$250K warrant issued for female shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A $250,000 warrant has been issued for Shyteisha McCargo, 23, in connection with a shooting on Saturday, Aug. 27. At approximately 12:56 a.m., Newark police responded to a call of a gunshot victim near the intersection of Central Avenue and 4th Street, outside of a Dominoes Pizza restaurant. The victim, a 32-year-old […]

NJIT, Kean co-host inaugural computer science education awards ceremony

UNION, NJ — There’s no shortage of accolades in Hollywood, with the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys. “But what about the teachers?” asked West Orange resident James Geller, a computer science professor and associate dean of research at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences. Geller decided to organize an award […]

Essex County annual 9/11 memorial at Eagle Rock

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Sept. 11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. — with chamber music playing until 2 p.m. — at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Eagle Rock Reservation off of Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange. This year’s ceremony, which is held by County Executive […]

NJ Transit continues quality of commute improvements at Port Authority Bus Terminal

NEWARK, NJ — Following the success of last year’s reorganization and consolidation of services within the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NJ Transit is again partnering with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Phase Two of improvements to the quality of commute, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Beginning Sept. 3, […]

$200K warrant issued for shooting suspect

NEWARK, NJ — A $200,000 warrant has been issued for Leshawne McGee, 19, in connection with a shooting on Friday, Aug. 26. At approximately 12:40 a.m., Newark police responded to the area of South Orange and Fairmount avenues on a report of shots fired. Officers were notified that a 20-year-old female victim had arrived at […]

Newark Fire Division responds to four fires

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Fire Division responded to four fires on Thursday, Aug. 25, with six non-life threatening injuries sustained by fire personnel. At approximately 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a call at Welco Acetylene Corp., a one-story commercial building located at 321 Roanoke Ave, Newark. The fire was declared under control approximately 30 minutes later. […]

Citizens and clergy invited to fall academy

NEWARK, N.J.  — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 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 to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day […]

‘Playing It Safe’ to discuss youth sports safety

NEWARK, NJ — “Playing It Safe,” a discussion panel for Pop Warner football coaches, athletes and parents on how to keep youth sports safe, will be hosted on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center Gymnasium, 211 West Kinney St., in the Central Ward. The center’s entrance […]

MHA earns grant to help the homeless within Essex

PATH expands in county via Mental Health Association

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Mental Health Association of Essex County, headquartered in Montclair, has been awarded a grant of more than half a million dollars by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outreach services to adults diagnosed as mentally ill who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming […]

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