Orange pays homage to civil rights icon

Orange pays homage to civil rights icon

ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 18, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, residents in various spots throughout Orange lit up their home walkways with luminaries, showing neighborhood solidarity. Photos Courtesy of Orange

Integrity House to visit area towns with new mobile recovery center

Integrity House to visit area towns with new mobile recovery center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest not-for-profit providers of substance use disorder treatment licensed in the state of New Jersey, with programs in Kearny, Newark, Secaucus, Toms River, Morris Plains and Paramus, recently announced its new program, REACH for Recovery, a mobile recovery center for those suffering from substance abuse. Funded […]

Orange Police K9 Hulk receives a donation of body armor

Orange Police K9 Hulk receives a donation of body armor

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Department’s K9, Hulk, has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s. Hulk’s vest was sponsored by Pamela Dumas of Bucksworth Enterprises, Berkley, Mass., and embroidered with the sentiment: “In memory of Duane L. Dumas, Bucksworth Enterprises. Vested Interest in […]

Seniors, staff at East Orange retirement community receive vaccine

Seniors, staff at East Orange retirement community receive vaccine

EAST ORANGE, NJ — United Methodist Communities at Bishop Taylor, a senior retirement community in East Orange, recently welcomed its opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents and associates got their first dose of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech. Walgreens Pharmacy staff arrived onsite fully equipped and set up the clinic in the Community […]

JLOSH now accepting applications for community grants program

JLOSH now accepting applications for community grants program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a community grant for 2020-2021 in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  The grants will be awarded to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s “Fill the Need Initiative.” The initiative focuses on addressing the […]

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2021 budget of $770 million that addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions, according to a press release from the county. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory […]

Orange mayor to head Committee on Cannabis

Orange mayor to head Committee on Cannabis

ORANGE, NJ — Already the mayor of Orange and the northern New Jersey vice president of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, Dwayne Warren has now undertaken an additional responsibility, as chairperson of the NJUMA’s Committee on Cannabis. NJUMA plans to host a summit to examine the impact of New Jersey’s recent legalization of cannabis. […]

ICE detainees go on hunger strike at ECCF

NEWARK, NJ — Approximately 150 men in ICE custody are on a hunger strike inside the Essex County Correctional Facility and the Hudson County Correctional Center in an effort to be released from custody so they can be reunited with their families, away from the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the detention centers. As […]

Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

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