The Day: Good Neighbors

On the first Thursday evening of March, a group of 12 people, including two from Maplewood, sat around a toddler-sized table at the Harmony Day Care in Irvington. They had gathered to plan the next phase of an out-sized ambition to raise Irvington up by getting people involved in a series of community-driven initiatives. Maplewood […]

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Adding Literacy to Harmony

For the last 11 years, the Jefferson PTA has helped the fifth-grade class develop a service project to support others in need such as school children in Afghanistan and the St. Josephs Food Pantry. This year, the fifth-grade class reached out to help young children in http://acmestudio.org/?cat=/order-cialis-online.php a neighboring community. By Mary Mann Every year, […]


Rotary to present service awards

The Irvington Rotary Club will be holding its first-ever awards ceremony on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. in Hanover Manor on Eagle Rock Avenue in East Hanover. The Service Above Self Awards will recognize outstanding individual buy viagra online service to the Irvington community in the categories of protective service; education; business and commerce; health […]


Getting Irvington Organized and Headed in the Right Direction

Irvington, N.J., is known to many of its neighbors—including Maplewood—as a town to pass through quickly or be avoided altogether. Overcrowding, poverty, crime, narcotics, corruption—these words are often associated with Irvington. But a group of Irvington boosters are looking to make other words synonymous with Irvington: community, hope, education, commitment, opportunity. Afiah Atakora represents an […]

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PARENTING; Reaching a Milestone, and Looking Back

(Page 2 http://iupatdc5.org of 2) The economic collapse is particularly hard on poor parents. In March 2007 I wrote about a popular parenting program run for 25 years by the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Riverhead, on Long Island, that taught parents how to discipline without screaming and hitting; it was recently eliminated from the 2009 […]