South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks Lodge No. 1154 donated $2,000 to Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, an interfaith network of 20 food pantries located throughout Essex County. This donation was funded with a Spotlight Grant, received from the Elks National Foundation. In the last three months, the lodge has donated a total of […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 14 WOHS seniors

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 14 WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the sixth year in a row, the West Orange Scholarship Fund presented graduating West Orange High School seniors with the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship established by Lisa and Donald Shauger in 2014. The scholarship, which is awarded each year at Senior Awards Night, was founded in memory of […]

Man brings his Nutley values to the Navy

Man brings his Nutley values to the Navy

NUTLEY, NJ — Military service requires dedication, resilience, patriotism and strong foundations, all things that Jason Castellanos has in spades. The Nutley native was June’s “Sailor in the Spotlight,” an online feature put together by the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14. Castellanos, who graduated from Nutley High School in 2015, has been in […]

Bloomfield High School graduates Class of 2020

Bloomfield High School graduates Class of 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School’s graduation ceremony is still going to be held at Foley Field this year, but it’ll look a little different from years past. Only students are allowed to attend the event, which is scheduled for July 15. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools and gatherings, graduations were included. So […]

Irvington multiagency task force takes action against fireworks disturbances

Irvington multiagency task force takes action against fireworks disturbances

IRVINGTON, NJ — Lately, the sounds of fireworks have been plaguing numerous areas in the tristate area. Complaints about the nightly fireworks annoyance can be found splashed all over news outlets, voiced on social media platforms and heard within households. But in Irvington, Mayor Tony Vauss and the Department of Public Safety have decided to […]

Link graduates 49th class of eighth-graders, announces record $6.9M in awards

Link graduates 49th class of eighth-graders, announces record $6.9M in awards

NEWARK, NJ — Link Community Charter School announced that 70 eighth-graders graduated recently and are joining the more than 3,000 Link alumni from the school’s past 48 graduating classes. The Class of 2020 will attend Catholic and public magnet schools in and around Newark, as well as prestigious independent day and boarding schools in the […]

NJ Transit announces PTC milestone achievements

NJ Transit announces PTC milestone achievements

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has advanced its Positive Train Control program into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration phase, according to a June 30 press release. The achievement follows successful completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s requirement to perform 384 error-free test runs in the demonstration area between Denville and Summit. NJ Transit will now […]

New Jersey awarded $845K to fight housing discrimination

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $40.8 million to support dozens of fair housing organizations working to help end housing discrimination on June 30. These funds are provided through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program both to help people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination and […]

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