Washington Elementary School honors veterans

Washington Elementary School honors veterans

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School recently held its 14th annual flag salute ceremony in honor of veterans in anticipation of Memorial Day. The ceremony began with students walking into the assembly with the veterans, who have family members attending Washington. The flag salute was led by Student council representative Ezra Simon, who read […]

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

Irvingtonians attend Farrakhan speech at Newark church

NEWARK, NJ — When minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam came to Newark on Monday, May 23, to speak at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Springfield Avenue, Rasheed Williams made sure to be in the audience. A resident of Irvington and a practicing Muslim, Williams is also a grassroots organizer representing the former Team […]

Maplewood library wins large grant to support ESL classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library recently received its largest grant in history: $72,053 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Adult Literacy and Community Library Partnership Pilot Program to fund English as a second language instruction. The library is now using the grant to partner with the Essex and Passaic […]

Seton Hall MLKSA scholars continue service after graduation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Martin Luther King Scholarship Association at Seton Hall University is one of the oldest minority scholarships in the nation and works to continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of fighting for social, economic and political justice and maintaining his vision for education through the academic and spiritual development of their […]

Price of historic train station argued in court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A trial to determine the monetary value of the abandoned historic train station located on Lackawanna Place in Bloomfield, across from the Glenwood Village redevelopment project, began in Newark Superior Court on Wednesday, May 18. The trial is by a jury of six with Judge Robert Gardner presiding. Township officials have hailed the […]

Maplewood anglers take top honors

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County held a fishing derby on Saturday, May 21, in Weequahic Park. Prizes were given to participants who caught the most fish in each category. The winners in the boys’ age 11 to 15 category were Julian Knight of Maplewood and Anthony Weston and Lauren Bell, both from Hillside. They each […]

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

NUTLEY, NJ  — The Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes Gencarelli Brothers Pizza, 371 Centre St., Nutley, 973-667-3663, www.gencarellibrothers.com, as a member and helps celebrate their grand opening. From left are Nutley Chamber members Neil Henning, Nancy Shaulis and Rula Abualhuda, Commissioner Steven Rogers, Mayor Alphonse Petracco, partner Salvatore Gencarelli, owner Henry Pagliuca, Diane Pagliuca, Pina Pagliuca, […]