United Way to host annual Women’s History Month Awards Breakfast

  NEWARK, NJ  — On Thursday, March 10, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Women’s Leadership Council will celebrate and honor three outstanding women who have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. These extraordinary women have demonstrated character, courage and commitment to the community. “The Greater […]

Second Bloomfield police officer sentenced to 5 years in state prison

  NEWARK, NJ — Former Bloomfield Police Officer Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to five years, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. In January, former Bloomfield Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, with […]

Governor marks opening of Newark school

TRENTON, NJ — Building on the Christie administration’s record of building school facilities efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey Schools Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Charles McKenna to mark the opening of the new Elliott Street Elementary School in Newark. This new school replaces the […]

Payne Jr. Congratulates Winners of 2015 Congressional App Challenge

  NEWARK — On Thursday, Feb. 18, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Josua Soto-Vasquez, Gianfranco Cervantes and Yaxenis Ramos of North 13th Street Tech in Newark were named the winners for their app “Social MeatUp,” […]

Foundation Seeks Support for Planned Ironbound Immigrants Memorial

NEWARK, NJ — The Ironbound Business Improvement District has joined with East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador and individuals and organizations from the East Ward and around the city of Newark to announce the formation of the Ironbound Immigrants Memorial Foundation. The foundation is committed to the fulfillment of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to the […]

Mayor calls for an audit of Port Authority-related revenue

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will announce on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon, in a press briefing at Newark City Hall, details of a sweeping plan designed to maximize the city’s lease with the Port Authority of NY/NJ and ensure airport workers receive a living wage. It calls for conducting an audit, a […]

Apartment complex opens at Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Tucker Development, a leader in the development of retail centers and mixed-use properties, has delivered occupancy of 24 Jones, an apartment complex located adjacent to the new Springfield Avenue Marketplace in the University Heights neighborhood of Newark. Comprised of 152 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, 24 Jones is located at 24 Jones […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]