Wedding and event professionals volunteer at Nutley food and clothing drive

Wedding and event professionals volunteer at Nutley food and clothing drive

NUTLEY, NJ — On Saturday, Jan. 23, a group of local wedding and event professionals from the International Live Events Association–New Jersey Chapter volunteered at the Nutley Family Service Bureau and collected approximately 90 bags of gently used clothing for its thrift shop and approximately 30 bags of nonperishable items for its food pantry.  Photos […]

Orange pays homage to civil rights icon

Orange pays homage to civil rights icon

ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 18, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, residents in various spots throughout Orange lit up their home walkways with luminaries, showing neighborhood solidarity. Photos Courtesy of Orange

EPA extends public review of cleanup plan for Newark superfund site

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period to Feb. 19 on its proposed cleanup plan for the Riverside Industrial Park superfund site on the bank of the Passaic River in Newark. The proposed plan includes a combination of technologies and methods to address the cleanup of contaminated soil, […]

Phillips updates Glen Ridge school community on COVID cases

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Jan. 25, Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips sent a letter to the school community discussing a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the region and an increase in the number of students and staff quarantining. According to Phillips, during the week of Jan. 18, Central […]

Bloomfield track legend inducted into USATF Hall of Fame

Bloomfield track legend inducted into USATF Hall of Fame

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bloomfield High School legend John “Johnny” Gibson, for whom the track at Foley Field is named, was inducted posthumously into the USATF New York Officials Hall of Fame on Jan. 24. Gibson, who died in 2006 at age 101, was inducted along with Margaret Cornelius, Neal Johnson, Tracy Sundlun and Gary Westerfield; […]

Taylor addresses some tech concerns regarding in-person learning

Taylor addresses some tech concerns regarding in-person learning

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — During the week of the Jan. 18, the South Orange–Maplewood School District reopened its school buildings for in-person learning for a subset of the district’s student population. “It was great to see students back in our buildings, and our district’s senior leadership staff was able to visit all of […]

AG releases footage of Jan. 1 fatal officer-involved shooting in Newark

AG releases footage of Jan. 1 fatal officer-involved shooting in Newark

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office released a recording from a security camera that captured a portion of a police encounter that occurred just after midnight on Jan. 1, during which Detective Rod Simpkins of the Newark Police Department fired his service weapon at Carl Dorsey III, 39, of South Orange, fatally […]

Newark takes CCRB case to U.S. Supreme Court

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review last summer’s decision by the New Jersey State Supreme Court that refused to grant subpoena powers to Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, according to a Jan. 22 press release from the city. The city filed a Writ […]

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