Look at highway work zones from my perspective

Look at highway work zones from my perspective

NJDOT crew supervisor shares first-hand experiences from 15 years spent working on state   By Chris Lockwood, NJDOT Crew Supervisor You’re on the shoulder of a three-lane highway when an 18-wheeler rushes past you at 70 miles per hour, just a few feet from where you’re standing. As the rear of the truck passes, you […]

Mother fights gun violence with shoes

Mother fights gun violence with shoes

IRVINGTON, NJ — Elaine Lane lost her son to gun violence but she is fighting back, raising money and giving presentations to young people. “Giving the presentations is my way to fight the gun violence,” Lane said. “I don’t want to be a victim of it. I want to do something about it.” Lane with […]

OHS graduates have $35 million in scholarships

OHS graduates have $35 million in scholarships

ORANGE, NJ — Commencement exercises for the 259 members of the Orange High School class of 2023 were held Friday, June 23, at the Richard Codey Arena, West Orange. Following a welcome by senior class president Octaevia Brewster, OHS Principal Jason Belton told everyone to be ready for a little clapping. He then spoke directly […]

Watsessing 6th-graders ready for middle school

Watsessing 6th-graders ready for middle school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School celebrated its class day on Friday, June 16, when the school’s sixth-graders, with middle school looming, ended their elementary school days. Witnessing the transition were applauding parents and teachers who lined the first-floor hallway as 44 students proceeded to the multipurpose room for awards and diplomas during the traditional […]

Irvington man wins state championship

Irvington man wins state championship

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington resident Jean Pierre Valencia won the New Jersey Golden Gloves 165-pound open class title on Saturday, April 15, at the North Bergen Recreation Center in North Bergen. The 23-year-old beat Trenton’s Alvin Matthews by decision in the state’s premier amateur boxing tournament. Valencia moves on to the Golden Gloves of America […]

NJ Transit to takeover DeCamp bus routes into NYC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – NJ Transit will takeover bus service for DeCamp bus customers beginning Monday, April 10. NJ Transit will be modifying four existing bus routes during weekday peak periods only to/from Port Authority Bus Terminal. These routes will not entirely duplicate current DeCamp routes. The plan includes extending four existing NJ Transit bus […]

IHS’s JROTC finishes impressive season

IHS’s JROTC finishes impressive season

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington High School Junior ROTC squad has been crossing the state winning trophies both as a squad and as individuals. “Major Crosby Munro and myself are so proud of the cadets’ effort, teamwork, determination, and commitment to each other,” said Sgt. Harvey L. Craig, who helps lead the squad. “They used […]

President Obama’s portrait to join others in council chamber

President Obama’s portrait to join others in council chamber

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A locally commissioned and painted portrait of former President Barack Obama will join other presidents at the West Orange Municipal building. “A group of young people were touring the municipal building,” West Orange African Heritage Organization President Yvonne Nambe-Roach said. “At the end of the tour, some noted that the display […]