Essex County, NJ

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Tributes continue for trailblazer Candy Straight

A former Republican governor of Hawaii and a Democratic congresswoman from Essex County joined were among those who lauded the life of Candy Straight, a longtime advocate of electing women to public office, who died on Sunday at age 73. Linda Lingle, Hawaii’s governor from 2002 to 2010, called Straight...
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West Orange,

West Orange angler catches five fish at derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Kingston Howard, right, was the first male to catch a fish and caught the most fish in the male age 6 to 10 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Weequahic Park in Newark on June 10. He caught five fish. Presenting the awards is program coordinator Jackie Matthews from the Essex County Parks Department.
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West Orange,

Local boys win fishing competition at Weequahic Park

EAST ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s Aiden Newman, left, and East Orange’s Nathan Eman, right, caught the most fish in the male age 11-15 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Weequahic Park in Newark on June 10. They each caught one fish. Presenting the award is program coordinator Jackie Matthews, center, from the Essex County Parks Department.
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North Caldwell teen elected to Essex County Democratic Committee

NORTH CALDWELL – Evie Klein, 19, was elected to represent the borough’s District 2 on the Essex County Democratic Committee in the primary election Tuesday, June 8. She won a two-year term in an uncontested race after collecting 10 signatures from neighbors to get her name on the ballot. “I’m excited to be part of the political process,” she said in an interview Sunday, June 13.
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Montclair Local

MKA girls fall to Trinity in Non-Public B finals, 13-6

Unfortunately for Montclair Kimberley girls lacrosse, Trinity Hall was kryptonite this season, but the program’s arrow is pointing up. The Cougars lost for the second time this year to the Monarchs, this time in the Non-Public B final, 13-6, on Saturday at Middletown South High School in what was the first Non-Public B final. In 2020, the NJSIAA decided to split the Non-Public bracket, but the pandemic canceled the season and of course the tournament.

Memorial Service Set For Marie T. Corcoran

A memorial mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church on Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. for Marie T. Corcoran. Mrs. Corcoran died peacefully of natural causes on April 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Haverford, Pa., but an in-person service could not be held at that time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jersey City, NJNew Jersey Globe

Never, ever cross Frank Hague

Fights among Democrats are part of New Jersey political history. In 1916, a young rising star in Jersey City politics named Frank Hague traveled to St. Louis to watch Woodrow Wilson get renominated at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic State Chairman at the time was James “Big Boss” Nugent,...
Irvington, NJPosted by
Daily Voice

SEEN HIM? Irvington Man Reported Missing

Police in Essex County are seeking the public's help in locating a 31-year-old man. Eric R. Bunyan, of Irvington, was last seen on the 200 block of Camden Street in Newark, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. He last communicated with his family on Tuesday, June 8. He...

YMCA program teaches families basic water safety skills

EAST ORANGE / LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges wants to make sure children can safely enjoy the pool, lake or ocean. The Y’s Safety Around Water Week is a free five-day program that teaches children of all ages and backgrounds basic swimming skills, with the intent of reducing the risk of drowning and boosting confidence in and around water. Guided by certified swim instructors, participants will learn how to react if they are unexpectedly submerged or in distress. Adults can also learn CPR during their child’s session.

Mountainside’s D’Angelo is honored as MKA’s Essex scholar-athlete

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside resident Danny D’Angelo, who has been a three-sport star at Montclair Kimberley Academy, was recently selected as the school’s recipient of the 2021 Essex County Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. D’Angelo, who is currently winding up a splendid senior season for MKA’s outstanding boys lacrosse...

16-year-old shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager in Newark on June 10, according to a June 11 press release from the ECPO. At approximately noon on Thursday, June 10, Newark police officers were dispatched to the 100...

NORTH JERSEY GREEN: 'Future is Green' exhibit enlightens school community

There is now an established consensus that climate change, if unchecked, will have serious impacts across the country. The Northern Jersey Sustainable Municipal Alliance (NJSMA), a coalition of residents from Morris, Essex and Union counties, is working to identify how local action can help address the problem. Our schools have a critical role to play in this.
Hudson County,

Juneteenth 2021 Events in Hudson County + Beyond

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, takes place on June 19th and marks the day of emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Local communities celebrate this historic day through educational and cultural events. Read on for a list of Juneteenth events happening in and around Hudson County.