NJ Transit board selects Crosbie as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit board of directors appointed William Crosbie as the new executive director of NJ Transit during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 6. The appointment is effective on or about Monday, April 25. Crosbie succeeds Dennis J. Martin, who has served as the agency’s interim executive […]

Irvington resident arraigned on multiple drug charges

NEWARK, NJ – An Irvington resident was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest in Newark’s North Ward last night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that in response to numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking in the area of Parker Street and Park Avenue, detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a […]

Newark fire captain indicted for making and selling counterfeit DVDs

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that Jose Robles, a captain in the Newark Fire Department, has been indicted for making and selling pirated DVDs out of his comic book store located at 53 University Ave. in Newark. Robles, 50, of Newark is charged with second degree trademark counterfeiting, second degree […]

Local men arraigned on multiple weapon and drug charges following Monday arrests

NEWARK — Two alleged male Bloods gang members and a female suspect were arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following their arrests on Monday by a law enforcement task force composed of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the investigation began on Friday […]

Essex County Grand Jury indicts two former police officers

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County grand jury indicted Dino D’Elia and Anthony Buono – two former Newark police officers – on official misconduct, conspiracy and computer theft charges for stealing and then selling information from databases used by law enforcement to investigate insurance fraud on Monday, April 4. The two were originally charged in […]

La Casa De Don Pedro celebrates NJ preschool advocates

NEWARK, NJ — This year, La Casa de Don Pedro’s annual reception will celebrate “The Early Childhood Education Journey” by honoring New Jersey’s foremost advocates behind the Garden State’s rise to national leadership on early education. “La Casa es Su Casa,” the Newark-based organization’s annual event, will be at the NJ Performing Arts Center on […]

County installs electric car-charging stations

WEST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — Essex County recently installed new charging stations for electric cars at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange and the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The charging stations are part of the county’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly alternatives and fulfill a growing need as electric […]

Sponsors and award winners announced for 22nd annual Vailsburg Day

NEWARK, NJ — The Unified Vailsburg Services Organization has announced the key partners of its 22nd annual Vailsburg Day awards program, which is on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at North Star Academy, 22 Hazelwood Ave., Newark, are Gibraltar Bank, Newark Celebration 350, TD Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. The 2016 Vailsburg […]

Molina to perform concert at alma mater

NEWARK, NJ — Pianist, composer and alumni of the Newark School of Arts Patricio Molina will have his world premiere on Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at the Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark. He will perform works by Albeniz, Franck and Molina. This program is supported in part by the […]

East Orange man is one of three sentenced for carjacking

EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ — Three men were sentenced to state prison on Friday, March 18, for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, […]

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