Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

Newark NAACP to host 105th Freedom Fund Gala

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark branch of the NAACP will host its 105th annual Freedom Fund Gala Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Robert Treat/Best Western Hotel, 50 Park Place in Newark, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature a stellar line up of honorees and scholarship recipients. The Rev. Ronald […]

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest nonprofit providers of substance use disorder treatment in the state of New Jersey, announced that the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Integrity House $1.1 million over the next three years to launch a Women’s Recovery Center in Newark. Funded through SAMHSA’s […]

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended code enforcement officer for Newark pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to taking bribes from a man seeking to operate an after-hours social club. Tajji Williams, 43, of Newark, was on trial before an Essex County jury when he decided to plead guilty. Williams pleaded […]

Victim identified in fatal Newark fire

NEWARK, NJ — Jorge Lemus, 58, of Newark died in a fire on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 388 Summer Ave. in Newark, according to an Oct. 7 press release from the county prosecutor’s office. The two-alarm fire broke out at approximately 5:54 a.m. The victim was located on the first floor and was pronounced dead […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

NEWARK, NJ — Irvington’s NAACP hosted its 37th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the B.F. Johnson Fellowship Hall in the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark on Friday, Oct. 4. Also serving as a fundraiser for the organization, the event helps subsidize organization expenses that arise in the course of the year, as well as the […]

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Freeholders celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Hall of Records. The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience and spirit of the Hispanic community. This year’s honorees included Josephine C. Garcia of Newark, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars of Montclair, the Naomy […]

Shabazz HS football team falls to Verona

The Shabazz High School Bulldogs from the South Side of Newark continued to struggle as they dropped a 35-14 decision to the Hillbillies from Verona High School, who were look for retribution from last year’s thumping that Malcolm X. Shabazz High School gave them. This time it was in Verona with a packed house where […]

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