Newark International Film Festival screens East Orange SWEP student film

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A short documentary titled “Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,” which was produced by students of the East Orange Summer Work Experience Program with the help of award-winning broadcast journalist and filmmaker Samson Styles, was selected for a special free screening during the Newark International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. […]

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

ORANGE, NJ — Nine officers were sworn into the Orange Police Department on Sept. 9. The new officers are Bobby Anderson Jr., Aswad Burgess, Michael Cilenti, Rondolfo Diaz, Charan Fouche, Steven Gatto, Keenen Gooden, Honesty Mendez and Michael Rodriguez. Photos Courtesy of Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and East Orange fire and police personnel remembered the lives lost, their loved ones and the heroic first responders. Photo Courtesy of East Orange City Hall

Sheila Oliver named a leader of nation’s Lieutenant Governor Association

Sheila Oliver named a leader of nation’s Lieutenant Governor Association

TRENTON, NJ — Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is serving on the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governors Association. NLGA is the professional association supporting lieutenant governors and the officeholders first in line of succession to governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in the goal of being as effective and as efficient […]

Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

Maplewood artist explores liminal spaces in upcoming show in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, many have felt that they are in an in-between space, waiting for normal life to resume. Artist Rachel Arturi Pruzan, of Maplewood, leans into the feeling of in-between in her first solo exhibit, “Liminal Spaces and Nowhere Places,” which opens at Valley Arts in Orange on Friday, Sept. 10, […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]

Athletic coach continues to make a difference in Orange through training facility

Athletic coach continues to make a difference in Orange through training facility

ORANGE, NJ — Through her athletic facility in Orange, a local coach looks to find and nurture the next generation of gymnastics champions, by providing an inclusive training facility in their own neighborhood. A professional in the gymnastics industry since 2000 and a professional in the child care industry since 1998, IyaSokoya Karade founded the […]

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

ORANGE, NJ — The Aug. 26 meet-and-greet event for Dion Patterson, the new principal of Heywood Avenue School in Orange, was festive as families gathered to welcome him. Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II gave remarks, as did Executive Director Faith Alcantara, Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Wingfield, and Heywood Parent Teacher Organization President Amber Montgomery. […]

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