CEO brings financial literacy to high school athletes

CEO brings financial literacy to high school athletes

ORANGE, NJ — Jeff Pierre is trying to bring financial literacy to high school athletes, and he’s using Clarity Sports to get the job done. Pierre, a 2007 graduate of Orange High School, was a former student athlete for the Tornadoes, where he played on the junior varsity basketball team his freshman and sophomore years […]

East Orange General Hospital falls victim to malware incident

East Orange General Hospital falls victim to malware incident

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On June 14, East Orange General Hospital identified a malware incident that affected certain of its computer systems, according to a Sept. 15 press release. Based on the hospital’s ongoing investigation, hospital officials believe that no patient data was misused or made public and that no such data is at risk […]

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To […]

East Orange’s Shakur Taylor featured on Monday Night Football

East Orange’s Shakur Taylor featured on Monday Night Football

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In partnership with ESPN, the NFL is highlighting one youth football player weekly as part of its “Next Generations” series this season. “Next Generations,” a spinoff of “NFL 100 Generations,” will celebrate the NFL’s present and future by pairing a youth football player with one of the league’s current stars. Together, […]

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 10,  Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation S19, which designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom. […]

Orange High School honors Sept. 11 victims

Orange High School honors Sept. 11 victims

ORANGE, NJ — Marking 19 years since approximately 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa., the Orange community came together at Orange High School’s Bell Stadium for a Sept. 11 Remembrance Walk/Run Fundraiser. “Today, we are doing a Remembrance Walk/Run for victims of Sept. […]

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

Freeholders honor East Orange women for receiving scholarship awards

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored Azana Sall and Izdihar Benjamin, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2020 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation and Investors Foundation. The board’s commendations were sponsored by acclamation and delivered […]

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its second food distribution event, in partnership with the Livingston Lions Club and Chad Yagodich of Seashore Fruit and Produce Company, on Saturday, Sept. 12, providing more than 77,000 pounds of prepackaged fresh produce to families at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted St. The Livingston Lions […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Orange PD make arrest during COVID-19 quarantine enforcement

Orange PD make arrest during COVID-19 quarantine enforcement

ORANGE, NJ — Detectives from the Orange Police Department’s Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force were assigned to address COVID-19 enforcement and quality-of-life concerns in the city’s East Ward on Sept. 4, according to a press release from police Director Todd Warren and Chief Law Enforcement Officer Vincent Vitiello. On Sept. 4, detectives responded […]

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