NUTLEY MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

NUTLEY MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Matt Wrobel NHS senior, Bowling What got you interested in the sport of bowling? I have been bowling for fun with my family and friends ever since I was young, so I jumped at the opportunity in my junior year when I heard the high school had a team. For you personally, how much mental […]

NUTLEY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

NUTLEY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Tiffany Miruelo NHS junior, Indoor Track and Field What got you interested in competing in track and field? My interest in track and field started when I was in middle school going into high school. In the eighth grade, I began playing soccer and continued it for about a year and a half, which then […]

Manor celebrates Prohibition’s centennial

Manor celebrates Prohibition’s centennial

By Myles Ma, Correspondent NUTLEY, NJ — A winter storm covered Nutley in more than two inches of snow on Saturday, Jan. 18, but the Kingsland Manor was the hottest spot in town. The manor’s newly restored basement speakeasy hosted a party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition, complete with a secret password, 1920s […]

American Legion Post 105 celebrates 100 years

American Legion Post 105 celebrates 100 years

BELLEVILLE, NJ — American Legion Post 105, located on Washington Avenue in Belleville, celebrated its centennial on Nov. 10, 2019, which fell on Veteran’s Day weekend. The theme for the 100-year celebration was “Legacy and Vision” — a celebration of past accomplishments and a renewal of the organization’s resolve to serve communities, states and the […]

Fighting cancer with every step to Patagonia

Fighting cancer with every step to Patagonia

NUTLEY, NJ — When Nutley resident Michael Mankowich’s lower back started to bother him, he figured it was a souvenir from his earlier athletic days. Mike, 58, had been a top-notch wrestler at 132 pounds at Long Island’s Commack North High School. He’d been an all-American, in fact, as well as a two-time all-Ivy, three-time New […]

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — When Borough Administrator Michael Rohal left his office for the final time on Friday, Jan. 17, a group of residents awaited him in the lobby of the municipal building to say goodbye. Kisses and hugs were exchanged and quiet words of gratitude were heard, while outside a motorcade of first-response vehicles […]

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 21, a fire destroyed a two-story Washington Street building that housed nine businesses, including Roxy Florist at the corner of Glenwood Avenue. According to Bloomfield Fire Department Chief Lou Venezia, the call came in at 7:45 a.m. There were flames inside the walls and ceiling of the second floor […]

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the New Light Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 20. The event, Bloomfield’s 18th annual, was hosted by Councilwoman-at-large Wartyna Davis, who opened the event by noting that the commemoration was established by former Councilman-at-large Bernard Hamilton. Davis said the New Light Baptist Church, or […]

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View School students from third through sixth grade attended a presentation about the ABCs of bicycle safety on Friday, Jan. 3. The presentation was given by EZ Ride, a nonprofit organization funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the NJ Safe Routes to School program, and included an animated movie, cycling […]

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the United Methodist Church considers a proposal to split into separate entities, the Rev. Joel Hubbard of Park United Methodist Church on Broad Street may soon have a difficult decision to make. In a statement about the proposal released by the UMC’s Council of Bishops office and shared by Hubbard, the […]

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