P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held the latest installment of its “Justice Monday” rally outside the Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 11. According to P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm there was a reason for that. The Justice Monday actions are part of the advocacy group’s ongoing campaign to convince […]

VLJ creates a brighter day for bullying victims

NEWARK, NJ — Volunteer Lawyers for Justice raised $21,000 for anti-bullying efforts during a June 8 event run by its Generation Now Young Professionals Group. More than 100 business owners, bankers, lawyers, technology and insurance industry representatives, accountants and others turned out for the summer soiree and barbecue at the Essex Fells Country Club. VLJ […]

Essex County graduates residents from OSHA certification program

Essex County graduates residents from OSHA certification program

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, Essex County Director of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action Deborah E. Collins, third from left, and Essex County Chief of Staff Phil Alagia, far right, presented the graduates of a 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification program with certificates from the […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]

Teentech inspires young women for careers in STEM fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 young women and 25 educators from high schools throughout New Jersey gathered at Seton Hall University for the American Association of University Women of New Jersey’s Teentech 2016, a day of hands-on workshops designed to engage young women in the broad opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and […]

Free summer meals program to be unveiled in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A press conference on Wednesday, June 29, at 3 p.m., is launching the 2016 free Summer Meals Program for youth aged 18 and younger at Kasberger Field, 415 North 5th St., Newark. Dignitaries will promote the availability of free lunches for Newark youth at hundreds of sites across the city during the […]

Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

Reward offered in murder

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program is offering a reward of as much as $10,000  for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Lateshia Townes, 31, of Newark. On May 31, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., Townes was traveling southbound on South 20th Street as a passenger in […]

Newark police crack down on street racers

NEWARK, NJ — According to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, during the nights of friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, police have responded to citizen complaints by targeting individuals who engage in or watch street races on some of the industrial streets located in the city’s Ironbound section. Approximately 100 traffic summonses were issued, […]

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