David’s Shoes to hold 13th annual Book Scholarship Awards Luncheon

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, an Irvington-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce teen gun violence by encouraging youth to honor life by “promoting love of self and community,” will sponsor its 13th annual Book Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at noon at Galloping Hill Caterers, 325 Chestnut St. in Union. Ten […]

Technical school to open its Bloomfield campus to juniors for automotive classes

Technical school to open its Bloomfield campus to juniors for automotive classes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus is once again giving high school juniors a head start preparing for careers in the transportation industry through “Ignite,” a no-cost summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, in-demand careers. Last year, 16 students attended the program at UTI Bloomfield and received intensive, hands-on, […]

National Science Foundation grant to support Hispanic biology majors at Bloomfield College

National Science Foundation grant to support Hispanic biology majors at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $199,989 for its student academic support project “Interventions to Improve Academic Performance of Biology Majors at Bloomfield College.” “The immediate goal of this program is to support our first-year biology majors to succeed in their first year of […]

Three area high schoolers receive scholarships from Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Three area high schoolers receive scholarships from Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded scholarships to three members of the Class of 2022: Ryan O’Neil from Glen Ridge High School, Taylor Sconiers from Bloomfield High School and Cengiz Tetik from Belleville High School. O’Neil will be furthering his education at Lehigh University, Sconiers at Hampton University […]

Twenty Essex County artists featured in upcoming exhibition at NJ State Museum

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Museum will present the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual show “Reemergence” from June 25 through April 30. New Jersey is home to a diverse and robust artistic community; the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlights the work of visual artists and craftspeople from around the state.  This year’s […]

Bloomfield celebrates Oakeside Mansion reopening with open house tour

Bloomfield celebrates Oakeside Mansion reopening with open house tour

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Township of Bloomfield announced the grand reopening and open house tour of Oakeside Mansion on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. The township assumed management of the cultural asset a year ago and had been working on facility maintenance, as well as the framework, to make this beautiful space […]

Essex County unveils new traffic signals at two Bloomfield intersections

Essex County unveils new traffic signals at two Bloomfield intersections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed at the intersections of Bloomfield Avenue and Municipal Plaza and Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in Bloomfield. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections throughout Essex County.  “Traveling along county roads and through these intersections are part of our daily […]

Bloomfield Fire Dept. welcomes its first female career firefighter

Bloomfield Fire Dept. welcomes its first female career firefighter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — June 7 was a monumental day in the Bloomfield Fire Department’s nearly 139-year history as the organization welcomed its first female career firefighter. Congratulations to Stephanie Orgueira-Aponte on her first day protecting the residents of Bloomfield. Orgueira-Aponte recently completed a rigorous training curriculum at the Passaic County Fire Academy, as well as […]

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