Arts Ed Now campaign launches

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey-based Arts Ed Now campaign will officially launch Sept. 12 during national Arts Education Week, with advocates featuring the initiative at local and statewide levels all week long. Spurred by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, N.J. State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Americans for […]

Prevent break-ins, use common-sense measures

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 7, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across the country. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in […]

Appellate court upholds decision that sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment is allowed to hold a public job

NEWARK, NJ — Last week an appellate court upheld a 2014 decision not to strip a sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment of his ability to hold a public job. The ruling supports Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez’s decision that allows John Warnock — who was found guilty of harassing a woman outside a West Orange […]

Celebrate love, diversity, culture with the county freeholders

NEWARK, NJ — Join the Essex County freeholders on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Branch Brook Park,  the Prudential grove area off of Park Avenue in Newark, from noon to 6 p.m. for the Essex County Freeholder’s second African Caribbean Festival. This free event will celebrate, as Bob Marley said, “One love, one heart, let’s get […]

Write on Sports celebrates 11 years

NEWARK, NJ — Write on Sports, a West Orange-based organization, will host its 11th anniversary gala on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Metropolitan Room at The Newark Club, 1085 Raymond Boulevard in Newark. The event will also celebrate the accomplishments of Write on Sports’ students and honor the 2016 Literacy Champions Lindsay […]

P.O.P. changes focus of protest to Jerome Reid’s death

NEWARK, NJ — After 30 consecutive weeks, the People’s Organization for Progress temporarily changed the focus of its weekly “Justice Monday” rally in front of U.S. Attorney General for New Jersey Paul Fishman’s office in Newark to a “Day of Outrage” protest rally condemning the failure of the U.S. Justice Department to indict the police […]

Newark police arrest teen fleeing from car stolen out of West Orange

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 3, Newark police officers observed a black 2002 Honda Accord at Quitman Street near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard; the vehicle had been reported stolen out of West Orange. With the assistance of NPD1, Newark’s public safety helicopter, officers on the ground located the […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall ECPO academy

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Aug. 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed […]

Three Newark businesses temporarily closed due to code violations

NEWARK, NJ — Three Newark businesses have been temporarily closed, pending proper licensing by the owners. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Newark police conducted store inspections along Lyons Avenue, Maple Avenue and Chancellor Avenue to inspect for code violations. The following stores were temporarily closed due to violations: Brother Beauty Supply Store at 242 Lyons Ave.; […]

Newark police arrest double-shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — Newark police arrested William E. Reese, 18, of Newark, on Monday, Aug. 29, in connection with two shootings at 22 Fabyan Place in Newark on Tuesday, Aug. 23. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Newark police responded to a shots-fired call at the location, where they encountered a 17-year-old male […]

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