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 […]

Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

Construction projects under way in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Anyone traveling through Irvington recently could not have overlooked the sidewalk construction here; the demolition of the old unused Madison Avenue School building to make way for a new state-of-the-art replacement; the ongoing development of the old Irvington General Hospital site on Chancellor Avenue; and the continuing demolition of old, abandoned houses […]

MHA earns grant to help the homeless within Essex

PATH expands in county via Mental Health Association

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Mental Health Association of Essex County, headquartered in Montclair, has been awarded a grant of more than half a million dollars by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outreach services to adults diagnosed as mentally ill who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming […]

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