Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

Hometown heroes to highlight Founders Weekend Festival

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Celebration 350 presents Newark’s local hometown heroes and international recording artists Faith Evans, Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India at the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark’s arts, culture and community as one of America’s great historical cities, a free event at Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark, […]

NJ Transit begins summer rail service to Monmouth Park

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit summer rail service to Monmouth Park Racetrack is back!  Beginning Saturday, May 14, and operating through Sunday, Sept. 25, the service will run on weekends and holidays when the track is open for live racing. Friday rail service begins Friday, June 3, and continues through Friday, Sept. 2. Monmouth Park […]

Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

Blood drives in South Orange, Newark

SOUTH ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive in Newark on Sunday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mantena Global Care, 294 Ferry St., and another blood drive in South Orange on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Baird, 5 […]

Local doctor loses medical license for ‘gross malpractice’

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A North Jersey anesthesiologist, under criminal indictment for health care claims fraud, has been stripped of his medical license by the state Board of Medical Examiners for gross and repeated malpractice that includes giving unnecessary steroid injections to patients, creating fictitious patient records, and indiscriminately prescribing pain pills without medical justification, […]

Details of agreement between UBER and Newark revealed

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, UBER NJ General Manager Ana Mahony and taxi owner/drivers revealed on Wednesday, April 27, important, previously undisclosed additions to the preliminary Newark/UBER agreement announced last week. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, April 26. The agreement, which is the first UBER has made with any major city in […]

Tree seedling giveaway will be to help observe Arbor Day

NEWARK, NJ — Arbor Day will be observed on Friday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, 446 Hawthorne Ave., between Demarest and Dewey streets, in the city’s South Ward. The entrance to the farm is on Demarest Street. Local partners, including Greater Newark Conservancy and Newark DIG — Doing Infrastructure […]

Man arrested in hit and run

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jose G. Estevez-Bonifacio, 28, of Newark, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim on Wednesday, April 27. Estevez-Bonifacio is charged with striking an 18-year-old high school student from Irvington and leaving the scene. On Monday, April […]

Newark man sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder   

NEWARK, NJ — Angelo Carlo, 30, of Newark, was sentenced on Monday, April 25, to 18 years in state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic. Following a jury trial, Carlo, who goes by the nickname Rage, was convicted on Wednesday, March 16, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, after shooting at a […]

Officials report early morning homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting. At approximately 12:11 a.m. today Newark Police responded to a report of a shooting in progress in the […]

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