Maplewood man helps lead today’s abolitionist movement

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For some people today, slavery is a concept only found within the pages of a history book, a long-extinguished abomination from centuries past. Others correctly realize that slavery does still exist, but are reassured by their belief that it happens thousands of miles away as an unfortunate institution of developing countries they will […]

OHA working hard for senior residents during winter storm

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Housing Authority has been hard at work confirming residents in their various facilities throughout the city have been faring well after Winter Storm Jonas dropped close to 3 feet of snow on Orange and the rest of New Jersey on Saturday, Jan. 23. The OHA owns and operates Washington Manor at […]

Newark Library announces Black History activities

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Black History Celebration exhibit at The Newark Public Library, “We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration,” centers on the narratives of the Krueger-Scott African-American Oral History Collection. This collection, assembled in the late 1990s under the direction of Catherine J. Lenix-Hooker, captured the stories of Newark’s African-American […]

Fairview participates in anti-bullying activity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The alphabet — all 26 letters — met 26 homerooms to spell the “ABC’s of good character,” at Fairview Elementary School, on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The lettering, and the words prompted by them, were for another “Block the Bully Day” — a communal activity, the second of the school year, aimed at reminding […]

Blizzard dumps nearly 30 inches on towns

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — It was a crazy weekend. A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey, temperatures dropped and the snow forecast changed hour by hour — in most cases going up! The blizzard, which hit late at night on Jan. 22, and kept up until early morning on Jan. 24, dumped nearly 30 […]

Winners of Legacy of a Dream are announced

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee was co-founded by former Municipal Council President and Essex County Freeholder D. Bilal Beasley and current Freeholder Lebby Jones 31 years ago and, although Beasley has died, his work continues. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the committee hosted its 31st annual Commemorative Tribute to the […]

Pleasantdale students chat with WO native aboard ISS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pleasantdale Elementary School students made West Orange history with the experience of a lifetime: A video-chat with Capt. Scott Kelly of NASA aboard the International Space Station on Jan. 18. Pleasantdale Principal Joanne Pollara and her team spent months coordinating with NASA to set up the first-ever West Orange school chat […]

East Orange unites to clean up after Winter Storm Jonas

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Despite complaints from residents throughout Essex County about their municipalities’ poor response to cleaning up the record-breaking amount of snow that fell on Saturday, Jan. 23, the general response from East Orange has been mostly positive. At least that was the case at the City Council meeting Monday, Jan. 25, where Mayor […]

Snow removal becomes a campaign issue in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — In an election year, even something as basic as snow removal following a big winter storm can turn into a political football to be tossed around by candidates and their supporters. Last year, residents came to an Orange City Council meeting to complain about the city’s response or lack to a series of […]

Relay for Life kickoff planned for next week

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci will officially kick off Nutley’s 10th annual Relay For Life event with a gathering at the Parks and Recreation Department, located at 44 Park Ave., on Thursday, Feb 4. This kick off celebration is a huge milestone for Nutley. Ten years and a goal of reaching $1 million […]