County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

County drive for the needy collects 11 tons of donations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 97,459 people visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the […]

Muhammad inspires at local NAACP chapter event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In a presentation drawing on the rich history of social justice movements in the United States, Harvard University professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke at an event hosted by the Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange on Jan. 7. A well-known speaker and […]

NAACP to host acclaimed author

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges & Maplewood Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host a presentation by acclaimed author and speaker Khalil Gibran Muhammad of Harvard University on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m., at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church, 135 Elmwood Ave. in East Orange. Muhammad will be […]