Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 in Bloomfield Center

Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth on June 18 in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Township is asking residents to mark June 18 on their calendars as that is the day Juneteenth will be celebrated in Bloomfield Center. The township has additionally created a Bloomfield Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, led by Councilwoman Sarah Cruz.  “Juneteenth is an important holiday in which we celebrate the emancipation of […]

Bank Employees and Newark Bronze Shields members read to students

Bank Employees and Newark Bronze Shields members read to students

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia Bank celebrated Black History Month by hosting a read-aloud event for Newark students. The bank’s volunteer program, Team Columbia, and its Black Employee Resource Group partnered with Newark Bronze Shields, the African American police officers association within the Newark Police Department.  At the Feb. 24 event at Speedway Avenue School, bank […]

Carteret students become a wax museum to celebrate Black History Month in Bloomfield

Carteret students become a wax museum to celebrate Black History Month in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In culmination of Black History Month, Carteret Elementary School in Bloomfield held its first Wax Museum Day on Tuesday, March 1. Although Black History Month was celebrated during February, better late than never, especially since Bloomfield elementary school wax museum presentations have become an anticipated fixture on the school calendar for any […]

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

Pernell delivers keynote at Newark Beth Israel’s Black History Month celebration

NEWARK, NJ — Dr. Chris T. Pernell, a public health physician and social change agent, delivered a rousing keynote address at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s annual Black History Month celebration on Feb. 28. Newark Beth Israel also honored several local trailblazers who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the city of Newark, including […]

Dozens turn out for WOAHO Black History Month program

Dozens turn out for WOAHO Black History Month program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization held its annual Black History Month program on Wednesday, Feb. 23. With the 2022 theme of “Recognizing Black Fraternities,” the event was headlined by Essex County acting Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, Hudson Community College professor Anthony Clark, attorney William Oliver and J. Roberts Associates […]

Bloomfield cafe celebrates its grand opening

Bloomfield cafe celebrates its grand opening

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Big Bill’s Corner Cafe on Hoover Avenue in Bloomfield celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 26. Big Bill’s staff gathered with Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia; Bloomfield Township Council members Nicholas Joanow, Jenny Mundell, Sarah Cruz and Rich Rockwell; and the community.  Cafe chef and owner Ricky Davis opened […]

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