Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On July 21, county and municipal officials joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to celebrate that the lacrosse and soccer field and lawn bowling green in Watsessing Park were resurfaced with a new synthetic grass surface. “The improvements to the soccer and lacrosse field and the lawn bowling green exemplify our […]

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

Residents grow increasingly frustrated with spotty USPS

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — No post on Sundays … or most other days, according to many frustrated U.S. Postal Service customers. Many residents from towns throughout Essex and Union counties have reached out to the newspaper in the past few weeks to complain that their mail is arriving late — if at all. A woman […]

CASA’s back-to-school drive

CASA’s back-to-school drive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County CASA is currently holding its back-to-school drive. Even if it is still unclear whether students will be learning in-person or virtually, one thing is certain: Students need the proper supplies to support their learning. To make a donation, visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M8VW1TL8BEI/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist. Please order supplies by Aug. 22 to ensure timely […]

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura HAS expressed his gratitude to nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s for its donation of body armor for the Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Officer K-9s Buzzard, Chex, Hanner, Joe and Marko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the charitable donation. The vests are sponsored by […]

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

New Jersey freeholders say the time has come

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s black county elected officials stand united to remove the term “freeholder” from the state’s governmental and political lexicon. The state’s 19 black freeholders together established an alliance that will address key issues and needs of black communities within their counties and the state. “The origin of the title runs afoul […]

Freeholders oppose transfer of ICE detainees to out-of-state facilities

Freeholders oppose transfer of ICE detainees to out-of-state facilities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 9, the Essex County freeholders approved a resolution opposing the transfer of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees to facilities in different states around the country. The resolution expressed the board’s opposition to this practice, and called on the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to promptly halt all […]

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

Nine new lawsuits filed against Archdiocese of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On July 13, attorneys from the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates and Gianforcaro Law, on behalf of numerous plaintiffs, filed nine lawsuits for childhood sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Newark. The cases, brought under the New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Act / New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill, identify seven […]

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

NJSIAA builds on return-to-play plan

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The official start of the fall sports season is being pushed back by approximately one month, with summer workouts for high school student-athletes — which schools could begin on July 13 — continuing until Aug. 28. Following summer workouts, also known as the “summer recess period,” there will be a two-week hiatus […]

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