Council members bring Halloween fun to East Orange

Council members bring Halloween fun to East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The citywide Halloween celebration East Orange held Monday, Oct. 31, took the help and support of both former Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter and East Orange Campus High School and Clifford J. Scott High School Alumni Association President Robert McGrady to take place in the 1st Ward. McPhatter continues to host her First […]

‘Victory Over Violence’ in Buddhism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood Chapter of Soka Gakkai International, the World Peace Buddhist Organization, will present an introduction to Buddhism with a special presentation on “Victory Over Violence,” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. For more information, contact […]

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and the Crime Stoppers program are offering up to $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the quadruple shooting that resulted into two homicides at a residence on Cleveland Street in Orange on Thursday, Nov. 3. “Yesterday afternoon, shortly after […]

EO city pride runs high for Halloween

EO city pride runs high for Halloween

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange marked Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31, with a citywide celebration for children and adults of all ages in most of the city’s five wards. “In the city of East Orange, we’re setting the standard for urban excellence and we’re being that destination city,” said East Orange Recreation Department Director […]

Middle school students, parents invited to VoTech school fair

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Vocational Technical School District invites seventh- and eighth-grade students from Essex County and their parents to attend the “Essex County Seventh & Eighth-Grade Annual School Fair.” The fair will be Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Essex County Newark Tech, 91 W. Market St. in […]

Bill to establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs is now law

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Richard Codey and Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Chairman Joseph Vitale that would establish law enforcement-assisted addiction and recovery programs was signed into law on Oct. 26, according to a press release. Under the law, the director of the Division of Mental Health and […]

NJ Transit adopts Fiscal Year 2017 operating, capital budgets

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit board of directors recently adopted a Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget and capital program 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 recent press release from NJ Transit. “The operating […]

Sierra House hosts a street fair/survey

Sierra House hosts a street fair/survey

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Sierra House in East Orange is known for providing housing, social services and educational opportunities for women and children in need, and now the organization’s founder, Keeley Freeman, is expanding her efforts. Freeman is joining forces with development consultant Bill Hunter to create an economic development arm to her nonprofit social […]

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