Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 103 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on March 21. During the month of March, the first-floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student […]

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

MSU African drumming residency enters 2nd year at Seth Boyden

MSU African drumming residency enters 2nd year at Seth Boyden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Montclair State University’s African Drumming Ensemble had Seth Boyden School’s third-grade staff and students on their feet dancing and drumming their way into the start of a second partnership year on March 8. Led by John J. Cali School of Music adjunct faculty member Robert Levin, this event celebrated Seth Boyden School’s […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

Vanguard to present ‘Runaways’ in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m., Vanguard Theater Company will present a concert version of the musical “Runaways” to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The First Congregational Church in Montclair, 40 S. Fullerton Ave., will host the concert, which Vanguard presents in partnership with Covenant House, Toni’s Kitchen, the Human Needs […]