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Posted on: August 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] East Orange National Night Activities on Tues, Aug 7

East Orange for National Night Out activities on Tues, August  7, Candlelight Vigil for Slain Teacher Kofi Owens at 8pm 


 EOFD to host special recruitment effort at various locations throughout the city

East Orange, NJ, August 6, 2018:  Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Department of Public Safety invite all residents to turn on their porch lights and join their neighbors for the 35th Anniversary of National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 between 5pm-9pm.

America’s “Night Out Against Crime” happens once a year every first Tuesday in August throughout the country as an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our city safer. Coordinated under the leadership of The Department of Public Safety, NNO will include a caravan of public safety personnel who will be joined by various community partners in making visits to neighborhoods throughout the city.

In addition to block parties and other organized gatherings, the city is hosting several special events of its own:

Farmers Market at City Hall Plaza between 5-8pm                                                                                  

Sponsored by Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council and East Orange Sustainable Food Alliance

NNO@Soverel Park starting at 4pm                                                                                                   

Sponsored by First Ward Councilmembers Christopher James and Amy Lewis featuring Food, Music, and Family Fun *Jurassic Park showing at dusk*

NNO@120 Rhode Island Ave between 5:30pm-9pm                                                                                        

Sponsored by Third Ward Councilmembers Quilla Talmadge and Bergson Leneus, The Terraces Block Association and Third Ward County Committee

Candlelight Vigil@STEM Academy, 129 Renshaw Ave at 8pm                                                                

In remembrance of slain STEM Academy teacher Kofi Owens

Throughout the evening, the East Orange Fire Division will also be recruiting for the upcoming fire exam (Application deadline is August 31). Firefighters will be on site to share information and answer questions at the following locations:

East Orange Firehouses (5pm-9pm) 

468 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

60 Main Street

205 Elmwood Avenue

321 Dodd Street

44 City Hall Plaza (12pm-3pm)

Soverel Park (5pm-9pm)

120 Rhode Island Avenue (5pm-9pm)

All East Orange residents and friends are invited to participate. For more information, please call Sgt. Y. Johnson at 973.266-5070 or email


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