Summer Meals Program returns to Maplecrest Park

Summer Meals Program returns to Maplecrest Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Summer Meals Program at Maplecrest Park, between Essex Road and Boyden Parkway, will begin June 29 and run through Aug. 21. For the second year in a row, as a satellite of the township of Irvington’s summer meal program, the Maplewood site is able to provide free summer meals to children […]

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield teenager James Joanow is celebrating the country while observing social distancing through a Fourth of July display he set up on Lakewood Drive. Joanow, age 16, is known in the neighborhood for setting up elaborate holiday displays; back in May he set up a display thanking heroes working on the front […]

Newark allocates funds for emergency rental assistance

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark has partnered with the Newark Housing Authority to provide up to $1,000 in rental assistance support, under the City of Newark’s Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program, according to a June 19 press release. The grant is funded through a $1 million allocation in local trust and federal funds. […]

Many thanks to the staff at Brookdale

Many thanks to the staff at Brookdale

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Caring Senior Service of Essex County recently partnered with small West Orange business Puras Paletas, maker of gourmet ice fruit pops, to share their gratitude to the essential health care workers at Brookdale Senior Living in West Orange with a refreshing afternoon snack.   Photos Courtesy of Seth Weisleder

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has ordered all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. Under the order, going forward every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to annually publish a list of officers who were fired, […]

East Orange establishes Juneteenth as official city holiday

East Orange establishes Juneteenth as official city holiday

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Ted Green announced plans to designate June 19, also known as Juneteenth, as an official city holiday to commemorate the day that the slaves in Texas received word of their emancipation. The announcement was made during the city’s virtual Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony in front of City Hall. According to history, […]

Double stabbing in Irvington results in one death

Double stabbing in Irvington results in one death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double stabbing that resulted in one death, according to a June 22 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, June 21, two people were stabbed in the area of 30 40th St. Alfred Julio […]

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards initiative of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has provided a certificate of recognition to 354 high school student-athletes. Under this ongoing program, each NJSIAA member school — nearly every high school in the state — has the opportunity to […]

Clara Maass receives Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Clara Maass receives Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This distinction places Clara Maass Medical Center among the nation’s top 5 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, […]

Area teachers march for black lives

Area teachers march for black lives

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District educators Stephanie Rivera, TJ Whitaker, Willy Sumner and Greg Tuttle helped to organize the first statewide NJ Teachers for Black Lives Rally and March on Monday, June 15. In addition to South Orange–Maplewood, educators from Millburn, Montclair, Livingston, Irvington, West Orange, East Orange, Newark, Verona […]

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