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 […]

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 […]

County distributes $5.8M in CDBG funding to towns, organizations

County distributes $5.8M in CDBG funding to towns, organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Jan. 19 that $5.88 million will be distributed to 10 Essex County municipalities and 28 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant and the Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Comedy show in Glen Ridge delivers some zingers

Comedy show in Glen Ridge delivers some zingers

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge hosted a night of standup comedy on Thursday, Jan. 12, with Becky Veduccio warming up an audience of 50-plus for comedian Liz Glazer and headliner Joe DeVito. Veduccio played off her Italian heritage, motherhood and slice-of-life observances to begin the evening. She recalled the difficulty […]

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

DiVincenzo presents 2023 Essex County budget of $885.4M

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2023 county budget of $885.4 million that includes a 1.5-percent property increase and addresses the challenges incurred by the ongoing national economic conditions and rising costs due to inflation, according to a press release from the county. DiVincenzo has […]

16-year-old Glen Ridge boy dies in fatal crash in Bloomfield

16-year-old Glen Ridge boy dies in fatal crash in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a single-car crash in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy from Glen Ridge. On Jan. 15 at 11:30 p.m., CSIB was notified […]

Suburban Essex Chamber offers scholarship awards

Suburban Essex Chamber offers scholarship awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation plans to award three 2023 scholarship awards to academic recipients. Each recipient must be a graduating senior and reside in the towns supported by the SECC: Bloomfield, Belleville and Glen Ridge.  The criteria for the scholarships are based on financial need; fall attendance at […]

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