Saturday, June 15, 2013
Jessica Benacquista, a Junior in Communication, attained academic honor.
Saturday, June 15
Jessica Benacquista, a Junior in Communication from Belleville was named to the spring semester Dean's List at Bryant University. Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., is a leading private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education. Founded in 1863 and recognizing its 150th anniversary in 2013, Bryant has approximately 3,500 graduate and undergraduate students from 27 states and 54 countries. Bryant University regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Forbes, and Barron's. Visit www.bryant.edu
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Nutley native joins elite collegiate honor society.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phihas announced that Nutley's Krista Gilchrist of Nutley, N.J., was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society. Gilchrist is pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Studies at The College of New Jersey and is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni invited to Phi Kappa Phi this year. Membership requires nomination and approval by a chapter; only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Firefighters recognized for rescuing woman and her cat in apartment fire
This week, two Bloomfield Firefighters were recognized for their lifesaving efforts during a February fire in Belleville. On the morning of February 22, the Belleville Fire Department requested assistance for a structure fire in an apartment building on 750 Mill Street. Bloomfield Engine 1, staffed by Captain David Duda, Firefighter Jeff DeJessie, and Firefighter Erick Stone was dispatched to assist. Upon their arrival, they helped rescue a woman trapped on a balcony on the floor above the fire. The crew climbed a ladder to the balcony and assisted the woman from the balcony to the ladder and then safely brought both the woman and her pet cat down the ladder to the ground. Bloomfield officials said their actions at this incident display …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Owner of Trio Jewelers honored for charitable efforts, work with Nutley Family Service Bureau, the Rotary and more.
The following bio comes courtesy of the Nutley Jaycees. Business Man of the Year Sanford "Sam" Fleitell, owner of Trio Jewelers in Nutley since 1983, was selected as the recipient of the Jaycees Outstanding Businessman of the Year for his many years of community service. Fleitell has worked for a number of organizations on various levels including many years with the Nutley Family Service Bureau, serving as a trustee and president of the organization. He also served the Nutley Rotary Club as past president, past vice-president, past sergeant at arms as well as chairing its 75th anniversary celebration. He has been involved with the Nutley Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Facade Committee, a member of the Nutley Elks and Third Half …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Vice president of the Nutley Board of Education Vicky Flynn recognized.
The following bio comes courtesy the Nutley Jaycees. -------------- Outstanding Young Woman Vicky Flynn moved to Nutley in 2001 with her husband, Michael Naughton, and immediately became active in several community organizations. She served as a president of the Nutley Junior Women's Club and is a member of the Women's Initiative of Nutley, the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University of Women. She is active with the Nutley Library and has been serving as a trustee on its Board of Directors. Last April, she was elected vice president of the Nutley Board of Education. She was a member of the Nutley Junior Women’s Club for a number of years, and served as its President for a term. Despite being one of the smallest …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Five Nutley residents will receive the Jaycees' "Distinguished Service Award" at a community banquet on Thursday April 4.
The Nutey Jaycees have singled out five residents for their contributions to the township. This week, the Jaycees announces that John H. Walker Middle School's Joseph Cappello, named "Educator of the Year," tops the list of Nutley citizens who will receive the Jaycees' 42nd annual "Distinguished Service Award" at a community banquet on Thursday April 4. The "Outstanding Young Woman of the Year" award will go to to Nutley Board of Education Vice President Victoria Flynn. For distinguished service in "Public Health and Public Safety, the Jaycees award will honor Fire Chief Philip Nicolette, a lifelong Nutley resident who has worked 33 years as a volunteer fireman. The civic affairs award honors former teacher and longtime volunteer Teri …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Students from Belleville and Nutley recognized by prestigious Jersey City Catholic high school.
Saint Peter’s Prep Principal James C. DeAngelo of announced in early March that local residents attained honor roll status for the second marking period of 2012-2013. Belleville: Joshua Yanicak, '16, earned First Honors. Arley Giraldo, '14 and Ryan Villadarez, '14, achieved Second Honors. Honorable Mention was earned by Joseph Calandra, '13 and Jacob Yanicak, '13. Nutley: Matthew Halchak, '13, Kyle Lupo, '13, Brendan Boardingham, '14, Matthew Capobianco, '14, Kieran Purcell, '14, Kyle Bowes, '15, Benjamin Halligan, '15, and Michael Fogle, '16, achieved First Honors. Perry Zirpoli, '14, Nicholas Cozzarelli, '15, and Sean Johnson, '15, achieved Second Honors. Honorable Mention was earned by Alexander Duva, '13 and Anthony Sabia, '15. In a…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Student's work will be collected in a book published by Rand McNally.
Emely Cosme, an 11th Grade United States History 2 Honors student at Belleville High School, landed in the top 50 among 8,000 entries in a national writing competition. Her essay, "If you knew the truth, would you still eat it?" was one of the top 50 essays in the nation as judged by Rand McNally Publishing Company. Her essay will be published in an upcoming book. Belleville school officials touted how Cosme was in the top 99 percent of all essays submitted in the "Dear Mr. President" competition. The question posed that she responded to was "What is the most important issue facing our nation today." Her essay was intriguingly titled "If you knew the truth, would you still eat it?"
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Costa was Deputy Director for the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1966 to 1970.
Commissioner Steven Rogers announced today that the Department of Public Affairs and Health will celebrate women’s history month by dedicating the Nutley Health Department Health Clinic in honor of Nurse Angelica (Vitillo) Costa, a Nutley resident who served as the Deputy Director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, from 1966 to 1970. In a statement to the press, Commissioner Rogers said, “It is an honor for me to dedicate our health clinic to a woman who has distinguished herself in manyways during times of war and peace. Captain Costa is a role model for women not only who live in Nutley, but for women around the world. Her professional excellence and trailblazing career in the United States Navy and medical field has touched the lives of countless…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Three local students earned honor at Teaneck College.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus announced this week that three local residents have been inducted to FDU's Phi Omega Epsilon senior honor society for the Fall 2012 semester. To qualify for Phi Omega Epsilon, a student must have completed 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree, and of these credits, 58 must have been earned at FDU and a cumulative grade point ratio of 3.20 must have been maintained for all of them. The following have qualified: