Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

IRVINGTON, NJ — Returning to your alma mater can be like returning home, reliving formative experiences from youth at a place that feels familiar.  Kiswendsida Kaprou has the rare opportunity not only to relive those experiences, but to continue creating them, as the Irvington resident has returned to her former school, Essex County College, to […]

Newark Board of Education salutes its Class of 2022 graduates

Newark Board of Education salutes its Class of 2022 graduates

NEWARK, NJ — On June 23, Newark Public Schools hosted graduation ceremonies for more than 2,300 seniors from across 14 district high schools in celebration of the Class of 2022’s remarkable accomplishments. Family, friends, staff and community members witnessed the achievements of this very special and historic class with 434 seniors achieving a grade-point average […]

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County College President Augustine Boakye dedicated the Essex County College Cleo Hill Sr. Physical Education Building on Friday, May 27. A native of Newark, Hill was the first player from a historically black college or university to be drafted by an NBA team […]

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

NEWARK, NJ — On May 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson welcomed hip-hop performers KRS-One, Duce Martinez, Duce Spyder, Jose “Airborn” Lopez and Pop Master Fabel to Essex County College as part of Hip-hop Appreciation Week. Hip-hop Appreciation Week, recognized every year in the third week of May, aims to acknowledge and appreciate […]

Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce appoints new members

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce has appointed four new members to its board of directors: Lily Sanchez Ruiz, Yuri Bisono, Deysi Castillo and Jose Ramirez. Sanchez Ruiz, an admissions counselor for the Community College Opportunity Grant program at Union County College, has been appointed the second vice president for […]

Caldwell University partners with St. George’s med school and Essex County College

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has entered a partnership with St. George’s University in Grenada and Essex County College to streamline admission for eligible students to St. George’s University School of Medicine. Accepted students will complete two years at Essex County College and one year at Caldwell University before pursuing a four-year medical degree at […]

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Women’s History Month Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building on Wednesday, March 30. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Students Achieving Today — Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the ceremony, 2022 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards […]

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 17 by honoring four community leaders who have all been heavily involved in the towns they live and work in. Recognized by the commissioners were Montclair’s Annette Strickland, Irvington’s Lionel Leach, South Orange’s Johanna Wright and Newark’s Roger […]

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Black History Month celebration. During the ceremony, the county executive presented the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Coretta Scott King […]

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