Second Bloomfield police officer sentenced to 5 years in state prison

  NEWARK, NJ — Former Bloomfield Police Officer Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to five years, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. In January, former Bloomfield Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, with […]

Fire department to train at former post office site

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department will be conducting training exercises in the interior of the former post office building on Maplewood Avenue on Feb. 25. The training exercises will continue daily, including weekends, until site preparation for the building demolition begins. Training times will vary. The fire department will park their engines in the […]

Explore West Essex YMCA summer camps on March 6

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Families can discover all that the West Essex YMCA summer camps have to offer at an information fair on Sunday, March 6. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the YMCA, parents can speak with camp directors while children learn about astronomy with the STARLAB portable planetarium — provided by the Fairview Lake […]

Summer on the horizon at Fairview Lake YMCA camps open house

STILLWATER, NJ — Families are invited to the scenic, 600-acre Fairview Lake YMCA Camps on March 6 to check out more than two dozen camps and trips — from the traditional to the creative, to the adventurous — offered this summer for children ages 6 to 16. Parents can meet the camp directors at a […]

Governor marks opening of Newark school

TRENTON, NJ — Building on the Christie administration’s record of building school facilities efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey Schools Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Charles McKenna to mark the opening of the new Elliott Street Elementary School in Newark. This new school replaces the […]

GR Library will present many family activities

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library will host the following upcoming adult and family events: Friday, Feb. 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Family Date Night will be held in the children’s area. Make it a family night out and join in for after-hours fun at the library. This event will feature snacks, […]

Despite snow, revenue from Antique Show was up

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to Dorothy Waldt, this year’s manager of the annual Glen Ridge Antique Show, total revenue for the recent 70th anniversary show was more than $22,000. This is about $2,000 above last year’s revenue total. “The exciting number is that our profits were about $16,000 and the largest in several years,” […]

Payne Jr. Congratulates Winners of 2015 Congressional App Challenge

  NEWARK — On Thursday, Feb. 18, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Josua Soto-Vasquez, Gianfranco Cervantes and Yaxenis Ramos of North 13th Street Tech in Newark were named the winners for their app “Social MeatUp,” […]