West Orange company launches Project Smile

West Orange company launches Project Smile

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nex Gen Learning Solutions, a new company born out of the COVID pandemic, which offers affordable educational solutions for working families in many local communities, has launched its own version of a program called Project Smile, recently started by two young boys in Arizona “to put a smile on people’s faces.” […]

Blood drives in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting blood drives in Essex County. The following drives are open to the public: Friday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston. Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mantena Global, Luso‑Brazilian Seventh‑Day Adventist Church, […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for role in heroin conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was sentenced Nov. 30 to 12 years in prison for his role as a member of a heroin-trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Raheem Tarry, 34, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton to two counts of a third superseding indictment […]

NJ Transit police offer reward for help in cold case

NJ Transit police offer reward for help in cold case

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department is offering a $3,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect wanted in connection with an unprovoked assault outside Newark Penn Station, according to a recent press release. On March 6 at approximately 7:20 p.m., a male was attacked as […]

29-year-old Newark man shot to death

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 a 29-year-old man in Newark, according to a Nov. 28 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Friday, Nov. 27, Corey Thompson, 29, of Newark, was fatally shot on […]

Visit the Kingsland Manor for the holidays

Visit the Kingsland Manor for the holidays

NUTLEY, NJ — Come visit a 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history and decorated beautifully for the holiday season. Come explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family set within park-like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls. The manor will be open for scheduled tours on Dec. 5 and 6 from 1 to 5 […]

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

Murphy administration announces $161 million in grants to 543 municipalities

TRENTON, NJ — On Nov. 18, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $161.25 million in municipal aid grants, with 543 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, demonstrating the Department of Transportation’s commitment to communities. The competitive municipal aid grant program attracted 635 applications from 549 different municipalities […]

Postmasters recommend mailing holiday care packages early to military

NORTHERN NJ — Serving our country far from home, few things can do more to brighten the holiday spirits of military and diplomatic personnel than receiving greeting cards and care packages from family, friends and neighbors. Northern New Jersey Postmasters urge residents to ship as early as possible to Army / Air Post Office, Fleet […]

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