Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward for info regarding homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of Nazim Cheek, 19, of Newark, according to an April 12 press release. On Oct. 9, 2020, Cheek […]

Kira Pipkins sets Bloomfield High record with two State Individual crowns

Kira Pipkins sets Bloomfield High record with two State Individual crowns

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — April 10 was a momentous and historic day for Bloomfield High School girls wrestling at the NJSIAA State finals. Freshman Ahlexa Montalvo finished in the top eight in her weight class. Junior Gianna Faura became just the second Bengal wrestler — joining Joe Chiaravallo — to be a state runner-up. And sophomore […]

Seven-year-old victim in fatal Newark fire identified

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara announced April 8 that Sahir Hartfield, 7, died in a fire at 65 Astor St. in Newark on April 7. The fire was reported at approximately 4:47 a.m. It was brought under control at approximately 5:15 […]

West Orange resident named year-round track coach at MKA

West Orange resident named year-round track coach at MKA

MONTCLAIR, NJ — West Orange resident Tim White, who has been the cross country coach at Montclair Kimberley Academy for the past two years, has now been elevated as the year-round track and field coach for the Cougars. “It’s with great pleasure that we name Tim as our head coach for indoor and outdoor track […]

Newark, Irvington men arrested for fraudulent debit card scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County men were arrested April 9 for their roles in a fraudulent debit card scheme, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Alateef Perry, 43, of Newark, and Rajohn Dawkins, 25, of Irvington, are charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit access device fraud. According to documents filed in this […]

Boys & Girls Clubs team up with bank to deliver Blankets of Hope

Boys & Girls Clubs team up with bank to deliver Blankets of Hope

NEWARK, NJ — Columbia Bank Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey and Blankets of Hope have joined forces to make a difference in the lives of the homeless in New Jersey, by wrapping the less fortunate in the comfort of warm blankets. Together, the organizations have delivered 1,440 “Blankets of Hope” to community […]

Glen Ridge HS track and field teams prepare for spring season

Glen Ridge HS track and field teams prepare for spring season

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School girls and boys track and field teams, pictured together, are gearing up for their spring season, along with their coaches: assistant Chris Troyano, front row, far left; head coach Paul Kartanowicz, front row, far right; volunteer Bill Indek, second row, far left; assistant Stephanie Fego, third […]

Belleville, county programs help township residents get COVID-19 vaccines

Belleville, county programs help township residents get COVID-19 vaccines

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Two programs are helping dozens of Belleville residents, including many seniors, who have been eagerly awaiting their COVID-19 vaccinations, get their shots. The Belleville Health Department is administering shots in homebound seniors’ homes, while Essex County is providing door-to-door service to vaccine centers to other seniors who otherwise lack transportation. “Both programs […]