Gotham FC players and staff will hold soccer clinic at DeHart Park on Oct. 7 for players ages 7-15

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Here’s your chance to learn soccer from some of the best players in the world. Four professional soccer players from Gotham FC, along with other Gotham FC staff, will be at DeHart Park on Oct. 7 to conduct a clinic for kids ages 7-15.  Gotham FC and the Cougar Soccer Club […]

Apricot Sky Productions to present ‘The Last Pastrami Sandwich,’ six other short plays

Apricot Sky Productions to present ‘The Last Pastrami Sandwich,’ six other short plays

MONTCLAIR, NJ — “The Last Pastrami Sandwich,” a collection of seven dramas and comedies in one-act format — and written, acted and directed by New Jerseyans — premieres in October at Montclair’s Grove Street Theater, 130 Grove St. The six-day run is underwritten by Apricot Sky Productions, a New Jersey community theater organization, and its […]

Former NHA director of IT sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzlement

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Housing Authority’s former director of information technology was sentenced Sept. 28 to two years in prison for using his position to embezzle NHA funds to purchase cell phones and other electronic devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Venancio Diaz, 57, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge […]

Homicide in West Orange, another man injured

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced Sept. 28 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, along with the Crime Scene Investigations Bureau, is investigating the fatal shooting of Corington Valentin, 21, of Newark. On Sept. 27 at 3:23 […]

Bloomfield man killed in motorcycle crash in Glen Ridge

Bloomfield man killed in motorcycle crash in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal car and motorcycle collision that occurred Sept. 27 in Glen Ridge, according to a Sept. 28 press release from the ECPO. Jordan A. Mayrant, 22, of Bloomfield, was killed when his Yamaha YZF motorcycle collided with an Audi Q5 […]

South Orange library board selects architect for library modernization

South Orange library board selects architect for library modernization

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Public Library’s quest for a transformative makeover of the current facility is gaining speed. Library trustees voted unanimously on Sept. 20 to engage the award-winning New York City–based firm Andrew Berman Architect.  According to the library, the design process will begin immediately and is expected to move swiftly […]

Parade committee celebrates Nutley-Belleville honorees

Parade committee celebrates Nutley-Belleville honorees

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade and Italian Heritage Committee celebrated its 40th anniversary at an honoree dinner at Nanina’s in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with well over 300 guests. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m., starting at Belleville High School and ending at the Nutley […]

32-year-old arrested for muder of East Orange man

NEWARK, NJ — Marquis McCray, 32, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder Wayne Jones, 41, of East Orange, according to a Sept. 29 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Sept. 17, just before midnight, police found Jones on the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Newark; he was […]