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Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Madison Residents Invited to Circle of Prayer on Saturday June 6

MADISON, NJ -  Members of the community are invited to attend a Circle of Prayer around the track at Dodge Field, located at 49 Central Avenue. The event will take place on Saturday June 6 at 4pm. 

First Baptist Church Pastor Craig Dunn, Madison Mayor Bob Conley and Police Chief Darren Dachisen are inviting the faith leadership and all community members to attend, said ...

7th Grade Class at St. Theresa School in Kenilworth Honors 8th Grade Graduates

KENILWORTH, NJ - At the School of Saint Theresa members from the seventh-grade class decided to pay a tribute to the eighth-graders the evening of their graduation. An organized caravan of cars was formed that took them through the towns of Kenilworth, Union, Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle Park, Westfield, and Scotch Plains to stop at every ...

Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

William Shapiro, Devoted Teacher and Advocate, Dies at 90

PARKLAND, FL — Dr. William Shapiro, a former Livingston resident, died peacefully on June 1 at 90 years old after a long battle with lewy body dementia.  

After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School for 42 years and was faculty advisor to ...

In-Person Services May Resume Soon at Fair Lawn Temples, Churches

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Local houses of worship may soon be able to welcome their congregations back for in-person services.

As long as the COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey continues trending downward, Gov. Phil Murphy said religious services might resume on the weekend of June 12 and that he plans to issue rules for indoor worship soon, such as how many people would be allowed to ...

William Shapiro, Devoted Teacher and Advocate, Passes Away at 90

PARKLAND, FL – Dr. William Shapiro, 90, died peacefully on June 1, 2020, after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School for forty-two years and was faculty advisor to the student government for many ...

Hundreds Come Out to Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity and to Honor George Floyd

UNION, NJ – About 450 people stood on the steps and lawn of Union’s town hall on Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil in solidarity and in memory of George Floyd.

“As the wife of a Black man and the mother of a young Black man, I acutely feel the pain surrounding what was revealed to the world when George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis,” said Union Mayor Michele ...

William Shapiro, Devoted Teacher and Advocate, Passes Away at 90

PARKLAND, FL – Dr. William Shapiro, 90, died peacefully on June 1, 2020, after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and West Orange High School for forty-two years and was faculty advisor to the student government for many ...

107 Year Old Nun to Receive Birthday Parade in Florham Park on Sunday

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Sister Regina Rose Palkovics is turning 107 years old and the Sisters of Charity are planning a drive-by birthday parade to celebrate.  

The parade will provide a colorful, feel-good environment that celebrates the life of one of New Jersey's oldest living residents.

The parade will take place at the Villa at Florham Park on Sunday, June 7th at 1:30pm.  ...

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NJ Interfaith Coalition Strongly Condemns the Murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police  

June 2, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - While the struggle of African-Americans for equality has continued for centuries, the unjust and inhumane murder of George Floyd underscores the urgency to address the deeply rooted racism that is still endemic in American society, especially towards people of color and, in particular, towards African-Americans. 

Members of the NJ Interfaith Coalition ...

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