Note to our newspaper subscribers

Problems at the printing plant where our newspapers are printed have caused a delay in their distribution. Subscribers to the News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange, The Glen Ridge Paper, West Orange Chronicle, Irvington Herald, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, Record-Transcript and Union County LocalSource should receive their newspapers in Friday’s mail.  We apologize for […]

Seminary at Seton Hall University has new dean

Seminary at Seton Hall University has new dean

NEWARK, NJ — Monsignor Gerard McCarren has been appointed rector and dean of the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. McCarren has served as interim rector and dean since July 1, and prior to that time, he was associate professor of systematic theology and the seminary’s spiritual director, according to a […]

Unified Vailsburg to hand out Prudential grants that support neighborhood growth

Unified Vailsburg to hand out Prudential grants that support neighborhood growth

NEWARK, N.J. –The Unified Vailsburg Services Organization has been selected to help administer the Prudential Community Grants Program that aims to support local, community-based projects that foster stability and growth. “We are looking for programs or projects that create vibrancy in neighborhoods, that support neighbors,” said Tiffany Jackson, Prudential’s director of inclusive community and administrator […]

NJPAC to hold Philip Roth festival to celebrate the novelist from Newark

NJPAC to hold Philip Roth festival to celebrate the novelist from Newark

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the Newark Public Library, will present Philip Roth Unbound, a weekend-long festival that will celebrate, challenge and explore the life, legacy and work of novelist and Newark native Philip Roth, on what would have been his 90th birthday weekend. Beginning Friday, March 17, and […]

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 […]