Residents gather, say ‘Enough is Enough’

Hundreds come out for peace and unity march to decry violence between police, black community

Residents gather, say ‘Enough is Enough’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Some held hand-crafted signs emblazoned with messages such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Enough is Enough.” Many raised their voices in an emotional chorus of defiant chants, breaking up the stillness of late afternoon Main Street with refrains of “No Justice, No Peace” and “The People United Will Never Be Defeated.” […]

With HIB report completed, those involved wait for next step

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The independent investigator hired by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into allegations of bullying against the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff submitted his final report during an executive session of the Board of Education at its special meeting July 7. District spokeswoman Suzanne Turner confirmed to the News-Record that […]

P.O.P. hosts 25th rally to protest recent shooting deaths

P.O.P. hosts 25th rally to protest recent shooting deaths

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its 25th weekly Justice Monday rally at the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street in Newark on Monday, July 18. P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm and the members of the grassroots social justice group found themselves once again rallying in an attempt to get U.S. […]

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

Unauthorized tree removal, no silt fence — snags in work

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction on the long-awaited and hotly debated parking project at Gregory Elementary School began July 7, with work currently focusing on the drainage system for the staff parking lot. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, told the West Orange Chronicle that contractor JTG Construction Inc. has been concentrating on the installation of […]

Salters makes a final plea for cooperation in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange Democratic Committee Executive Director Anthony Salters’ final statement to the city of Orange in which he served in one capacity or another since 2012 was a plea for consensus, cooperation and better communication between Mayor Dwayne Warren and the Orange City Council on behalf of all its constituents. “The elections […]

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

South Orange, Maplewood community come together to say ‘enough is enough,’ combat racism

Take the pledge: Not In Our Two Towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A passionate plea for unity from a group of recent Columbia High School graduates sparked an outpouring of discussion and action from the Maplewood and South Orange communities concerning race relations and law enforcement procedures with the #NotInOurTwoTowns event held July 12 in the South Orange Middle School Auditorium. The event […]

Public asked to comment on Bloomfield Police for an independent evaluation

Bloomfield Police Department will be undergoing an evaluation by assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, a professional membership organization. The evaluation is on-site and should take several days, beginning Sunday, July 24. Its purpose is to examine all aspects of the BPD, which has applied for accreditation by the association. […]

Fugitive Apprehension Team arrests two men wanted for separate shootings

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Two East Orange men, Marquis Belnavis, 22, and Kazimir Jones, 20, were arrested on Thursday, July 21, after being sought for two separate shootings by Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives. On Monday, July 18, Belnavis shot three people in the 200 block of Georgia King Village. The victims were released after being […]

Teenager killed in fatal Irvington fire

IRVINGTON, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Maxfield was killed in a fatal fire on Thursday, July 21, in Irvington. The fire broke out in a two-story, wood frame, single-family home located at 15 Arverne Terrace shortly before 2 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the […]

West Orange to host iCan Bike camp for the disabled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department will give people with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to learn to ride a bicycle when it hosts a five-day instructional camp at Liberty Middle School from Aug. 1 through 5. The department’s “FOOTSTEPS for the Exceptional Child” program has partnered with the national iCan […]