Project Homeless Connect Day

NEWARK, NJ — More than 65 community and faith-based organizations will come together for the 11th annual Essex County Project Homeless Connect Day on Thursday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Facility at the corner of Clifton Avenue and 7th Street in Newark. This all-day event will […]

Newark firefighters extinguish early morning fire

NEWARK, NJ — Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire in the North Ward on the morning of Friday, March 17. At approximately 2:50 a.m., firefighters responded to 315-321 Mount Prospect Ave. and observed smoke emanating from a business located on the ground floor of the building, which has addresses on both Mount Prospect Avenue and 2nd […]

Newark man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault of 11-year-old EO girl

NEWARK, NJ — Craig Holifield, 33, of Newark, was sentenced on Thursday, March 16, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic, after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Holifield admitted to sexually assaulting […]

NJ Transit offers extra bus service to N.Y. for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will operate extra bus service on selected routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Friday, March 17, to accommodate customers traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail and […]

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

Hamm, others start crafting black agenda for NJ

NEWARK, NJ — At the State of the Black World Conference in Newark last year, People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm said his organization would hold a meeting Saturday, March 4, to begin working on developing a comprehensive black agenda for New Jersey ahead of the primary election Tuesday, June 6, and the general […]

Free tax prep help

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall Law School volunteers prepare income tax returns again this year for taxpayers with annual W-2 income up to $70,000. Beginning on March 17, IRS certified volunteers provide private, confidential, one-on-one tax return preparation free of charge to students, qualified staff and members of the community. Eligible clients can also claim […]

Fisher named president of Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark

ORANGE, NJ — The members of the Abatenjwa Alliance Ministers’ Wives & Ministers Widows of Newark and Vicinity installed Gloria Fisher of Orange as the newly elected 23rd president on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Newark. Elder Joshua Younger, of Jehovah Jireh Praise and Worship Center, delivered an inspirational, soul-stirring message […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

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