IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Caleb Bryant, shop steward of Service Employees International Union Local 617, he and the 12 Irvington Housing Authority maintenance workers scheduled to be fired in favor of privatization on Friday, May 6, have been given a reprieve. “The layoff had been postponed indefinitely for now,” said Bryant on Thursday, May […]

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

EO, SO residents honored with Legends Awards

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the 10th annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 11, in The Priory restaurant in Newark. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to East Orange resident Inez Rosalie Alick Elliott and South […]

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

Hazel community bids fond farewell to outgoing principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tears and laughter filled the Hazel Elementary School auditorium on May 4 as the community turned out in force to say goodbye to beloved Principal Edwin Acevedo, who has assumed superintendency of the Long Hill School District. Newly-appointed interim Principal Heather Carr was present for the sendoff, along with West Orange […]

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Celebration 350 presents Newark’s local hometown heroes and international recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India at the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark’s arts, culture and community as one of America’s great historical cities, a free event at Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark, […]

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

Township Council cheers on cheerleaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School cheerleading team was recognized at the May 3 Township Council meeting for its 2016 season, during which it performed at every football game and basketball and wrestling match on top of earning seven first-place finishes in numerous competitions. These wins included a first-place finish in the […]

South Orange officers awarded for valor

South Orange officers awarded for valor

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll, second from left, and Det. Steven Davenport, third from left, for their foot pursuit and capture of an armed suspect. The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 5, at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville. On […]

3 mayoral, 13 at large candidates vie in Orange

3 mayoral, 13 at large candidates vie in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Voters in Orange will have four incumbents and 12 challengers to choose from when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to cast ballots for their choice of mayor and three council members at large. According to Orange City Clerk Joyce Lanier, Mayor Dwayne Warren is running for re-election to […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the third straight year, an enthusiastic group of Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders have participated in the “Pencils for Ethiopia” program, as part of a community service project. This year, 20 students chose to devote their time to collecting pencils for the cause. The service project teaches children about the hardships faced […]