SWEP students come together for justice

SWEP students come together for justice

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange’s Summer Work Experience Program ended Aug. 21 with a graduation ceremony outside East Orange City Hall that saw 300 teenagers receive certification in one of six areas. The last six weeks have seen high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 learn entrepreneurship, with the goal of […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

EAST ORANGE, NJ — National affordable housing developer Community Preservation Partners announced Aug. 7 its first rehabilitation project in New Jersey: a $123 million overhaul of the Norman Towers senior apartments in East Orange in a joint venture with L+M Development Partners. CPP and L+M purchased the property for $94 million and will invest more […]

Donors provide students with laptops, learning kits for East Orange’s Virtual SWEP

Donors provide students with laptops, learning kits for East Orange’s Virtual SWEP

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the heels of the creation of the city of East Orange’s Virtual Summer Work Experience Program, also known as SWEP, a virtual learning experience held in collaboration with VIP Online Academy and Seton Hall University, the program has seen buy-in from many donors. Most recently, Greg Campbell of Electronic Access […]

Parking rules back in effect to resume street-sweeping operations

Parking rules back in effect to resume street-sweeping operations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Street sweeping operations resumed in the city of East Orange on July 27 and the East Orange Police Department is again strictly enforcing the parking regulations.  Due to the extraordinary number of people at home during the pandemic, the city temporarily relaxed the parking rules to relieve motorists from additional stress. […]

EO launches virtual summer work experience program

EO launches virtual summer work experience program

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Ted Green, the East Orange City Council and the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training launched the city’s new Virtual Summer Work Experience Program, to run between July 13 and Aug. 21. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VIP Online Academy was created to provide a dynamic virtual learning […]

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