Essex congressman Donald Payne Jr. has died

Essex congressman Donald Payne Jr. has died

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., who was the current representative in Congress for parts of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, has died.  Payne had been hospitalized since he suffered a cardiac episode earlier this month. Gov. Phil Murphy announced his death on Wednesday. “Tammy and I are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of […]

Belleville HS baseball team enjoys another solid week

Belleville HS baseball team enjoys another solid week

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville High School baseball team went 2-1-1 last week to move to 6-4-1 on the season. The Bucs defeated Shabazz, 14-0, Monday, April 15. Seniors Josh Abramson, James Monroig and Marino Perez combined to pitch a five-inning shutout. Sophomore Marcos Atehortua went 2-for-2. The Bucs played Cedar Grove to a 2-2 […]

Maplewood teen wins scholarship for his ‘Crazy Socks’ design

Maplewood teen wins scholarship for his ‘Crazy Socks’ design

John’s Crazy Socks has announced that Lukeson Ashbourne of Maplewood is the winner of the company’s sixth annual “Autism Can Do Scholarship.” The announcement was made to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, which celebrates the uniqueness of every individual on the spectrum and to educate more people about autism, promoting acceptance and […]

Timmy’s Candy Store, My Home Away from Home

Timmy’s Candy Store, My Home Away from Home

By Charlie Brannick Special to the Chronicle When it was time for just hanging around, it was Timmy’s Luncheonette in my West Orange neighborhood for me. For some people, it was a luncheonette but the breakfast and lunch crowd had fallen off after Betty and Marie stopped running it. I must have been about 9 […]

Bloomfield Unified Basketball team wins cup title

Bloomfield Unified Basketball team wins cup title

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Unified Basketball team recently completed its season by capturing the Unified Cup at Princeton University. The Bengals bested Old Bridge and Montgomery on their way to the championship. Photo Courtesy of Meghan Leonard

Bloomfield Junior Bengals launch girls flag football

Bloomfield Junior Bengals launch girls flag football

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Junior Bengals football program has created two girls flag teams this spring. The 12U team and the 14U team opened the season on Saturday, April 13, in West Orange. “This is a history-making event,” said Junior Bengals president James McDaniel. “We are part of history in the inaugural season for […]

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