U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

UNICO offers scholarships

ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO offers several scholarships to those pursuing higher education. For more information on the following scholarship opportunities, contact O/WO UNICO scholarship director Frank V. Gonnella at fvgonnella@gmail.com. Sgt. John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship: UNICO will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out […]

EO mayor thankful for EOPD on Thanksgiving

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor was thankful for someone special this year at Thanksgiving, actually several people: the members of the East Orange Police Department. Specifically, Taylor said he was thankful to have such a dedicated and professional police force that has managed to continue the trend of a historic decrease […]

EO women reassert themselves in committee, Fire Department

EAST ORANGE, NJ — There was more on the menu than turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the usual Thanksgiving dishes at the East Orange Salvation Army pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20. Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairperson Goldie Burbage also used the occasion to introduce Tahira Muhammad as the new president of the city’s […]

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

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