Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

IRVINGTON, NJ — Returning to your alma mater can be like returning home, reliving formative experiences from youth at a place that feels familiar.  Kiswendsida Kaprou has the rare opportunity not only to relive those experiences, but to continue creating them, as the Irvington resident has returned to her former school, Essex County College, to […]

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

West Orange library displays art from one of its own

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At several points throughout the year, the West Orange Public Library will adorn its exhibit space with work from local and nonlocal artists. The selection process favors pieces that fit with the library’s values and themes.  This month, the library, located at 46 Mount Pleasant Ave., did not have to look […]

Maplewood native debuts feature film at American Black Film Festival

Maplewood native debuts feature film at American Black Film Festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood native and Columbia High School alumnus debuted his first feature film at the American Black Film Festival last month, taking home awards for directing and screenwriting. Kali Baker-Johnson’s “Feel Like Ghosts,” which tells the story of a couple struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, had a banner day at the […]

Irvington mayor, council members begin new terms

Irvington mayor, council members begin new terms

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and incumbent council members President Renee Burgess, Charnette Frederic and October Hudley celebrated being reelected and began their new terms on Friday, July 1. Celebrating with family and peers at Transcend Worship Center in Irvington, the mayor congratulated the at large council members, his running mates, on their reelection. […]

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

Murphy signs historic $50.6 billion state budget

CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey’s $50.6 billion spending plan, which makes good on Democrats’ promises of affordability and property tax rebates for New Jerseyans, was signed into law on Thursday, June 30, by Gov. Phil Murphy. Standing between the cookbook and medical technology sections of the Cranford High School library, Murphy espoused the virtues of […]