Undergraduate fatally shot Sunday night

NEWARK, NJ — A current Rutgers Newark undergraduate was fatally shot at his apartment on Central Avenue in Newark on Sunday, April 10. His roommate, who graduated last year from Rutgers, was also shot. The roommate is in critical condition. The dead student has been identified as Shani Patel, 21, of Toms River. The identity […]

Comedy for a Cause raises funds for autism awareness

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — Last week’s Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of Nassan’s Place was an unqualified success, thanks to comedian Talent & Friends, the members of Orange Elks Lodge 135 and all who came out to support the organization, founder Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr said on Thursday, March 31. “We had an awesome night […]

Maplewood poised to up smoking age to 21 in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee is currently considering a proposal for an ordinance that would raise the age to which local retailers can sell tobacco products to 21; the state-mandated cutoff is currently 19. According to Mayor Vic DeLuca, such an ordinance would cover the sales of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes in addition […]

PSAB celebrates victories, but hopes to see more done

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board is expecting to adopt a Complete Streets policy for inclusion in the township’s master plan at its May 4 meeting, Paul Grygiel, the West Orange Planning director, announced at the March 30 meeting of the West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board. The Planning Board had already […]

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 working in the Irvington Housing Authority’s Maintenance Department that are slated to have their employment with that federally funded agency terminated as of Wednesday, April 20, organized a protest strike outside the workplace on Nye Avenue on Tuesday, April 5. “We’re here because there’s […]

Township to issue bonds for library improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will not receive the $206,800 in additional funding it had requested from the township as part of this year’s municipal budget; the Township Council decided to follow the mayor’s recommendation to give the library the $1,988,181 minimum guaranteed through the state’s funding formula at the March […]

528 bricks of heroin confiscated in Bloomfield following arrest

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that Emmet Jones, 37, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession with 1,000 feet of a school. Jones was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and conspiracy. On March 30, the Essex County […]

Nine arrested in operation Get In, Get Out; nearly half-a-million in cash seized

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that nine individuals were arrested and nearly a half a million in cash, along guns, cars, heroin and cocaine, were seized during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, April 7, involving numerous law enforcement agencies. In addition to cash, guns and drugs, four cars were recovered – […]