Bus driver and one passenger killed in crash

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ Transit bus driver and one passenger. On Friday, Aug. 19, shortly after 6 a.m., a NJ Transit bus – the 59 line to Westfield – collided with the […]

Essex County College swears in new trustees

Essex County College swears in new trustees

NEWARK, NJ — An educator from West Orange and a business executive from the Short Hills section of Millburn have been appointed to the board of trustees at Essex County College, according to a recent press release. New trustees Leila Sadeghi of West Orange is executive director for the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership […]

County opens two new courtrooms for Essex Vicinage Family Court

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex Vicinage assignment Judge Sallyanne Floria announced recently that two new courtrooms for the Superior Court of New Jersey Essex Vicinage Family Court have been completed in the Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark. The courtrooms provide modern, up-to-date accommodations for members of the public coming […]

NPD1 helicopter aids in arrest of car theft suspect

NEWARK, NJ — NPD1, the city of Newark Department of Public Safety’s helicopter, assisted in the arrest of Kalifa Purnell-Brown, 19, of Newark, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. At approximately 6:45 a.m., officers patrolling South Orange Avenue near Grove Street observed a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed. NPD1 responded to the area […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

Three doctors give back to community

Seton Hall alumni host charity walkathon in South Orange to support those who supported them

Three doctors give back to community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Positivity and persistence were the takeaways of the day as the Three Doctors Foundation and Seton Hall University’s Educational Opportunity Fund Program hosted their 10th annual Healthy Mind and Body Charity Walkathon on the campus of Seton Hall University on Saturday, July 23. The purpose of the walkathon was to promote […]

Rev. Ron Christian Sports Complex hosts grand opening

NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Ronald B. Christian’s family was joined by numerous local political and popular figures at the grand opening of the new sports and recreation complex in Weequahic Park in Newark that bears his name Wednesday, July 20. The state-of-the-art facility built was by LandTek, which also built the Blue Knights Sports […]

Two suspects arrested with gun for robbery in West Ward

  NEWARK, NJ — Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose is reporting two suspects were arrested for robbing a 43-year-old Somerset man on Sunday, July 24, in a continuing investigation. A group of men robbed the victim after he exited his car on North Munn Avenue on Sunday, July 24, shortly after 4 p.m. After the […]

P.O.P. hosts 25th rally to protest recent shooting deaths

P.O.P. hosts 25th rally to protest recent shooting deaths

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its 25th weekly Justice Monday rally at the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in Newark on Monday, July 18. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the grassroots social justice group found themselves once again rallying in an attempt to get U.S. […]

East Orange man indicted for triple murder

East Orange man indicted for triple murder

NEWARK, NJ – Jeffrey Holland, 27, of East Orange, was indicted by an Essex County grand jury on Wednesday, July 20, on 17 counts for the murder of Ashley Jones, 23, Jarrell Marshall, 28, and Tiniquah Rouse, 21, all of Newark. In addition to murder, Holland was also indicted for felony murder, burglary, desecration of […]

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