Public outcry leads to Orange Council tabling resolution

ORANGE, NJ — The contaminated water supply of the city of Flint, Mich., was on the minds of Orange residents attending the Orange City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 22, to learn more about the pending deal between Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration and the Pennoni water management company. According to Warren and Todd Hay, the Pennoni […]

Team Irvington Strong runs unopposed again in BOE election

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although Feb. 29 was the filing deadline to turn in nominating petitions for the April 19 Irvington Board of Education election, the three candidates backed by the Team Irvington Strong social and political organization were the only ones to file for the three open seats. “There were no new petitions submitted to […]

Senate advances ‘Puppy mill’ bill that intends to help prevent inhumane treatment of dogs and cats

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation authored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak that would help control the abusive treatment of dogs and cats and protect purchasers was approved by a Senate committee Thursday. The bill, S-63, would prohibit the sale of pets from “puppy mills” in New Jersey, including commercial sales by pet stores of puppies and kittens from large-scale […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Dufault case

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Yet again, a Superior Court judge has rejected a bid from a former Maplewood teacher to dismiss charges that she sexually assaulted six male students. Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin on Feb. 29 denied a motion from Nicole Dufault to reconsider his Dec. 18, 2015, ruling that denied […]

Fired third-grade teacher to speak at P.O.P. meeting

ORANGE, NJ — Former first-year Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marylin Zuniga, who was fired from her job in the Orange Public School District for having her students write get-well cards to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, is scheduled to speak to the members of the People’s Organization for Progress on Thursday, March 3, […]

Moses arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, March 2, Fateem T. Moses, 35, of Newark, was arrested and charged with the murder of Omar Faines, 31, of Newark. Faines was fatally shot on Sunday, Feb. 14, on Rose Terrace in Newark. Moses is charged with murder and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $750,000 by Superior Court […]