New vocational technical school has groundbreaking

NEWARK, NJ — The groundbreaking of the new Essex County Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School in Newark was on Monday, March 14. The 310,000 square-foot building being constructed on the site of the former United Hospital will provide a modern learning environment that will enable the school district to offer curriculum and […]

Mayor Baraka leads on battle against lead in schools

NEWARK, NJ — In his state of the city address on Tuesday, March 15, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a long-term solution to fix the city’s problems with lead in their drinking water at 30 schools. The recent discovery of dangerous lead levels in Newark public schools’ drinking water threatens human health and Jeff […]

Newark man convicted of attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that an Essex County jury has convicted Angel Carlo, 30, of Newark of attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following a trial before the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court. Carlo, who goes […]

36 police recruits graduate in first collaborating class

NEWARK, NJ — A new class of police officers graduating from their training in a joint ceremony was sworn in on Thursday, March 10, at New Hope Baptist Church, 106 Sussex Ave., in Newark’s Central Ward. The Police and Fire departments are now united in the city’s newly created Department of Public Safety. Mayor Ras […]

Fishing season to open at Newark Pequannock Watershed on April 9                                                                                                                          

NEWARK, NJ — Fishing season will begin at the Newark Pequannock Watershed, located in West Milford, on Saturday, April 9, and will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 30. Persons wishing to fish in the watershed must have a current New Jersey state fishing license and a city of Newark Watershed fishing permit. The license and permit […]

Newark invites residents to help celebrate 350th anniversary of city

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark will be 350 years old in 2016. To help the city commemorate this landmark, the Newark Trust for Education is partnering with the Newark Celebration 350 Committee to support the launch of educational activities that will bring together parents, educators and students in celebration of Newark’s cultural, historical […]

Governor visits Newark charter school, praises its accomplishments

NEWARK, NJ — Reaffirming his commitment to students and families in failing urban school districts, Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, March 7, visited with students and faculty of Uncommon School’s North Star Alexander Street Elementary School in Newark to see first-hand the groundbreaking work being achieved in charter school classrooms across the state. Working with […]

Man sentenced to 11 years for crash that shut down 287

NEWARK, NJ — Freddie Wright, 24, of Newark, was sentenced on Friday, March 4, to 11 years in New Jersey state prison by Superior Court Judge Martin G. Cronin. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, just as the trial was about to open, Wright pled guilty to eluding and other charges. According to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. […]

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