Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 3 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, Aug. 2, at approximately 6:36 p.m., Lamar Rutherford, 31, of Irvington, was fatally shot in the area […]

36-year-old man stabbed to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal stabbing, according to an Aug. 3 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, Aug. 2, at approximately 2:41 a.m., Victorino Garcia, 36, of Newark, was stabbed at 26 Taylor St. […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover more than $3.5K in illegal narcotics in two days of drug arrests

NEWARK, NJ — As the result of two separate investigations, three suspects, including a mother and her daughter, were arrested on multiple drug charges July 29 and 30 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives, according to a July 31 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a pair […]

Essex Vicinage to host resource conference for landlord and tenants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex Vicinage will host a Landlord-Tenant Virtual Informational Conference, presented via Zoom webinar, for both landlords and tenants on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. A second webinar will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 2:15 p.m.  This virtual community program will discuss: the role of […]

Police arrest suspect in July 27 slaying in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal stabbing at McCarter Highway and Market Street, near Penn Station, according to a July 28 press release from the prosecutor’s office. A suspect has already been arrested. On Monday, July 27, […]

Bank becomes official sponsor of Turtle Back Junction

Bank becomes official sponsor of Turtle Back Junction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced a long-term partnership agreement with Investors Bank for the bank to become the official sponsor of the miniature train ride at Turtle Back Zoo. In addition, the county executive announced that improvements to make the Turtle Back Junction train station more handicapped-accessible have been […]

Cedar Grove man admits role in $5.3M compounded prescription drug scheme

NEWARK, NJ — On July 29, an employee of a public university in New Jersey admitted his role in a scheme to defraud public and private health benefits programs of at least $5.3 million for the billing of medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. John Cuffari, 58, of Cedar Grove, pleaded guilty […]

Newark BOE returns to in-person Central Office operations

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education operated virtually for more than three months, but the Central Office staff resumed in-person operations July 1. While working remotely, the district used the opportunity to establish and implement safety measures and protocols to prepare for the safe return of all employees. Prior to returning to in-person […]