For Veterans Day, Belleville says thank you to those who served

For Veterans Day, Belleville says thank you to those who served

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville always looks to Veterans Day as a time to recognize those men and women from its tight-knit community who have selflessly served our country. This year, the community took extra time to remember the sacrifice and service of Michael Donnelly, a Vietnam War veteran who died Aug. 7. Friends, family members […]

East Orange salutes its veterans in ceremony

East Orange salutes its veterans in ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange honored the sacrifices and courage of its veterans during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, recognizing two special honorees: East Orange Fire Capt. Stanley E. White, who was bestowed the Stanley E. Costley Award for the Highest Ranking City Veteran, and Mayor’s Office of […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Veterans Day, honor those who served

Essex County commissioners celebrate Veterans Day, honor those who served

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Veterans Day celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, honored the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognized specific veterans of […]

Former VA Medical Center employee admits to stealing HIV medication

EAST ORANGE, NJ — A former pharmacy procurement technician has admitted to stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 3. Lisa M. Hoffman, 49, of Orange, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court […]

US Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal in Orange

US Marine posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Members of the National Montford Point Marine Association assembled in Orange on Aug. 1 for a solemn ceremony awarding a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Newark native Matthew Edward Harris. Harris served in the segregated ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 in Okinawa in the Pacific Theater.  The […]

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Historical Society’s July 4th ceremony went off with a bang as Belleville residents gathered at 11 a.m. at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church cemetery at Main and Rutger Street for the annual event to watch Revolutionary War reenactors fire muskets and cannon at the historic site.  Participants in the […]

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