‘Whole school meeting’ celebrates student, staff at Hazel Elementary

‘Whole school meeting’ celebrates student, staff at Hazel Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — June 2 marked a special sendoff at Hazel Elementary School, as students gathered collectively for the first time during the school year and soon-to-be retirees were recognized. “Retiring school counselor Lelia Tirado-Smith emphasized the theme of the school year, ‘All Are Welcomed Here,’ with a reading of ‘The Big Umbrella,’ by […]

Belleville’s American Legion sponsors youth baseball team

Belleville’s American Legion sponsors youth baseball team

BELLEVILLE, NJ — For the first time in more than 20 years, American Legion Post 105 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 are sponsoring a youth baseball team in Belleville. The ball team, a high school–level traveling team, plays as part of its division other North Jersey teams from places such as Cedar […]

Celebrating Orange Week with a moving-up ceremony

Celebrating Orange Week with a moving-up ceremony

ORANGE, NJ — The John Robert Lewis Early Childhood Center in Orange celebrated its pre-K students moving up to kindergarten with a celebratory event on June 10. Principal Cayce J. Cummins and teachers presented their classes to proud families with music and dance and gave the students certificates for a job well done. Board of […]

Bass is named Class of 2021 salutatorian at Orange High School

Bass is named Class of 2021 salutatorian at Orange High School

ORANGE, NJ — Qualiyyah Bass has been named the salutatorian for Orange High School’s Class of 2021. She earned an impressive grade-point average of 4.27 and plans to attend Hampton University, located in Hampton, Va., to major in criminal justice and cybersecurity.  During her tenure at Orange High School, she participated in the OHS Dance […]

Mayor on the Block visits East Orange’s 3rd Ward

Mayor on the Block visits East Orange’s 3rd Ward

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Mayor on the Block program recently visited the 3rd Ward of East Orange, starting at Hudson Avenue and Sunnyside Terrace. Mayor Ted Green was joined by East Orange officials and employees to hear from residents, clean up the area and disperse information. Photos Courtesy of East Orange City Hall

Bloomfield PD participates in annual Special Olympics Torch run

Bloomfield PD participates in annual Special Olympics Torch run

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On June 11, members of the Bloomfield Police Department participated in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. At the conclusion of the event, the Montclair Police Department presented the Bloomfield Police Department with two plaques. One was in honor of fallen motor officer Benedetto “Benny: Christiano; Christiano’s wife, Julie, accepted the award. […]

Collegiate Institute at West Orange HS celebrates graduates

Collegiate Institute at West Orange HS celebrates graduates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Collegiate Institute, TCI/AVID, closing ceremony was held virtually on May 25 and the event was a celebration of student accomplishments for the 2020-21 school year. Principal Hayden Moore, Assistant Principal Kimberly Mancarella, TCI coordinator Patricia Aldworth, senior teachers Tagen Jacobus and Janine Sullivan, and graduating seniors […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

Belleville becomes a Purple Heart town

Belleville becomes a Purple Heart town

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville is now officially a Purple Heart town, after the Belleville Town Council approved a resolution at its June 7 meeting. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 366 relocated from Clifton to Belleville and is headquartered at American Legion Post 105.  The Belleville Historical Society recently built and donated a […]

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