Belleville Police Dept. promotes first Latina, two others

Belleville Police Dept. promotes first Latina, two others

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Barbara Bermudez was bursting with pride when she became the first Latina in the history of the Belleville Police Department to be promoted. “It’s just one more door that’s opening for all of us,” she said, after being promoted to sergeant during a ceremony at Town Hall on April 12. “It’s an […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

Sun, fun and exercise: Belleville employees take part in National Walking Day

Sun, fun and exercise: Belleville employees take part in National Walking Day

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Nicole Netzke was enjoying the sun-splashed afternoon as she strolled down Washington Avenue. “It’s just great to get out and enjoy the beautiful day and get some exercise,” said Netzke, who works in the construction code department in Belleville. “The past year, with COVID-19 and all, we’ve been cooped up. It’s a […]

Belleville establishes its first internet exchange safety zone

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The township of Belleville has established a safe area for residents to complete purchases and swaps made through websites such as Craigslist and Recycler. The area in front of Town Hall, 152 Washington Ave. in Belleville, has been designated as an internet exchange safety zone intended for residents to use to safely […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

AG: if you threaten a cop with COVID, you will face criminal charges

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced April 1 that the Attorney General’s Office has taken over prosecution of six cases and is filing upgraded charges against defendants who allegedly threatened police officers by spitting or coughing at them and claiming to have COVID-19. “Last week, I said the time for warnings is over […]

11 charged in Newark drug-trafficking conspiracy

NEWARK, NJ — Eleven people were charged Feb. 25 for their roles as members and associates of a drug-trafficking organization involved in the distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, in the Stephen Crane Village Housing Complex in Newark, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. One defendant is also charged with the murder of […]

Authorities arrest man for Belleville homicide

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Harry Gonzalez, 29, of Bloomfield, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Ralph Jeudi, 32, of Hillside, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. It is alleged that Gonzalez shot Jeudi on Dec. 10 and dumped his body in the parking lot of a […]

Man enters guilty plea to robbery and gun possession

NEWARK, NJ — Eric Gotay, 34, of Irvington, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30 to robbery and gun possession charges in exchange for a 12-year sentence in New Jersey State Prison, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, he must serve 85 percent of his […]