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Montclair Township Veteran's Day Ceremony: WWII Veteran Gerry Sorell Honored with Bronze Star

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of the Bulge, under heavy artillery fire, according to ...

Families and PTA Renovate Girls Bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School.

As the school year began, Jackie Spoerel and her family, with the support of the PTA, worked Labor Day ...

Technology on Display During Student Fair at Essex Tech West Caldwell Campus

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus. Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live demonstrations.

The district offers a full-service program that’s been recognized by publications such as ...

Newark's Water Department Director Has Died, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ - The head of the city department that has been addressing elevated levels of lead in residents’ water died last night, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said today. 

Andrea Hall Adebowale worked in the city’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities for about 30 years and spent the last five years as its director. She was a Newark native and graduate of Newark Public Schools, ...

SOMA Action Holds 'No One is Above the Law' Rally in South Orange on Thursday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod Rosenstein from overseeing the Mueller ...

Newark Residents Choose Elected School Board; Dems Win Big in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ - Newark residents chose to have an elected school board rather than members appointed by the mayor, according to unofficial election results at this time.  

Newark Public Schools regained local control this year after the state ran the district for about 22 years. The transition plan included having Newark voters decide if the district's designation should be a type I ...

Rockwell Elected to Councilman-At-Large Seat in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Richard Rockwell has officially been elected Councilman-At-Large as the polls came to a close on Election Day 2018.  Rockwell was originally appointed as a Council member at-Large in January after former Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected as a member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rockwell ran unopposed in this election.

A ...

Cedar Grove Grapples with Affordable Housing Obligations

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - On Monday Cedar Grove hosted its state representatives at a town hall meeting to discuss the overdevelopment issue stemming from affordable housing obligations.  The meeting is part of an effort by Town Council to take a proactive approach to any further development in Cedar Grove. Dozens of Cedar Grove residents came out for the meeting.   

Senator ...

Police Investigate After Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Two Cars

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced today that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident.


At approximately 6:30 a.m. today a male was ...

Lt. Governor Oliver to Deliver Keynote Address at HOMECorp 30th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 30

MONTCLAIR, NJ - HOMECorp, the Montclair-based non-profit, will celebrate 30 years of preserving, restoring and building affordable housing for Montclair residents, on Tuesday, October 30. 

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will come home to her native Essex County to deliver the keynote address at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ, to over 200 guests hailing from the business, arts, ...


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