Newark man first to be convicted with new first-degree gun law

    NEWARK, NJ — Following a trial before Superior Court judge John I. Gozzo, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Alexis Canadas, 36, of Newark, was convicted of first-degree unlawful possession of weapon by a convicted felon, according to a newly enacted law which imposes stiffer penalties on repeat offenders. According to the new law, which […]

Authorities investigate homicide of Irvington man in Newark

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an Irvington resident on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Newark. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of Salem Street and Rockland Terrace […]

Residents urged to renew dog licenses

Purchase or renew licenses at City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents who own dogs are being urged to purchase or renew licenses for them. Applications for licenses are available in Room B-17, at City Hall, 920 Broad St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants for dog licenses must present the dog or dogs’ certificates of vaccination when […]

Essex man charged with bank robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was charged yesterday with committing five bank robberies in Union and Essex counties from August 2015 through October 2015, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. James Glenn, 59, is charged by criminal complaint with five counts of bank robbery. He appeared yesterday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda D. Wettre in Newark federal court and was […]

Local neurologist charged with insurance fraud

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey doctor has been indicted for allegedly billing numerous insurance carriers for medical procedures he did not perform himself or that were not performed at all, according to a Feb. 9 release from New Jersey acting Attorney General John Hoffman and the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. […]

Holman is honored posthumously

Vailsburg resident was member of 1965 championship basketball team

VAILSBURG, NJ — Vailsburg resident Al Sameer Green Holman was at the seventh annual holiday party hosted by Richard Wilder and the Class of 1967 of the South Side High School, now named Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, in January. His grandfather, Leonard Holman, was presented posthumously with a bronze plaque honoring the […]

Newark Library announces Black History activities

NEWARK, NJ — The 2016 Black History Celebration exhibit at The Newark Public Library, “We Found Our Way: Newark Portraits from the Great Migration,” centers on the narratives of the Krueger-Scott African-American Oral History Collection. This collection, assembled in the late 1990s under the direction of Catherine J. Lenix-Hooker, captured the stories of Newark’s African-American […]

Newark honors Rev. Ron by renaming street after him

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the city of Newark renamed the corner of Wickliffe and West Market streets in Newark, directly across the street from Newark Tech School, Essex County Veterans Memorial Park and the Society Hill apartments complex, in honor of Rev. Ronald B. Christian, also known as “Rev. Ron,” the former […]

New exhibit “Now Doing the Talking” showcases trailblazing athletes-turned-broadcasters

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Never have televised sports become so pervasive.  In today’s ever-widening world of sports there are more games, more pre-game shows, more post-game analyses, more everything. And more and more former athletes dominate the airwaves. We take for granted the countless ex-players who transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth or […]

Mayor issues statement following president’s visit

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka released this statement following President Barack Obama’s visit to Newark on Monday, Nov. 2. “I am grateful for all of the Newarkers, community stakeholders and students who joined with us to make President Obama’s visit to Newark exceptional,” said Baraka on Monday, Nov. 2. “We were honored to have […]

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