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 […]

Endo named new chairperson of Bloomfield College board

Endo named new chairperson of Bloomfield College board

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Vernon M. Endo, former CEO and board member of Bermuda-based RAM Holdings Ltd. and RAM Reinsurance Company Ltd., was named chairperson of the Bloomfield College board of trustees on July 1. “We are so grateful for the service of Trustee Endo over these past 11 years, and we are thrilled that he […]

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 […]

Bloomfield firefighters take diversity, equity and inclusion course

Bloomfield firefighters take diversity, equity and inclusion course

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Fire Department command staff recently completed a 14-hour training and certification course on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Chief Lou Venezia, Deputy Chief Brian McDade, Capt. Wojciech Masiak and Capt. Joseph Coletta all completed the seven-week curriculum.  “Bloomfield firefighters serve and protect our residents each and […]

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 […]

Concerts from Bloomfield Civic Band

Concerts from Bloomfield Civic Band

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Civic Band, conducted by Frank Ortega, will resume its longstanding summer tradition of free, outdoor concerts. The first, on July 12, has a patriotic theme and is titled “American Celebration.” The second, on July 26, will celebrate “Vacation Days.” The concerts will be held at Pulaski Park, 24 Mt. Vernon […]

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