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Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Pastor Father Michael Ward Celebrates 25th Annversary

July 3, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church hosted 25th anniversary celebration of Father Michael Ward’s priesthood and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast on Sunday, June 26. It began, naturally, with the noon mass as parishioners gathered to celebrate the Eucharist and to reflect on Father Mike’s homily. 

“The most uplifting part was the ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

Work of Reverend Dr. Samuel C. Jackson will Never be Forgotten, Councilwoman Dr. Lilisa Mimms Declares

PATERSON, NJ – Samuel C. Jackson was born in 1935 and raised in Wrightsville, Georgia where he lived in a home that wasn’t much more than a shack so flimsy that the dwelling shook during a harsh storm. His beloved father, known as Doc Jackson, was a farmer and deacon of two churches and was a pillar of strength and a force enduring the oppression of the Jim Crow south.

Doc ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Juneteenth with a Celebration of Black Culture and History

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865. 

This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, which greatly increased the flow of ideas for how to celebrate, ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Juneteenth with a Celebration of Black Culture and History

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865. 

This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, which greatly increased the flow of ideas for how to celebrate, ...

Nutley Mourns 84th COVID-19 Death, 14th Loss in 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported that another Nutley resident was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. The death was reported in the Essex County Coronavirus report of June 29, 2022. 

This latest death is the fourteenth reported since the start of the year, and the 84th loss since the pandemic began. The last reported death occurred in April.

The COVID-19 Memorial is ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America Support Efforts to Save Plainfield's Grace Episcopal Church Carillon

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The preservation of the historic Pittis Family Carillon, located in Grace Episcopal Church, is being sought by The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), "an organization of professional musicians dedicated to promoting the carillon art."

Laura Ellis, The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America President, sent on June 28 an email to Plainfield Mayor ...

Elks Lodge #2298 Celebrates Flag Day and Awards Scholarships

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Elks Lodge #2298 celebrated Flag Day and presented recipients of the 2021 – 2022 scholarships on June 14. Boy Scout Troop 125 partook in the Elks’ Flag Day ceremony held before the scholarship presentation. Any high school senior who is a child, stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild of a South Plainfield Elk who will be attending ...

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