Man fatally shot on Renner Ave. in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced March 18 that 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 Dax M. Rowland, 28, of Newark. Rowland was fatally […]

EO teen found dead in car

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced March 18 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from East Orange, is investigating the fatal shooting of Rashawn Y. Simmons, 19, of East Orange. At approximately 9 p.m. […]

18-year-old shot, killed in Chinese food restaurant

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced March 18 that 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 Deante Barr, 18, of Newark. Barr was fatally shot at […]

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is offering a free speaker series for older adults, ages 55 and older. JFS MetroWest has partnered with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Back Home Safely and the Adler Aphasia Center in West Orange to present this series. The free three-part series will take place Mondays, April 1, […]

Lenten Friday Fish Dinners

Lenten Friday Fish Dinners

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion, 160 W. South Orange Ave. in South Orange, will continue to hold its Lenten Friday Fish Dinners on March 29, and April 5 and 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The dinner of baked and fried fish includes two sides and a […]

Write on Sports presentation held at Edison Middle School

Write on Sports presentation held at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Burgeoning journalists in the Write on Sports program at Edison Middle School had the unique opportunity to view an interview with a local sports figure and interact with them on March 6, when WBJO News Director Doug Doyle and Seton Hall Women’s Tennis player Michel Matson paid a visit to the […]

East Orange natives serve as game officials for NCAA FCS Football Playoffs

East Orange natives serve as game officials for NCAA FCS Football Playoffs

EAST ORANGE, NJ – East Orange natives Darin Patrick and Jarrod Johnson were game officials during the 2018-19 NCAA Football Championship Series (FCS) Division 1 Playoffs. Both officials work in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and have been officiating games for several years. Patrick is a Side Judge in the conference. He is a graduate […]

Orange HS baseball team seeks another great season

Tornadoes have good returning group; look to build off SEC co-division championship year

Orange HS baseball team seeks another great season

ORANGE, NJ – The Orange High School Tornadoes baseball team got a taste of championship success for the first time in a decade last year with a 2018 co-division championship, and the momentum has already trickled into this season. “We’re excited for the year,” said head coach Wally Boyett (75-91). “We did a little winning […]

Django A Gogo returns to Maplewood

Django A Gogo returns to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel, in association with The Woodland in Maplewood and The Town Hall in New York City, presents Django A Gogo 2019, a week-long celebration of legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, from Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27. Wrembel, most known for his Grammy Award-winning composition “Bistro Fada” […]