Ricardo Kaulessar, North Jersey News

Ricardo Kaulessar

North Jersey News

Woodland Park, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Ricardo:

Hip-hop photographer retrains his lens on BLM, insurrection

Photographer Mel D. Cole, a Jersey City resident, is coming out with a new book of photos that are a big departure from his usual world. → Read More

Broke, bracing and on the brink: Snapshots from an evictions crisis

The clock is ticking for COVID-induced eviction moratoria that shook the lives of landlords and tenants across the Atlantic Region. → Read More

With Juneteenth now a national holiday, could Election Day and Indigenous Peoples Day be next?

Like the path to Juneteenth, our country's newest holiday, the drive for these days to become nationwide holidays has been anything but a picnic. → Read More

Black Lives Matter chapter in NJ launching youth-led summer camp for future activists

The Black Lives Matter Paterson group is launching a new summer camp, which would the first camp of its kind for the activist organization. → Read More

The proms must go on: How North Jersey schools are prepping for a COVID-safe prom season

Last spring, nearly every prom in the state was canceled. Now, schools are carefully planning out proms with COIVD safety guidelines in mind. → Read More

Loved and Lost: Ralph Mitchell, Korean War vet, was a beloved crossing guard

After the war, he worked at Gold Seal Trucking for 20 years. He and his wife Fannie were married 60 years. He was a Little League coach, played Santa. → Read More

School board president's lawsuit alleges board member is to blame for election flyer

The Northern Valley Regional High School District board president is suing, saying defendants were aware statements were "false and defamatory." → Read More

Jewish cemetery in Woodland Park gets makeover after years of neglect

A refurbished Jewish cemetery in Woodland Park was unveiled on Sunday, a few days after several headstones were turned over at nearby cemeteries. → Read More

Tenafly woman killed while crossing street on Mother's Day is identified

The Tenafly resident killed on Mother's Day after being struck by a car has been identified as 39-year-old Hong Li Chen. → Read More

Elderly birds of prey get a fancy new home in Tenafly

The new aviary at Tenafly Nature Center was unveiled on Earth Day, replacing its previous one built 20 years ago. → Read More

Longtime district employee will be the next Dumont schools superintendent

The Dumont School District will have a new superintendent on July 1 when Maria Poidomani, a district veteran, will take on the role. → Read More

A 'national treasure' is in bad shape. Here's how Tenafly plans to fix Roosevelt monument

The Theodore Roosevelt Monument in Tenafly is on the national historic register and is unique in featuring his conservation legacy. → Read More

'Most beautiful church in the world': New Milford congregation closes doors after 68 years

The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in New Milford, which opened in 1953, held its last service for its congregation on April 11. → Read More

Dumont hires cyber security firms to protect against hackers as it migrates servers

Dumont has hired two firms for $7,500 to ensure the migration of borough's emails and servers to the cloud is protected from any potential hacks. → Read More

Historian sheds light on tiny Bergenfield cemetery, and the former slave who founded it

Francis Jackson was the owner of land in 1868 that became a burial site for African Americans in Bergenfield. → Read More

New Bergen County diaper distribution program helps struggling local families

The program kicked off March 25 at the Dumont Swim Club, where more than 1,500 cases of baby and adult diapers were distributed to 40 nonprofits. → Read More

All-but-forgotten Bergenfield cemetery is resting place of former slaves

On a quiet street near the Bergenfield-Tenafly border is the site of a long-forgotten resting place for a small African American community. → Read More

Bergenfield parks will see upgrades to recreation areas in time for summer

Bergenfield plans to upgrade children's recreation areas in 12 parks in the borough with the project expected to be completed by Memorial Day. → Read More

Dumont fires substitute teacher after alleged comparison of COVID pandemic to enslavement

A video shows a Dumont High School substitute teacher and student arguing about his remark allegedly comparing the pandemic to enslavement. → Read More

Sixty years after she was meant to graduate, this Tenafly native finally has her diploma

Cornelia Farnum finally received something that was 60 years in the making - her diploma from Tenafly High School. → Read More