Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

New Jersey to receive $130.8 million from HUD to increase affordable housing

New Jersey to receive $130.8 million from HUD to increase affordable housing

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced April 14 the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness; $130.8 million has been allocated to New […]

East Orange school selected to take part in Healing-Centered Engagement

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Stress and trauma can take a toll on anyone, including children. Unlike many adults, children don’t necessarily have the skills to manage stress and trauma, which can take a toll on them mentally. In an effort to help troubled and struggling children, the Foundation for Educational Administration, the professional learning division […]

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

‘Orange Reclaimed’ art exhibit evokes hope

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Good Crowd Events is currently showing “Orange Reclaimed,” a new virtual exhibit that uses the color orange to evoke hope, optimism, and determination. This exhibit was conceived of and curated by the gallery’s visiting curator, Grace Modla. The show will be online through May 8. Participating artists are Sybil Archibald, Paola […]

East Orange’s Puryears celebrate 50 years of matrimony

East Orange’s Puryears celebrate 50 years of matrimony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange residents Thomas Langston and Mary Yvette (nee Crenshaw) Puryear will celebrate 50 years of marriage today, April 10. The couple has three children: Corey, who is deceased; Kelli; and Dayna. Mary and Tom Puryear were married at the Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange on a windy Saturday […]

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