Veterans Community Health Fair to be held Sept. 10

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 10, FAMILYConnections is hosting a Veterans Community Health Fair with the Veterans Total Care Initiative. This event is open to all N.J. veterans and their family members. No appointments are required. The fair will take place at FAMILYConnections’ Main Office located at 395 S. Center St. in Orange […]

Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

MHA earns grant to help the homeless within Essex

PATH expands in county via Mental Health Association

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Mental Health Association of Essex County, headquartered in Montclair, has been awarded a grant of more than half a million dollars by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outreach services to adults diagnosed as mentally ill who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming […]

Despite recent shootings, EO celebrates crime reduction

Despite recent shootings, EO celebrates crime reduction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange National Night Out celebration took place against the backdrop of a multiple shootings and a homicide in the city that has earned recognition for the historic reductions in crime, which began on the watch of former Mayor Robert Bowser and former police Director Jose Cordero. The bad patch […]

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

CyberCamp teaches Web safety, security

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Hanging out in a computer lab for a week in the summer might not sound exciting to some, but for the 13 middle schoolers enrolled in the weeklong Air Force Association CyberCamp at the East Orange YMCA’s Capital One Computer Lab and Learning Center, it was an unforgettable experience to see […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

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