NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood invites any interested high school students in Millburn, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona and Nutley to its annual ACT-SO Kickoff Zoom Orientation meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, […]

Nutley Girl Scout receives award for saving her mother’s life

Nutley Girl Scout receives award for saving her mother’s life

NUTLEY, NJ — Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey has honored Marley Madureira, 13, with the Medal of Honor, a Lifesaving Award given by Girl Scouts of the United States of America, for saving her mother’s life.  The Medal of Honor is given to a Girl Scout who has saved or attempted to save a […]

Nutley gathers for Day of Peace

Nutley gathers for Day of Peace

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley residents gathered in Yanticaw Park on Sept. 21 to commemorate the International Day of Peace and to celebrate the second anniversary of Nutley becoming the 223rd International City of Peace. Residents folded 1,000 paper cranes at the event, and T-shirts were sold to raise money for a public art installation that […]

New BA excited to be working in Nutley

New BA excited to be working in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — While the first day of school often brings some anxiety to new students, the same is also true of new teachers and staff members. David DiPisa got to work through any first-day jitters this past summer, when the Nutley Board of Education unanimously appointed him as business administrator and board secretary. DiPisa […]

Nutley CROP Hunger Walk goes virtual

Nutley CROP Hunger Walk goes virtual

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley CROP Hunger Walk is going virtual this year. Walkers are invited to walk for an hour — or whatever their abilities allow — anytime from Sunday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 24.  With the virtual walk everyone is invited to register online, collect sponsors, walk during the week designated, share […]

Nutley Family Service Bureau announces new executive director

Nutley Family Service Bureau announces new executive director

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Family Service Bureau board of trustees has welcomed licensed social worker Katherine Carmichael as its new executive director. Carmichael comes to the position as a 20-year administrative leader within nonprofit organizations supporting youth, families and communities. She joins NFSB after a successful term in the child welfare sector as executive […]

OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Two Essex County men — a compliance safety and health officer with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and his brother — were scheduled to appear on Thursday, Sept. 10, on charges that they conspired to extort $6,000 in cash from a general contractor, U.S. Attorney […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]