NJ Transit board selects Crosbie as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit board of directors appointed William Crosbie as the new executive director of NJ Transit during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 6. The appointment is effective on or about Monday, April 25. Crosbie succeeds Dennis J. Martin, who has served as the agency’s interim executive […]

Morrell denies involvement with recent attack ads aimed at Williams

ORANGE, NJ — Mayoral candidate Janice Morrell issued a press release Friday, April 1, denying any involvement with negative campaign literature focused on images and statements about Councilwoman at Large Donna K. Williams sleeping on the job. Morrell is running for mayor on the “Change We Need Voice We Deserve” ticket in the nonpartisan municipal […]

Lamothe funeral brings out many mourners

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for 2014 mayoral candidate, longtime Irvington municipal employee and local Haitian community leader Jean Lamothe was at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem Church on Saturday, April 2. The church, located on Nye Avenue, just off Springfield Avenue and across the street from Civic Square, had an area outside cordoned […]

Irvington resident arraigned on multiple drug charges

NEWARK, NJ – An Irvington resident was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest in Newark’s North Ward last night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that in response to numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking in the area of Parker Street and Park Avenue, detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a […]

16 arrested in ‘Operation Safeguard’ child porn sweep

TRENTON, NJ – Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that 16 defendants have been arrested in “Operation Safeguard,” a joint operation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that targeted offenders who used an online file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including videos of young children being […]

Newark fire captain indicted for making and selling counterfeit DVDs

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that Jose Robles, a captain in the Newark Fire Department, has been indicted for making and selling pirated DVDs out of his comic book store located at 53 University Ave. in Newark. Robles, 50, of Newark is charged with second degree trademark counterfeiting, second degree […]

Essex County grand jury indicts two former police officers

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County grand jury has indicted Dino D’Elia and Anthony Buono – two former Newark police officers – on official misconduct, conspiracy and computer theft charges for stealing and then selling information from databases used by law enforcement to investigate insurance fraud. The two […]

Twenty-one defendants charged with fraudulently enabling hundreds of foreign nationals to remain in the US through fake New Jersey college “pay to stay” scheme

  NEWARK, NJ — Twenty-one brokers, recruiters, and employers from across the United States who allegedly conspired with more than 1,000 foreign nationals to fraudulently obtain student and foreign worker visas through a “pay to stay” New Jersey college were arrested this morning by federal agents, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. The defendants were arrested in New York, […]

Local men arraigned on multiple weapon and drug charges following Monday arrests

NEWARK — Two alleged male Bloods gang members and a female suspect were arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following their arrests on Monday by a law enforcement task force composed of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the investigation began on Friday […]

Baseball HIB investigation results will not be made public

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some feathers were recently ruffled when it became known that the results of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation, conducted by Parsippany-Troy Hills interim Superintendent LeRoy Seitz into the Columbia High School baseball program will not be made public. Seitz has been hired as an independent professional to conduct […]