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 […]

‘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 […]

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