Anti-Trump rally to coincide with anti-violence Week of Action

Anti-Trump rally to coincide with anti-violence Week of Action

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent recently joined forces with several other people for a “One United” rally on Saturday, March 18, to repudiate what he called President Donald Trump’s anti-Islamic, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. Inclement weather, however, postponed the event until Saturday, April 8, when it is […]

EO candidates prepare as filing deadline approaches

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The deadline for prospective candidates for mayor or the five open ward seats to turn in nominating petitions is Friday, March 31, at 4 p.m. Petitions must be turned in at the office of East Orange city clerk Cynthia Brown in City Hall. Petitions have been available since Jan. 1. The […]

FAMILYConnections’ annual Tasting Gala returns

LIVINGSTON, NJ — FAMILYConnections 13th annual Tasting Gala will be Tuesday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. This year’s honorees are award-winning chef James Laird, who will receive the Champion of the People award, and former FAMILYConnections President and Maplewood Mayor Ellen Davenport, who will receive the Lifetime […]

EO Rec Department screens ‘Searching for Shaniqua’ documentary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange and the Recreation Department, under the supervision of Director Osner Charles, screened the critically acclaimed documentary “Searching for Shaniqua,” produced and directed by Essex County native Phil Branch, at the Cicely Tyson Performing and Fine Arts Theater on Friday, March. 10. According to Charles, the film […]

EO mayor introduces last budget, and with a tax decrease

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the March 13 East Orange City Council meeting, Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $140 million budget for Calendar Year 2017, which contained a tax decrease, Taylor’s first as mayor. According to administration officials, the last time the city had a budget introduced containing a tax decrease was 2006. Taylor said […]

County recognizes student artists at Hall of Records

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 96 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on Monday, March 20. This is the 13th consecutive year the county has partnered with the AENJ to present the student […]

Thirty regional artists support art programs for artists with disabilities

ORANGE, NJ — Arts Unbound has announced the lineup for its fifth annual Friends of Arts Unbound art exhibit and benefit sale. Several new artists are joining familiar favorites to raise funds for the nonprofit gallery and art studio for people with disabilities and seniors. More than 30 artists will be supporting Arts Unbound programs […]

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