Cop-killer’s health takes a turn for the worse; teacher’s legal battle continues

ORANGE, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and People’s Organization for Progress Minister of Information Zayid Muhammad issued an urgent press release regarding convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health and former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga’s ongoing legal battle with Orange public schools, on Monday, March 21. “On March 21, the […]

NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

Newark man sentenced to 25 years for kidnapping and raping girl

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that Pedro R. Rios, 60, of Newark was sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey state prison by the Honorable Bahir Kamil, Judge of the Superior Court, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. On July 22, 2015 Rios pled guilty to two counts of […]

Grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II provides affordable rental opportunities

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta recently joined officials from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Newark, and the Newark Housing Authority on Wednesday, March 16, to celebrate the grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II, an affordable housing complex […]

New vocational technical school has groundbreaking

NEWARK, NJ — The groundbreaking of the new Essex County Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School in Newark was on Monday, March 14. The 310,000 square-foot building being constructed on the site of the former United Hospital will provide a modern learning environment that will enable the school district to offer curriculum and […]

Mayor Baraka leads on battle against lead in schools

NEWARK, NJ — In his state of the city address on Tuesday, March 15, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a long-term solution to fix the city’s problems with lead in their drinking water at 30 schools. The recent discovery of dangerous lead levels in Newark public schools’ drinking water threatens human health and Jeff […]

Newark man convicted of attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that an Essex County jury has convicted Angel Carlo, 30, of Newark of attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following a trial before the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court. Carlo, who goes […]

36 police recruits graduate in first collaborating class

NEWARK, NJ — A new class of police officers graduating from their training in a joint ceremony was sworn in on Thursday, March 10, at New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Ave., in Newark’s Central Ward. The Police and Fire departments are now united in the city’s newly created Department of Public Safety. Mayor Ras […]

Fishing season to open at Newark Pequannock Watershed on April 9                                                                                                                          

NEWARK, NJ — Fishing season will begin at the Newark Pequannock Watershed, located in West Milford, on Saturday, April 9, and will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Persons wishing to fish in the watershed must have a current New Jersey state fishing license and a city of Newark Watershed fishing permit. The license and permit […]

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