipal police departments. Fontoura said the proposed K-9 task force would […]

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

TRENTON, NJ — With temperatures in New Jersey hitting triple digits, the New Jersey Department of Health is urging residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “There were 176 emergency department visits between May 29 and July 8 due to heat-related illness,” state epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan said. “It is critical […]

Orange public unable to get copy of latest FBI subpoena through OPRA

Orange public unable to get copy of latest FBI subpoena through OPRA

ORANGE, NJ — The legal policy set by former Orange City attorney Eric Pennington that prohibits all correspondence and public inquiries about the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations of wire fraud, misuse of federal funds and other alleged crimes by members of Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration appears to still be in effect. […]