Preet Bharara speaks at Seton Hall Law School commencement

NEWARK, NJ — Seton Hall University School of Law held its annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 27, for the Class of 2016, awarding the juris doctor degree to 159 graduates, and the master of science in jurisprudence degree to 31. The event took place at the Prudential Center in Newark. Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney […]

Jury: Historic train station worth $2.9 million; town vows to appeal

Following two weeks of testimony, a six-member jury in Newark Superior Court determined that Bloomfield would have to pay investor Howard Haberman $2.9 million as fair and just compensation for the historic train station property on Lackawanna Place. The verdict, which was announced Friday, June 3, was 5-1. Haberman owned the property until the township […]

‘Cantors Sing the Blues’ in concert at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cantors Rebecca Moses and Joan Finn of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will perform a concert of jazz, blues and American standards on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. The “Cantors Sing the Blues” event is sponsored by TSTI’s Women’s Connection, a multi-generational group of women synagogue members who come […]

AP awards highlight student achievement at West Orange High School

AP awards highlight student achievement at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 14th annual Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony was held at West Orange High School on May 25, highlighting the academic accomplishments of students taking AP exams during the 2015 school year. Advanced placement students take courses geared for first-year college students. In May they can take a College Board AP exam […]

Big Truck Day puts Nutley pre-teens in the driver’s seat

Big Truck Day puts Nutley pre-teens in the driver’s seat

NUTLEY, NJ — Although early morning showers threatened to ruin the annual Big Truck Day in Nutley, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, the clouds soon broke apart and by 11 a.m. the sun was shining through. In Municipal Lot No. 1, everything was ready for the annual event. Perhaps a dozen heavy-duty vehicles, both large and […]

Dead body in Maplewood found to be result of hit and run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced today, June 3, that the male discovered on Wyoming Avenue and Hickory Drive on May 30 at approximately 4 a.m. appears to have been struck by a motor vehicle, resulting in his death. His name is not being […]

Township Council splits vote to approve towing licenses

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution during its May 24 meeting that awards three-year town licenses to two of the three towing companies that applied for them; the third company made no secret of its objection to the reason and process by which its license application was denied. The […]

Testimony continues in appraisal hearing for train station

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The civil trial to determine the monetary value of the privately owned property containing the downtown Bloomfield historic train station continued for a second week in Newark Superior Court. Judge Robert Gardner is presiding. The oblong-shaped property being contested runs parallel to the westbound New Jersey Transit tracks, between Glenwood Avenue and Washington […]

Maplewood Farmers Market enters 22nd year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Farmers Market will be held at the Indiana Street municipal parking lot adjacent to Springfield Avenue every Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. Opening market day will be June 6 and the market season will conclude Nov. 21. Join the community for a great season filled with Jersey Fresh fruits […]