Former coach admits sexual assault

Former coach admits sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 21 that Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville, has pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault before Superior Court Judge Sheila A. Venable. In entering his guilty plea, Jimenez admitted that while working as coach for a youth basketball team, he touched […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

County collects more than 13.5 tons of food to donate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With 88,397 visitors, the 12th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo collected more than 13.5 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys for those in need. “It is humbling to see the large number of items dropped off at the Holiday Lights Spectacular to assist the less […]

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

New county surrogate discusses his job, values and vision

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Alturrick Kenney is 37 days into a five-year term as the Essex County surrogate, and has hit the ground running at the Essex County Hall of Records. Winning the elected position with 80 percent of the vote in November, Kenney heads the county court division that probates wills, adoption papers, trust […]

The State of the Township 2019

The State of the Township 2019

By Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mayor of Nutley NUTLEY, NJ — It is my privilege on behalf of the Nutley Board of Commissioners to present the State of the Township of Nutley by providing an update on our biggest project, the redevelopment of the former Roche property. The BOC recently approved the Nutley Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan […]

Home Away from Home, a facility true to its name

By: Liv Meier, Staff Writer NUTLEY, NJ — Home Away From Home is an adult medical day care facility focused on bridging cultural divides through its individualized programming. The adult day-care facility, nestled behind Flippin’ Out Tumbling & Gymnastics on Hillside Avenue in Nutley, has been serving the community for almost 15 years with more than […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Zachary Mackiewicz, NHS bowler What got you interested in bowling? What got me interested was that my family was always into bowling. Also, it just seemed like a fun way to stay active during the winter. Do you have any favorite pro teams or players? Two sports teams that I follow are the New York Rangers and the New York Giants. […]

Essex County declares Code Blue

Essex County declares Code Blue

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the county’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 2. “Providing our homeless residents with a […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Anna Contini NHS indoor track, sophomore “Anna is a 3-sport athlete at NHS, plays soccer in the fall, and has been the top sprinter on the girls’ team since her first meet as a freshman. As a freshman, she medalled in the 400-meters at the SEC Championships and was first team all SEC Liberty Division […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers high school internships

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers high school internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 8 through Aug. 9 for students completing […]

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