Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Margaret Lam and David Yen, chairpersons of the United Chinese American Association of New Jersey, quietly observed the 150-year anniversary of the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in Belleville. Lam and Yen set a dozen red and a dozen yellow roses at the Chinese monument located in the […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Sports panel raises $135K for Clara Maass

Sports panel raises $135K for Clara Maass

BELLEVILLE, NJ — While the annual Clara Maass Medical Center Golf Invitational was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Super Bowl champions don’t like to sit on the sidelines. In lieu of the golf invitational, the first-ever Clara Maass Medical Center Virtual Sports Panel was hosted by former New York Giant and two-time […]

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named ‘Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities have been recognized and redesignated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The facilities recognized include Clara Maass Medical Center, Community […]

NJSBA requests more federal funding for education during pandemic

NJSBA requests more federal funding for education during pandemic

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 25, the New Jersey School Boards Association joined in Gov. Phil Murphy’s call for federal financial support to help states and local school districts meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Murphy emphasized the need for additional federal funding during his budget message for the nine-month abbreviated fiscal year, which […]

County freeholders wholeheartedly support official name change to ‘commissioners’

County freeholders wholeheartedly support official name change to ‘commissioners’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — History was made Aug. 21 when Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislative bill S855, which will require the title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner.” The new law will require all “boards of chosen freeholders” to be known as “boards of county commissioners” and all individual “freeholders” […]

NJSIAA updates plan for returning to play

NJSIAA updates plan for returning to play

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — It’s game on! On Aug. 20, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Sports Advisory Task Force released its Return-to-Sports Plan, which provides detailed schedules for fall and winter sports. The dates for the spring sports season will be announced at a later date; the task force recognizes the need to maximize […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

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