DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

DiVincenzo presents 2021 county budget of $770 million

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2021 budget of $770 million that addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions, according to a press release from the county. Layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the state’s statutory […]

ICE detainees go on hunger strike at ECCF

NEWARK, NJ — Approximately 150 men in ICE custody are on a hunger strike inside the Essex County Correctional Facility and the Hudson County Correctional Center in an effort to be released from custody so they can be reunited with their families, away from the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the detention centers. As […]

Area officials express dismay, outrage about Jan. 6 events at the Capitol

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy. Thousands of individuals, some armed, from across the country stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to halt the certification of the results of the November 2020 presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud. These individuals — who have alternatively […]

Llewellyn Park Ladies Association donates $1,000 to food pantry

Llewellyn Park Ladies Association donates $1,000 to food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To kick off 2021, and in recognition of the current challenges that 2020 leaves behind, the Llewellyn Park Ladies Association was able to donate a $1,000 check to the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry to help offset the pantry’s growing demand. The LPLA also runs a monthly donation series to the […]

Murphy visits vaccination site in West Orange

Murphy visits vaccination site in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy toured the Essex County vaccination center at the former Kmart building in West Orange on Jan. 8. ‘Essex County has been hit hard by this pandemic, but with this vaccination center, a strong recovery and brighter days lie ahead,’ Murphy said. Photos Courtesy of Phil Murphy

Kelly Elementary School welcomes new principal

Kelly Elementary School welcomes new principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joel Castillo has been named the new principal of Kelly Elementary School in West Orange following the retirement of longtime Principal Joanne Pollara. Castillo arrives in West Orange with 15 years of experience in the educational field and boundless enthusiasm for the task ahead. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts […]

West Orange student accepted into W.E.B. DuBois Academy at Princeton

West Orange student accepted into W.E.B. DuBois Academy at Princeton

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School sophomore Daniel Aguilera will be attending the W.E.B. DuBois Accelerated Learning Academy at Princeton University for the first workshop of the program from Jan. 8 to 10. The academy is named for W.E.B. DuBois, world-renowned historian, civil rights activist, sociologist, author and editor. He was the first […]