Attorney general, DEP file 6 new lawsuits targeting polluters

Attorney general, DEP file 6 new lawsuits targeting polluters

TRENTON, NJ — As part of their ongoing environmental justice initiative, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced Oct. 25 the filing of six new enforcement actions targeting polluters in minority and lower-income communities across New Jersey. Filed in Superior Courts around the state, the six lawsuits focus on […]

EO mayor hosts citywide community forum

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green and his leadership team addressed constituent concerns at a citywide community forum in Cicely Tyson School Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 10. According to Connie Jackson, the East Orange public information officer, the forum was well attended and included a virtual audience via the city’s […]

Tree-lighting ceremony illuminates Orange’s battle against domestic violence

ORANGE, NJ — Orange hosted its second annual purple tree lighting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to raise consciousness about domestic violence, honor survivors, remember victims and encourage advocates. Oct. 1 marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationwide, and the purple lights will remain on the trees and the building will be lit until […]

East Orange police are promoted in ceremony

  EAST ORANGE, NJ — At a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 17, in East Orange City Hall’s Council Chambers, 12 police officers were promoted in the presence of their family, friends and peers. East Orange Police Department Lts. Alton Jackson, Ronson Johnson and Michael Williams Jr. and Sgts. Howard L. Adams Jr., Telina R. Hairston, […]

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

N.J. Junior Leagues donate 72,000 bottles of water to Newark residents

NEWARK, NJ — Junior Leagues from across New Jersey united as one Junior League to support the many residents of the city of Newark impacted by elevated lead levels in their drinking water. Each of the eight New Jersey Junior Leagues raised funds that went toward the bulk purchase of bottled water. Together at St. […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

Cicely Tyson School initiates 2019 anti-bullying campaign 

Cicely Tyson School initiates 2019 anti-bullying campaign 

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 7, Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange kicked off its anti-bullying campaign during the “Week of Respect” with a pep rally about HIBs and WIGs, which refer to harassment, intimidation and bullying and wildly important goals, respectively. Principal Passion Moss-Hasan shared […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove […]