Orange woman sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for stealing HIV medication

NEWARK, NJ — A former pharmacy procurement technician was sentenced on May 26 to 57 months in prison for stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Lisa M. Hoffman, 50, of Orange, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas […]

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Division of Senior Services announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2022 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest during an awards luncheon at the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

East Orange schools to host summer reading launch party

EAST ORANGE, NJ — To help combat the summer learning loss phenomenon, the East Orange School District’s Division of Curriculum & Instruction will host its second summer reading launch party on Thursday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Glenwood campus, located at the rear of 135 Glenwood Ave. in East Orange. The […]

County installs new traffic signal equipment at on Park Avenue

County installs new traffic signal equipment at on Park Avenue

NEWARK, NJ — New traffic signal equipment was installed at the intersection of Park and Mount Prospect avenues in Newark on Wednesday, May 25. The improvements are part of a $6 million project to upgrade nine intersections along Park Avenue in Newark, East Orange and Orange. The intersection upgrades are part of the county’s ongoing […]

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

Policy to address consequences of large number of bench warrants for low-level offenses

TRENTON, NJ — On May 25, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced a directive instructing that law enforcement agencies no longer place individuals with municipal court bench warrants with bail amounts of $500 or fewer under custodial arrest. Instead, those individuals — who are already generally released after arrest — will now be given […]

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

Essex County commemorates Memorial Day early at Veterans Memorial Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, May 24, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at the Armed Forces Memorial in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park to commemorate Memorial Day. Laying a ceremonial wreath with the county executive were Deputy Chief of Staff William Payne; Commissioner Patricia Sebold; retired Navy and […]

Ground broken on new multifamily community in Orange

Ground broken on new multifamily community in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Expanding its footprint in New Jersey, Reynolds Asset Management broke ground on a brand new apartment community in Orange on Monday, May 23. The ceremony culminated in the burying of a time capsule containing artifacts from the property’s former tenant, Orange Valley Hardware, to commemorate the property’s history. To encourage professional growth […]

Orange youngster catches a whopping 14 fish!

Orange youngster catches a whopping 14 fish!

IRVINGTON, NJ — Karter Rashford, of Orange, caught the most fish in the boys 1-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. He caught 14 fish. Presenting him with the award are Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, left, and Jackie Matthews from the Essex County Parks […]

East Orange boy catches first fish as derby in Orange park

East Orange boy catches first fish as derby in Orange park

ORANGE, NJ — Jayden Robinson, of East Orange, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Presenting him with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, right, from the Essex County Parks Department. 

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