Irvington HS student-athlete receives award for strength, perseverance

Irvington HS student-athlete receives award for strength, perseverance

IRVINGTON, NJ — What shows strength? For 2020 Irvington High School graduate Raymond Simmons, it was persevering despite injury and crushing disappointment. Named by his teammates as their captain in advance of the Blue Knights’ 2019 varsity football season, Simmons’ story was sufficiently inspiring to earn him this year’s annual Kearny Bank Strength Award, a […]

Emergency rental assistance available to Bloomfield residents

Emergency rental assistance available to Bloomfield residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield residents struggling with paying their rent as a result of COVID-19 can get temporary assistance from the state. Qualifying applicants may be eligible for up to six months of assistance.  “COVID-19 has caused many of our residents to lose their source of income or have it significantly reduced, making paying rent […]

Emergency personnel say thanks for hand sanitizer

Emergency personnel say thanks for hand sanitizer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers met to say thank you to IFF for its generous donation of hand sanitizers to first responders and township volunteers during this pandemic. Pictured, from left, are Dan Shelley, deputy fire chief; Anthony Loreto, firefighter; Massimo McCormick, CERT […]

Newark creates Office of Violence Prevention

NEWARK, NJ — On June 24, Mayor Ras Baraka celebrated the passage of a City Council ordinance creating a permanent Office of Violence Prevention. “The Office of Violence Prevention now, by law, is an integral part of the city of Newark,” Baraka said. “It is officially part of the public service architecture, like any other […]

Borough begins road paving program

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On or about Monday, June 29, the first part of the borough’s 2020 road paving program was set to begin, to continue through July. The following roads are scheduled to be milled and repaved: Clark Street, Appleton Place, Appleton Road, Winsor Place, Chestnut Hill Place, Cross Street, Cross Place, Glen Park […]

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ goes mobile

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ goes mobile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center will host “Taste on Wheels,” a mobile version of its traditional “Taste of Bloomfield.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic has preempted Oakeside’s traditional restaurant festival, Oakeside will host food trucks in its parking lot throughout the summer. The Events section on the Oakeside website at www.oakeside.org will list the […]

SO Health Dept. distributes radon-testing kits

SO Health Dept. distributes radon-testing kits

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Department of Health is distributing radon-testing kits to village families, free of charge. Supplies are limited, so interested residents should not wait to pick them up. The kits will only work for homes that currently touch the ground. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has always […]

Police investigate fatal crash in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a crash that resulted in one fatality, according to a June 23 press release from the ECPO. At approximately 2:42 p.m. on Monday, June 22, Marie A. Edwards, 71, of Hillside, was involved in a three-vehicle […]

CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Columbia High School’s graduating Class of 2020, alumni members of the CHS Hall of Fame recorded messages of congratulations, optimism and pride for the school’s newest alumni. To watch the video, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gcPFOO57VKMQQsWXWL5PmH-vwUJeGfXq/view?usp=sharing. “In light of extended school closure and virtual learning as a result of […]