NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

VFW Post 1941 sponsors an essay contest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1941 in Irvington served free breakfast to the public at their Chestnut Avenue headquarters Saturday, Sept. 3. And now, just in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the new leadership at the post is offering local students the chance […]

Newark police arrest 4 for prostitution, 9 for soliciting

NEWARK, NJ — In response to quality of life complaints, Newark Police arrested four women and nine men for prostitution in the area of Clinton Avenue and 20th Street to Hawthorne Avenue and Birks Place on Friday, Sept. 9, according to a Sept. 10 press release from the Newark Police Department. The women arrested are […]

Prevent break-ins, use common-sense measures

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 7, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across the country. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

VFW admits sale of old Servicemen’s Clubhouse a ‘done deal’

VFW admits sale of old Servicemen’s Clubhouse a ‘done deal’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1941 said they attended the Irvington Planning Board meeting Thursday, July 28, to support the efforts of Brenda Jenkins of the Volunteer Network for Veterans to stop Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration from selling the old Servicemen’s Clubhouse building on Springfield Avenue to developers […]

P.O.P. changes focus of protest to Jerome Reid’s death

NEWARK, NJ — After 30 consecutive weeks, the People’s Organization for Progress temporarily changed the focus of its weekly “Justice Monday” rally in front of U.S. Attorney General for New Jersey Paul Fishman’s office in Newark to a “Day of Outrage” protest rally condemning the failure of the U.S. Justice Department to indict the police […]

Back to School Bash in Union Avenue Park

Back to School Bash in Union Avenue Park

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Winning or Nothing Step Ahead T-shirt company on Springfield Avenue in Irvington sponsored its annual Back to School Bash community cookout in Union Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 27. “We’re over here, just doing a community cookout unity and stuff, just like we did for the last few years,” Seji Lusi, […]

‘Rev. Ron’ watching over football field this season

‘Rev. Ron’ watching over football field this season

IRVINGTON, NJ — With the Pop Warner youth football season under way in Irvington, Newark, East Orange and throughout New Jersey, the new field that is the centerpiece of the Rev. Ronald B. Christian Sports and Recreation Complex in Weequahic Park is being put to good use. Teams, including the South Side Bulldogs and the […]

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