ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

County recognizes local Portuguese Americans with awards

County recognizes local Portuguese Americans with awards

NEWARK, NJ — During the 2018 Essex County Portuguese Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, July 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Star of Essex Awards to Diolinda B. Soares, assistant finance director with the Ironbound Soccer Club and health benefits clerk with the Essex County Office of Human Resources, and John Goncalves, an undersheriff […]

Seton Hall colleges and schools honor alumni at Many Are One Gala

Seton Hall colleges and schools honor alumni at Many Are One Gala

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The sold-out 2018 Many Are One alumni awards gala took place June 8 in Seton Hall University’s recently dedicated Bethany Hall. Many Are One is an annual celebration of Seton Hall alumni who have positively influenced the world and exemplify the university’s mission of servant leadership. Proceeds raised through gala ticket […]

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

Summer curfew enforced for minors in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced that from Friday, July 6, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the city of Newark will enforce its Summer Juvenile Curfew Initiative. The initiative has been established to safeguard juveniles by ensuring that they remain under the supervision of a […]

PSE&G named a Most Trusted Brand with businesses

PSE&G named a Most Trusted Brand with businesses

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G once again has been named a 2018 Most Trusted Brand by business customers by Cogent Reports, the syndicated division of Market Strategies International. The utility is one of 15 named to the list. Cogent Reports surveyed 8,093 business electric and combined utility customers of the 60 largest U.S. utility companies based […]

Police investigate shooting of 5-year-old girl

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reported July 5 that members of the Newark Police Division’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting of a 5-year-old girl that occurred Wednesday, July 4. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the girl was walking with her father in the 200 block of Avon Avenue when […]

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

County honors individuals with Pride of Essex awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Advisory Board hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Wednesday, June 27. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to Elaine Helms, founder of the RAIN Foundation; Peter Oates, director of […]

Reward for information on murder increased

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced recently that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program has increased the reward from up to $10,000 to up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Deborah Burton, a 62-year-old […]

Family fun night at SOVUMC

Family fun night at SOVUMC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Looking for a place to bring your family and have some wholesome fun and light refreshments? On Friday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., look no further than South Orange-Vailsburg United Methodist Church, 150 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. The church will celebrate the beginning of summer with age-appropriate […]