Scholarships for Belleville, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge students

Scholarships for Belleville, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named four 2021 scholarship recipients: Belleville’s Vivian Shu Yi Li, who will attend Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and Cybel Cobbinah, who will attend Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.; Bloomfield’s Gwen Reoch, who will attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.; and Glen […]

Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

Newark City Council passes resolution of support for Essex–Hudson Greenway

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark City Council, the governing body for New Jersey’s largest city, approved a resolution of support for the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project on July 9. This resolution of support recognizes the value of the greenway and encourages the state of New Jersey to set aside sufficient funds to secure the property and […]

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Historical Society’s July 4th ceremony went off with a bang as Belleville residents gathered at 11 a.m. at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church cemetery at Main and Rutger Street for the annual event to watch Revolutionary War reenactors fire muskets and cannon at the historic site.  Participants in the […]

De Pena sworn in as Belleville’s first Latina deputy mayor

De Pena sworn in as Belleville’s first Latina deputy mayor

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Naomy De Pena was sworn in as the first Latina deputy mayor in Belleville’s history on July 1. De Pena, who spent her childhood in a remote area of the Dominican Republic, called it “surreal” to be standing in front of a crowd of friends, family members, township employees and North Arlington […]

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

50 years later, New Jersey rights a historical wrong: AG Grewal formally apologizes for office’s role in shutting down the state’s gay bars

TRENTON, NJ — As Pride Month drew to a close, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal took steps to recognize an ugly moment in the history of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: the systematic targeting of gay bars by the Office’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control between 1933 and 1967, according to a June 29 […]

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Winners announced for Essex County Senior Citizens Legacies Writing Contest

Winners announced for Essex County Senior Citizens Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest in a July 1 press release. Normally announced in May during Older Americans Month, the awards were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Listening to […]

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

Newark church becomes 100th organization to endorse greenway project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Open Space Institute, along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, have announced that St. Lucy’s Church of Newark has become the 100th agency, organization or corporation to endorse the Essex–Hudson Greenway Project. St. Lucy’s is Newark’s largest parish and home to the […]

Belleville swears in new firefighters during ceremony, promotes veterans

Belleville swears in new firefighters during ceremony, promotes veterans

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On June 17, the Belleville Fire Department promoted several department veterans and swore in six new firefighters. “To the new firefighters, we welcome you into this proud department and urge you to make the most of your training,” Fire Chief John Olivieri said. “And to the officers receiving promotions, we are confident […]

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