MMS students embrace their diversity in peace march

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School students participate in the 16th annual Michelle Turner Martin Luther King Jr. Silent Peace March on Jan. 15. During this silent reflection on diversity and equality, students and staff from MMS — approximately 800 people — marched through Maplewood Village holding signs.

Residents seek to have Zoning Board resolution annulled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sai Hira Ram Trust Inc., which received approval from the West Orange Zoning Board to construct a Hindu house of worship at 23 Laurel Ave. — much to the concern of neighboring residents — has failed to demolish the property’s existing single-family home within the 90-day timeframe specified by the board. The […]

Orange Dems endorse Kerry Coley for mayor

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Democratic County Committee formally endorsed East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley for mayor in the upcoming May municipal election on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 18. “We believe Councilman Coley has the experience as a retired law enforcement professional, taxpayer and family man to help solve the issues of […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18, at New Light Baptist Church. It was the 14th consecutive year the commemoration was held. The event was emceed by Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. The pastor of NLBC is the Rev. Vernon Miller. In attendance were councilmen Nicholas Joanow, Joseph Lopez and […]

Hamm and others rally on MLK’s actual birthday

IRVINGTON, NJ — Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of his People’s Organization for Progress spent Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Friday, Jan. 15, doing what he said the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner would have wanted them to do — hold a protest march in downtown Newark to support the fight for […]

Orange councilwoman marches with P.O.P.

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Councilwoman at Large Donna K. Williams, a longtime member of the People’s Organization for Progress, joined Chairman Larry Hamm and fellow members of the organization Friday, Jan. 15, to march in downtown Newark in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. “Monday, Jan. 18, is the national holiday, but today, […]

Mount Saint Dominic hoop team, under West Orange resident Jerry Aquino, gains first win

CALDWELL –  Powered by a balanced effort which saw points produced by 10 of the 11 players on the varsity roster, the Mount Saint Dominic Academy basketball contingent tripled the total registered by homestanding Weequahic, as the Lady Lions roared to a 66-22 victory on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Newark. Leading the Lady Lions, who […]

New BOE sworn in

NUTLEY, NJ — At the Nutley reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, four Nutley residents were officially sworn in as Nutley Board of Education members. Incumbents Ryan Kline and Deborah J. Russo were sworn in for three-year terms, and newcomer Salvatore Balsamo was sworn in as the newest member of the board. Balsamo has been […]

West Orange woman sentenced to 12 years for raping disabled man

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 15, Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced the former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department to 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, according to a release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Oct. 2, 2015, […]

Two towns celebrate Dr. King’s legacy

Community Coalition on Race sponsors interfaith service of diversity, equality, respect, integration

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Equality and integration is hard work, but luckily South Orange and Maplewood have the Community Coalition on Race to light the way. On Jan. 18, the CCR sponsored the 15th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of equality, tolerance and freedom. The event, held at Congregation Beth […]