Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Orange residents: Killings have gotten out of hand

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents have been taken aback by a recent increase in incidents of gun violence on their city streets, culminating in the quadruple shooting on Thursday, Nov. 3, that left two people dead, including a 21-month-old child. The recent spate of violence began when Orange police responded Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:57 […]

Jack & Jill Greater Essex County introduces new reading corner

ORANGE, NJ — The Greater Essex County NJ Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. recently announced the grand opening of a new reading corner at FAMILYConnections in Orange during National Family Reading Month. A celebration and ribbon-cutting were held Sunday, Nov. 20, to mark the opening of this space, which was designed by […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Orange voters choose to elect school board

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents answering Public Question No. 1 at the polls last week left no doubt in anyone’s mind as to their choice; almost 77 percent voted to change from an appointed to an elected Board of Education. According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, 3,899 Orange voters voted to change from an […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

‘Victory Over Violence’ in Buddhism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood Chapter of Soka Gakkai International, the World Peace Buddhist Organization, will present an introduction to Buddhism with a special presentation on “Victory Over Violence,” on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange. For more information, contact […]

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and the Crime Stoppers program are offering up to $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the quadruple shooting that resulted into two homicides at a residence on Cleveland Street in Orange on Thursday, Nov. 3. “Yesterday afternoon, shortly after […]

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