New families reception at CHS for those new to the district

New families reception at CHS for those new to the district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you have a high school student new to the district, you are invited to a new families reception on Back to School Night, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:45 p.m. in the Columbia High School Cafeteria. The official BTSN program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium; seats will be reserved […]

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

Comic book artist admits to distribution of child pornography

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted on Sept. 17 to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Timothy Yates, 31, of West Orange, pleaded guilty Sept. 17 before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information […]

Essex County Sheriff’s employee charged with attempted extortion

Essex County Sheriff’s employee charged with attempted extortion

NEWARK, NJ — An employee of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office was charged with soliciting payments from a man posing as a land developer for information regarding properties under foreclosure, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Sept. 19 press release. Abdush Shahid Ahmad, 51, of Newark, was charged by complaint with attempted extortion under […]

West Orange consultant sentenced for 4 years in prison for fraud

West Orange consultant sentenced for 4 years in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A political consultant from West Orange was sentenced Sept. 18 to four years in prison for her role in a fraud scheme related to contracts with the Newark Watershed Development Corp. and kickbacks to officials there, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dianthe Martinez-Brooks, 48, of West Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

CBI events this October

CBI events this October

MILLBURN, NJ — Congregation B’nai Israel, located at 160 Millburn Ave. in Millburn, will continue its “Lunch & Learn” events for adult education in October. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program begins at 1 p.m. Programs are open to everyone; admission is charged. On Thursday, Oct. 4, CBI will screen “RBG,” a film […]

Arts Unbound hosts 3rd annual festival for those with disabilities

Arts Unbound hosts 3rd annual festival for those with disabilities

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Arts Unbound, in collaboration with Essex Regional Educational Services Commission and ERESC Superintendent Laurie Newell, will host the third annual Arts Accessible Festival on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ERESC’s Essex Campus Academy, 369 Passaic Ave. in Fairfield. The purpose of the art festival is to […]

HNA to feature Township Committee candidates at Sept. meeting

HNA to feature Township Committee candidates at Sept. meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hilton Neighborhood Association’s September meeting will feature the three candidates running for Maplewood Township Committee: Nancy Adams, Ileana Castillo and Greg Lembrich. There are two open seats on the committee, with two incumbents and one challenger running. The meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Senior Center, […]