Essex County College scholar earns prestigious award

Essex County College scholar earns prestigious award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Krystal Borneo, a member of Essex County College’s Class of 2020, is the recipient of the 2020 Finch College Alumni Association Foundation Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded through the New York–based foundation’s trust. “Honestly, my reaction was God is faithful. I was amazed. It is a privilege and an honor to […]

Baraka signs executive order allowing businesses to expand outdoors

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka announced June 18 that he has signed an executive order that will expand the ability of retail businesses and restaurants to use sidewalks, parking lots and other public spaces to sell goods and provide outdoor dining for take-away food and beverage consumption. Executive Order No. 20-0007, which became effective […]

Felon admits to possessing guns, being involved in shooting

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted being a felon in possession of three different firearms on three different days in April and May 2019, and to using one of the firearms in a shooting, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced June 15. Samaad Kelly, aka “Spud,” 33, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]

Paper shredding in Essex County

Paper shredding in Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day will be Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.  “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, recycling paper […]

Bloomfield Rec Dept. releases update on summer activities

Bloomfield Rec Dept. releases update on summer activities

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Due to COVID-19 the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has been forced to make adjustments to planned activities.  “Throughout the year, we try our best to provide a multitude of fun activities for residents of all ages,” Mayor Michael Venezia said, noting the parks department’s planning of drive-in movie nights […]

Freeholders pass resolution condemning acts of hatred, calling for social justice

NEWARK, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder At-Large Rufus Johnson and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution condemning all acts of hate and bigotry, and calling for social justice. The resolution, introduced by Johnson and co-sponsored by Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson and Freeholder President Brendan Gill, recognized […]

Newark man charged with distributing heroin

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man made his initial court appearance June 16 after his arrest in North Carolina on drug charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lester Hicks, aka “Mayhem,” 29, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute heroin. He made his initial […]

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

Mayor supports legislation affirming WO’s commitment to justice

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a letter to West Orange Township Council President Michelle Casalino, according to a June 18 press release from the township, Mayor Robert Parisi urged all council colleagues to support his efforts toward enacting legislation on the following points: an ordinance banning tear gas, rubber bullets and requiring use of body […]

Newark Parking Authority employee admits to narcotics distribution

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted June 17 to being a felon in possession of two firearms, and to distributing heroin and cocaine base, aka crack, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Aughkay L. Green, aka “K-Boogie,” 49, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden to a three-count indictment […]

EO Graduation Caravan fetes Class of 2020

EO Graduation Caravan fetes Class of 2020

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Due to COVID-19 regulations, the typical celebrations for graduating high school seniors have had to be put on hold. But East Orange officials organized a creative way to celebrate the scholars. The East Orange Graduation Caravan traveled throughout the entire city on Saturday, June 13, giving the community the opportunity to […]

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