Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host youth conference

CALDWELL, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Dec. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a youth conference for middle school children on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Nearly 500 students in grades seven through nine from various schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “What’s It All About?” […]

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

Newark police seek public’s help in locating missing person

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the pictured male, Porfirio Santos, 85, of Newark. Santos weighs approximately 130 lbs., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has short gray hair. He was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 14, at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was wearing […]

NJ Transit says it’s prepared for winter weather

NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is prepared to do battle with Old Man Winter this season, according to a press release. Snow-fighting supplies and equipment across the state are stocked and ready to be deployed as conditions warrant. NJ Transit is busy inspecting and winterizing its infrastructure, equipment and stations to be in the best […]

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

U.S. Congress authorizes Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as national priority

RAHWAY, NJ — The U.S. Congress approved the Federal Water Resources Act of 2016 on Saturday, Dec. 10, and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing, according to a release from the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control The act includes the authorization of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Project as a […]

Crime hits close to home in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — December began in an unpleasant way for Orange Township, with a taxi cab driver being shot and killed on Snyder Street late on Wednesday, Nov. 30, followed by an unidentified dead woman being discovered inside a vacant building in in the 300 block of Highland Avenue on Monday, Dec. 5. “Shortly after […]

Orange resident named curator of SOPAC gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center recently announced the appointment of Jeremy Moss of Orange as curator for the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the arts center. He will be overseeing the strategic direction of the gallery, as well as bringing new exhibits to the South Orange landmark that reflect […]

Nassan’s Place to host annual Holiday Party at Orange Elks Lodge 135

ORANGE, NJ — Nassan’s Place, and autism awareness and family services nonprofit organization, will host its annual Holiday Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Orange Elks Lodge 135 on Main Street in Orange. “We partnered with the Orange Elks Lodge 135 once again,” Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr, Nassan’s Place founder and president, said Tuesday, Dec. 6. […]

Newark police nab suspect wanted for quadruple shooting, double homicide

Newark police nab suspect wanted for quadruple shooting, double homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Stevenson Valentin, of Maplewood, the alleged gunman in the quadruple shooting on Cleveland Street in Orange Township on Thursday, Nov. 3, that killed 21-month-old Marcus Milien and his 21-year-old uncle, Morlens Milice, was arrested by Newark Police Department officers during a traffic stop Saturday, Dec. 3. Valentin was to be arraigned by […]

ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

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