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 […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

Young artists to display work at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 through Aug. 15 is “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition,” which features drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young […]

Woman sentenced for abandoning car, then reporting it stolen

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark woman was sentenced on Tuesday, April 12, to three years in prison for filing a fraudulent stolen auto claim that netted her more than $6,000. Janette Bautista, 58, who pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception, was sentenced by Essex County Superior Court Judge Peter V. Ryan. As part of […]

Payne, Rice, Baraka call for testing for lead in school drinking water

NEWARK, NJ – Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr., Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and state Sen. Ronald L. Rice had a press conference on Monday, April 11, at the LeRoy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building in Newark to call for lead testing in schools’ drinking water and to urge Congress to pass Payne’s TEST for […]

Students ready for annual Ping Pong in the Park competition  

NEWARK, NJ – Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is the newcomer on a roster of six Newark-based colleges and universities set to compete in Ping Pong in the Park, the second annual table tennis tournament, on Thursday, April 14, in Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark. Hosted by the Cultural Legacy Committee of the Women’s […]

Undergraduate fatally shot Sunday night

NEWARK, NJ — A current Rutgers Newark undergraduate was fatally shot at his apartment on Central Avenue in Newark on Sunday, April 10. His roommate, who graduated last year from Rutgers, was also shot. The roommate is in critical condition. The dead student has been identified as Shani Patel, 21, of Toms River. The identity […]

Nine arrested in operation Get In, Get Out; nearly half-a-million in cash seized

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that nine individuals were arrested and nearly a half a million in cash, along guns, cars, heroin and cocaine, were seized during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, April 7, involving numerous law enforcement agencies. In addition to cash, guns and drugs, four cars were recovered – […]

NJ Transit board selects Crosbie as next executive director

NEWARK, NJ — In a unanimous vote, the NJ Transit board of directors appointed William Crosbie as the new executive director of NJ Transit during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 6. The appointment is effective on or about Monday, April 25. Crosbie succeeds Dennis J. Martin, who has served as the agency’s interim executive […]

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