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Posted on: May 28, 2020

East Orange Honors Late Former Mayor Thomas Cooke With Street Re-Naming on May 29

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May 28, 2020, East Orange, NJ: On Friday, May 29, 2020, the City of East Orange will honor former Mayor Thomas Cooke, Jr. by renaming the corner of Hawthorne and Central Avenues, a place he called home for nearly 50 years. The virtual ceremony wi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

East Orange To Host Statewide Virtual Haitian Flag Raising on Mon, May 18

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East Orange, NJ, May 16, 2020: On Monday, May 18, 2020, the City of East Orange will host a statewide Virtual Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony via Facebook and Instagram LIVE @EOCityHall in alliance with The Haitian Flag Day Planning Committee of Ne...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

East Orange Launches Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing for All Residents and Essential Employees

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East Orange, NJ, May 14, 2020: Starting on Friday, May 15, all East Orange residents – symptomatic or asymptomatic – can be tested for COVID-19 at a drive-through location at 161 Elmwood Avenue (the Old V.L.D. School Complex).

The East ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

East Orange to Participate in 2020 Summer Food Service Program

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East Orange, NJ, May 9, 2020: The City of East Orange will be participating in the 2020 Summer Food Service Program from July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, Unit...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Governor Phil Murphy to Join East Orange COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall on May 7

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East Orange, NJ, May 5, 2020: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will join Mayor Ted R. Green as a special guest for the Mayor’s Weekly Virtual COVID-19 Update to be held on Thursday, May 7 at 6pm.

 “We know that...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

East Orange COVID-19 Guide to Making City Transactions

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East Orange, NJ, May 1, 2020: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of East Orange will be operating under the following guidelines for transactions occurring during these unprecedented times. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. &a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Ted Green Introduces Proposed 2020 Budget Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

East Orange, NJ, April 28, 2020: Mayor Ted R. Green introduced his administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 during the East Orange City Council’s Virtual Meeting held on Monday, April 27, 2020.

“As you can imagine...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

East Orange Issues Official Warning to Scammers and Price Gougers During COVID-10 Pandemic

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April 27, 2020, East Orange, NJ: Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and the East Orange Police Department are issuing a formal warning to scammers and price gougers looking to make false profits during the coronavirus crisis. The formal war...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

City of East Orange Issues Public Health Guidance on the Safe Use of Disinfectants

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East Orange, NJ, April 24, 2020: Mayor Ted R. Green and Dr. Monique S. Griffith, Director of Health and Human Services, are issuing additional public health guidance on the proper and safe usage of disinfectants in fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Following a ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Ted Green Announces “Saturday & Sunday Shutdown”

April 17, 2020, East Orange, NJ: Mayor Ted R. Green today announced a new citywide “Saturday & Sunday Shutdown” Initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in East Orange.

Beginning this Saturday, April 18 for a 48-hour period,&a...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

East Orange Launches New Website to Support Small Businesses During COVID-19

 April 15, 2020, East Orange, NJ: Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and the Department of Policy, Planning and Development are proud to announce the launch of a new website, eoshopslocal.com, on Thursday, April 16, 2020 t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Statement by East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green on Introduced Legislation for Rent and Mortage Relief

“During this unprecedented public health crisis, no resident – whether they rent or own – should fear being evicted from their home. In a time when compassion and humanity are also on the front line, it is appalling to think ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Ted R. Green Urges East Orange Community to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public

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East Orange, NJ, April 6, 2020: The Centers For Disease Control and Infection (CDC), East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and Director of Health and Human Services Dr. Monique S. Griffith recommend and urge all East Orange resident...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Advisory from the East Orange Board of Water Commissioners

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Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Governor Phil Murphy’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order mandating the closure of non-essential operations on March 17, 2020, Mayor Ted R. Green, the Ea...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CIty of East Orange Holds Third Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Pandemic

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EAST ORANGE, APRIL 1, 2020: Mayor Ted R. Green and Dr. Monique Griffith, Director of Health and Human Services, will host a third Virtual Town Hall call to discuss t...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Essex County Urban Mayors Announce New Measures To Stop Spread of COVID-19

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EAST ORANGE, NJ March 31, 2020: The urban mayors of four neighboring communities, East Orange, Newark, Orange, and Irvington announced a series of new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The mayors pushe...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City of East Orange Confirms First Positive Case of the Novel Coronavirus Identified Among Residents

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East Orange, NJ, March 19, 2020: Mayor Ted R. Green and Dr. Monique S. Griffith, Director of Health and Human Services, announced the first positive case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) identified among our residents in the City of East Orange.

A 41-ye...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

EOSD Closes from March 17-March 31

East Orange, NJ, March 16, 2020: In compliance with the State of New Jersey mandate to reduce the chance of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading rapidly in schools and local communities, the East Orange School District will close for all students an...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

East Orange Mayor Ted Green's Statement on the Novel Coronavirus 2019

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The health and well-being of all East Orange residents is at the forefront of our efforts as we continue to closely monitor and prepare for the possible implications of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of today, March 12, 2020, there are no positive r...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

(UPDATE) East Orange Health Department Issues Health Alert about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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East Orange, NJ, March 9, 2020: The City of East Orange is aware of the continued reports about the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) and want to ensure that our employees and residents have the most up-to-date information, said city officials.

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Mayor Ted Green Delivers Second State of the City Address

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East Orange, NJ, February 25, 2019 – Mayor Ted R. Green gave his 2020 State of the City Address on Thursday, February 24, 2020 to a standing-room only Jean L. James Theater at Cicely L. Tyson School’s Performing Arts Center.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

East Orange Health Department Issues Health Alert About the Coronavirus

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East Orange, NJ, February 14, 2020: Mayor Ted R. Green and the Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Monique Griffith are urging residents with questions or concerns about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to call the State of New Jers...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

East Orange Launches "Close Before You Doze" Fire Safety Campaign

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EAST ORANGE, NJ: The East Orange Fire Division is participating in the National Fire Safety Campaign “Close Before You Doze” to encourage every family to make sure they close all of their doors at night to contain a potential house fir...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Partnership with City of East Orange and Novartis Yields Donation of 150 iPads to East Orange School

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East Orange, NJ, November 21, 2019: Mayor Ted Green is proud to announce that a total of 150 iPads have been donated to the East Orange Public School District to create greater access to technology for its students through an ongoing partnership with the ...

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