Primary candidates discuss issues of upcoming election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the last few weeks, the Bloomfield candidates running in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 7, were interviewed by The Independent Press. Registered Democrats will have an opportunity to vote for a mayoral candidate and three council candidates. The top vote-getters in each category will run against Republican, and possibly independent, candidates […]

Cub Scout Pack 141 visits Kevin Knight and friends

NUTLEY, NJ — Kevin Knight and Independent Wrestling Federation, located at 75 Franklin Ave. in Nutley, recently hosted a visit from Nutley Cub Scout Pack 141. The Scouts were treated to a first-class production wrestling show, pizza and drinks, then had a meet-and-greet with the wrestlers from the show. The Cub Scouts all had a […]

Authorities investigate dead body found in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino have announced that authorities are investigating the recovery of a body in Maplewood earlier this morning, May 30. Shortly before 4 a.m., Maplewood police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Hickory Drive on a report […]

Washington Elementary School honors veterans

Washington Elementary School honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School recently held its 14th annual flag salute ceremony in honor of veterans in anticipation of Memorial Day. The ceremony began with students walking into the assembly with the veterans, who have family members attending Washington. The flag salute was led by Student council representative Ezra Simon, who read […]

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

NEWARK, NJ — When minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam came to Newark on Monday, May 23, to speak at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Springfield Avenue, Rasheed Williams made sure to be in the audience. A resident of Irvington and a practicing Muslim, Williams is also a grassroots organizer representing the former Team […]

Maplewood library wins large grant to support ESL classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library recently received its largest grant in history: $72,053 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Adult Literacy and Community Library Partnership Pilot Program to fund English as a second language instruction. The library is now using the grant to partner with the Essex and Passaic […]

Price of historic train station argued in court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A trial to determine the monetary value of the abandoned historic train station located on Lackawanna Place in Bloomfield, across from the Glenwood Village redevelopment project, began in Newark Superior Court on Wednesday, May 18. The trial is by a jury of six with Judge Robert Gardner presiding. Township officials have hailed the […]

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

NUTLEY, NJ  — The Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Gencarelli Brothers Pizza, 371 Centre St., Nutley, 973-667-3663, www.gencarellibrothers.com, as a member and helps celebrate their grand opening. From left are Nutley Chamber members Neil Henning, Nancy Shaulis and Rula Abualhuda, Commissioner Steven Rogers, Mayor Alphonse Petracco, partner Salvatore Gencarelli, owner Henry Pagliuca, Diane Pagliuca, Pina Pagliuca, […]