Maplewood police disband rowdy teens on train

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police officers responded to assist New Jersey Transit on March 7 at approximately 7:28 p.m. on a report of a large group of disorderly juveniles on a train, according to a March 9 release from the Maplewood Police Department. When officers arrived, NJ Transit employees advised officers that there was a […]

Newark Academy’s Jocelyn Willoughby is Gatorade New Jersey Girls Basketball Player of the Year

LIVINGSTON –In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Jocelyn Willoughby of Newark Academy as its 2015-16 Gatorade New Jersey Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 senior guard led the Minutemen to a 20-6 record and the […]

Man sentenced to 11 years for crash that shut down 287

NEWARK, NJ — Freddie Wright, 24, of Newark, was sentenced on Friday, March 4, to 11 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge Martin G. Cronin. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, just as the trial was about to open, Wright pled guilty to eluding and other charges. According to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. […]

Redeveloper finally closes on $70M loan

DGP closes on long-awaited $70 million loan for Edison Village with PNC Bank, property transferred

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Village redeveloper DGP Urban Renewal LLC has finally closed on its $70 million construction loan, resulting in the transfer of property from former redeveloper GP 177 Main Urban Renewal LLC to DGP and the execution of the August 2015 redevelopment agreement. The West Orange Township Council approved the modification to […]

Accusations of HIB continue to enrage

With lawsuit filed against CHS coaches, many express their support of, anger at baseball teachers

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — All four of Columbia High School’s baseball coaches were rehired by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education for the upcoming 2016 season during the Feb. 22 board meeting, days after a former player filed a lawsuit in Essex County Civil Court alleging that he was repeatedly bullied by the […]

Mayor says crime is down in 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers say crime is down in Irvington due to a crackdown that began late last year with two major busts. In both instances, Vauss and Bowers said illegal drugs and firearms were confiscated. “On Dec. 17, the Irvington Police Intelligence Unit, while conducting surveillance […]