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Behre to become director of Bloomfield Police Department

Bloomfield Police Chief James Behre was unanimously appointed by the township council on Monday, Aug. 11,  to fill the newly created civilian position of police director. In return,…

Tevlin’s alleged killers plead not guilty in court

Tevlin’s alleged killers plead not guilty in court

WEST ORANGE — The three men charged with the June 25 killing of Brendan Tevlin pleaded not guilty Aug. 6 during their first court appearance before Superior Court Judge…

ECPO charges 3 men in Tevlin’s murder

ECPO charges 3 men in Tevlin’s murder

WEST ORANGE — Three men have been arrested for the killing of Brendan Tevlin, the 19-year-old Livingston resident gunned down on his way home from visiting friends in West…

Newark mayor calls in all unmarked vehicles, gas cards, by Monday, July 21: policy on city vehicles to be reviewed

NEWARK — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Municipal Council announced Friday, July 18, that the city of Newark is reforming the use of unmarked municipal vehicles…

Bloomfield’s boil-water notice still in effect on Friday following Thursday’s E-coli scare

BLOOMFIELD — The township of Bloomfield issued a health advisory to its residents on the night of Thursday, July 10, warning them that E. coli had been found…

Watson, Clark, Beasley honored at Hall of Fame Awards

Watson, Clark, Beasley honored at Hall of Fame Awards

IRVINGTON —The Essex County Democratic Committee hosted its Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 31, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange shortly before the statewide Democratic…

Army Corps holds flood info session

Army Corps holds flood info session

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer CRANFORD — Anyone hinging all their hopes on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solving the flooding woes in the Rahway River basin better not…

Maplewood attorney, Irvington and East Orange men, arrested for smuggling contraband into Essex County jail

NEWARK — Two corrections officers, a lawyer, and six others were charged today in three separate complaints with smuggling contraband, including cell phones and marijuana, into a federal…

IN THE TOWNS

SOMA First Night returns following two-year hiatus

SOMA First Night returns following two-year hiatus

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE — Go ahead and flip to the back of the calendar right now to…

Village police partner with residents for safety and fun during National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE — South Orange Village had a huge turnout at Flood’s Hill on Aug.…

Drive sober or get pulled over

Drive sober or get pulled over

WEST ORANGE — Drunk drivers be warned: The West Orange Police Department will soon take part…

Eighty-two senior-housing apartments now being built

Eighty-two senior-housing apartments now being built

BLOOMFIELD — Ground was broken on Wednesday, Aug 6, in Municipal Plaza for a proposed senior-housing…


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SPORTS

Irvington Golden Knights junior pee wee football team to play at halftime of Giants versus Jets preseason game on Friday, Aug. 22

Irvington Golden Knights junior pee wee football team to play at halftime of Giants versus Jets preseason game on Friday, Aug. 22

Many young kids dream of playing in the National Football League someday. For the Irvington Golden Knights junior pee football team, getting the chance to play in an…

West Orange 14 Girls’ Softball Team enjoys another stellar summer

West Orange 14 Girls’ Softball Team enjoys another stellar summer

On Wednesday July 30, at Everett Field in Verona, the West Orange Wildcats 14U Girls’ Softball Team fell one run shy of its “three-peat” title quest as it…

Nutley boys’ soccer team looking forward to competing in challenging Super Essex Conference-American Division this season

Nutley High School boys’ varsity soccer head coach Marcellino Marra was quite pleased with his team’s summer. The Raiders entered the Montclair State University Summer League and played…

Summer play has Glen Ridge boys’ soccer team pumped for season

World Cup soccer fever certainly was felt this summer, as many youngsters showed their excitement for the sport by participating in leagues and camps. That was certainly the…

Muhammad charges ahead at the University of Miami

Muhammad charges ahead at the University of Miami

As a true freshman last season, Al-Quadin Muhammad saw plenty of action on the field for the University of Miami, Fla. football team. Now, the Irvington native is…

UPDATE: East Orange Campus boys’ basketball team wins EO Rec Summer League championship

UPDATE: East Orange Campus boys’ basketball team wins EO Rec Summer League championship

The East Orange Campus High School boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Arts, 66-55, to capture the East Orange Recreation High School Boys’ Basketball Summer League championship on Thursday,…

ARTS \ EVENTS

NJAI brings jazz pianist Neselovskyi to OSPAC on Saturday

NJAI brings jazz pianist Neselovskyi to OSPAC on Saturday

WEST ORANGE — Vadim Neselovskyi, a world-renowned jazz pianist who has been composing music since the earliest years of his life, will…

Three ground-breaking women in jazz set to perform in July

Three ground-breaking women in jazz set to perform in July

The Arts Council of East Orange and the city of East Orange are presenting three world-class female jazz artists who will…

Maria L. Varisco Rogers Charter School joins international Eco-Schools program

NEWARK – This spring, New Jersey Audubon and National Wildlife Federation welcomed the Maria L. Varisco Rogers Charter School to the…

Diane Schwarz honored posthumously by Greater Newark Conservancy

SOUTH ORANGE –The late Diane Schwarz, a longtime South Orange resident, was among the honorees when friends, staff and supporters gathered…

Maplewood resident completes 80-day wilderness expedition

MAPLEWOOD — Zachary Matters, 19, of Maplewood, recently completed an 80-day wilderness expedition in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership…

Freeholders honor student selected for NJ All-State Orchestra, Jazz, Band, Wind and Chorus Ensembles

Freeholders honor student selected for NJ All-State Orchestra, Jazz, Band, Wind and Chorus Ensembles

MILLBURN – During its meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at the Hall of Records, The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders…

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BLOOMFIELD

S. Jr. High School has a long history in the district

S. Jr. High School has a long history in the district

BLOOMFIELD — The following is a brief, incomplete history of the vacant South Junior High School building, taken from Independent Press articles of the time. With Bloomfield experiencing…

EAST ORANGE

E.O. proposes all public, private workers get paid sick leave

EAST ORANGE  — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor and 1st Ward Councilman Chris James have introduced a new ordinance that would make it easier for workers in…

GLEN RIDGE

Summer reading program at library is still popular

GLEN RIDGE — The countdown for this summer’s reading program at the Glen Ridge Public Library has begun. Fizz Boom Read will conclude on Aug. 29 with Block…

IRVINGTON

Mayor answers questions from the public at NAACP meeting

IRVINGTON — Last week, Mayor Tony Vauss decided to take Irvington NAACP President Kathleen Witcher up on her invitation to attend one of her group’s monthly meetings, held…

MAPLEWOOD

Stay alert, call the police first

Stay alert, call the police first

MAPLEWOOD — Stay alert and call the police first. The Maplewood Police Department recently launched a new campaign, “Stay Alert and Call the Police First,” to remind residents…

NUTLEY

Going green is just ‘peachy’

NUTLEY — A little rain helps the fruits and veggies bloom.  I went to the wonderful and charming Nutley Farmers Market for an early fix of happiness…

SOUTH ORANGE

Amid ongoing controversy, SO water remains safe to drink

SOUTH ORANGE — The South Orange administration updated water-quality test results online at www.southorange.org on July 30 amid ongoing concern regarding the safety of local water. South Orange…

WEST ORANGE

Luddington Road closed Aug. 14

WEST ORANGE — The New Jersey American Water Co. will be placing a new valve and a new hydrant on Luddington Road by Gregory Avenue on Thursday,…