Community meeting reaches out to 2nd Ward residents

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange 2nd Ward City Council partners Councilwoman Jacqueline Johnson and Councilman Chris Awe hosted their first community meeting in the East Orange Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 12, as part of the governing body’s ongoing effort to bring city government to the people. Also present were police Chief Phyllis Bindi, […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers high school internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 8 through Aug. 9 for students completing […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2019 budget for county

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2019 budget of $761.6 million. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the Essex’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Professor explains Afrocentric meaning of color green in mayor’s name

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Professor Akil Khalfani of the Essex County College Africana Institute gave his perspective on East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s last name and just what that means for his city and constituents’ prospects in 2019 and beyond. This topic was discussed Tuesday, Jan. 1, during the East Orange City Council’s annual Reorganization […]

East Orange hosts first citywide Kwanzaa Celebration

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its citywide Kwanzaa Celebration from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. One day was set aside during this period to recognize each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: “Umoja” or unity on Wednesday, Dec. 26, in City Hall, featuring Principal Baruti Kafele; “Kujichagulia” or self-determination on Thursday, […]

Multiple Essex County venues nominated for JerseyArts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Discover Jersey Arts — a project dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey, and co-sponsored by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts — recently announced that voting in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards is under way. […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

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