BPAO, OCC to honor 14 local ‘favorite businesses’

ORANGE, NJ — Fourteen “favorite businesses” will be recognized by two local business organizations — Business & Professional Association of the Oranges and Orange Chamber of Commerce — at their second awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Bella Italia Restaurant, 535 Central Ave. in Orange. Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren will be […]

East Orange man arrested for stealing checks, cash from Maplewood Post Office

East Orange man arrested for stealing checks, cash from Maplewood Post Office

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — An East Orange man, working as a contract custodian at a U.S. Post Office in Maplewood, was arrested Oct. 15 for bank fraud and theft of government property, including stealing nearly $15,000 in checks and cash from the Maplewood Post Office and fraudulently depositing the checks, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mark […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

‘20/20 Abstraction’ galley show online

‘20/20 Abstraction’ galley show online

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The i19 Gallery has a new show, “20/20 Abstraction,” that will run online through Nov. 31 at i19gallery.com.  “20/20 is normally associated with clear vision, however, this year has been abstracted: a global pandemic, racial unrest, environmental catastrophes, a nation divided. We are all affected by these events,” the […]

Rough Riders slow the Tornadoes’ home opener

Rough Riders slow the Tornadoes’ home opener

ORANGE, NJ — It was an early test for both the Orange Tornadoes and the Newark West Side Rough Riders as they rekindled their rivalry this past Friday evening, Oct. 9, at Bell Stadium in Orange. The last time these two schools met on the gridiron was 2015. Coming into Friday’s game, Orange had won […]

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 8, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced criminal charges against the owners of an East Orange–based school bus company for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers; failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for drivers […]

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