OPD hosts toy giveaway this holiday season

OPD hosts toy giveaway this holiday season

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren took part in the Orange Police Department’s fifth annual Christmas toy giveaway at the Orange Police Headquarters on Monday, Dec. 16. “The Orange Police Department underwent a transformation into a holiday toy wonderland,” Warren told the Record-Transcript on Tuesday, Dec. 17. “Children of all ages were greeted with […]

Rotary offers scholarship for international graduate study

Rotary offers scholarship for international graduate study

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Area Rotary Clubs are offering an international scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing further study abroad. Applicants must live in Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren counties, and must be interested in planning a career in one of the following subject areas: peace and conflict […]

Join a youth exchange trip to Japan with Rotary

Join a youth exchange trip to Japan with Rotary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Area Rotary Clubs are looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan. The Short-Term Youth Exchange with Japan, now in its 42nd year, offers students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will […]

Irvington among towns questioning ‘forgotten families’ program

Irvington among towns questioning ‘forgotten families’ program

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington, East Orange and Orange are taking action in response to a controversial New York City program that relocates homeless families from city shelters and into dilapidated homes here in New Jersey. Local mayors have had enough. New York City’s Department of Homeless Services’ Special One Time Assistance program, or SOTA, aims […]

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

County approves ordinance to create civilian task force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An ordinance forming the Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force was recently approved, according to a Dec. 12 announcement from Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and Freeholder President Brendan Gill. Creating the ordinance was a collaborative effort and its adoption allows the process of nominating members to the task force […]

Malcolm X Shabazz High School unveils Engineering Academy

Malcolm X Shabazz High School unveils Engineering Academy

NEWARK, NJ — Old friends and familiar faces came home on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as Malcolm X Shabazz High School alumni were welcomed back as the Newark Board of Education, led by Superintendent Roger Leon, unveiled school’s new Engineering Academy. The new program offers students an opportunity to apply the engineering design process and standards, […]