Suburban Essex Chamber of Chamber reorganizes for 2016

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce formally installed its 2016 Executive Board and Trustees on Feb. 26, at the Chandelier in Belleville. The board members are Mark A. Wenczel; Donna Plotnick, trustee; Michael Zippo, trustee; Michael Bush, trustee; James Galione, trustee; Josephine OBrien, treasurer; Gerry Generazio, trustee; Cecelia Polizzi, VP programs; […]

North Jersey Woman EXPO at Mayfair Farms

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women will be exhibiting at the North Jersey Woman EXPO on Monday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This event is dedicated to the things women care about — programs and services — and things women […]

Details of agreement between UBER and Newark revealed

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, UBER NJ General Manager Ana Mahony and taxi owner/drivers revealed on Wednesday, April 27, important, previously undisclosed additions to the preliminary Newark/UBER agreement announced last week. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, April 26. The agreement, which is the first UBER has made with any major city in […]

Tree seedling giveaway will be to help observe Arbor Day

NEWARK, NJ — Arbor Day will be observed on Friday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, 446 Hawthorne Ave., between Demarest and Dewey streets, in the city’s South Ward. The entrance to the farm is on Demarest Street. Local partners, including Greater Newark Conservancy and Newark DIG — Doing Infrastructure […]

Open house to promote fire safety

ORANGE, NJ — A Fire Safety Open House event to promote fire awareness and showcase two recently acquired rigs will be Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orange Fire Department headquarters, 419 Central Ave., on the corner of Lincoln Avenue. In an effort to champion safety in the community, this fun-filled […]

Man arrested in hit and run

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jose G. Estevez-Bonifacio, 28, of Newark, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim on Wednesday, April 27. Estevez-Bonifacio is charged with striking an 18-year-old high school student from Irvington and leaving the scene. On Monday, April […]

Newark man sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder   

NEWARK, NJ — Angelo Carlo, 30, of Newark, was sentenced on Monday, April 25, to 18 years in state prison by Superior Court Judge John Zunic. Following a jury trial, Carlo, who goes by the nickname Rage, was convicted on Wednesday, March 16, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, after shooting at a […]

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Radical Orange pulls no punches at forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Orange East Ward Councilman and 2016 mayoral candidate Kerry Coley, left, answers a question from the audience on Monday, April 25, at the Radical Orange mayoral forum as his opponents, former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, center, and Mayor Dwayne Warren, third from left, observe, along with a moderator, right. ORANGE, […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]

Coach to leave Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council made a proclamation Monday for the Bloomfield Recreation Department’s eighth-grade girls’ traveling basketball team. This past season, it had a 14-1 record and won the Essex County Suburban Basketball League championship. The team members were coached by Wolfver Jean-Pierre, who announced he will not be returning for another season. […]