$200K warrant issued for shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A $200,000 warrant has been issued for Leshawne McGee, 19, in connection with a shooting on Friday, Aug. 26. At approximately 12:40 a.m., Newark police responded to the area of South Orange and Fairmount avenues on a report of shots fired. Officers were notified that a 20-year-old female victim had arrived at […]

Nutley HS cross-country team boasts experience this season

Nutley HS cross-country team boasts experience this season

NUTLEY – The Nutley High School cross-country team, guided by head coach Gerry Ryan, is looking forward to the season with a good group of returning runners. Girls The captains are seniors Amanda Zheng (returning two-year varsity runner with a personal record of 21:14) and Nicolette Contella (returning three-year varsity runner, PR of 21:56). Both […]

Newark Fire Division responds to four fires

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Fire Division responded to four fires on Thursday, Aug. 25, with six non-life threatening injuries sustained by fire personnel. At approximately 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a call at Welco Acetylene Corp., a one-story commercial building located at 321 Roanoke Ave, Newark. The fire was declared under control approximately 30 minutes later. […]

O/WO UNICO returns from national convention in Maryland

O/WO UNICO returns from national convention in Maryland

CAMBRIDGE, MD — The Orange-West Orange Chapter of UNICO National has just returned from the 94th.National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. The Orange-West Orange chapter is extremely active with the national organization and donates monies to their major causes, such as scholarships, mental health, Cooley’s anemia, cancer research and more. […]

Get ready for ‘back to school’ at Words

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Words Bookstore is hosting a back-to-school celebration with bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Chris Eliopoulos on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release of the newest titles in their children’s book series “Ordinary People Change the World.” The first 100 children to arrive at the store will receive […]

Playin’ Around South Orange returns!

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, Aug. 27, at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to seven separate South Orange locations. The SOPAC-presented project runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 25 with Wednesday-night […]

NJ Transit supports efforts to promote safe Pokemon Go playing

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit has announced its support of a joint letter released by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads urging safe behaviors in or near railroad tracks, stations and railyard facilities in light of the popular Pokemon Go game. Last week, the national railroad organizations sent the letter to […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall academy

NEWARK, N.J.  — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day […]