Irvington teacher wins ­WDHA Teachers Who Rock award

Irvington teacher wins ­WDHA Teachers Who Rock award

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Irvington teacher, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Harvey Craig, won the 2023 WDHA Teachers Who Rock award. Craig has been a JROTC instructor at Irvington High School since 2004. Craig, along with retired Army Maj. Crosby Munro, has been mentoring young scholars to enter the workforce, college and the armed […]

Orange parade celebrates our nation’s veterans

Orange parade celebrates our nation’s veterans

ORANGE, NJ — Capt. Faith Alcantara, executive director of innovation for the Orange Public School District, was the grand marshal at Orange’s Veterans Day parade on Nov. 13. Marching with her were Mayor Dwayne Warren and several veterans, including former board of education member Cristina Mateo.  Participants in the parade included Irvington High School’s marching […]

Irvington High principal welcomes students back to school

Irvington High principal welcomes students back to school

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington students returned to the classroom on Sept. 7 to begin the 2022-23 school year. Irvington High School’s new principal, Malikita Wright, who previously served as assistant principal, expressed her excitement to return to the home of the Blue Knights in a letter to the community.  “Some changes have occurred since my […]

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

Irvington HS graduates look ahead to their bright future

Irvington HS graduates look ahead to their bright future

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School held its 143rd commencement exercise on Friday, June 24. Assistant Principal Talia Snipes was the first to address the audience at Matthews Field, and she told the students that they should always be themselves and always choose the opportunities for learning. She reminded them that they alone are responsible […]

Towns celebrate Juneteenth with art, fellowship and pride

Towns celebrate Juneteenth with art, fellowship and pride

NEWARK, NJ — The Irvington High School marching band, the East Orange Silver Steppers and dancers from Concepts in Choreography in Orange performed at the Essex County Commissioners’ inaugural Juneteenth Jam, celebrating the holiday that was signed into law by President Joe Biden last year to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, […]

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

Commissioners hold 18th annual ‘Essex County Celebrates Youth’ event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, April 26, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2022 “Essex County Celebrates Youth” event via Zoom. The event is held yearly to acknowledge outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed a great deal early in their lives. This year the board recognized: […]

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