Mayor calls for an audit of Port Authority-related revenue

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will announce on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon, in a press briefing at Newark City Hall, details of a sweeping plan designed to maximize the city’s lease with the Port Authority of NY/NJ and ensure airport workers receive a living wage. It calls for conducting an audit, a […]

Apartment complex opens at Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Tucker Development, a leader in the development of retail centers and mixed-use properties, has delivered occupancy of 24 Jones, an apartment complex located adjacent to the new Springfield Avenue Marketplace in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark. Comprised of 152 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, 24 Jones is located at 24 Jones […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]

Newark man first to be convicted with new first-degree gun law

    NEWARK, NJ — Following a trial before Superior Court judge John I. Gozzo, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Alexis Canadas, 36, of Newark, was convicted of first-degree unlawful possession of weapon by a convicted felon, according to a newly enacted law which imposes stiffer penalties on repeat offenders. According to the new law, which […]

Authorities investigate homicide of Irvington man in Newark

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an Irvington resident on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Newark. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of Salem Street and Rockland Terrace […]

Residents urged to renew dog licenses

Purchase or renew licenses at City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents who own dogs are being urged to purchase or renew licenses for them. Applications for licenses are available in Room B-17, at City Hall, 920 Broad St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants for dog licenses must present the dog or dogs’ certificates of vaccination when […]

Essex man charged with bank robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was charged yesterday with committing five bank robberies in Union and Essex counties from August 2015 through October 2015, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. James Glenn, 59, is charged by criminal complaint with five counts of bank robbery. He appeared yesterday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda D. Wettre in Newark federal court and was […]

Local neurologist charged with insurance fraud

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all, according to a Feb. 9 release from New Jersey acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. […]

Holman is honored posthumously

Vailsburg resident was member of 1965 championship basketball team

VAILSBURG, NJ — Vailsburg resident Al Sameer Green Holman was at the seventh annual holiday party hosted by Richard Wilder and the Class of 1967 of the South Side High School, now named Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, in January. His grandfather, Leonard Holman, was presented posthumously with a bronze plaque honoring the […]