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Nutley’s First Female VFW Commandant Makes Township History in 2022 Memorial Day Parade

May 26, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Memorial Day Parade’s grand marshal is another first for the township. Not only is the Nutley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 493 commander the first female, but she is also the first woman grand marshal. The Nutley VFW elected Maria Hamlin commander in May 2021 and this year she is re-elected to serve a second term.

In a time ...

Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. Inaugurated as Pillar College's Newest President

NEWARK, NJ - The Pillar College community celebrated Dr. Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. inauguration as the institution’s new President, replacing the previous President and now current Chancellor of Pillar College, Dr. David E. Schroeder on Apr. 28.

Chancellor Schroeder in his speech quipped “I am supposed to pass a baton to you, and I don’t run very well, and I don’t know ...

Death of an East Orange Legend, Mayor Robert L. Bowser

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away. 

Mayor Bowser held the distinction of being the first African American in the history of the City to have been elected to serve a third term, serving four terms in total, from 1998 - 2014. 

He began his professional career as a Principal City Planner for the Newark Central Planning ...

Newark church rejoices during reopening homecoming 

When The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of Saint James A.M.E. Church in Newark, resumed his position in the pulpit for the first time in two years in front of a live gathering, the mood in the pews soon shifted from anticipation to exaltation. 

"God, I've been waiting twenty-four months for this," said Slaughter, referring to the last time the church had ...

Stephen K. Jones, Driving Force in Merger to Create RWJBarnabas Health, Dies at 74

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stephen K. Jones, a titan in the health care field in New Jersey and a driving force in the merger that created RWJBarnabas Health, has died.

Mr. Jones, who passed away at his home in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick on Monday, was 74.

He also served as the President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Health ...

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What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Ruling Means for Our Communities and Our Work

The news that the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, and removing a half century of constitutional protection allowing women to obtain an abortion, did not come as a surprise. After all, some states had already imposed significant restrictions. And yet, it was still a shock.

What we do know is this: the ...

Marieann Meringolo returns to Paper Mill’s Brookside Cabaret & Dining July 6 - 9

July 6, 2022

MILLBURN, NJ (July 5, 2022) Paper Mill continues its popular outdoor dining series Brookside Cabaret featuring world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

THIS WEEK AT BROOKSIDE CABARET: 

Marieann Meringolo: Shades of Love

July 6–9

Award-winning and critically acclaimed songstress Marieann Meringolo wowed brookside ...

OPINION: Community Should Have Been Consulted on Renaming of Washington Park

June 21, 2022

I was appointed to the Newark Landmarks and HIstoric Preservation Commission by Mayor Sharp James and served for more than a decade. I always believed in following the law and proper procedures. I am dismayed and disappointed that the current administration would choose to bypass and ignore the the city's own commission. If not required by law, I certainly think it would have been an act of ...