Essex County Students and Leaders Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

July 29, 2018

Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled down to Puerto Rico during the week of July 14. The students worked together to build homes for ...

Governor Taps Newark Pastor for State Parole Board

A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board.

“I’m both honored and grateful for Governor Murphy’s nomination for me to serve on the State’s Parole Board as ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach, Aug. 8-12

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to ...

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