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 […]

Ronald L. Rice Sports Complex in Vailsburg Park is complete

Ronald L. Rice Sports Complex in Vailsburg Park is complete

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Jan. 27 that the project to create the Ronald L. Rice Sports Complex in Vailsburg Park in Newark is complete. Named for the retired state senator from the 28th Legislative District, the modern facilities at the complex will be the home fields for the […]

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 […]

Lowrey and Villar elected to helm New Jersey PAC board

Lowrey and Villar elected to helm New Jersey PAC board

NEWARK, NJ — Charles F. Lowrey Jr., chairperson and CEO of Prudential Financial, and Carmen Villar, vice president of social business innovation for Merck & Co., have been elected co-chairpersons of the board of directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the arts center announced Jan. 24. Lowrey will be the third Prudential chairperson […]

RWJBarnabas Health receives significant grant from federal government for children, families

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health announced Jan. 26 that the health system is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons. ACF formally announced this funding in late 2022 and, to mark National Human Trafficking Prevention Month […]

Montclair State partners with Homeland Security to combat human trafficking

Montclair State partners with Homeland Security to combat human trafficking

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Global Center on Human Trafficking at Montclair State University and the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations–Newark Division signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 25 for the development of a web-based application and website to aid in the fight against human trafficking. The agreement was signed during a special […]

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 […]

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