Newark man admits role in drug distribution

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 11, a Newark man admitted possessing heroin that was seized from him at Newark Penn Station, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeremy Lorenzo, 30, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 200 grams of heroin. According […]

Man sentenced to 25 years for shooting driver after fender bender

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Jerome Bearfield, 28, of Newark, was sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 51-year-old Basil Howard, of East Orange, following a fender bender, according to an Oct. 11 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was imposed by Ronald D. Wigler, the presiding Essex […]

Community Invited to Celebrate Seton Hall Weekend 2019

Community Invited to Celebrate Seton Hall Weekend 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The public is invited to join the Seton Hall University community on Saturday, Oct. 19, for a fun-filled event celebrating the university’s community spirit and the close ties enjoyed by alumni, students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. The event will start with the 35th annual Farinella 5K Run, followed by […]

Full crowd at SOMAS presentation on investigative journalism

Full crowd at SOMAS presentation on investigative journalism

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It was standing room only at The Woodland on Thursday, Oct. 10, as WNYC’s Nancy Solomon and ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein addressed the question, “Can Investigative Journalism Save New Jersey?” “Communities all across the country are struggling with cutbacks to their local newspapers,” Solomon said. “We have a great need for investigative journalism, […]

Tour St. Stephen’s Church’s historic cemetery

Tour St. Stephen’s Church’s historic cemetery

MILLBURN, NJ — A tour of the historic cemetery of St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20. Walking tours will leave the cemetery gate at 451 Millburn Ave., across from Millburn High School, at approximately 15-minute intervals between 2 and 4 p.m. Tours will stop at 12 burial sites, including […]

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations, according to an NJAW press release. The company tested 14 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe […]

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest nonprofit providers of substance use disorder treatment in the state of New Jersey, announced that the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Integrity House $1.1 million over the next three years to launch a Women’s Recovery Center in Newark. Funded through SAMHSA’s […]

Correctional officer pleads guilty to drug smuggling

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison in Newark pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate in the prison in exchange for money. Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 30, of Irvington, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit official misconduct before Superior […]

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended code enforcement officer for Newark pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to taking bribes from a man seeking to operate an after-hours social club. Tajji Williams, 43, of Newark, was on trial before an Essex County jury when he decided to plead guilty. Williams pleaded […]