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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…

Officer’s curiosity leads him to a toddler in danger

Officer’s curiosity leads him to a toddler in danger

BLOOMFIELD — A possible tragedy involving a toddler was averted last Wednesday, May 14, by an alert Bloomfield Police Department officer. While on routine patrol in his squad car…

Essex County Homicide Task Force investigating two weekend homicides in Newark

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Newark Police Director Sheilah Coley have reported two homicides occurred in Newark during the weekend. At 10 p.m. Saturday evening Newark…

Newark man sentenced to 234 months in prison for three armed carjckings

NEWARK – A Newark man was sentenced today to 234 months in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that occurred in a one-week span in three…

IN THE TOWNS

EO mayor: guilty plea by ex-water commissioner is ‘despicable’

EO mayor: guilty plea by ex-water commissioner is ‘despicable’

EAST ORANGE — Last week, acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman announced that William Mowell,…

Mayor: filling potholes an ‘emergency’: crews hit the streets

Mayor: filling potholes an ‘emergency’: crews hit the streets

IRVINGTON — Some people in town have mentioned that fixing the potholes in Irvington would be…

Former Maplewood CFO Fresulone dies at age 63

Former Maplewood CFO Fresulone dies at age 63

MAPLEWOOD — Peter N. Fresulone, who served as Maplewood’s chief financial officer and tax collector for…

Tough controls on vacant, abandoned houses are proposed

BLOOMFIELD — An ordinance aimed at helping Bloomfield maintain the appearance and safety of it neighborhoods…


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SPORTS

Nutley’s Antonio Velardi commits to Iona baseball

Nutley’s Antonio Velardi commits to Iona baseball

Nutley resident Antonio Velardi has given a verbal commitment to Division 1 Iona College to continue his baseball career on an athletic scholarship. Velardi, a right-handed pitcher who…

Columbia softball trip to Italy is ‘bellissima!’

Columbia softball trip to Italy is ‘bellissima!’

For a contingent of softball players, traveling to Italy to compete against Italian softball teams certainly was an experience they will forever cherish. Indeed, Italy was bellissima! Columbia…

East Orange girls’ basketball standout Kyiarah English picks Bucknell

East Orange girls’ basketball standout Kyiarah English picks Bucknell

East Orange Campus High School rising senior Kyiarah English has verbally committed to attend Bucknell University on a Division 1 athletic scholarship to continue her basketball career. English,…

New Glen Ridge girls basketball head coach Sean Fitzpatrick has optimistic outlook; looks to continue program’s positive direction

New Glen Ridge girls basketball head coach Sean Fitzpatrick has optimistic outlook; looks to continue program’s positive direction

Under new head coach Sean Fitzpatrick, the Glen Ridge High School girls’ varsity basketball team will hope to continue in the direction left by its predecessor, Jackie Cerone.…

Irvington football players showcase skills in Indianapolis

Irvington football players showcase skills in Indianapolis

The Irvington High School varsity football team returns plenty of talented players this season. They include rising seniors Willie Barr, Raheem Johnson, Derrick Rivera, Garlin Barham and Kesun…

Columbia fencers make mark at Summer Nationals

Columbia fencers make mark at Summer Nationals

The Summer National Fencing Championships, held in Columbus, Ohio early this month, is the largest and most prestigious tournament on the fencing calender. The fencers from the Columbia…

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

Town residents surveyed on their use of Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield residents are presently being surveyed on their use of Brookdale Park. The survey is being conducted by the Brookdale Park Conservancy under the auspices of…

EAST ORANGE

Nassan’s Place offers enrichment program for autistic children

EAST ORANGE — Nassan’s Place, a nonprofit, autism-awareness organization in East Orange, strives to make the needs of children its first priority. On Monday, July 7, Nadine Wright-Arbubakkr,…

GLEN RIDGE

Residents surveyed on Brookdale Park, Bloomfield Ave.

BLOOMFIELD\GLEN RIDGE — Residents of Glen Ridge and Bloomfield are presently being surveyed on two Essex County concerns. One is the use of Brookdale Park and the other…

IRVINGTON

New department heads appointed by Vauss

IRVINGTON — Newly elected Mayor Tony Vauss officially introduced the members of his new administration to the Irvington public during his inauguration ceremony at Christian Pentecostal Church on…

MAPLEWOOD

Concrete poured at Daibes site

Concrete poured at Daibes site

MAPLEWOOD — Construction at the former gas station property on the southeast corner of Burnett and Springfield avenues is progressing, after several months of frustration and holdups.…

NUTLEY

‘Camping out’ with friends

NUTLEY — Summertime in Nutley is no lazy matter. There are plenty of townwide events, such as the July Fourth fireworks and carnival; the weekly fresh happenings…

SOUTH ORANGE

DEP tables dam option as Rahway River flood solution

ESSEX COUNTY — After months of protesting a possible solution to Rahway River flooding that would include the construction of a large dam inside South Mountain Reservation,…

WEST ORANGE

St. Cloud neighbors, Board of Ed voice opposition to proposed Quick Chek

WEST ORANGE — Dozens of West Orange community members concerned about the proposed Quick Chek at 555 Northfield Ave. gathered at the West Orange High School Library…