EO Council gets earful about taxes, water rate increases

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the East Orange City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, several residents spoke up during the public comments portion of the meeting to express concern about property taxes and the recent water-rate increase. “I have some concerns,” said Brighton Avenue resident Marion Brantley on Monday, March 14. “First off, […]

EO police union members are visible presence at council meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Several members of the East Orange Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police Local 188 and Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 16 were at the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, to let the governing body know of their dissatisfaction regarding ongoing contract negotiations with Mayor Lester Taylor’s administration. This time, […]

Local NAACP, Urban League host PARCC Test Workshop

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP joined forces with the Essex County Urban League on Saturday, March 5, to host a free Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Workshop for parents and guardians of students in the public schools throughout the Greater Newark Area at Cicely Tyson School in East Orange. […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

Library seminar explores starting and operating a home-based business

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Operating a home-based business has become a very popular way of starting and operating a business. Home-based businesses offer a cost-effective way of starting a business and offer a part-time or full-time solution for many to obtain or supplement income. This seminar on Monday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., […]

East Orange, Bloomfield praised for raising minimum wage to $15

EAST ORANGE /BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As state legislators consider gradually raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, workers and advocates praised local elected leaders in the city of East Orange and Bloomfield Township for keeping their communities at the forefront of the fight for worker rights by guaranteeing a living wage for their […]

East Orange receives money from CDBG, ESG programs

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., fifth from left, announced that Isaiah House from East Orange was among 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations that received a total of $4.5 million from the Community development Block Grant program and the Emergency Shelter Grant program on Tuesday, March […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

Prospect Medical Holdings completes acquisition of East Orange General Hospital

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Prospect Medical Holdings completed its acquisition of East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, helping ensure the community health care provider’s future as an acute care hospital; Otis L. Story Sr. was named the hospital’s permanent president and chief executive officer, according to a press release from Prospect Medical Holdings. […]

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