Newark to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with slate of events

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka has announced that the city of Newark will host an array of events between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 to observe Hispanic Heritage Month, including book giveaways, awards and scholarships events, and a free concert by Latin Grammy Award–winning singer India. “Our Latino community has been one of […]

Two new N.J. lawsuits sue McCarrick for abuse

Two new N.J. lawsuits sue McCarrick for abuse

NEWARK, NJ — The law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates has filed two new civil sexual battery lawsuits against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Archdiocese of Newark, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the firm. The lawsuit filed by JA DOE 60, a former employee of the Archdiocese of Newark, alleges […]

AG indicts owners of school bus company in Essex Co. for unsafe practices

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Attorney Andrew J. Bruck announced Aug. 31 that the owners of an Essex County–based school bus company have been indicted 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 […]

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

NJDA expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone, includes Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Aug. 30 that the N.J. Department of Agriculture has added five counties to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously announced quarantine counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, […]

Newark welcomes more than 350 new teachers for new school year

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon welcomed more than 350 new teachers to the district during this year’s new-teacher orientation.  “I have the most incredible job — being able to claim that I am living my dream and teachers, like you in Newark, are responsible for this reality,” […]

Baraka appointed by EPA to serve on Local Government Advisory Committee

Baraka appointed by EPA to serve on Local Government Advisory Committee

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with 33 additional new members, has been appointed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve on the Local Government Advisory Committee, EPA administrator Michael S. Regan announced in August. The 39-member LGAC will include 20 women, 16 people of color and representation from 30 different […]

Archdiocese to commemorate 9/11 anniversary with special Mass

Archdiocese to commemorate 9/11 anniversary with special Mass

NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, and the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with a remembrance ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St. in Newark, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. All are invited […]

NJIT names state deputy treasurer as university SVP and CFO

NJIT names state deputy treasurer as university SVP and CFO

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology has named Catherine Z. Brennan as the university’s senior vice president  and chief financial officer. She will begin her NJIT tenure on Sept. 20. As NJIT’s SVP and CFO, Brennan will maintain responsibility for the university’s financial management and accountability, and will lead the offices of general […]

Bergenfield man dies in fatal car collision on Route 1 and 9 in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 24, and resulted in the death of Roy Thomas, 55, of Bergenfield, according to an Aug. 26 press release from the ECPO. The […]

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NJPAC to host first official 2021 NJ gubernatorial debate

NEWARK, NJ — The first of two public debates between the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and broadcast live on WABC-TV and WPVI-TV at 7 p.m.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises […]