LT3 Foundation offers higher education opportunities to EO high school graduates

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The future is bright for East Orange Campus High Class of 2017 senior class President Rael Cherry and other city high school graduates interested in pursuing a higher education, thanks to the opportunities available to them through the Lester Taylor III Foundation Civic Leadership Academy. Cherry, who graduated with his classmates […]

NJ Transit to expand bus service to additional M&E stations

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will enhance alternate travel options for Morris and Essex rail lines customers with the addition of a.m. peak-period express bus service from two new stations along the M&E as part of the summer service changes due to ongoing Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 3, […]

HSEO seeking designation of VA Hospital as historic site

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Historical Society of East Orange President Goldie Burbage is asking anyone interested in seeing the Veterans Administration Hospital on Tremont Avenue become designated a historic site to take a bus on Thursday, July 20, from the East Orange Senior Citizens Center on Halsted Street to Trenton, to testify at the hearing […]

EO elementary school hosts Spring Fling prom

EO elementary school hosts Spring Fling prom

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The month of June is prom time for students at the high schools and middle schools in East Orange; now, thanks to the Mildred Barry-Garvin School, that includes elementary school students, too. Cheyanne Rogers, 7, and the other Mildred Barry-Garvin School students had their first taste of donning formal wear on […]

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

DREAMS works to change culture, outcomes in county

DREAMing of Essex without domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Domestic violence has long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate effects of pain, fear and injury. A family touched by domestic violence can struggle to regain its footing, plagued by physical and emotional reminders of its trauma. In Essex County, these families receive help from DREAMS, a program from FAMILYConnections that aims to […]

NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]