Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex hosts grand opening

NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Ronald B. Christian’s family was joined by numerous local political and popular figures at the grand opening of the new sports and recreation complex in Weequahic Park in Newark that bears his name Wednesday, July 20. The state-of-the-art facility built was by LandTek, which also built the Blue Knights Sports […]

Irvington receiving $600,000 to demolish 50 unsafe buildings

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has been awarded a zero-percent interest loan of $600,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the governor to demolish 50 unsafe buildings in Irvington. The monies are part of the state’s Urban and Rural Center Unsafe Building Bond Loan Fund.   “On behalf of the Township of Irvington, […]

Teenager killed in fatal Irvington fire

IRVINGTON, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Maxfield was killed in a fatal fire on Thursday, July 21, in Irvington. The fire broke out in a two-story, wood frame, single-family home located at 15 Arverne Terrace shortly before 2 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the […]

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex opens for community

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and the Weequahic Park Sports Authority scheduled the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new Rev. Ronald B. Christian Sports and Recreation Complex, inside the park just off Elizabeth Avenue in Newark, on Wednesday, July 20, at noon. And friends and members of Christian’s family said […]

NAACP to host workshop on housing and related issues at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, the organization hosted a workshop on discrimination in housing and employment on Saturday, July 9, at Greater New Point Baptist Church. Witcher said the NAACP will be hosting another workshop on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute […]

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held the latest installment of its “Justice Monday” rally outside the Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 11. According to P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm there was a reason for that. The Justice Monday actions are part of the advocacy group’s ongoing campaign to convince […]

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps had a banner year, and a banner hangs outside the school proclaiming Staff Sgt. Harvey Craig the Essex County Teacher of the Year. “I was very lucky,” said Craig on Thursday, June 23, at the Irvington High School commencement ceremony, at which 58 of […]

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