Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

Two charged with vandalizing police cars during protest

NEWARK, NJ — Following an investigation by the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, two individuals have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during an otherwise peaceful demonstration in the city of Newark, according to a June 23 press release from the prosecutor’s office. “Peaceful protesters have a constitutionally protected right to […]

Essex Vicinage dedicates two phone lines to CJP, Special Remand courts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, has announced a process change in some criminal matters. The Essex Vicinage has dedicated two phone lines for defendants and their attorneys to schedule appearances and notify the court of changes in address or phone numbers for CJP Court and Special Remand Court. […]

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —  Bloomfield police arrested Tre Byrd, 19, of Newark, on June 23 for his alleged involvement in shootings that occurred on June 19, according to a press release from the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety. On Friday, June 19, at approximately 10 p.m., Bloomfield police officers were on patrol in the area of […]

EO continues to offer COVID-19 emergency food relief

EO continues to offer COVID-19 emergency food relief

As New Jersey heads into the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of East Orange, under the leadership of Mayor Ted Green and the East Orange City Council, continues to offer weekly emergency food relief to help more than 12,000 families affected by the coronavirus.  “We have worked expeditiously to make sure that […]

Nutley to hold July 16 blood drive

NUTLEY, NJ — Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are partnering with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct a Nutley Community Blood Drive in honor of resident Anne Rotonda on Thursday, July 16.  The drive will be held at the Nutley Parks and Rec Building, 44 Park Ave., […]

Summer Meals Program returns to Maplecrest Park

Summer Meals Program returns to Maplecrest Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Summer Meals Program at Maplecrest Park, between Essex Road and Boyden Parkway, will begin June 29 and run through Aug. 21. For the second year in a row, as a satellite of the township of Irvington’s summer meal program, the Maplewood site is able to provide free summer meals to children […]

NJSIAA provides summer workout guidelines

NJSIAA provides summer workout guidelines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association marked the initial step toward a fall season return to high school sports with the release of initial guidelines for summer workouts, formally known as the “summer recess period,” according to a June 19 press release from the NJSIAA. “The governor’s announcement today regarding youth […]

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield teenager James Joanow is celebrating the country while observing social distancing through a Fourth of July display he set up on Lakewood Drive. Joanow, age 16, is known in the neighborhood for setting up elaborate holiday displays; back in May he set up a display thanking heroes working on the front […]

Newark allocates funds for emergency rental assistance

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark has partnered with the Newark Housing Authority to provide up to $1,000 in rental assistance support, under the City of Newark’s Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program, according to a June 19 press release. The grant is funded through a $1 million allocation in local trust and federal funds. […]