Essex teens learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Montclair High School and Technology High School […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SO cafe to host fundraiser to assist hurricane victims

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Truly embracing the idea that laughter is the best medicine, a local woman is hosting the “Laugh for a Cause” fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Inkosi’s Cafe on Irvington Avenue in South Orange, with proceeds benefiting victims of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and […]

New ‘Little Library’ encourages reading at Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy

New ‘Little Library’ encourages reading at Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy Elementary School in East Orange now have a “Little Library” located on the side of the school building on Midland Avenue to go with the regular school library inside the institution, thanks to Parent Teacher Organization President Donnya Johnson-Brown and the other parents. “We’re […]

EO native Thaler wins Nobel Prize for Economics

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 9, the news broke that East Orange native economist Richard Thaler had been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics. Eleven days later, Essex County Surrogate Judge Ted Stephens hosted a press conference in Cicely Tyson School of the Performing and Fine Arts to announce the creation of […]

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

RSVP program continues to expand in Essex

Reading Buddies grows, benefits students and seniors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Schools throughout Essex County have partnered with the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, part of the Jewish Family Service, for the Reading Buddies program, which makes the most of intergenerational friendships. The Reading Buddies, a group of senior citizens, read to small groups of children in Essex County to […]

Fourth annual Pink Out Breast Cancer Walk in the Oranges

Fourth annual Pink Out Breast Cancer Walk in the Oranges

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Brantley Brothers Moving Company hosted its fourth annual “Pink Out” for the Orange Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 14. This year’s event was sponsored by East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor and Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, in addition to Sneak Life Enterprises and AAngels NJ. Participants were asked donate to the […]

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