Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

Protesters demand justice for Tyre Nichols in Newark rally

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To express their grief and anger over the death of Tyre Nichols, area residents gathered in Newark on Jan. 28 to demand justice for Nichols, who was beaten to death by five police officers in Memphis, Tenn. On Jan. 7, five police officers from the Memphis Police Department severely beat 29-year-old […]

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

Bloomfield College’s nursing program ranks well against other NJ schools

Bloomfield College’s nursing program ranks well against other NJ schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Registerednursing.org recently recognized Bloomfield College as No. 15 out of 49 New Jersey nursing programs in its ranking of the “Best Nursing Programs in New Jersey” that offer an Associate, Bachelor of Science or direct-entry Master of Science degree in nursing. A review of BSN programs, specifically, ranks the College as No. […]

NJ FamilyCare now provides insurance regardless of immigration status

NJ FamilyCare now provides insurance regardless of immigration status

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia wants Bloomfield residents to be aware of a recent major change to NJ FamilyCare, which ensures all children will be eligible to apply for health insurance. “As of Jan. 1, 2023, all children under the age of 19 may now apply for NJ FamilyCare regardless of their immigration status. […]

Nurse in Bloomfield sees community support following cancer diagnosis

Nurse in Bloomfield sees community support following cancer diagnosis

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Job Haines Home in Bloomfield is looking to support one of its own: nurse Marti Carlos, who is struggling to overcome cancer. His coworkers at Job Haines Home have set up a GoFundMe in his name at tinyurl.com/bddw8mcx. Carlos works as a nurse at Job Haines Home’s sub-acute unit. He is only […]

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

Ukrainian ballet dancers pour out their hearts in NJPAC performance before returning to war-torn country

NEWARK, NJ — In “The Nutcracker,” she was a snowflake. In “Sleeping Beauty,” she was a fairy. Both roles, among others portrayed by English-speaking ballerina Olena Pedan, were performed in a recently concluded North American tour by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. The 55-member troupe’s final show, a performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” was presented […]

Glen Ridge mourns for Nathan Latifi

Glen Ridge mourns for Nathan Latifi

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Congregational Church was filled with adults and pews of teenagers who filed in this past Monday, Jan. 23, for the funeral service of Nathan Latifi, 16, a Glen Ridge High School junior who died Jan. 16, the result of a single-car accident in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield. Among […]

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