EO women reassert themselves in committee, Fire Department

EAST ORANGE, NJ — There was more on the menu than turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the usual Thanksgiving dishes at the East Orange Salvation Army pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20. Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairperson Goldie Burbage also used the occasion to introduce Tahira Muhammad as the new president of the city’s […]

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

EO Salvation Army whips up pre-Thanksgiving dinner

EO Salvation Army whips up pre-Thanksgiving dinner

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Salvation Army hosted its third annual pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner at its headquarters on Main Street, with the help of several volunteers, including the members of the East Orange Fire Department FMBA Local 23. “This is actually the third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that we give for the community […]

Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Salvation Army kicks off annual Red Kettle Fundraising Drive at City Hall ceremony

Salvation Army kicks off annual Red Kettle Fundraising Drive at City Hall ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Red Kettle Holiday Fundraising Drive at a special ceremony inside East Orange’s City Hall rotunda on Monday, Nov. 14. The event featured a performance by the Cicely Tyson School seventh- and eighth-grade chorus, directed by Troy Bell. “I’m just so proud, honored and privileged […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

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 […]

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