Authorities investigate dead body found in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino have announced that authorities are investigating the recovery of a body in Maplewood earlier this morning, May 30. Shortly before 4 a.m., Maplewood police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Hickory Drive on a report […]

Saluting Pirate Battalion’s newest second lieutenants who are proud to serve

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 13, Seton Hall University celebrated New Jersey’s 11 newest second lieutenants at the Pirate Battalion annual Army Reserve Officer Training Corps commissioning ceremony at Jubilee Auditorium on the South Orange campus of the university. “You have the skills sets to lead our country and our soldiers today,” Lt. Col. […]

DeLuca remarks on the value of Memorial Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca released the following remarks on commemorating Memorial Day: “On behalf of my colleagues on the Maplewood Township Committee — Nancy Adams, Marlon Brownlee, India Larrier and Greg Lembrich — I wish you a safe and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you Maplewood Memorial Post 10120 Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

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 […]