Irvington opens STEAM academy

Irvington opens STEAM academy

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Rita L. Owens STEAM Academy staff and community participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new school on Sept. 15. The Irvington school is dedicated to and named after Rita L. Owens, a beloved art teacher in the Irvington School District for more than two decades. The academy is a […]

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 […]

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: […]

202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Irvington, Newark superintendents participate in WeLoveU webinar

Irvington, Newark superintendents participate in WeLoveU webinar

NEWARK / IRVINGTON, NJ — The International WeLoveU Foundation East Coast Region has officially launched a new educational program, “Closing the Homework Gap: Bridging the Digital Divide for Students and Families,” at its self-titled webinar. WeLoveU’s program is a direct response to the pressing technology crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, WeLoveU […]