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Ironbound Youth Learn How to Play Music, Perform Through This Local Program

June 21, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — As musicians young and old took part on Monday in a global celebration that raises music awareness otherwise known as “Make Music Day,” one local program in Newark’s Ironbound joined in focusing on the importance of bringing music to children in the Brick City. 

Salvation Army Divisional Music Director Nathan Power oversees more than a dozen ...

Sewerage Commission to Re-Examine Plans for Ironbound Wastewater Facility Power Generator

NEWARK, NJ — The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission will take another look at its plans to build a natural gas power plant at an existing wastewater treatment facility in the Ironbound, a project that has angered local environmental activists. 

When Hurricane Sandy in 2012 caused catastrophic damage to the Ironbound wastewater treatment facility, it experienced a shutdown lasting ...

Newark Zoning Board Rules Ironbound Activists' Appeal of Aries Application Was Timely 

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Zoning Board on Thursday ruled that a challenge on an application calling for the construction of an industrial facility in the Ironbound was timely in its appeal, which local environmental activists are claiming as a small victory in an ongoing battle with the applicant. 

The ruling comes after a group of community activists, Ironbound Community Corporation, ...

Newark Public Schools District Enters Into $160M Lease for New Vo-Tech School

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools District officials have laid out the financial groundwork for a new architecture and design vocational-technical high school to be built in the East Ward. 

District officials on Friday held a public hearing and entered into a $160 million lease agreement for its School of Architecture and Interior Design, planned to open in 2022. The school will be ...


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Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

June 20, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In addition to bringing together a panel of local mayors to discuss the many challenges facing their municipalities, the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County also recently honored Essex County icon Louis LaSalle with a Lifetime Achievement award upon his recent retirement during the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event.

As a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...