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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

Town honors Ginny Duenkel, dedicates pool’s new spray pad

Town honors Ginny Duenkel, dedicates pool’s new spray pad

WEST ORANGE — West Orange paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of former resident Ginny…

Seton Hall continues to request Marylawn variances

Seton Hall continues to request Marylawn variances

SOUTH ORANGE — In a third meeting, the South Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment heard…

Township natives to stage ‘Footloose’ at OSPAC

Township natives to stage ‘Footloose’ at OSPAC

WEST ORANGE — It has been 30 years since the original film was released, but…

Superior Court judge lifts JAC quarantine

Superior Court judge lifts JAC quarantine

SOUTH ORANGE — The Jersey Animal Coalition saga gained a new chapter last week when…


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SPORTS

Academics In Motion Football Camp has great turnout at Irvington

Academics In Motion Football Camp has great turnout at Irvington

The Academics In Motion Fundamentals & Life Skills Football Camp enjoyed a great turnout at the Irvington High School Sports Complex on Friday, July 18. The free camp…

West Orange Mountaineers are Essex MLB RBI 15U baseball champs

West Orange Mountaineers are Essex MLB RBI 15U baseball champs

The West Orange Mountaineers won the Essex County MLB RBI 15U championship. The Mountaineers are sponsored by the West Orange Police Athletic League and West Orange Department of…

Orange football players attend Univ. of Alabama, Florida State camps

Orange football players attend Univ. of Alabama, Florida State camps

The University of Alabama and Florida State University undoubtedly boast storied football programs, with countless national championships and All-Americans. Alabama and Florida State are two of the hottest…

East Orange Campus football team has solid showing at Rutgers camp

East Orange Campus football team has solid showing at Rutgers camp

The past two seasons have been disappointing for the East Orange Campus High School varsity football team. The Jaguars posted back-to-back 5-5 seasons, missing the playoffs in 2012…

Eugene Robinson has high expectations for Columbia

Eugene Robinson has high expectations for Columbia

For the past 12 seasons, Eugene “Bam” Robinson preached hard work and playing the right way while serving as the head boys’ varsity basketball coach at his alma…

Summer hoops hype up West Orange boys’ team

Summer hoops hype up West Orange boys’ team

The West Orange High School boys’ varsity basketball team had a good finish to last season, winning four of its final six games to end with a 12-13…

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

Retiring teacher challenges students through Instagram

Retiring teacher challenges students through Instagram

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE — Going above and beyond, a retiring Columbia High School art teacher mixed social media and artistic photography to create an ongoing project for his students…

NUTLEY

Nutley gathers for July 4

NUTLEY — Independence Day in Nutley is a big deal; this year, the township truly outshined every other town in New Jersey. It’s not just the size…

SOUTH ORANGE

Assembly proposes investigation into Common Core

WEST ORANGE — The New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill June 16 establishing a task force to evaluate the implementation and potential effects of the Common Core…

WEST ORANGE

Hawkins of West Orange receives his Eagle Scout badge

WEST ORANGE — Nathaniel Hawkins, 18, received his Eagle Scout Badge during a Court of Honor ceremony Saturday, June 28, at Pleasantdale Presbyterian Church’s Parish Center in…