Newark man and Union woman arrested for sexual assault and exploitation of a minor

UNION, NJ — A Newark man and Union woman have been arrested after being criminally charged with the sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old female, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Dec. 1. Rony D. Game-Palacios, 30, of Newark, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and Valdirene […]

Bloomfield Public Library works to digitize, preserve pieces of local history

Bloomfield Public Library works to digitize, preserve pieces of local history

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Library’s history and genealogy information is in the process of being digitized and preserved. Thanks to a grant from the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, the library obtained enough funding to purchase archival supplies to properly preserve treasures of Bloomfield history, such as old photographs, microfilm and […]

AG announces $5M in grant funding for training, education to expand pool of abortion providers in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 2, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced $5 million in grant funding to protect access to abortion care by ensuring that there is an expansive pool of abortion care providers in New Jersey in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning […]

Celebrate the season at Durand-Hedden House & Garden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Durand-Hedden this December for local holiday traditions. Register for Durand-Hedden’s popular gingerbread house contest at through Dec. 9. Contestants will drop off their creations at Durand-Hedden on Saturday, Dec. 10. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 12. The entire community is invited to Durand-Hedden’s holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. […]

Three Newark men arrested for drugs and weapons offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Dec. 2 the arrests of three Newark men for possession of drugs and weapons offenses. On Nov. 22, members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Newark Police Emergency Response Team, executed search warrants at three Newark […]

Nutley teen carries on Sister Catherine’s legacy of kindness

Nutley teen carries on Sister Catherine’s legacy of kindness

NUTLEY, NJ — Academy of the Holy Angels student Breanna Hetzer, of Nutley, has been named as a recipient of the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award in appreciation of her inspirational attitudes. Hetzer was honored during the Nov. 21 Thanksgiving prayer service at the school in Demarest for exemplifying the kindness for which Sister Catherine […]

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