Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 19, a fire damaged multiple buildings on Amherst Street near Central Avenue in East Orange. According to East Orange public information officer Connie Jackson, the four-alarm fire broke out at approximately 4:18 a.m. at 135 Amherst St. and quickly spread to three neighboring houses: 131, 137 and 139 Amherst […]

Timberlake hosts fifth annual ‘Covered with Compassion’ event

Timberlake hosts fifth annual ‘Covered with Compassion’ event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake recently hosted her fifth annual Covered with Compassion community event , at which she collaborated with vendors and community partners to provide free wigs and support services to women experiencing health-related hair loss. The Oct. 18 event in East Orange was successful as many women battling various […]

Timberlake, faith-based leaders host community rally

Timberlake, faith-based leaders host community rally

ORANGE, NJ — As the Community Wealth Preservation Program bill sits on Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk awaiting his action to become law, faith-based leaders, members of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, and labor and grassroots organizations collaborated with Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake, the author of the bill, to rally support in asking the governor […]

The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter welcome Vauss as new member

The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter welcome Vauss as new member

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 600 people attended the induction ceremony reception of Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity on Sept. 1. Vauss and his line brother Chris Porter became members of the spring 2022 line of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma chapter.  Chapter President George Darby and […]

East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

East Orange has closeout event for 2022 SWEP

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 4, East Orange held a closeout event for its 2022 Summer Work Experience Program, which teaches area youths about entrepreneurship and leadership, while paying them to create their own businesses and maintain internships. “We are so proud of all of you for the outstanding job that you did this […]

East Orange mayor attends round table to discuss childcare costs

East Orange mayor attends round table to discuss childcare costs

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On March 28, East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green joined a roundtable discussion held by Sen. Bob Menendez that centered around the crisis surrounding high childcare costs and the gaps in the country’s childcare infrastructure. Green showed his support for Menendez’s reconciliation bill, which will ensure that any family making less […]

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

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