Details of agreement between UBER and Newark revealed

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, UBER NJ General Manager Ana Mahony and taxi owner/drivers revealed on Wednesday, April 27, important, previously undisclosed additions to the preliminary Newark/UBER agreement announced last week. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, April 26. The agreement, which is the first UBER has made with any major city in […]

Tree seedling giveaway will be to help observe Arbor Day

NEWARK, NJ — Arbor Day will be observed on Friday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, 446 Hawthorne Ave., between Demarest and Dewey streets, in the city’s South Ward. The entrance to the farm is on Demarest Street. Local partners, including Greater Newark Conservancy and Newark DIG — Doing Infrastructure […]

Open house to promote fire safety

ORANGE, NJ — A Fire Safety Open House event to promote fire awareness and showcase two recently acquired rigs will be Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orange Fire Department headquarters, 419 Central Ave., on the corner of Lincoln Avenue. In an effort to champion safety in the community, this fun-filled […]

Man arrested in hit and run

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jose G. Estevez-Bonifacio, 28, of Newark, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim on Wednesday, April 27. Estevez-Bonifacio is charged with striking an 18-year-old high school student from Irvington and leaving the scene. On Monday, April […]

Newark man sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder   

NEWARK, NJ — Angelo Carlo, 30, of Newark, was sentenced on Monday, April 25, to 18 years in state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic. Following a jury trial, Carlo, who goes by the nickname Rage, was convicted on Wednesday, March 16, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, after shooting at a […]

Donald Gerson

   Mr. Donald Gerson, 87, of West Orange died Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. Services were heldApril 28, 2016 in Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman’s in Livingston, NJ.    Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Gerson lived in West Orange for most of his life.   Mr. Gerson was a clothing manufacturer at Jane Darling Dress in New York […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]

2016 HS Softball Essex County Tournament pairings

Mount Saint Dominic Academy, the two-time reining champion, received the No. 1 seed in the 39th High School Varsity Softball Essex County Tournament. West Essex is the No. 2 seed. Nutley is the No. 3 seed. Preliminary round on or by May 5, at higher seeded sites (26) Barringer at (23) Science Park (27) Newark […]

2016 HS Baseball Greater Newark Tournament pairings

The three-time reigning champion Seton Hall Prep varsity baseball team received the No. 1 seed in the 84th High School Varsity Baseball Greater Newark Tournament, which is considered the Essex County tournament. Millburn is the No. 2 seed. Nutley is the No. 3 seed and Montclair is the No. 4 seed in the field. Preliminary […]