Moses arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, March 2, Fateem T. Moses, 35, of Newark, was arrested and charged with the murder of Omar Faines, 31, of Newark. Faines was fatally shot on Sunday, Feb. 14, on Rose Terrace in Newark. Moses is charged with murder and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $750,000 by Superior Court […]

New complaint board will be a national model for police-community relations

  NEWARK, NJ — Details of Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board were announce on Wednesday, March 2, in City Hall, at the regular meeting of the Newark Municipal Council. The new board will have the power to issue subpoenas, conduct investigations and establish a mediation program to enable complainants to resolve their complaints through informal […]

‘Street Smart NJ’ campaign tries to reduce pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will be participating in the March 2016 Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign, “Street Smart NJ,” which aims at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents in Newark and throughout all of New Jersey. The Street Smart NJ campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and nonprofit organizations. Local […]

Irvington man arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 26, Rakeem Johnson, 35, of Irvington, was arrested for the murder of Abner Dominguez, 36, of Jersey City. Dominguez was fatally shot in the vicinity of 93 Roseville Avenue in Newark on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Johnson has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced Rasoo Scott, 26, of Newark, to 10 years in New Jersey state prison on Friday, Feb. 26, for fatally shooting Daniel Ebron-Berbick, 16, also of Newark. According to Assistant Prosecutor Nicole Buermann, who handled the case, on Sept. 1, 2012, at around 3 a.m., in the […]

United Way to host annual Women’s History Month Awards Breakfast

  NEWARK, NJ  — On Thursday, March 10, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Women’s Leadership Council will celebrate and honor three outstanding women who have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. These extraordinary women have demonstrated character, courage and commitment to the community. “The Greater […]

Second Bloomfield police officer sentenced to 5 years in state prison

  NEWARK, NJ — Former Bloomfield Police Officer Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to five years, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. In January, former Bloomfield Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, with […]