Orange holds Thanksgiving dinner for residents

Orange holds Thanksgiving dinner for residents

ORANGE, NJ — Families from Orange joined Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and his administration for Thanksgiving dinner at the newly built Central Playground field house, along with fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and Delta Sigma Theta.  “As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, give thanks for health […]

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

Omicron variant fears heighten blood shortage nationwide

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services has announced a blood emergency due in large part to fears of the omicron variant and the holiday season. Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a one- to two-day level, well below the ideal inventory of five to seven days. Blood centers across the country are and […]

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After a hiatus last year because of the pandemic, this year’s Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The tour includes Essex County Kip’s Castle and the Walther House at […]

East Orange Rotary supports mentoring program with big check

East Orange Rotary supports mentoring program with big check

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of East Orange presented a check for $4,650.75, proceeds from the Rotary District 7475 raffle, to members of the Dr. Ernest Everett Just Mentoring Program of the Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation of Omega Psi Phi, Eta Pi Chapter. Presenting the check to foundation leader Michael Wilson, center, […]

Students create Thanksgiving cards in gratitude for tuition assistance scholarships

Students create Thanksgiving cards in gratitude for tuition assistance scholarships

NEWARK, NJ — Last spring, the Archdiocese of Newark and the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children provided 100 students with $1,500 each in scholarship support to assist them in receiving a high-quality, values-based Catholic education for the 2021-2022 school year through “We Are Living Stones” Catholic tuition assistance. Recently, in celebration of Thanksgiving, many of […]

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday season

TRENTON, NJ — With the winter holidays underway, acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety are reminding motorists to stay sober behind the wheel as New Jersey prepares to launch its annual traffic safety enforcement campaign targeting impaired driving during the busy holiday travel season. Starting Friday, Dec. 3, […]

HANDS focus group discusses local economy and development in Orange

HANDS focus group discusses local economy and development in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Housing and Neighborhood Development Services held a Heart of Orange virtual focus group on economic development on Nov. 17 to discuss what would benefit the city in terms of bringing jobs, economic development and better business to Orange.  HANDS Director of Programs Khady Ndiaye hosted the meeting and drew attendees’ attention to […]

Orange public school teacher receives $1.6K grant for classroom supplies

Orange public school teacher receives $1.6K grant for classroom supplies

ORANGE, NJ — As part of the annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting Campaign, SONIC Drive-In, in partnership with education nonprofit DonorsChoose, donated $1 million to public school teacher projects that received the most votes from fans across the country. During a span of four weeks, supporters voted for their favorite projects to help SONIC […]