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 […]

Prospect Medical Holdings completes acquisition of East Orange General Hospital

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Prospect Medical Holdings completed its acquisition of East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, helping ensure the community health care provider’s future as an acute care hospital; Otis L. Story Sr. was named the hospital’s permanent president and chief executive officer, according to a press release from Prospect Medical Holdings. […]

‘Street Smart NJ’ campaign tries to reduce pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will be participating in the March 2016 Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign, “Street Smart NJ,” which aims at reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents in Newark and throughout all of New Jersey. The Street Smart NJ campaign is a collaborative effort between public, private and nonprofit organizations. Local […]

After one month on the job, Bloomfield town attorney resigns

Michael Parlavecchio, an attorney with Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta, of Basking Ridge, who had been appointed Bloomfield township attorney on Feb. 1, has resigned, it was confirmed by Mayor Michael Venezia. “It’s procedural,” Venezia said without elaborating. The Township Council replaced Brian Aloia, the township attorney since Jan. 1, 2007, in a 3-2 vote, with […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Irvington man arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 26, Rakeem Johnson, 35, of Irvington, was arrested for the murder of Abner Dominguez, 36, of Jersey City. Dominguez was fatally shot in the vicinity of 93 Roseville Avenue in Newark on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Johnson has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon […]