Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood community came together on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to celebrate National Night Out, a nationwide event that promoted community engagement and connectedness, especially between residents and first responders. The Maplewood event featured music, food and fun as residents learned more about the police and fire departments, as well as other town […]

Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

Prison sentences for three members of stolen car trafficking ring in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 5, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced prison sentences for the last three defendants convicted in a Newark-based stolen auto trafficking ring that fenced stolen luxury vehicles worth more than $1 million. The trio, who all pleaded guilty to second-degree receiving stolen property in connection with the high-end auto […]

State announce $10M in federal funds to support intervention programs

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Aug. 8 the allocation of $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan funds to continue funding for the state’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, which directly help gun violence victims and serve to break the cycle of gun violence. In January 2020, […]

Law enforcement investigates shooting death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Yasir Manley, 20, of Newark, according to an Aug. 8 press release from the ECPO. On Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:37 p.m., Newark police discovered the victim, suffering from […]

AG establishes DEI office within Department of Law & Public Safety

AG establishes DEI office within Department of Law & Public Safety

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin issued an executive directive on Aug. 5 that formally establishes the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Department of Law & Public Safety, which will be led by Assistant Attorney General Lora Fong, LPS’ current and first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Under […]

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police detectives are investigating a number of contractor scams in which a person approaches residents while outside their home or by going door-to-door and offers to do work around the house and property, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. The most recent incidents occurred in the area […]

JFS shows appreciation for its top donors

JFS shows appreciation for its top donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Aug. 3, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest hosted its inaugural 1861 Society appreciation event at the home of Terri and Mark Friedman in Livingston. The JFS 1861 Society recognizes those who have donated a minimum of $1,861 over the course of the year. Photos Courtesy of JFS

34-year-old man fatally shot in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Davion Sumler, 34, of Newark, according to an Aug. 2 press release from the ECPO.  On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 1:40 a.m., Newark police discovered the victim on the […]

Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Gregory Scott, 27, of Irvington, according to an Aug. 4 press release from the ECPO. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11:17 p.m., Newark police discovered the victim on the […]

Get ready for the Glen Ridge Townwide Yard Sale this Oct. 1

Get ready for the Glen Ridge Townwide Yard Sale this Oct. 1

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Start cleaning out your attic, garage and closets ahead of the sixth annual Glen Ridge Townwide Yard Sale. This year’s sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/389517506347; a registration fee applies. Online registration requires a credit […]

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