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Easter Festivities Return to Fairfield Rec Center for First Time in 3 Years

April 20, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Last Saturday, after a long two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairfield Recreation Center hosted the town’s Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Recreation Center Turf Field.

The customary King and Queen, Max Antonakos and Adelina Linares (not present) and announcer Pete Franzi led hundreds of kids from Pre-K all the way up ...

West Essex H.S. Students Get Art Awards

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex High School seniors Ava Buccino and Lilli O'Boyle received 2022 Scholastic Art Awards. Their work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted in the Northern New Jersey region.

Ava's digital illustration "Lantern Hat Girl" received Gold Key, the highest honor. She will be considered for a chance ...


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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

West Essex YMCA Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

May 17, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The West Essex YMCA will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 29th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. As an official host site, the West Essex Y will hold a free community event this day, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with a variety of activities and wellness resources for older adults.

The Y will join with an ...

Verona Police Take Juvenile into Custody After Stolen Jeep Hits Building

May 18, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.  

Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee that was stolen from Rockaway. Police said that the Jeep then fled ...

Car Crashes into Building in Downtown Verona Wednesday

VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona Rescue Squad on scene and transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation, ...

Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident in Livingston Remains Under Investigation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of Angelica M. Garcia, 35, of Newark on Wednesday evening in Livingston remains under investigation as of Tuesday, according to Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.

A police officer on patrol discovered a female pedestrian at the 300 block of South Orange ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire at Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City. 

The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

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Obituary for Lewis Dundon Thompson Passed away at home in Overland Park, KS. Born in Glen Ridge, ...
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