Khalfani runs for Congress as independent

Khalfani runs for Congress as independent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Akil Khalfani is running for U.S. Congress to represent New Jersey’s 10th District. Khalfani is running as an independent candidate in this November’s general election, hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent Donald Payne Jr.  Earning doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, Khalfani has used […]

NJSIAA announces postseason football plans

NJSIAA announces postseason football plans

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, in coordination with officers of its Football Leagues and Conferences Committee, has announced plans for the 2020 football postseason. To be known as “Football Post-Season Groupings,” these playoff games will be played during weeks seven and eight of the season. Participation in Football Post-Season Groupings will […]

East Orange General Hospital falls victim to malware incident

East Orange General Hospital falls victim to malware incident

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On June 14, East Orange General Hospital identified a malware incident that affected certain of its computer systems, according to a Sept. 15 press release. Based on the hospital’s ongoing investigation, hospital officials believe that no patient data was misused or made public and that no such data is at risk […]

RWJBarnabas Health named to Forbes’ 2020 list

RWJBarnabas Health named to Forbes’ 2020 list

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health has been recognized by Forbes as an America’s Best-in-State Employer for 2020. This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., a statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. The annual awards list was announced recently and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website. Forbes and Statista selected America’s Best-in-State […]

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To […]

Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Margaret Lam and David Yen, chairpersons of the United Chinese American Association of New Jersey, quietly observed the 150-year anniversary of the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in Belleville. Lam and Yen set a dozen red and a dozen yellow roses at the Chinese monument located in the […]

Meet the muralists on Springfield Avenue

Meet the muralists on Springfield Avenue

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, the Springfield Avenue Partnership and Maplewood Division of Arts and Culture invite residents to tour the murals on Springfield Avenue and meet several of the artists to discuss their work and inspiration on Saturday, Sept. 26. Artists will be on site from 11 […]

43-year-old Irvington man shot to death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Alsherman T. Counts, 43, of Irvington, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Irvington police officers responded to the 200 […]

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

Ceremonial ribbon-cutting welcomes two businesses in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi welcomed two new, neighboring businesses to town with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 18 at 474 Prospect Ave. in the rear of the Glen Rock Savings Bank building. The dual ceremony was the town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit; attendees at the ceremony maintained social distance […]