COSMEO helping young men become grown men

ORANGE, NJ — According to former Orange Board of Education President Vernon Pullins, the recently reformed Committee on the Status of Men in East Orange is on a mission to “empower young men” and give them “a clear understanding of what it takes to be all that they can be.” Fittingly, COSMEO has been busy […]

Orange comes out for 12 hours of fun at book bag giveaway

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Orange City Council wanted to do something ambitious with this year’s annual back-to-school book bag giveaway event to promote community engagement at the same time, so they combined those efforts into the 12 Hours of Community Service event Saturday, Sept. 9. According to Warren, the 12 Hours […]

Hispanic Coalition hosts soccer tournament during ‘12 Hours’

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Board of Education member Cristina Mateo and the Hispanic Coalition hosted a soccer tournament at the Orange High School baseball field at Central Avenue Playground on Saturday, Sept. 9, during the 12 Hours of Community Service event. “We put the soccer tournament together. We had about eight different teams coming from […]

Green and Democrats are back on the campaign trail

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange is a Democratic Party stronghold and this wasn’t lost on any of the victors of the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 6, when East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green received more than 90 percent of the vote against challengers John Thompson Jr. and Kenwyn […]

Orange plays host to Italian American Street Festival

ORANGE, NJ — Lucy Diura and the Orange Italian American Organization hosted the 16th annual Italian American Street Festival in the city’s Little Italy section, located at and around the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street in the West Ward, on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. “We have our 16th annual Italian […]

East Orange hosts 9-11 Prayer Vigil at City Hall

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange and the City Council observed the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the foiled attempt on the nation’s capital that ended in an field in Pennsylvania by holding an Interfaith Call […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

EO City Council proclamation unanimously supports DACA

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council unanimously voted to approve a proclamation supporting the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — enacted by former President Barack Obama by executive order in 2012 — and condemning President Donald Trump for rescinding the program and leaving it up to the U.S. Congress to resolve […]

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