County installs electric car-charging stations

WEST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — Essex County recently installed new charging stations for electric cars at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange and the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The charging stations are part of the county’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly alternatives and fulfill a growing need as electric […]

Sponsors and award winners announced for 22nd annual Vailsburg Day

NEWARK, NJ — The Unified Vailsburg Services Organization has announced the key partners of its 22nd annual Vailsburg Day awards program, which is on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at North Star Academy, 22 Hazelwood Ave., Newark, are Gibraltar Bank, Newark Celebration 350, TD Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. The 2016 Vailsburg […]

Molina to perform concert at alma mater

NEWARK, NJ — Pianist, composer and alumni of the Newark School of Arts Patricio Molina will have his world premiere on Saturday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at the Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark. He will perform works by Albeniz, Franck and Molina. This program is supported in part by the […]

East Orange man is one of three sentenced for carjacking

EAST ORANGE/NEWARK, NJ — Three men were sentenced to state prison on Friday, March 18, for their roles in a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa, by Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim in Union County: Kurtis Bossie, […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host Citizens and Clergy Academy

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its Spring 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. […]

Cop-killer’s health takes a turn for the worse; teacher’s legal battle continues

ORANGE, NJ — People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Larry Hamm and People’s Organization for Progress Minister of Information Zayid Muhammad issued an urgent press release regarding convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal’s health and former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga’s ongoing legal battle with Orange public schools, on Monday, March 21. “On March 21, the […]

NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

Newark man sentenced to 25 years for kidnapping and raping girl

NEWARK — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that Pedro R. Rios, 60, of Newark was sentenced to 25 years in New Jersey state prison by the Honorable Bahir Kamil, Judge of the Superior Court, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. On July 22, 2015 Rios pled guilty to two counts of […]

Grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II provides affordable rental opportunities

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta recently joined officials from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city of Newark, and the Newark Housing Authority on Wednesday, March 16, to celebrate the grand opening of Chadwick Avenue Village II, an affordable housing complex […]

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