SONIC Drive-In thanks local teachers with donations to aid distance learning

SONIC Drive-In thanks local teachers with donations to aid distance learning

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students’ distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day. Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on May 5, supporting their endeavors […]

Former Orange acting business administrator indicted on corruption, fraud and tax charges

Former Orange acting business administrator indicted on corruption, fraud and tax charges

ORANGE, NJ — The former acting business administrator for the township of Orange has been charged in a 28-count indictment with conspiracy, bribe-taking, money and property fraud; federal tax fraud; and making false statements in connection with a mortgage, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a July 8 press release. Willis Edwards III, 49, formerly […]

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

Criminal charges filed against Essex County detective

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 10 that criminal charges were filed against a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly lying to internal affairs investigators in an investigation concerning his installation of a GPS device on a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge […]

Orange High School graduates Class of 2020

Orange High School graduates Class of 2020

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange School District found a way to celebrate its graduating seniors despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, holding a virtual graduation ceremony for Orange High School on June 25 after the drive-by processional through town on June 18. Footage of the parade, during which students were driven around in their caps and […]

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

Orange police’s ‘Operation Freckles’ yields arrest

ORANGE, NJ — On July 2, the Orange Police Department Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant operation dubbed “Operation Freckles” as a result of a long-term investigation into illegal narcotic distribution in the area of Cary Street. Nahshon Broadway, aka “Hollywood,” 36, was the target of this investigation. Detectives […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Link graduates 49th class of eighth-graders, announces record $6.9M in awards

Link graduates 49th class of eighth-graders, announces record $6.9M in awards

NEWARK, NJ — Link Community Charter School announced that 70 eighth-graders graduated recently and are joining the more than 3,000 Link alumni from the school’s past 48 graduating classes. The Class of 2020 will attend Catholic and public magnet schools in and around Newark, as well as prestigious independent day and boarding schools in the […]

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Eta Pi Chapter hosts virtual Father’s Day event

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Eta Pi Chapter hosts virtual Father’s Day event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Annually, Father’s Day is a celebration for dads, grandfathers and father figures. To celebrate this year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Eta Pi Chapter hosted a Father and Son Martial Arts Clinic, via Zoom, instructed by martial arts expert and East Orange Mayor Ted Green, on Saturday, June 20. Mentoring Committee […]