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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 ...

Anne Rotonda to receive Nutley Women's Advocacy Award at June 30 ceremony

NUTLEY, NJ - Special Young Adults Director Anne Rotonda will be awarded the 2017 Department of Public Affairs Women’s Advocacy Award for her work with SYA in a special ceremony on June 30. The award is given by Commissioner Steven Rogers and the Department of Public Affairs.

Rotonda was named the recipient of award in early 2017, but due to serious health ...

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 ...

Just One Week Until NFSB Benefit Rock Hunger II at the Old Canal Inn June 22

NUTLEY NJ -There's just one week until Nutley Family Service Bureau's (NFSB) 'Rock Hunger II' at the Old Canal Inn Friday June 22. The original Rock Hunger, in 2017, was such a success that Nutley Family Service Bureau requested an encore.

Headline band The Attic, with special guests Madison Gerish & Daniel Skinner, The Almost Original Swampgrass Jug Band, ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness At First Ever Annual 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 ...

Rosemary Costa Installed as New Nutley Rotary President

BELLEVILLE, NJ - A changing of the guard took place at The Rotary Club of Nutley’s annual Installation Dinner Monday, June 11, at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, as Rosemary Costa took the helm as president for 2018-2019.Costa succeeds Tom McCrohan as president, as the organization also welcomed several new directors and members into the fold during the elegant ...

Tickets are Going Fast for NFSB Benefit Rock Hunger II at the Old Canal Inn June 22

NUTLEY NJ -Tickets are going fast for Nutley Family Service Bureau's (NFSB) 'Rock Hunger II' at the Old Canal Inn Friday June 22. The original Rock Hunger, in 2017, was such a success that Nutley Family Service Bureau demanded an encore.

Headline band The Attic, with special guests Madison Gerish & Daniel Skinner, The Almost Original Swampgrass Jug Band, and ...

Nutley's 'Community Pillar' Walt Smith receives NJ Governor's Jefferson Award

TRENTON, NJ - Nutley's 'Community Pillar' Walt Smith was officially recognized as such when he was presented with the 2018 New Jersey Governor's Jefferson Award at the War Memorial in Trenton earlier this month. The award recognizes civic engagement of volunteers in the Garden State.  

The awards bill themselves as 'ordinary people doing ...

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The Power of Positive Engagement

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 ...