MKA students wins 2017 Congressional App Challenge in 10th District

MONTCLAIR, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., NJ-10, announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Zoe Lynch of Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair was named the winner for her charitable services app GiveGetNJ. GiveGetNJ pairs people in need with charitable organizations […]

Camptown VFW Post 1941 hosts Claims Clinic, Town Hall meeting

Camptown VFW Post 1941 hosts Claims Clinic, Town Hall meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — Members and volunteers of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 hosted a Claims Clinic, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Newark Regional Office, at the Chestnut Street headquarters on Saturday, Nov. 18. The event doubled as a town hall meeting, although it focused on veterans rights`. “I don’t […]

16 years later, Essex still remembers

Community gathers at Eagle Rock to honor victims of 9/11, thank first responders

16 years later, Essex still remembers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange early on Monday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the lives lost 16 years ago in the terror attacks of 2001. While overlooking the New York City skyline, the Essex Remembers ceremony honored the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, 57 of […]

Payne, Jasey discuss health care at JESPY House

Payne, Jasey discuss health care at JESPY House

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House welcomed U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. and Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey on Monday, May 8, to discuss imminent N.J. health care changes, housing and other critical issues. One hundred constituents and voters from the JESPY community and surrounding areas listened to Payne and Jasey’s positions on the issues, […]

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

Christian remembered fondly at memorial service

Christian remembered fondly at memorial service

IRVINGTON, NJ — The congregation of Christian Love Baptist Church held a special memorial service at the church on Lyons Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 30, to mark the anniversary of the death of their pastor, the Rev. Ronald B. Christian. “Rev. Ron loved the islands; he loved to get away and go and just relax […]