Maplewood may seek artwork to keep downtown beautiful during redevelopment project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Between passing ordinances and resolutions at its Feb. 16 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed the post office site redevelopment and some possible initiatives that may come with it. Although the redevelopment project, which drew mixed conversation of both support and ire for years, is now under way, there is still more […]

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 […]

Woman arrested and charged with kidnapping 11-month old baby from East Orange

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and East Orange Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley announced that Christiana Fitzpatrick, 20, of Chicago has been arrested and charged with kidnapping an 11-month old baby boy from East Orange. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Fitzpatrick, who was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody, […]

Irvington High School Wins the 2016 Essex County Consumer Bowl Championship Title!

    IRVINGTON, NJ — For the eighth straight year, the Irvington High School Consumer Bowl team has won the Essex County Championship. The county competition took place on Thursday, Feb. 11, at West Caldwell Tech High School. Irvington High School competed with West Side High School, Immaculate Conception High School and the following Essex […]

Mayor calls for an audit of Port Authority-related revenue

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will announce on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon, in a press briefing at Newark City Hall, details of a sweeping plan designed to maximize the city’s lease with the Port Authority of NY/NJ and ensure airport workers receive a living wage. It calls for conducting an audit, a […]

Apartment complex opens at Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Tucker Development, a leader in the development of retail centers and mixed-use properties, has delivered occupancy of 24 Jones, an apartment complex located adjacent to the new Springfield Avenue Marketplace in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark. Comprised of 152 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, 24 Jones is located at 24 Jones […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]