Martin Luther King, Newark, and the Cool Spring of 1968

Newark's late 1960s story is often told through the interweaving of histories of black power and violence. By examining events too often overshadowed by the great attention paid to the uprising of 1967 this class offers new historical visions of Newark, black power, and the legacy of the 1960s.

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Newark's late 1960s story is often told through the interweaving of histories of black power and violence. By examining events too often overshadowed by the great attention paid to the uprising of 1967 this class offers new historical visions of Newark, black power, and the legacy of the 1960s.

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Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

October 11, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

October 15, 2018

October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018

On October 9, 2018 at 1:53 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for speeding along Ridge Road. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of crack cocaine and heroin inside the vehicle. The driver, a 48 year old male from Verona, was arrested, charged, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.  

On October 10, 2018 ...

Superintendent Corner Column Why Your Vote on Full Day Kindergarten Is Important

October 13, 2018

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.

But for children play is serious learning.

Play is really the work of childhood."

Mister Fred Rogers

On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase funding to the Verona Public Schools to invest in full day kindergarten through a ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Cedar Grove Historical Society to Celebrate Its Fiftieth Anniversary

October 15, 2018

The Cedar Grove Historical Society to Celebrate Its Fiftieth Anniversary

In November, 1968, a group of interested Cedar Grove citizens met at the home of F. Leslie Jacobus to form the Cedar Grove Historical Society.  Mr. Jacobus became the first president of the Society that was created to preserve the history of Cedar Grove.  Since that time many changes have taken place ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

‘Dead and Buried’ explores parent/child loss

‘Dead and Buried’ explores parent/child loss

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – Nothing is as it seems and how much is really resolved remains a mystery in the drama “Dead and Buried” by James McLindon.

Three actors keep the play moving, with touches of humor and some emotional outbursts, despite the forlorn cemetery setting. Dreamcatcher Artistic Director Laura ...