More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

BPD graduates 72 in fourth Junior Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department had a graduation exercise at noon on Friday, Aug. 3, for its fourth annual Junior Police Academy. The ceremony was in the Bloomfield High School auditorium. Seventy-two girls and boys, grades six to eight, received certificates of completion for the two-week long camp. In the absence of Public Safety […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host opioid community meeting

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals, will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area. The meeting, which will be held at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave. […]

UTI opens vocational school teaching technicians

UTI opens vocational school teaching technicians

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Universal Technical Institute, a vocational school teaching automotive and diesel technicians, is opening a $12 million facility in Bloomfield on Monday, Aug. 13. The two buildings comprising its campus are located at 1515 Broad St. This is the 13th UTI location in the United States. According to Steve McElfresh, the Bloomfield campus president, […]

Jr. Police Academy camp offers cadets a busy two weeks

Jr. Police Academy camp offers cadets a busy two weeks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Junior Police Academy, sponsored by the Bloomfield Police Department, is currently under way. This is a two-week camp where 72 boys and girls, all sixth- to eighth-graders, are given the opportunity to learn about police work and mutual-aid practices from Bloomfield, Essex County and State Police personnel. The camp, an activity of […]

Ex councilman has medical episode while out driving

Ex councilman has medical episode while out driving

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A car being driven by former Bloomfield Councilman Gary Iacobacci, 62, crashed into a Broad Street storefront just south of Watchung Avenue during the late morning of Thursday, July 26. According to former Bloomfield Councilwoman Janice Litterio, whose son Brian was a front-seat passenger, Iacobacci suffered a medical emergency involving his heart, but […]

A dream job that any youngster would love

A dream job that any youngster would love

By Daniel Jackovino and Joe Ragazzino Staff Writers GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library hosted a talk with Bloomfield resident and former New York Yankee batboy Anthony Florio on Monday evening, July 30. Florio, 71, worked for the pennant-winning Yankees as a ball boy in 1962 and as a batboy in 1963 […]

Donaldson gets 7 years for sexual assault

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield High School teacher and coach Leo Donaldson, 32, received the maximum prison term of seven years from Judge Richard Sules in Newark Superior Court, on Monday, July 30. Donaldson, who was indicted on 37 counts stemming from sexual contact with minors, had pleaded guilty to four counts and must serve 85 […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

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