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VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

June 20, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Garden State Plaza Retailers to Donate Portion of Proceeds June 20 to Victims of East Brook Middle School Crash

PARAMUS, NJ -- Over a dozen retailers at the Westfield Garden State Plaza have pledged to donate commission from sales June 20 to the support the victims of the fatal East Brook Middle School bus accident last month. 

12 stores located in the biggest mall in Paramus have pledged to donate 10% of sales made tomorrow. to the cause. These retailers are: 16 Handles, Bags ...

June 2018 Declared LGBT Pride Month at Bloomfield Pride Picnic

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - This past weekend, 'Bloomfield Pride' held their second annual community picnic in Brookside Park. The event culminated in the reading of a formal proclamation declaring June 2018 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

Co-Chairs of Bloomfield Pride, Mary Valentine and Tobias Wilson, welcomed the gathered crowd beginning with the short, but ...

New Jersey Teacher Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Heteji Grabko, a mom of two who worked this year at Westfield’s Lincoln School as a special education preschool teacher, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko.

The couple lives in North Plainfield with their two children, 12-year-old Ella and ...

New Brunswick Civic League leader still looking for new challenges after 48 years at helm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After 48 years of leading the charge for change in New Brunswick, Dr. C. Roy Epps can still be found quietly working on weekends in The Civic League of Greater New Brunswick offices.

The tireless commitment of the 77-year-old President and CEO of this non-profit has helped provide residents access to a variety of health, housing and education services over the ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness At First Ever National MG Walk In NJ

Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.  

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between ...

Bloomfield Residents Holding Fundraiser for Cystinosis Foundation of New Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield residents Terri Venezia & Mary Jo DiMilia, M.D. are raising funds to support research to find a cure for Cystinosis. Cystinosis is rare inherited disease affecting children which presents between 9 & 18 months of age. Individuals with this disease form crystals in major organs of their body, especially the kidneys. Despite early diagnosis and ...

Founder of New Community Corporation and Newark institution Monsignor William J. Linder dies

Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82.

New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing and provided critical services such as job training.

Linder grew New Community ...

Columbia High School's 'Hairspray' Cast Sends Donation and Messages of Support to Parkland Students

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The cast of the Columbia High School (CHS) musical, Hairspray, collected messages and donations during show performances in March to support the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three staff members were fatally shot and 17 others were wounded in a mass shooting at the school in February.

Matt ...

The Bloomfield Beautification Committee Spruces up N 15th Street Triangle

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Beautification Committee completed their first project yesterday morning as they cleaned up the triangle at North 15th Street and Bloomfield Avenue and planted flowers and shrubs. The triangle serves as a “Welcome to Bloomfield” point, as represented by a sign stating the same.

The Bloomfield Beautification Committee is comprised of ...

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June 16, 2018

To the Editor:

I wanted to share this letter from Laurie Beacham, Media Director for NJ 11th for Change, about the notable increase in voter turnout and citizens deciding to run in the recent primary election:

"The 11th Congressional District has a lot to be proud of. In the June 5th primaries, voter turnout climbed from almost 33,000 in 2014 to over 86,000. Democratic ...