83 N.J. high school seniors receive $92,000 in scholarships

TRENTON, NJ — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $92,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 83 New Jersey high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community […]

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2016 Rising Star Award nominations

MILLBURN, NJ — As one of the nation’s leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. The theater will be the recipient of this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill […]

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

EO community supports Nassans 5K Walk for Autism

Photo by Chris Sykes East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, right, and his wife, Bibi Taylor, lead the way on Saturday, April 23, at the third annual Nassan’s 5K Walk for Autism in Elmwood Park, alongside Nassan’s Place founder, Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr, center, while acting Recreation Department Director Osner Charles, rear left, and Lori Williams and others […]

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Eta Pi fraternity cleans up Ambrose-Ward Mansion

Photo by Chris Sykes Keith Pressey, the basileus of the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity that is also known as the ‘Community Q’s’ and a board member of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, right, stands with David Hamlin, left, the chairman of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, Orange Municipal […]

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The East Orange City Council held the second installment of a series of budget hearings Monday, April 18, in Council Chambers on the $138,194,520 budget for Calendar Year 2016 introduced by Mayor Lester Taylor last month. Taylor introduced the budget at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 28. His first […]

South Orange man killed in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced April 22 that the East Orange police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Isaiah T. Peterson, 27, of South Orange. Peterson was shot at approximately 7:19 p.m. on April […]

East Orange Council resolves deadlock on its own

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange City Council deadlocked at its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, with the votes split 5-5 regarding what is normally a routine occurrence: paying bills. Normally when this happens, the executive branch of local government is expected to break the deadlock; however, Mayor Lester Taylor was on vacation, so […]

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